In 2008 I stumbled across ROBLOX, a free online game site which you can play and create games. Soon enough I had figured out how to make my own game using some of the free assets available and tools available.
Shortly after creating my first ever game, people started playing it and I had over 1,000 concurrent players! In October 2013 a feature known as Developer Exchange was released, it allows users to trade their earned virtual currency for USD, from then on I've been actively working on games in my free time.
To create games on ROBLOX I use "ROBLOX Studio" which is similar in functionallity to Unity.
You can find my ROBLOX profile by clicking here. To play any of my ROBLOX games either find them from my profile or click the images on the right.
I am still in the progress of creating a horse racing game, the horses are fully animated and scripted using RBX.Lua (a custom version of Lua).
The game itself has been received popularly with players even though it is still a tech demo. The game has currently received over 3 million plays and can be found by clicking here or the screenshot to the right.
The game is compatible on iOS, Android, Mac & PC, the controls for Mac & PC are as follows: 'w' or the "Up Arrow" key to move forwards, 's' or the "Down Arrow" key to move backwards. To move left and right it's the 'a' key or "Left Arrow" key and 'd' key or the "Right Arrow" key respectively. To activate the horses sprinting the "Shift" key can be held or pressed to toggle sprinting as necessary.
Playing on iOS or Android is a little different, on-screen GUI's allow the player to toggle their sprint and control movement however, to turn the horse you rotate the view in the direction you would like to go.
Lava Surfing is a game I made back in 2009, I made the game when I wasn't incredibly familiar with RBX.Lua just to see if I could. The game quickly landed on the front page and received around a hundred thousand plays, it has now gone onto receive over 622k plays since I first created the game.
The aim of the game was simple, players would ride a surf board and ride down the floating ramp made of lava, at the bottom they would attempt to jump off and reach the finish zone where they would receive an increased cash income rate and access to the V.I.P obstacle course.
Players could also take part in building a tycoon and fighting in the arena (the volcano).
The game now is dated and slightly broken but still remains my most played game on ROBLOX.
Personally, I enjoy the sport bowling and felt it would be a good idea to recreate the game in ROBLOX. I set myself the task of researching the rules to make the game as accurate as possible, to provide replay-ability I added a Rank system and Cash which could be earned through playing good games.
Players can claim a bowling lane by clicking on their desired lane (as long as there is a space free), once a player owns a lane, they can click on a ball to pick it up. To throw a ball they click and hold to build up their power and release to throw the ball.
To make the game a little harder compared to other bowling games (e.g. Wii Bowling) I had two red zones on the power bar, releasing when the power meter is between a red zone would cause your throw to go off by a random angle.
Blocky Bird is a game I created to test my capabilities and is based off the Dong Nguyen's hit game Flappy Bird. The game features a highscores table and offers micro transactions for users to buy to continue when they die.
The bird and pipe colours can be changed from a range of 64 different colours, options also include the ability to toggle the scenery (which helps reduce lag). The game features multiple modes, normal, insane and serenity. Insane mode being double the speed of normal while serenity has bigger gaps between the pipes with longer distances.
The game can be played on iOS, Android and on the PC, the controls are straightforward and only require clicking or tapping to make the bird fly upwards.
The game (as frustratingly hard as it is) has been played over 37k and features a point system and badges as incentives for playing (and winning).
The game also allows you to search for your friends highscores by name if they have played the game before.