Create a game in Roblox

Here’s how to create your first custom game in Roblox

By Fariha Bhatti


Jul 2, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

Roblox is so insanely popular because anyone can create a custom game, and here’s how to get started. 

Roblox is a classic game that has remained a blockbuster among players despite newer competitors rolling in with better visuals. One of the crucial reasons behind Roblox’s success is that it is heavily in touch with its community of players. It’s not your regular sandbox. Players get to play games made by other developers who are also frequent users of the platform. In 2022, the Roblox game library has over 20 million games with distinct themes, backgrounds, and visuals. 

How to create a game in Roblox?

The extensive Roblox library is loaded with awesome blocky games made by community members. Anyone can create a Roblox game, but it may not be as easy as you’d imagine. Here’s how to develop your first game in Roblox. 

Download Roblox Studio 

To develop your own game, you’ll need Roblox studio. You can download and install the software from here

Roblox Studio may appear complex at first glance, but it’s simple to operate if you’re working on a pre-made template or gameplay. If you already know Lua coding, you may also create a game from scratch. It’s recommended to explore Roblox Studio before jumping into game development. Learning tools, programs, and functions will help make a game that’s both entertaining and smooth. 

Pick a gameplay 

Once you have installed Roblox Studio, open the software and log in with your account credentials. Next, click on the new (+) icon and select gameplay. We recommend starting from an already developed game mode and customizing it as Lua coding can take weeks to perfect. The gameplay template has dozens of personalization features perfect for aspiring game developers in Roblox. 

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From here, pick the type of gameplay you want to create. Pick from one of the seven options, including racing, capture the flag, obby, line runner, and more. 

Customize the preset 

Selecting gameplay will start the customization process, finally taking you inside the Roblox Studio software where the magic happens. Here you’ll be provided with the main menu bar, a list of properties on the right, and a search bar on the left. 

Tweak the sidebar options to change colors, material, and more. All assets can be personalized from properties, changing how you want the parts to behave. You may also change the sizes of existing objects by clicking on grow. To add a cleaner touch, smooth out rough surfaces with the terrain editor on the menu. 

Add new objects 

You may spawn new objects into the terrain to add your personal touch to existing templates. Use the left search bar to search for desired items and add them to the game. For example, you may add trees, plants, clouds, and more. These objects may not contribute much to the tactical value of a racing game, but they’ll surely make your game pop. Visual aesthetics are just crucial to creating a game in Roblox. 

How to publish your Roblox game? 

When you’re done, click the test icon on the top menu bar. Select play here from the dropdown menu to test the game before publishing it. Once satisfied, click on the blue publish button on the left. 

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A new window will open, prompting you to finalize the game. Create a new game on the bottom and then add text details about it. Add a new name, description, genre, and more. Now your game is ready to be distributed, but you need to tweak the permissions. Go back to Roblox Studio and select game settings. Click on permissions and set your game to the public for everyone to enjoy. 


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