Project Intro and File Setup

Project Intro and File Setup

Character looking at game for Intro to Game Design lesson in Roblox

In an obby, short for obstacle course, players jump from object to object while avoiding obstacles to get to the end of a level.

Before designing your own, there’s an example template you can try out. Templates are pre-built projects you can use as a start for your own games.

Ask if anyone has ever played an obby or a platforming game before (Super Mario, Kirby, Sonic, etc ). If they have, ask that student to briefly describe the game in 1 - 2 sentences and say what they find fun about it (challenging jumps, variety of obstacles, etc).

Open the Template

  1. Open Roblox Studio.
  2. In the upper left corner, click New.
  3. Scroll until you see the template named Obby.
  4. Click the template to open it.

Close Windows

When you first open up Studio, it’ll have some windows open which you don’t need. Close these so you have more room to work on your game.

  1. Close the Toolbox by clicking the × on that window.
  1. Close the Tutorials window.
  1. Your workspace should now look like this:
Bringing Windows Back

If you want to reopen a window you closed, go to the View tab and click on the name of the window you want to open.

Playtest the Obby Template

Click the Play button in the top-left corner.

In-Game Controls
Control Action
W A S D  or the arrow keys Move your character
Spacebar Jump
Right Mouse Button Hold and drag mouse to look around

Stop Playtesting

To stop playtesting, press the red Stop button.

Creating a New Project

Now that you know what an obby is, you can create your own.

  1. To close the obby, In the upper left corner, click File > Close. If prompted to save, click No.
  2. Back on the New section, click the Baseplate template.

Saving Projects

Whenever you are working on a game, save every 10 minutes. That way if anything goes wrong, at least you haven’t lost much work. Once published, you can edit it from any computer.

  1. Select FilePublish to Roblox to open the publishing window.
  1. Enter a place name and an optional description.
  1. When ready, click the Create button…
Finding Lost Files

Studio will save a temporary backup of your work every so often. If for some reason you can’t find your file, go to:

  1. File > Advanced > Recent
  2. Open your file and resave it someplace you’ll be able to find it.

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