Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree

With an active player population of over 160 million users per month, Roblox has quickly become a mainstay gaming platform for players of all ages. Offering features such as built-in multiplayer, publicly available assets, quick access publishing, and easy-to-use monetization methods, developers have flocked to the platform to pursue success with their dream game projects.

In the Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree, you’ll learn Roblox game making from scratch and use Roblox Studio and Lua to build games in multiple genres – including obstacle courses, melee combat games, and FPS games. You’ll also learn a variety of techniques that can be used in a wide range of game projects, including expandable game systems and working with common multiplayer systems like leaderboards. No matter what game genre interests you the most, the skills here will help you to gain a fundamental understanding of game development and set you up for success with portfolio-worthy projects.


You will master:

  • Roblox Studio foundations
  • 3D level creation
  • Platforming mechanics
  • Multiplayer combat
  • Leaderboards
  • Third-person & first-person cameras



Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree - Level 1 Goals

Level 1: Roblox Foundations
  • Using Roblox Studio
  • Basic level creation
  • Lua fundamentals
  • Build your first obstacle course

Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree - Level 2 Goals

Level 2: Roblox Scripting
  • Lua arrays
  • For and while loops
  • Utilizing events

Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree - Level 3 Goals

Level 3: Melee Battle Arena
  • Multiplayer lobbies
  • Timed battle system
  • Melee combat mechanics
  • GUIs and leaderboards

Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree - Level 4 Goals

Level 4: First-Person Shooters
  • First-person camera
  • Shooting mechanics
  • Health & ammo packs


100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start building games with Roblox – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, Roblox Game Development Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.


Why Build Games with Roblox?

With built-in multiplayer features and the ability to publish games in an instant, Roblox has become a top platform for many game developers – regardless of game genre. Not only does Roblox possess a huge number of users who spend hours upon hours playing, but this number is actively increasing with the rise in the games market as a whole. Additionally, with a huge reach in the mobile market, developers are seeing a huge increase in payouts – meaning that there are ample opportunities for anyone to succeed with Roblox game making.

List showing the most popular games on Roblox along with genre and plays

Line chart showing an increase in daily active users for Roblox

Line chart showing the increased revenue forecast for the worldwide games market

Line chart showing the increasing hours of engagement on Roblox

Device breakdown for active Roblox users

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience.
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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