Roblox Game Dev Academy (Middle School Edition)

  • Price: $999 USD
  • Age: 11 - 14
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced

About This Course

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game creation platforms on the planet, designed to grow with you as you advance your skills. With its built-in editor, you’ll learn game design fundamentals and build your own 3D world full of engaging obstacle courses, fire-spawning platforms, and sculpted landscapes.

As you develop your skills, you’ll dive into Lua coding and start building more advanced mechanics for your players to interact with. Earn the fastest score in your obby, and you can even put your name at the top of a custom leaderboard! Then, you’ll learn how to implement monetization so you can sell your custom scripts and products to other game designers.

Publish, share, and play your game with friends on any platform, from the web to mobile—or even virtual reality!

In this course you will:

  • Create and publish games to the Roblox website
  • Implement level design fundamentals
  • Learn how to build and monetize items
  • Add custom Lua scripts to create checkpoints and a leaderboard

Sample Schedule

Begin with the basics of sculpting your own terrain with Roblox’s built-in tools. You’ll construct an obstacle course (“obby”) with an introduction to Lua scripts, implementing moving platforms and save checkpoints for your players. Then, learn how to add in-game monetization options like donation boxes.

Put your game design skills to the test as you begin to build out your own scripts with Lua code. You’ll learn how to create advanced features including fire-spawning platforms, monetized speed boost pickups, and an in-game leaderboard. Publish your game with your team or as a solo developer, and unleash your creation onto the world!

Earn a Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, iD Tech grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must earn a pass on their final submitted project to obtain the certificate of completion.

Your digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech.

  • Certificate recognizing your skills and success

  • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs

  • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers

  • Designated office hours for additional help and advice

When does your teen want to learn?

Supercharge your teen’s school year with an online group class meeting once a week for 10 weeks! For maximum flexibility, you can choose the ideal day of week and time to learn—perfect for teens juggling multiple after-school activities! Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

Maximize your teen’s summer learning with an online group class meeting Monday-Friday for two weeks! This focused schedule will help them boost their resume as quickly as possible, with plenty of summer left for travel, hangouts with friends, and other favorite activities. Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

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What Parents Are Asking

Simply, the obby is a Roblox staple! More specifically, an obby is an obstacle course game built within Roblox that can take the form of elaborate mazes, tall towers, and other engaging environments. An obby is fun to play, but even more fun to make! Learn more about how to make an obby in Roblox.

Lua is a straightforward programming language that’s designed to enhance applications, and is a useful language for customizing apps and games. Currently, Lua is implemented by companies like Adobe and Firefox, and it’s the language that runs awesome games like those on Roblox and World of Warcraft. Learn more about Lua coding for kids.

In a community of 1.9 million game developers, Roblox offers a wealth of inspiration to get kids thinking and creating. From activating game design skills to inspiring kids to code, learning with Roblox is as fun as it is educational and motivating.

Top games boast billions of game plays and millions of dollars in revenue for game creators. Many of these games feature obbys, a surefire way to increase player engagement. By learning with Roblox, kids will activate their game design and coding skills!

Absolutely! Whether your child is just starting out with game design or coding, or is super advanced, our experienced instructors will engage them and properly pace their learning for maximum success.

In order for your child to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Game Plan.

Upon successful completion of this program, iD Tech grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must earn a pass on their final submitted project to obtain the certificate of completion. Your digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech.

This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors who specialize in Roblox Studio and Lua coding, recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon.

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