Lua Scripting Tutorial - 7

Roblox Lua Scripting Tutorial - Episode 7: Multiplayer and Team-Based Games

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Roblox Lua Scripting Tutorial - Episode 7: Multiplayer and Team-Based Games

Welcome to the seventh episode of our Roblox Lua scripting tutorial series! In this episode, we'll dive into the exciting world of multiplayer and team-based games, where you'll learn how to create teams, handle player interactions, and create team-based objectives.


Before we begin, make sure you've completed the previous episodes and have a solid understanding of scripting in Roblox Lua.

Creating Teams

Teams are essential for multiplayer and team-based games. Let's create two teams, "Red Team" and "Blue Team," and assign players to these teams:

-- Create teams
local redTeam ="Team")
redTeam.Name = "Red Team"
redTeam.TeamColor ="Bright red")
redTeam.Parent = game:GetService("Teams")

local blueTeam ="Team")
blueTeam.Name = "Blue Team"
blueTeam.TeamColor ="Bright blue")
blueTeam.Parent = game:GetService("Teams")

In this script, we've created two teams with distinct colors and added them to the Teams service.

Assigning Players to Teams

Now, let's assign players to teams when they join the game:

    if player.Team == nil then
        -- Randomly assign players to a team
        local randomTeam = math.random(2) == 1 and redTeam or blueTeam
        player.Team = randomTeam

Here, we're using the PlayerAdded event to assign players to a random team when they join the game.

Team-Based Objectives

In team-based games, you often have objectives that teams must complete. Let's create a simple capture the flag objective:

-- Create two flag parts
local redFlag ="Part")
redFlag.Name = "RedFlag"
redFlag.Anchored = true
redFlag.Size =, 5, 5)
redFlag.Position =, 0, 0)
redFlag.BrickColor ="Bright red")
redFlag.Parent = game.Workspace

local blueFlag ="Part")
blueFlag.Name = "BlueFlag"
blueFlag.Anchored = true
blueFlag.Size =, 5, 5)
blueFlag.Position =, 0, 0)
blueFlag.BrickColor ="Bright blue")
blueFlag.Parent = game.Workspace

We've created two flags, one for each team, and placed them in the workspace.

Now, let's add logic for capturing and returning the flags:

-- Detect when a player touches a flag
local function onFlagTouch(player, flag)
    if player.Team == flag.Parent.Team then
        -- Player touched their team's flag
    if flag.Parent == redFlag and player.Team == blueTeam then
        -- Blue team captured the red flag
        redFlag.Parent = blueFlag
    elseif flag.Parent == blueFlag and player.Team == redTeam then
        -- Red team captured the blue flag
        blueFlag.Parent = redFlag

    local player = game.Players:GetPlayerFromCharacter(hit.Parent)
    if player then
        onFlagTouch(player, redFlag)

    local player = game.Players:GetPlayerFromCharacter(hit.Parent)
    if player then
        onFlagTouch(player, blueFlag)

In this script, we're using the Touched event to detect when players touch the flags. If a player from the opposing team touches the flag, it gets captured, and we switch its parent to the opposing team's flag.


In this episode, you've learned how to create teams, assign players to teams, and implement team-based objectives in Roblox. These concepts are essential for creating multiplayer and team-based games that are both competitive and fun.

Stay tuned for future episodes, where we'll explore more advanced multiplayer concepts and game development techniques. Happy scripting and game development!

Tutorial created by ReauofinveFb

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