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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Recommended Ages

Roblox Studio is perfect for students ages 10 and up who are new to coding or ready for their next challenge after using block-based programs such as Scratch and Tynker.

Costs and Educational Pricing

Roblox and Roblox Studio are free! All of our educational content is written and shared under a Creative Commons license for you to use and adapt for your classroom. Some advanced programs focusing on monetization and entrepreneurship utilize paid aspects of the platform, but most beginner educational programs choose not to.

Coding in Roblox Studio

Roblox Studio uses a typed-out scripting language called Lua. It’s best described as similar to Python, but even easier to teach since Lua doesn’t require strict typing for semicolons and other syntax that create hurdles for new learners. Roblox Studio does not currently offer drag-and-drop coding, like the type found in Scratch.

Hardware Requirements

Roblox Studio is the essential building tool for Roblox games. To run this free software, you need:

  • A PC or Mac computer. Roblox Studio cannot run on Chromebooks or mobile devices such as smartphones.
  • Internet access. This allows us to keep the software up to date and gives you the opportunity to save your projects to your Roblox account.
  • A free Roblox account. Roblox Studio is free to use and does not require a license.
  • A 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.
Device Recommendations

For the best performance, we recommend either a computer less than five years old with a dedicated video card, or a laptop less than 3 years old with an integrated video card. For more information go to: Roblox System Requirements.

Roblox and Minecraft

While similar at first glance, Roblox is very different. With Minecraft, students are only making changes to an existing game. Roblox is designed from the ground up to empower students to code, create, and share their own unique creations.

Roblox and Classroom Networks

For Roblox Studio to run, it needs access to the internet. This ensures that the software is up to date and you get access to a variety of features, such storing your files online. Depending on your network, you may have connection issues. For support, check out our Technical Support pages on General Connection Problems. Additionally, we also recommend setting up individual wi-fi hotspots specifically for Roblox Studio usage.

Learn More

Educators wishing to learn more about implementing Roblox in their classrooms can email education@roblox.com.

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