One of the coolest ROBLOX experiences is the rush of pulling up the Games page to see what people are playing. Every day, there’s something new at the top of the charts — whether by sheer popularity, earning serious ROBUX, getting lots of thumbs up, or hooking players for repeat play sessions. In this article, we’re stepping back from the day-to-day fluctuations of what’s hot and looking at what games you, the gamers and developers of the ROBLOX community, turned into trends throughout the month of March.
If you’ve been on ROBLOX any time in the last six months, chances are you’ve heard of Twisted Murderer. Not only has it remained one of the most consistently popular games, accumulating more than 14.5 million total visits since its launch last fall, it’s also been the top earning game. This killer combination has all but guaranteed Twisted Murderer a prime spot at or near the top of the ROBLOX Games charts — and kickstarted Taymaster’s game development career.
Defying the usual lifespan of a video game, Twisted Murder’s barreling momentum continues to this day. In fact, the game has done so well so far this year that Taymaster just achieved yet another huge milestone: he’s become the first person to earn $50,000 in a single month through the ROBLOX Developer Exchange.
Streaming to Twitch is a great way for you to participate in and contribute to the ROBLOX community. You can broadcast the creation of a game so others can see how you do what you do, build a channel and audience of your own, and help spread the word about ROBLOX. We’re really happy to have seen thousands of ROBLOX gamers and developers get started on Twitch in the last year, and, now that one of the top streaming applications is available for Mac, we hope this guide will help even more of you start your own channels.
Ready? Here’s a weekend project.
Part of being an indie game developer is doing your own promotion. Sure, you can leverage ROBLOX’s advertising system to get your game in front of lots of players quickly (we’ll have more on that soon), but let’s think bigger and broader. How can you use social media? How can you produce game content that acts as promotion? How can you get outside of ROBLOX and capture an entirely new audience of gamers? We’ll answer all of those questions in this article.
While having a good game is the best kind of promotion (and no amount of promotion can make a bad game a smash hit), tools for promotion can amplify your success — a lot. They can bring you more players, help you earn more money, and ultimately reinforce your personal brand, which means more people will be willing to try the games you release in the future.
The ROBLOX team unveiled an array of improvements and tools coming soon to our platform at ROBLOX Developers Conference West (RDC West) last weekend. The event was the first of its kind, attracting about 75 of the top game creators from our community and more than 40,000 Twitch viewers. Today, we’re going to recap the most anticipated announcements, as presented by Simon “gemlocker” Kozlov and Adam “rbadam” Miller. Consider this an easily digestible version of the giant box of awesome that was opened at the event!
[Update: the stream has ended, but you can still watch the archives below!]
This weekend, we’re hosting the first ever ROBLOX Developers Conference (RDC) in San Francisco, California. To kick off the event, our staff is revealing exciting announcements about the future of the ROBLOX game engine and ROBLOX Studio, from physics and terrain to multi-builder Studio and the Developer Exchange. We recognize that not every game creator could take a weekend trip to California for RDC West. So, we’re bringing the event’s big reveals to you by streaming them LIVE on the ROBLOX Twitch channel — and you can watch it here on the blog.
There’s a long and storied history of minigame collections on ROBLOX. Looking back as far as 2008, long-tenured ROBLOX players might remember such titles as Minigame Mania by ICE128, Person299’s Minigames, Multi Minigames, Havemeat’s Minigames, and Minigame World. Now, with four solid months of top-10 performance, it’s safe to say there’s a new title that’ll one day be mentioned among the classics.
That game is Ripull Minigames.