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How to Stream ROBLOX on Twitch (2015 Edition)

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.

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A Newschool Guide to Promoting Your Indie Game

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.

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See the Awesome Game Creation Features Coming to ROBLOX in 2015

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!

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Watch the RDC West Livestream!

[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.

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How Ripull Minigames Dominated ROBLOX This Winter

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.

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See Exciting Announcements Live from RDC West Next Saturday

One week from today marks the end of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the beginning of the ROBLOX Developers Conference West (RDC West). ROBLOX staff and creators from our community will be participating in both of these events, and, for those of you who can’t be there, we’re planning to bring you coverage here on the ROBLOX blog.

Of particular note to the ROBLOX community is our RDC West livestream, which starts next Saturday at roughly 10 a.m. Pacific Time (12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT). The livestream will feature big announcements about the ROBLOX engine, Studio, and more, plus some other assorted fun. We expect that the stream will run for approximately two hours. You’ll be able to watch it in an embedded player at blog.roblox.com or, if you want to participate in the chat and get hyped up with other viewers, at twitch.tv/roblox. We hope to see a lot of you there!

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The ROBLOX Team “Game Jams” in Just Three Hours

Game jams are events that bring developers together to design and create a game, typically within a ridiculously short amount of time (somewhere between a day and a weekend). We recently held one of our own at ROBLOX HQ – both as a fun evening event for our crew and to experience the product we’re creating just as our community does. We gave it our own unique spin: two or three people per team, three hours only. Turns out, even with such a severe resource constraint, ROBLOX remains a really good platform to create something substantial.

ROBLOX lets individuals and small teams turn ideas into working prototypes fast, in no small part because multiplayer networking, physics, hosting, and other such engine-level features are built in. While not every team in our game jam finished a working game, we thought it would be cool to show you what some of the groups accomplished in the mere three hours they were allotted.

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