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 developer from the community, exploring their motivations and their projects 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 YouTube as well as many popular listening platforms:
S2 #01: ScriptOn - Vehicle Simulator, Kinetic Code and DevHouse!
On this episode, twice Roblox intern @ScriptOn talks through his 12-year development history and applying to return to Roblox for a third time for the Accelerator program, as well as telling us all about life at DevHouse.
Running length: 00:27:22
S2 #02: TheAmazeman - Roblox Titanic, Survive a Plane Crash and Roblox Brittanic!
On this episode, Roblox Titanic creator @TheAmazeman talks about his work in the disaster survival genre, the contrast between developing at school vs full-time, and using Instagram and TikTok to promote his studio Virtual Valley Games.
Running length: 00:34:31
S2 #03: ItsKoiske - Punk of all Trades: Translation, Graphics, Modelling and more...
On this episode, Roblox translator and developer ItsKoiske discusses the importance of translating games and experiences for worldwide audiences, the recent enabling of automatic translations for all developers, and the problems that can come with it.
Running length: 00:20:13
On this episode, classic Robloxian @thebenster walks us through the last 13 years of game development and the incredible success of his Make a Cake franchise with Roblox toys and merch, as well as touching on the topic of account security after a recent scare.
Running length: 00:31:38
#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 (AlvinBlox)
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 (Charlie_RBX)
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 (spotco)
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 (iGottic)
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
#10 boatbomber - Lua Learning Creator
On this episode, @boatbomber joins @Alvin_Blox (guest host) to talk about his journey from first joining Roblox through to creating Lua Learning. boatbomber has created numerous open source projects to help other developers on the platform.
Running length: 00:45:04
#11 SteadyOn - Clueless Developer
On this episode, @SteadyOn joins @Alvin_Blox (guest host) to chat about early life on Roblox, how the platform has evolved, and how the evolution has influenced the style of games. SteadyOn goes into detail about his new service RTrack to provide realtime in-depth analytics of games and advertisements on Roblox.
Running length: 00:52:20
#12 evaera - Adopt Me! Systems Engineer
On this episode, @evaera joins BanTech to discuss what it’s like to work in a large team at Dreamcraft on the record-breaking Adopt Me! game, whilst maintaining one of the most widely-used Roblox Discord bots, RoVer. evaera also talks about the motivations behind her open source libraries and the Scripting Helpers website.
Running length: 00:43:38
#13 EgoMoose - Open Source Developer
On this episode, Bloxy nominee @EgoMoose discusses the Roblox Wiki, open source projects and his epic uses of tech! EgoMoose describes a career of enabling other developers through extremely helpful articles and free-to-take tools and demos.
Running length: 00:30:08
#14 GeorgeTheDev - Roblox Accelerator Intern
On this episode, Accelerator Intern @GeorgeTheDev speaks about racing, old projects and making connections with other developers on the platform. George also talks about what it’s like to apply and get accepted into the Roblox Accelerator program.
Running length: 00:42:44
Beyond The Blox is brought to you by BanTech Systems.