ROBLOX is traditionally home to 3D, multiplayer, physics-based games. So, when players discovered that Zeekerss was making narrative-driven, single-player, game in 2.5D – restricting players to a single plane of movement, but built using 3D assets – they quickly took notice. Inspired by the game Choices by GollyGreg, Zeekerss is now one of the top creators of side-scrolling ROBLOX titles. What’s even more stunning than the quality and aesthetic of his games is that Zeekerss is a mere 12 years old (going on 13), and already designing clever levels and puzzles that have stumped even adult players.
Thanksgiving is nearly here, and ROBLOX is bringing you a cornucopia of awesome events, sales, and cool prizes to earn. This month’s ROBLOX event, BLOXgiving, takes three of the most popular games on ROBLOX and adds a Thanksgiving twist!
The three games, The Mad Murderer, ROBLOX High School, and Super Bomb Survival, have all added a Thanksgiving theme, and have special badges for you to earn sweet prizes! Each game has two unique prizes to earn. The first is earned by completing a specific task in-game; the second is earned by finding a special Thanksgiving-themed item that randomly spawns in-game. Completing each objective earns you an exclusive hat and badge. Get all six prizes and you’ll earn a pilgrim BLOXikin!
Remember way back in March when we launched the program that would have actual ROBLOX builders and developers run ROBLOX booths at events around the world? Well, with your help, we did it — hitting 24 events across 19 major metro areas in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. throughout the bulk of 2014 in the process. It was a whirlwind of fun that let hundreds of you help us demonstrate what ROBLOX is all about to a lot of new people. We’re winding down our events for the year, but we have one left to go this weekend in Toronto, Canada, and we’re already getting the wheels in motion for an exciting 2015.
The ROBLOX Twitch streaming community has been growing steadily since we formally launched there several months ago — and, in October, the community really came together and made waves for the 24-hour Extra Life streaming marathon. It was great to see so many people get involved and broadcast their own gaming and building to ROBLOX, and it’s for that reason that we continue to award prizes to the top channels every month. Read our guide to streaming ROBLOX to Twitch using free Open Broadcaster Software to learn how to go live, and read on to see the top ROBLOX streamers of October!
We get asked about ROBLOX merchandise all the time, and we’ve been hearing you guys. So we’re pleased to announce that the ROBLOX Store is officially open for business!
This year we’ve partnered with Zazzle to bring you a broader, more customizable array of clothing and merchandise that will look great on ROBLOX fans of all ages.
The recent release of our Solid Modeling tool ushered in a new and exciting era of creation, in which builders and developers have the ability to create complex objects using ROBLOX’s primitives as a foundation. We’ve seen the potential of the feature become a reality, with a plethora of impressive games and worlds leveraging the tool to great visual effect. Today, Solid Modeling has received its first substantial upgrade: accurate physics simulation for complex objects.
One of the premiere game development collectives on ROBLOX is Mad Studio. Between games like Darkness (and its sequel), Intense Sword Fighting, and the The Mad Murderer, this group of game developers, spearheaded by the 17-year-old loleris, has racked up around 30 million cumulative gameplay sessions and earned more than $70,000 in the last year through the Developer Exchange. Today the group’s latest effort is on the brink of release, so we decided to get an inside preview of Mad Paintball and find out what loleris believes will separate it from the other great shooters on the ROBLOX market.