Roblox Game Design: Coding and Monetization

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • 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 creation platforms on the planet, with more than 100 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. With Roblox’s built-in editor you'll create your own 3D worlds. Publish, share, and immediately play with friends on any platform from console to mobile. Check out games that have been runaway hits and learn how to implement some of the same gameplay and monetization strategies in your own creations.

Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio

Topics Covered

  • Create and publish games to the Roblox website
  • Practice programming fundamentals with Lua
  • Learn game design fundamentals
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Sample Schedule

In this course, students will learn about game development by writing code in Lua to create custom game features such as checkpoints, high score boards, and game boosts for 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 about game design and edit properties to create the intro stages of their obby game.

Next, they’ll learn about coding fundamentals as they design a system to save game progress using checkpoints. Then they’ll write their own code to create game boundaries that keep players within the live game area.

Using the Toolbox to create an immersive game environment, students will learn how to earn Robux through premium payouts and the DevEx program. From there, they will create and code an in-game donation button to start monetizing!

In their games, students will construct a high score board that displays the player’s running or final obby completion time and allows for friendly competition.

To complete the week, students will create game boosts that players can collect to earn temporary bonuses - like increased speed or jump height. Next, they’ll place the boosts strategically so players have to use thoughtful game strategy.

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 their games by including special features, upgrades as in-game purchases, and more. 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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