Every week, we’re busy telling the stories behind our platform, our technology, and our place in the gaming and technology industries. For those of you who catch up with ROBLOX over the weekend, the Weekly ROBLOX Roundup collects the best stuff to hit our various avenues of publication in the last week. This time: a Game Pass update, enhanced water physics and boat control, our responses to your feedback, more wealthy ROBLOX users and more.
We pulled some Game Pass data with the first week and a half of the feature’s life in the books, and found that some game developers had already made large profits. The top-earning Game Pass, at the time of the blog post’s publication, had generated over 200,000 Robux. You can see the top three passes, what they offer and even how their strategies compare to bigger video game-industry trends here.
We recently released an update to our water physics model that takes into account more physical factors — namely, the angle at which parts move through water. This, combined with an enhanced vehicle seat, allows you to build boats on ROBLOX with rear-facing propellers. You can read all about the changes and get started on working with these new features by reading through our blog post from earlier in the week.
Our responses to your feedback
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in collecting and sifting through feedback from the ROBLOX community, it’s that you’re a creative bunch with big ideas. In this entry to our Responding to User Feedback series, two members of the ROBLOX development team elaborate on topics like unlocking right-click for FPS games, weather in ROBLOX, allowing custom part shapes and a higher part limit, and simulating physical properties of different materials. We love hearing your ideas and hope these articles give you some insight as to how we develop and prioritize ROBLOX features.
We decided to talk to the richest active users on ROBLOX to find out how they achieved their success. Now, in the second installment, you’ll hear from the richest active ROBLOX users and how their tactics helped them amass a fortune.
An exploration of ROBLOX groups
Despite the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of ROBLOX groups, with millions of members, they’re not necessarily visible at a glance. In this article, we explore ROBLOX’s groups system, including some impressive statistics, what draws people to join groups, and some thoughts for those thinking about starting their own group.
You should play this ROBLOX game
BattleBoats!, by user um3k (who has been featured on the blog for his procedural generation techniques on ROBLOX). It was one of the first games to take advantage of ROBLOX’s physically simulated water, it’s recently been updated, and rockets + boats is still a really fun formula.
- The largest group on ROBLOX is First Encounter Assault Recon, with more than 125,000 members. There are more than 7 million group memberships across ROBLOX. Read all about groups in this blog post.
- Here’s a cool, very stylized video by user 1penguin10 of detailed ROBLOX creations that were built without the use of CFraming. You just have to love time-lapse sunrises and sunsets. There are links to the featured ROBLOX places in the description of the video on YouTube.