How To Make a Roblox Game [5 Easy Game Ideas]

Dejan Cvetnarevic
Dejan Cvetnarevic

Updated · Oct 17, 2022

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Roblox is one of the most popular gaming platforms, with more than 40 million active daily users, where you can not only choose from a selection of millions of games but you can also create one and share them with the world.

If you’re looking to add something of your own to the gaming metaverse, here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to make a Roblox game and a couple of good game ideas for inspiration.

Let’s dive in.

How To Make a Roblox Game

Creating a Roblox game may sound like a tall task– and although it does require some skills and creativity –you don’t need to be an expert to make one.

Roblox provides an easy-to-use game editor, called Roblox Studio, where you can create games without any coding skills.

To make your own game on Roblox:

Step 1: Download Roblox Studio

The first step in creating your Roblox game is downloading the program.

To do that, head over to roblox.com/create and click on Start Creating. Once the program downloads, open it and wait for it to install on your computer.

You don’t need a special membership but you need to log into your existing account or create one to proceed.

Step 2: Pick your gameplay

Once you log in, click on the + icon on the left sidebar and select All templates

This will bring up a list of preset game templates. From here, you can select the type of gameplay you want to create. After you do, you might have to wait for a few minutes for the preset to load.

Alternatively, you can choose the Baseplate option to build your game from scratch. Keep in mind that to create a Roblox game without relying on the available templates, you will need to have serious Lua coding skills.

Step 3: Customize your Roblox game

Once you’ve selected your gameplay you’ll be taken inside the Roblox Studio software.

The Toolbar is displayed at the top of the Studio and has four main tabs: Home, Model, View, and Plugins. Under each, you’ll find tools that can help you customize your game.

You can change the terrain in your game, insert objects, and adjust lighting, as well as customize game settings for security, permissions, and monetization, from the home page of the Toolbar, which you can find at the top of the Studio.

Step 4: Working the camera

To manipulate objects and make sure everything is where you want it to be, you’ll need to learn how to use the camera in the workspace (where you can find all the visible content in your game).

The camera uses the W, A, S, D, Q, and E keys to move forward, back, left, right, down, and up. To move the camera view around, press the right click on your mouse and you can use the mouse scroll to zoom in or out.

Step 5: Add new objects

Adding new objects on the terrain such as bricks, models, and scripts while in Edit Mode is quite simple. 

All you need to do is right-click the object’s parent in the Explorer window, and click the ⊕ button. Alternatively, you insert objects through the Model tab and find modes, images, and meshes in the Toolbox (under the View tab). 

Step 6: Test your game

Testing your game is the last and most important part of building a Roblox game. 

It will allow you to see whether your game looks and works as you want it to and give you the opportunity to make the finishing touches before you share it with the rest of the world.

The good news is you can test your game with the click of a button, which you can find in the Toolbar at the top of the Studio. From there:

  1. Find the Play icon and click on it.
  2. Use your keyboard and mouse to move the camera and look around the map for errors.
  3. Once you’re done, click the Stop button in the Toolbar.

You can then go back and fix any issues you’ve encountered during the test.

How To Make a Roblox Game on Mobile

The Roblox Studio allows anyone with an account to build a Roblox game for PC, mobile devices, and gaming consoles like Xbox.

And although you can play Roblox-designed games on mobile, the platform doesn’t offer tools to build games via its mobile app.

The only way to build a game via your mobile device is on a browser, but you’ll still have to edit the details of the game on your PC.

  1. Launch the browser on your smartphone and go to roblox.com.
  2. You’ll then have to switch to desktop mode. To do that on an iPhone, click the aA button in the top left side and tap Request Desktop Site. You can find the same option by tapping the three dots in the bottom right corner on an Android device.
  3. Once the site reloads, sign in to your account, and click Create from the menu at the top.
  4. Choose one of the available templates to create your game.
  5. You can then go to the Basics Settings tab to give your game a name and write a description.

To further customize your game, you’ll have to sign into the Roblox Studio, which is only available on PC.

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How To Publish Your Roblox Game

Once you create a game on Roblox and test it to make sure everything works (characters and virtual items included), you can publish it on the platform.

To publish your game on Roblox:

  1. In the editor, click File from the menu.
  2. Select Publish to Roblox from the list of options.
  3. In the window that opens, you can name your game, add a description, select its genre, and specify which devices it can work on. By default, your game will be available for PC, smartphone, and tablet. If you want to make it available on Xbox, check the Console box.
  4. Click on Create.

How To Share Your Roblox Game With Other Players

Roblox allows creators to set the privacy settings of their games. 

Public games can be seen and accessed by anyone on the Roblox platform; private games can only be seen and played by the creator and there’s a third option that lets you share the games with your friends only. 

To change your game’s privacy settings:

  1. Go to Roblox Studio and open your game.
  2. Navigate to the Home tab and click on Game Settings
  3. Select Permissions.
  4. Select one of the three options: Friends, Public or Private
  5. Click Save.

Top 5 Easy Roblox Game Ideas

If you’re looking to build a game on Roblox but don’t know where to begin, here are some easy games you can start with:

Obby

The goal of the game is to avoid as many obstacles as possible and finish the course without losing all of your lives in the game. 

Obby will teach you how to Jump, Kill blocks, complete challenges, and pass Checkpoints and give you an idea of how you can make your game progressively more difficult as the player advances through the course. 

Adventure game

Adventure games are story-based games that include a series of quests and challenges. 

These games typically feature tools, enemies, weapons, and power-ups and can help you figure out how to use the terrain editor and the tool creator.

Tycoon game

Tycoon is a popular game type on the Roblox platform where players can build bases, upgrade them, collect money, and create an empire. 

Tycoon games can teach you about base-factory creation, progression, purchasing virtual items, as well as best practices on choosing textures, materials, click detectors, and more.

Racing game

In racing games, you race with cars or other vehicles while avoiding obstacles and enemies to see who will first reach the finish line. 

These games can give you an idea of how to design a race course and add elements like cards, obstacles, and timers. 

Infinite runner

The objective in infinite runner games is to stay alive as long as possible on a never-ending course that’s filled with obstacles. 

When designing these types of games you’ll need to pay attention to the terrain, lightning, leaderboard, and hazards elements.

Bottom Line

Roblox is a gaming platform that allows its players to create their own games with the help of a beginner-friendly program. Anyone with an account can build a Roblox game on the platform by using the templates in Roblox studios and customizing it with accessories. If you’re up for a challenge and have a good understanding of the programming language Lua, you can create your own game from scratch.

FAQs.


Is it free to build a game in Roblox?

Creating games in the Roblox Studio is free, but you’ll need a Roblox account to access it.

Can anybody make a Roblox game?

The Roblox Studio is a beginner-friendly software that includes preset game templates for each game type that any Roblox user can use to create a game with zero coding skills.

How to make a Roblox game?

You can easily create a Roblox game on your PC with one of the preset game templates available in the Roblox Studio.

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Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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