As a father of children who play on Roblox I found myself becoming more and more curious about creating games. Especially becomes so many of the ones my kids pushed me into playing were mind-boring. I gave it a try a year back and I’m being sucked into a low level of games development because it’s a lot of fun for someone who enjoys coding and creativity.
As I got into creating some small games I realized that the bigger projects are serious – they are being created and managed by experienced professionals in many cases. I noticed that many games use some fundamental basics seen in many games, on other platforms, not just Roblox. I need to learn from those games and put all the best bits into each of the games I create.
This post will serve as my own guide so that I take everything into account when planning a game. I’m not a games developer so I’d probably forget something important along the way, so I’m trying to increase my chances of creating a highly successful game.
Roblox Badge System
I already knew about the Roblox badge system before coming across Military Warfare Tycoon by forcetower, but the importance of badges became very clear when I saw the image below.
The above collection of badges are just some of the total badges that players can earn in Military Warfare Tycoon but these are the main, all-year (none seasonal) badges.
The badge system is an easy to use system and to not use it properly is a fail. I say this because the example game above uses the badge system exactly as intended – an incentive to play. Many games try to do this but there is often a small group of three badges or the badges aren’t in a series like the military ones above.
The fundamental approach is to create a series of progressive badges that encourages play. Those badges must be very clear to players to have any effect and forcetower’s approach is perfect – just an image on the games page. Forcetower also creates seasonal badges (shown below) which are more applicable in a highly successful game but worth remembering.
More fundamentals will come soon.