Many new developers are appearing on the scene, creating new games with Roblox Studio. Even teenagers are at the helm, learning how to code from a young age. One of the most useful tools on the gaming platform is the jump counter.
The only issue is recording how many times the character hops, especially when it’s one of the primary goals in the game. Here’s how you can make a jump counter in Roblox so that it works. If you’re not sure how to do coding, read our quick guide on how to script on Roblox.
What are jump counters used for in Roblox?
Jump counters are essential for counting the number of jumps a character does in a Roblox game. It doesn’t mean placing a counter down to help you in jumping. Every time the avatar jumps, the value increases by a specific amount as dictated by the developer.
Creating jump counters in Roblox requires that you insert a script on the character that keeps count for every hop. It should apply universally for each player in the game, so you’ll need to keep the code simple. There are also a few other uses, which we’ll cover later in this guide.
How to make a jump counter in Roblox
When you’re ready to make a jump counter, open the game you’re developing in Roblox. You can also test it in a different file if you want, but it will work best if you already have something in development, specifically a player character.
Open StarterPlayer and insert object
With your game open in Roblox Studio, head to the side panel on the right and find StarterPlayer. The folder contains all the linked objects to the player, which is how you will keep count for each gamer. You can now insert an object in this folder.
Insert a LocalScript
After you ask Roblox Studio to insert an object, you’ll need to select LocalScript. You will be able to code a script specifically for the character that will record the jump and add to the counter. Here’s an example of a simple code for a jump counter:
local Character = player.Character or player.CharacterAdded:Wait()
local humanoid = Character:WaitForChild(“Humanoid”)
if newState == Enum.HumanoidStateType.Jumping then
jumpCount.Value = jumpCount.Value + 1
Test the jump counter
After you save your script, head to the menu at the top. You’ll see there’s a Play button you can activate to test the jump counter. Every time you jump, you should see the value increase.
Is jumping necessary in Roblox?
Jumping is certainly one of the top actions performed in Roblox. There are many ways it can be used besides recording how many times the character hops. Here are some for your consideration.
Some developers use jumping counters for leaderboards in Roblox. They feature competitions where the player with the top jumps earns trophies or other rewards. Sometimes having your name at the top of the board is a reward by itself. You may need to adjust the script slightly if you want to design a leaderboard.
Jumping games in Roblox
Besides leaderboards, there are plenty of Roblox developers that make creative use of the jump tool. There are platform games where you need to jump on the correct block if you don’t want to fall to your death. You’ll find interesting scripts for these titles that may completely overwhelm beginners.
What makes the variety of Roblox jumps so interesting is that there are so many ways you can implement them. Fortnite creative content creators did an incredible job of copying these gameplay elements, but Roblox still remains the trickiest platform to get it right. Try not to make it too challenging, otherwise, players won’t enjoy your game.
One aspect that Fortnite creators make full use of is working with different jump items. There are jump pods, lily pads, umbrellas, and so much more. Roblox is slightly restrictive in this regard, so you may need to become creative and make your own jump platforms. You can even work a jump counter into objects instead of characters.
Altering jump settings in Roblox Studio
As a developer on Roblox Studio, you can make changes to jump settings in your game. You can enable double jumps or alter how high each jump can go. Don’t be limited by the standard configurations and let your imagination run wild.
Jump for your virtual life!
The experience of coding in Roblox may be daunting at first, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough. If you’d like some guidance, check out how to create your first game in Roblox Studio. Once you have the basics, you can then try making a jump counter for the players. If you’d prefer just playing the game, here’s a look at how to play Roblox as a gamer.