Designing a Balanced Map

Designing a Balanced Map

Most popular games are made by teams of people with different skills working together. One role on teams is the world builder, sometimes also called the level designer. World builders shape the game environment. In competitive games, they make sure maps are balanced and fair for all players.

For this challenge, you’ll become a world builder and turn a blank starter map into a city ripe for smashing for four players.

Starter Map
Finished Map

Symmetrical Map Design

One way world builders design multiplayer maps to be fair is by building half the map, and then duplicating and rotating it to create the second half. This is called symmetrical design since it divides the map into two equal halves.

Asymmetrical Map Design

As you gain more experience, you can start working with non-symmetrical map shapes and maps designed for dozens of players.

Open the Template

Time to open Roblox Studio! If you need to, download Studio and come back to this page when you’re ready. This game will be using the Create and Destroy template.

  1. Open Roblox Studio.
  2. Download the template.
  1. In Roblox Studio, in the top left, click File > Open from File and select the downloaded file CreateAndDestroy_template.rbxl.

In this template, a prop artist and a coder have already created a starter map, you just need to design the city. On the left is an island, and on the right is a palette of objects to use. This sort of setup is very common in game development.

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