Beyond The Blox is a podcast all about the Roblox platform and game development. Whether you’re just starting out or have been developing for a while, this is the podcast for you.
Each episode focuses on a different aspect of Roblox game development to explore best practice, tips and tricks from the development community.
Some episodes will be the host, BanTech, talking by himself about a topic, but the majority of episodes will feature developers from the community to discuss topics based around their experience on the platform. The goal is to shed light on different aspects of game development, and help both new and established developers to learn and grow.
Beyond The Blox is available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many other popular listening platforms:
Visualiser versions are available on YouTube with closed captions (CC/subtitles).
#01 - Preventing Developer's Block
On this episode BanTech explores causes of developer’s block, some ways to prevent it, and discusses how to get rid of it once it’s there. Developer’s block is when you struggle to continue working due to a lack of motivation or passion for the project, or you simply run out of ideas.
Running length: 00:24:15
#02 - Learning to Script on Roblox
On this episode @Alvin_Blox joins BanTech to discuss how they learned to script, and to answer some of the community’s questions on the tools, tips and tricks for learning to script on Roblox. Scripting is a valuable skill and allows you to make your creations come to life by programming behaviours and interactions.
Running length: 00:50:02
#03 - Building a Community for a Game
On this episode, Charlie_RBX joins BanTech to discuss the pros and cons of building a community for your Roblox game, and some advice on how to go about running a community. Charlie_RBX is the owner of Stepford County Railway - a game with 4.8M+ visits, 26,000+ group members and over 6000 Discord members.
Running length: 00:26:28
Apologies for some of the audio on this episode.
I’ve had a cold for a week now (I know, in the middle of summer!) and so my nose was a bit blocked, particularly towards the end. Also the guest’s microphone had a bit of noise that proved difficult to remove - unfortunately I don’t have much control over that.
#04 - How to Get a Career in Video Games
On this episode, @spotco joins BanTech to chat about the game development industry, working at Roblox, and how to make a career out of programming video games. @spotco is a former Roblox employee, creator of RoBeats (29M+ visits) and currently working at a well-known AAA game studio.
Running length: 00:59:58
#05 - Changes to Beyond The Blox
On this special episode, BanTech speaks alone about the evolution of the podcast over the first four episodes, and outlines the latest vision for the podcast, identifying some key changes that are to be in effect from episode 6 onwards to allow many more developers to apply to become a guest on the series, and to enable audience participation.
Summary of the changes (if you don’t have chance to listen) are listed on this post.
Running length: 00:10:19
#06 - Common Mistakes That Cause Games to Fail
On this episode, @iGottic joins BanTech to discuss common mistakes that Roblox developers make which limit their game from reaching its full potential. @iGottic is the creator of No-Scope Sniping, One Shot Insanity and Infinite Autocorrect, and shares his advice on allowing your game to flourish.
Running length: 00:33:46
#07 Wingboy0 - Character Animator and Aspiring Developer
On this episode, @Wingboy0 joins BanTech for a discussion about his work on Roblox and the motivation behind it. @Wingboy0 has several test games and technical demonstrations such as ParkourSystem, Lag Compensation and Defenders of the Realm.
Running length: 00:36:11
#08 Jexpler - 3D GFX Artist
On this episode, @Jexpler joins BanTech for a chat about 3D GFX, Roblox Fame (group) and transitioning into building and scripting. @Jexpler has a few speed arts and some speed builds on his YouTube channel, as well as a never-ending hallway demo SCP-970 based on the anomalous urban fantasy tale.
Running length: 00:25:49
#09 TwentyTwoPilots - Ultimate Driving Creator
On this episode, @TwentyTwoPilots joins BanTech for a chat about the Ultimate Driving universe and its future, as well as TTP’s civil engineering career and the crossovers with Roblox game development. And of course, BanTech gets all the details about TTP’s real-life blue cars courtesy of DevEx income.
Running length: 00:24:29
Beyond The Blox is brought to you by BanTech Systems.