Using Roblox Studio software, students will sharpen their computer skills, express their creativity in new ways, and have fun playing in self-made worlds!
Learning about game design concepts, kids will edit existing games/worlds and creating interactive worlds from scratch.
Level 1: Learn about Roblox Studio editing tools and make meaningful changes to existing games such as Obby, Let’s Play, Galactic Speed
Level 2: Students learn more about Roblox Studio tools and get to go deeper into modifying games and building their own Obby and House!
Level 3: Students will delve even deeper into Roblox Studio and build projects on their own using a multitude of tools from Roblox Studio. Some examples include building a Jungle Treehouse and Graphical User Interfaces
All camps run Monday-Friday (except for holidays)
Allowed in this class: Windows desktop or laptop, Mac desktop or laptop
Not allowed in this class: Chromebook, Tablet, iPad
|Jul 8 - Jul 19
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|3D Design with Roblox (Roblox Build) Level 1
|1st - 3rd
Don’t see a week that works for your schedule? Create your Own Camp.
*These are recommended age ranges. We can adjust based on your child’s needs and abilities.
Founded in 2006, Roblox was a fairly obscure gaming platform for its first decade. Near the end of that period, however, that changed as it launched on iOS, Android, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift, kicking off a rise in popularity cemented by the Covid-19 lockdowns, when it offered an avenue for children to communicate with each other. As of 2020, the platform had some 164 million active users each month, and it’s estimated half of U.S. children under 16 are on the platform.
Roblox is a sandbox game, similar to another popular game, Minecraft. Players explore 3D worlds with an avatar, earn points to buy clothes, gear, and other accessories, and play and create multiplayer games in a shared space. Unlike Minecraft, however, the Lua programming language upon which Roblox is based offers a simpler, more user-friendly set of tools that can allow even young children with limited reading skills to use the Roblox programming tools.
While the games on Roblox are generally social games like Sims, your child can create just about any type of game they can imagine. New users often start simply making 3D spaces to explore, from simple rooms to sprawling cities, before moving on to games. When they do start making games, one the most common is an obstacle course, or “obby”, though the basic steps are the same for any game:
In this time when kids are so often staring at a screen, many parents yearn for a way to get them to spend time playing outside with friends instead. Well, Roblox provides exactly that. And while a Roblox playground or forest obviously isn’t the real thing, the interactions your child can have with other kids are just as real. With Roblox, kids from all over can meet, play, and chat. And once your child does start making their own games, they can collaborate on and share games with their friends, with feedback that can further hone their programming skills.
Roblox is available as a free download on Android and iOS devices, PCs or Xbox One. Roblox Studio, needed to create games, is a separate download, but also free. As part of CodeAdvantage’s online Roblox classes for kids, our instructors will walk your child through the process.
Believe or not, quite a few people make a good living simply creating games for Roblox, some of them making over a million dollars a year. Of course, the odds of that are like your child growing up to play in the Superbowl. A more grounded outcome is that your child, while having fun and connecting with other kids, will build up a proficiency in Roblox’s Lua programming language, a marketable skill later in life, as well as giving them the basic skills of programming that could translate to more advanced languages like Python.
We offer online courses for kids in two different age groups, each designed to allow kids with no programming knowledge to create their own Roblox games in less than ten lessons: