How to make a good lobby

Like a book, your thumbnail is the cover. It’s meant to be judged, and shows the quality! But your lobby is like the prologue or summary. It’s just as important, maybe even more! A good lobby along with a good thumbnail will get you a lot of views! We already have a lot of great guides on thumbnails, but not any on lobbies. In this guide, I’ll show how to make a lobby that will leave a good impression on your game.

Steps to make a good lobby


1. spawn pad

A spawn pad for the lobby will spawn people in the lobby only in the pregame.
Here is a guide on it: How to Make a Lobby

2. Outline/footprint

When it comes to the outline, there are a few tips. The two general sizes for lobbies are portrait or landscape. You want it to be slightly bigger than your screen area, but also small enough to keep the vibe going.
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3. Theme

theme is important. It shows what the game is about. When making your lobby, make it relate to the game.
Ex. You have an island survival game: Put the lobby on an island
For our example my theme is a plant survival based game.


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*Props and decoration are in the decoration section

4. Title, creators credit, version

In your lobby, you generally want the title of your game. If you prefer, you can also add things like the credits to the creators and the version of the game (if you update it). It’s good idea to put all of these things together in a centralized location.
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5. Decoration

Now it’s time for the good stuff! decoration! Like I have said before, theme is a major part in what makes a good lobby. props are very helpful in this. Our example is a plant based game, so adding some of the one way out props will help. It’s also a good idea to add items or things from your game into the lobby.
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6. rules and change-log

Finally, and probably most importantly, are the rules and change-log I guess the change-log isn’t necessary if you aren’t updating. Having rules in the lobby allows players to review and/or learn how the game works and its goal. The change-log shows what has been fixed and added. When, making these, I like to create two portals that lead to different rooms with the same theme containing the stuff.
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Enjoy your nice clean lobby!

I have learned in the process of making this to always check before you make a guide. Don’t make my mistake, check and make sure that your guide hasn’t been done before :slight_smile:


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Ummm credits…
there are SO many guides on this…

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this is nice so far, but remember that as a basic user, you only get one day to finish this.

also, there are plenty of guides on this already.

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I didn’t see any guides…

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Search up the word ‘lobby’ and you’ll definitely find more than a few…

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The back of my mind: It’s fine, it’s fine, it’s fine… probably.

For CringeKarl, yeah, I agree, there is a bit too many of these, and you have one day to finish.

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ho ho ho… you have *ahem * a few credits to give

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(post deleted by author because someone else already posted the same thing)

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Ok I will add these but I have to eat dinner :confused:

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(Btw, we’re not trying to put you down, we’re just tryna inform you that there are many guides on this, and that you should always search before posting, right, we’re not trying to put him down… RIGHT?)

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there is a lot that this has to it. And there are so many types of games and themes it would make this guide a mile long read. Pls there are lots on this already just not a lot of super indepth ones.

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right

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Yessir :saluting_face:

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exactly.
all that, and just a day for @SirWyWy to make it… not a good outlook.

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Would like to y’all but I’m out of likes for today… so for now, I’ll have…
+1 :heart:

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aye aye, but no one does that. You say that and it goes right over new users heads.

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Yeah, I agree.

(Maybe we need like a giant codex, I can change my bio for new players to tell them all the ways you can behave in the forums and stuff to do, but it might take me a bit, and like some basic rules, cause… 1, it’s shorter looking, 2, as soon as you hear FAQ or TOS you zone out.)

@Caternaught had to get your attention, why you reading this now? Lol. Just wondering.

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Once again, there is no need to credit a guide if you didn’t use anything from it. At most, you would just acknowledge that someone got there first.

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I think I already did something like this…

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