Beyond The Blox - Roblox development podcasts

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.

Listen to the Podcast Trailer for a quick introduction.

Beyond The Blox will be available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many other popular listening platforms:

Visualiser versions will also be available on YouTube with closed captions (CC/subtitles).

Episode List

Episode 1 - 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

Audio version: Episode 1 on Anchor
YouTube (incl. CC): Episode 1 on YouTube

Episode 2 - 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

Audio version: Episode 2 on Anchor
YouTube (incl. CC): Episode 2 on YouTube

Episode 3 - 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.

Audio version: Episode 3 on Anchor
Youtube (incl. CC): Episode 3 on YouTube

Episode 4 - 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

Audio version: Episode 4 on Anchor
Youtube (incl. CC): Episode 4 on YouTube

Episode 5 - coming soon

Taking an extra week’s break to recover from a cold and to progress some other work. Episode 5 will be available Friday 27 September 2019.

This post will be updated with each episode of the podcast.

Beyond The Blox is brought to you by BanTech Systems.


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This is a really cool idea! I’ll listen to this when I have a chance.

How do you decide who gets to guest star?


To become a guest, either:

  • You message me (on here, Twitter, YouTube comments, whatever) with an idea for an episode. Think broad topics, like learning to script, building a community for your game, monetisation, etc. and why you’re a good person to chat to about it.

  • Or, if I’m planning some episode ideas and I don’t have a guest yet, I’ll look around and see who’s a good fit. Alvin replied to me on Twitter and I was hoping to do an episode on learning to script, so it was a perfect fit and I tweeted him to see if he was interested.

So if you’re interested, either come to me with an idea, or let me know what your experience is and I’ll come to you with the idea.


Awesome idea, I’m listening to the latest podcast at the moment and there’s some great advice in there that I sure will take note of.
Will you be following a podcast upload schedule or will podcasts be announced in advance on random dates?

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Is the Spotify version released?

I’m hoping to establish a regular schedule from episode 3 onwards. Episode 2 is this Friday at 11:00 UTC which is exactly two weeks from the first episode.

I’m hoping to reduce this down to weekly but we’ll see how long the whole recording and processing bit takes as I get used to it and have more guests on. I’m also between 3 locations at the moment but I’ll be permanently in my new home from next week so that helps!

Tldr; Fridays, 11:00 UTC (midday UK time), hopefully weekly.


It is indeed! If you’re looking for episode 2 it’ll be out this coming Friday. Episode 1 is available on all the places listed if you go to and click “More places to listen”.

Even more platforms will continue to be added as the podcast is accepted there.


Thanks! I’ll check it out! How many episodes will there be?

Love it! I was always surprised by the low number of Roblox podcasts so I’m glad somebody is filling that gap.

I’m eager to hear you talk to Alvin as I personally find discussions with other developers/creators some of the most interesting content. I’m curious how it will differ it as your first episode seems very planned out, whereas conversations between two people tend to be more free flowing. It will be interesting, but I’m excited to see how it goes!

Good luck and I hope you keep with it!


There will be as many as possible until I run out of ideas, at which point I’ll conclude the series, take a break, and come back for season 2 :stuck_out_tongue:


I started listening to it and I’m really enjoying it. I really like that there’s a few roblox podcasts starting to pop up.

I agree with this. Can’t wait for you to talk to Alvin. Are you going to talk with any other developers?


Absolutely, I’m planning to make most, if not all future episodes be with a guest who is knowledgeable on the topic either by experience or qualifications.

At the moment I have a couple of episodes that are in the planning phase with GeorgeTheDev (creator of NASCAR '18, working his way back up after deleting that game) and Charlie_RBX (I work with him on a rail simulation game which has a community of 24k+ on Roblox group and ~6k on Discord)

I’ve got a few others who sound interested but no confirmed topics for those yet. And I will also be approaching a few different developers from different aspects of the community (modellers, designers and artists, creators of huge games, and some just starting out) to give some insight into areas that I personally am less knowledgeable on but would love to hear about.


Episode 2 featuring @Alvin_Blox is available now on popular listening platforms!

Learning to Script on Roblox

Listen on Anchor:

YouTube version will be available later today, at 16:00 UTC.


This sounds very great, interesting, and unique!

I love Dungeons and Dragons podcasts and I enjoy listening to them while I work.

Will you be featuring developers and talk with them on their upcoming games if something in particular is really exciting?

I think each episode will be on an aspect of game development, so I’d be more than happy to feature developers with upcoming games if they came on to talk about their marketing strategy, or how they are building up a playerbase etc.

Wow, this looks amazing! I will definitely go check this out.

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Episode 3 featuring Charlie_RBX is available now on popular listening platforms!

Building a Community for a Game

Listen on Anchor:

YouTube version with CC will be available later today, at 17:00 BST / 16:00 UTC.


I think this should be less scripted and more of a one take talk between the people, Player to Creator is a great example of this.