Enhance Your ROBLOX Experience With These Resources

January

27, 2014

by JacksSmirkingRevenge


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As any of our builders and developers will tell you, part of the ROBLOX experience is learning new things, whether that’s how to write your first line of code, build a massive place filled with your imagination, or just retexture your favorite item. Sure, it can be a little daunting at first — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of existing resources you can utilize to make learning the ropes easier!

ROBLOXBuildingGuideBooks

There have been entire books written about how to get started with ROBLOX and Lua (the programming language developers can use). The most recent example is the ROBLOX Building Guide, written by Gerry Roth (cardgamechampion on ROBLOX). Gerry used our most recent BLOXcon in New York to promote the book that he had just written. The book is now in its second edition — I got the chance to talk with Gerry recently about writing and publishing his first ROBLOX book.

I got inspired by Brandon LaRouche. I was running a summer camp and noticed that most of the campers were struggling with understanding ROBLOX Studio. I wanted to change that. I started handing out notes, and those notes actually become the beginning of a book. I’ve gotten a ton of positive feedback, and already have fans who tell me how helpful my book has been for building! I’m kicking around some ideas for future books to write, but nothing is set in stone. I’m in college studying Computer Science.

Brandon

Brandon promoting his first book at our ROBLOX Rally

No stranger to this blog, the above-mentioned Brandon LaRouche (cowbear16 on ROBLOX) has written two books about learning to script in ROBLOX. His first book, Basic ROBLOX Lua Programming is a comprehensive introduction to scripting in ROBLOX. For more advanced scripters, Brandon recently published his second work, Intermediate ROBLOX Programming earlier in the year.

The ROBLOX Wiki

Our Wiki is a haven of information that you can spend hours getting lost in. With everything from Studio and scripting tutorials to FAQs, there’s a ton of stuff for you to explore. We’re looking at integrating our Wiki directly in Studio, so you never have to leave our platform to get the help you need to any and all of your building and scripting needs. We’ll be announcing the details of this long-requested integration soon. For now, pop over to the Wiki and start learning today!

Check out our recently-added video tutorials page, to get started on basic Studio builds.

Check out our recently-added video tutorials page to get started on basic Studio builds.

The Blog

This may seem obvious, but the ROBLOX Blog is where you will find the widest range of stories — whether that’s feature stories about top builders and developers, or technical stories from one of our many talented engineers who can’t wait to develop the features you need, then tell you all about them in an informative post. Andrew and I always have our ears to the ground and are on a never-ending mission to keep you informed about what’s going on with our platform, what changes are being implemented, and where we’re going as a company. The comments section is also a great place to leave feedback and talk with other fans and/or developers.

The ROBLOX Forums

ForumsAsk any question related to ROBLOX, and chances are you’ll find an answer here. Our forums are bustling with activity, every day at all hours. We encourage collaborative efforts (designing triple-A games is easier in teams), and the Forums represent a place for our builders to have a voice — collaborate, share something you just built, ask questions, and give other builders feedback on their creations. Find other users who may have stronger qualities in a different set of skills, and find ways to work together to create something wonderful.

What did we miss?

We want to make sure that we’ve covered all the educational avenues so that every aspiring builder and scripter has a path to walk in ROBLOX. Did we miss any big ones? Let us know in the comments.