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Roblox Game Development: Coding and Monetization

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 13 - 17
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game development platforms on the planet, with more than 100 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. With Roblox Studio you can design 3D worlds, code client and server functionality, and develop new game mechanics. As you gain inspiration from top-grossing games on the platform, you'll study how to incorporate some of the same features and monetization strategies into your own products. You'll be ready to publish, share, and play with friends in no time, on any platform from console to mobile.

Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio

Topics Covered

  • Create and publish games to the Roblox website
  • Practice programming fundamentals with Lua
  • Explore the client/server coding paradigm
  • Learn game design fundamentals
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Sample Schedule

In this course, students will learn Lua coding to create advanced game features, as well as take advantage of client-server interactions to build custom game mechanics in their own multi-stage obby platformer game.

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of the key material and overall student experience. 

Students will modify game terrain to create custom mountains, valleys, and plateaus, then they’ll learn how to create an immersive environment using lighting and decor. They’ll end the day by creating the beginning stages of their obby.

Next, students will learn coding fundamentals using Lua to make a checkpoint system that saves player progress. They’ll also add advanced stages to their obby using constraints and motors to build moving platforms.

Through premium payouts and the DevEx program, students will learn how they can earn Robux from their game. They will create and code in-game game boosts for players to buy and include a donation button to start monetizing!

Students will use client-server interactions to create an advanced game challenge that each player will experience differently based on their actions. They’ll also set up a system of hints to guide the player through the challenge.

To wrap up their game, students will learn about the concept of replayability and then implement a system for players to restart their game from the beginning.

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Roblox, monetization refers to earning money through games published on the platform. Special features and upgrades such as in-game purchases, and more are popular ways to monetize games. For example, Roblox players can use Robux - the internal Roblox currency - to purchase something like a balloon to help them avoid a natural disaster, or a stronger sword as a weapon. Through these microtransactions, many kids have learned to turn their gaming passion into a lucrative enterprise.

Roblox introduces Lua coding through the engaging lens of creating obbys and awesome games with Roblox Studio, plus finding ways to monetize. By learning with Roblox, kids will activate their game design and entrepreneurial skills!

Roblox is a tremendously powerful educational tool that opens doors to careers and higher-level education opportunities in coding, game design, and more. By creating and monetizing games in Roblox, kids might just make the next smash hit or catch the eye of a game design studio.

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run an online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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