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This Is How You Make Your Own Successful Obby Game

Making your own Obby game can be a fun and rewarding experience. You get to choose the look and feel of the game, as well as the difficulty level and gameplay mechanics. Additionally, you can share your game with friends and get feedback to help you improve it.

But before you start creating your own Obby game, it's vital to understand what an Obby game is and how no-code gaming platforms make the game development process seamless.

This article will cover what Obby games are, why no-code platforms like Soba are better than traditional code-dependent platforms, and the process of creating your Obby game on Soba.

What is an Obby game?

An Obby game is a type of platform game where the player's goal is to navigate through a series of obstacles. The obstacles can be anything from jumping over a hole to avoiding enemies. Typically, Obby games are designed to be easy to learn but difficult to master. And that's part of what makes them so addictive and enthralling.

The term emerged on Roblox, a low code game development platform. But nowadays there are multiple platforms you can create Obby games on. Some popular examples of Obby games include variations found on Roblox, Minecraft, and Soba. But, there's more.

You can create Obby games with zero coding experience. Gone are the days of programmers having a monopoly on game development.

Make your own Obby game with Soba

Soba's platform is designed to be easy and intuitive for anyone, regardless of coding experience. You can use Soba on both mobile and desktop devices, so you don't have to worry about being tied to either one.

Creating an Obby game with Soba is also faster than other platforms like Roblox since there's no need for tedious coding. And thanks to its drag-and-drop UI, it's incredibly easy to customize your Obby game just how you want it.

Lastly, the UI can sometimes be chunky and unintuitive with other platforms. This makes it difficult to quickly create and iterate on your game without the help of a tutorial or someone who's already built an Obby game.

Here’s what makes a great Obby game

Before we get into creating Obby game mechanics with Soba, let's establish some general principles on what makes an excellent Obby game.

  1. Unique character move sets are necessary. Players should be able to move their character in multiple ways, sometimes including an entirely new method like flying. This adds a sense of creativity, novelty, and fun for players as they progress through the game.
  2. Courses should have the right difficulty level. For example, the course shouldn't be too hard or too easy; it needs to challenge players without being overly difficult. However, there are games that take the difficulty to the max and get away with it, so in the end, it's up to you. for some ideas check out our article for the ten best obstacles in obby games.
  3. Ask yourself if this game is enjoyable for you. If so, chances are it'll be enjoyable for others as well.
  4. Don’t forget about design elements and color choices. The look and feel of your game matter just as much as the courses themselves — maybe even more! From its aesthetic to the color palette you choose, the vibe your game radiates is critical to its success. Some of the highest-performing games have the best aesthetics, like Fortnite and Minecraft.

Some other things to keep in mind when creating an Obby game are the following:

Use of checkpoint systems – This is a great way to keep players engaged, as they won't have to start from the beginning of a course if they die. Power-ups – These can give players an edge in difficult courses and make the game more exciting. Unique level design – This is another way to make your game stand out from the rest. If all your levels look the same, players will quickly lose interest. For inspiration here's a video of top Obby games created on roblox.

Once you've got all that down, it's time to start creating your Obby game on Soba. Follow these steps to make a great game:

How to make your own Obby game on Soba

Choose a concept or theme

At the end of the day, all great Obby courses have a theme-specific nature. The best way to decide on a theme is to see what's out there! For instance, check out what other players have been using for their themes and try to come up with a unique spin. If someone's Obby course is about the main character getting chased out of Luigi's Mansion, try to come up with a different twist. Additionally, you can check out the asset library on Soba for more ideas. Integrate fun challenges Generally, three types of challenges are included in Obby courses: timing actions, speed actions, and precision challenges. Timing actions require the player to perform in a specific window of time, speed actions are all about moving quickly, and precision challenges require careful coordination.

By adding more challenges to your game, you make it entertaining and novel all at the same time. Just remember to find the perfect combination of fun and challenging, yet not impossible.

Choose a color palette

Your course's overall look should match the theme you've chosen for it. If your theme is "The Enchanted Forest," choose colors that fit that concept — like greens, blues, and purples. And if your game is based on Fireboy & Watergirl, use reds and blues throughout the courses. Your color scheme will help bring your world to life!

Add effects, power-ups, and obstacles

Effects can add excitement to an Obby course; they make it feel as though something exciting is happening at every turn. Power-ups can provide an extra boost at difficult sections, while obstacles add a unique twist to gameplay.

Lastly, don't forget about the music! Music is essential for setting the mood and making your game even more enjoyable to play. If you can match this with the overall look and feel of your game, you're set!

Create your Obby game in stages

Remember when we talked about including checkpoints? It's important to design your game in stages. This way, if a player fails, they can start from the beginning of that stage instead of having to restart the entire game.

Plus, it's a way of displaying progress. We all love to see progress and improvement, so it's essential to include stages, phases, or checkpoints within your course.

Getting others to play your Obby game

Using Soba's no-code platform gives you total control over every aspect of your Obby course. Making a great Obby game has never been easier; if you've got the ideas and inspiration, then it just takes patience and dedication to create something truly special.

Once you've finished creating your Obby game on Soba, it's time to share it with the world! You can post it on social media platforms like TikTok or YouTube for more exposure.

Whatever you decide to do with your Obby game, have fun creating something unique and share it with others! It could be just the thing someone needs for their next gaming adventure. Good luck!

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