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Roblox Coding

Roblox Coding

Learn Roblox coding. Start coding in Roblox Studio with Lua to create your own cool games and world within the game you love.
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What is Roblox?

Roblox is a wildly popular online game platform and game creation system. It was launched in 2006, and just a few years later, over half of U.S. kids under age 16 played Roblox in 2020.

Roblox is not a game itself- instead it's a space where kids can develop or play millions of 3D online games made by other developers. As just one example, Adopt Me!, a pet simulation game where kids purchase and take care of animals, had over 1.6 million concurrent players in April 2020.

Today Roblox is available to download as an Android and Ios app, and is listed as 12+ with Parental Guidance advised. Within the app, users are encouraged to chat, create, collaborate, build, interact, and more. Kids and their friends can also just gather or explore other users' creations.

What coding does Roblox use?

To play and enjoy Roblox you do not have to code. But Roblox can be a great way to learn coding by harnessing your love for the platform to push yourself to learn new coding skills. Once you have mastered core Roblox coding concepts, you’ll be able to bring to life anything you can imagine within the platform including your own games! Roblox uses Lua, a text-based scripting language, as well as C++.

Does Roblox use C ++?
Yes Roblox uses C ++ in addition to Lua. The code that performs computationally intensive operations is written in optimized C++. While game logic and scripts are written in Lua.
Is Roblox coding hard?
Roblox coding is fairly hard for beginners. Most kids and teens have likely not interacted with complex coding environments like Roblox Studio before, which has two big aspects to it: building and scripting. If your child is new to coding, we'd recommend learning Scratch coding and Minecraft coding first.

Try free Roblox classes

Free Roblox classes provide an excellent opportunity for students to get live expert guidance while setting up and installing Roblox Studio. Kids can also enjoy a self-paced tutorial - and get their questions answered - to create a simple interactive experience. Our free Roblox courses are designed by experts from Google, Stanford and MIT to keep your student engaged and having fun while tackling this new challenge!
Beginner Roblox Game Coding - Free Intro

Beginner Roblox Game Coding - Free Intro

  • Grades 3-8
  • Join this fun free intro class to get a taste of what the full Beginner Roblox Game Coding class is like, and start learning Roblox coding! This class is designed for students who have not had any prior experience with Roblox Studio. This class covers how to install and activate Roblox Studio, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an interactive Obby game with different shapes, colors, and materials.

    Due to the popularity of this free class, there might be more than five students per intro class. Please note that the full course has a cap at five students maximum to ensure ample attention is provided to each student. We recommend parents stay with their child (if he/she/they is younger than 10) to help navigate the platform in the intro class. Please note, if you've already taken our other free Roblox intro class you do not need to take this class.

  • 60 minutes
    Single Session
  • Average 5 Students Per Class
  • Computer - Mac
    Windows PC
  • Prerequisite - Completion of Scratch Ninja 4 or equivalent advanced Scratch coding classes

    Need Windows or Mac computers (no Chromebook), and mechanical mouse


Roblox Studio Intro - First Project

Roblox Studio Intro - First Project

  • Grades 6-12
  • This class is for students who have not had any experience with Roblox Studio before. We will lead students through the process of installing and activating Roblox Studio. Students will also finish a self-paced tutorial to create a simple interactive experience. Unlike most of our classes which have no more than 5 students per group, this class may include a larger number of students and is run more like an office hour. The teacher will walk through the process, do demos, and answer questions as needed. Join us, build your first Roblox game, and have fun!

  • 60 minutes
    Single Session
  • Average 5 Students Per Class
  • Computer - Mac
    Windows PC
    Chromebook
  • Please take Beginner Roblox Game Coding class (https://www.create-learn.us/coding-for-kids/beginner-roblox) first before taking this class, unless you are already very familar with text based coding such as Python, Javascript, Java, or Lua.

Join the best Roblox classes

Discover how fun Roblox game development can be. With the best Roblox classes designed for ages 8+, your child will learn coding and computer science principles with live expert guidance. Not only will kids master core coding concepts, but also they’ll put their new skills to use immediately creating interesting Roblox projects in every session - from multi player games to entrepreneurial coin challenges. Our small group classes use an inquiry-based instruction style to keep kids constantly engaged. Kids are also encouraged to present their work, collaborate, and ask questions!

Beginner Roblox Game Coding 1

Beginner Roblox Game Coding 1

Grades 3-8

The best way to start learning Roblox game coding

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Beginner Roblox Game Coding 2

Beginner Roblox Game Coding 2

Grades 3-8

The best way to start learning Roblox game coding

Beginner Roblox Game Coding 3

Beginner Roblox Game Coding 3

Grades 3-8

The best way to start learning Roblox game coding

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 1

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 1

Grades 6-12

Create your own Roblox games and world using Roblox Studio with coding

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 2

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 2

Grades 6-12

Create your own Roblox games and world using Roblox Studio with coding

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 3

Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua 3

Grades 6-12

Create your own Roblox games and world using Roblox Studio with coding

Explore Roblox camps

Online Roblox coding camps provide a structured learning path, and live expert instruction to keep students excited and advancing during any season. Our small group Roblox camps have a maximum of five students per instructor, which means more progress and more play. And at the end of camp students can celebrate with a personalized Certificate of Achievement to mark the milestone! There’s no risk in trying because we offer flexible scheduling and a satisfaction-guarantee refund. Explore summer Roblox camps, winter break camps, Thanksgiving camps, and more. Save a seat for your camper to develop creative confidence in a practical sandbox!

Check out Roblox practice games and resources

Explore some Roblox games and resources that can assist your Roblox coding adventure:

  1. Roblox games for kids: Here are some fun Roblox games that help kids build skills, without feeling the corniness of many educational games.
  2. Game design practice: Learn how to build an obstacle course and code color changing blocks in Roblox.
  3. Parental controls for Roblox: Parents can limit or disable online chat capabilities, restrict access to a curated list of age‑appropriate games and customize monthly spend restrictions and spend notification frequency in a secure way.
Join our speaker, Peter Wonica, Game Design and Computer Science Curriculum Developer at Roblox, and check out their cool tools to code, build, and design games in Roblox.
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