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Roblox Game Design: Develop a Business Tycoon Game

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Intermediate–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

When you’re a business tycoon, it’s about more than just making bucket-loads of money. It's also about cashing in for upgrades, expanding your business, and increasing your profits. After investing so much time into perfecting and growing your game business, you don't want to end up back at square one. That’s where datastores come into play. Exploring this feature of Roblox can be used to improve your game's player experience by keeping their hard-earned game stats safe! By setting up your game to save each player's stats until the next time they play, you can be sure that your tycoon game players will be excited to keep growing their empire from right where they left off!

Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio

Topics Covered

  • Create in-game currency and purchases
  • Integrate data stores to save player progress
  • Implement a multiplayer game system

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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  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

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  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

In this type of game, players typically run a simulated business or enterprise like a zoo, theme park, or resort. The objective is to hone skills, spend “cash”, and grow the business within the game.

As intermediate and advanced Roblox developers learn to add more and more cool features to their games, they’ll need somewhere to put all that stuff! Enter DataStores. Think of these as online “boxes” that allow players to keep data like their inventory at the ready between gaming sessions. Essential for tycoon-style games (and many more), learning to create sophisticated add-ons like these will help kids level-up their game design skills. 

Games like Theme Park Tycoon are both enormously popular and potentially profitable; by learning the tricks of the trade, your child can step into game developer’s shoes! Learning alongside Roblox offers kids the unique opportunity to bridge their hobbies with new STEM skills. When they make that connection, there’s no telling where their journey in coding, game design, and other in-demand tech fields will lead

The most popular Roblox games boast billions of game plays and millions of dollars in revenue for game creators. Why just play tycoon games when kids can learn to become Roblox tycoons themselves? Learning to monetize engaging features and customized game mechanics will help kids get started on the path towards a career in game design, all while developing their monetized online business acumen.

This course is intended for students who have completed a related course or have equivalent experience. With our small class sizes, each student will continue to receive individual attention and 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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