Game Design With Roblox (Beginner)
Learn how to create amazing Roblox games using Roblox Studio and the Lua coding language!
CODING LANGUAGE: Lua (Text Based Language)
PATH: Creating Roblox Games
FORMATS: Live Group Class
Game Design With Roblox (Beginner)– Ages 9-13
This is a beginner Roblox/Coding class for students ages 9-13. This class would be good for students that want to start learning how to make Roblox games, but don’t have any experience using Roblox Studio or coding in Roblox. This class might be too easy for students who have a lot of previous experience making Roblox games.
Students in this class learn how to use Roblox Studio to create games they can publish on the Roblox platform. Students also learn how to use the Lua coding language to write scripts for their games.
A Roblox account is required for this program. An account is free and can be setup at https://www.roblox.com/.
Students must download the Roblox Studio program to their Mac or PC to be able to create their games. This program is free and can be downloaded at https://www.roblox.com/create.
In this class, students will learn to…
- Create methods (functions) to add events and behaviors to their games.
- Add basic Roblox parts to build objects and obstacles.
- Code parts and objects to change properties, move, and spin.
- Change humanoid properties like health, speed, and jump power.
- Use loops, logic statements (if/then), and variables in their projects to create more interesting games.
- Program game events to trigger functions and actions in their games.
- Publish their games to Roblox for others to play.
- Change safety features to choose who to allow in their games.
“Mr. Walk was very thorough and patient with the students. My son is 10 and learned a lot to get him coding and building. “
“10 out of 10 according to my son. He is absolutely right! A knowledgeable teacher with excellent content. My son seemed very enthusiastic and is interested a second part and code. He has the basics and is hoping another class will teach him how to code a ‘boss fight.’
Definitely a good beginner class.
About The Instructor
Shawn D. Walk has been an educator for over 17 years. He was a 4th/5th grade teacher for 11 years at an elementary school north of Pittsburgh. During his time at that school, he focused on project-based learning and engaging students with real-world tasks that allowed them to see how what they were learning is used in the real world. He also developed a passion for technology and worked to include that in his teaching. Shawn developed several robotics and coding programs during his time as a teacher and helped students learn essential 21st century skills in a fun and exciting way.
About 5 years ago, He started a company in Pittsburgh that partnered with schools to offer coding, Minecraft, and other creative classes. The company was one of the first organizations in the Pittsburgh region to use Minecraft to create engaging programs for students. He now hopes to take this type of fun and creative learning beyond the Pittsburgh region to students all over the world.
Shawn has an active Pennsylvania Teaching Certification and a Masters Degree in education. He looks forward to helping your child discover their creative powers.
Class Formats and Registration
Live Group Class
Students join a live small-group class each week via the Outschool platform. Students have an opportunity to ask questions during the lesson and get extra help from the instructor as they practice what they learned. Students are also given multiple chances to share their work with the group during the course.