In honor of ROBLOX co-founder Erik Cassel, we’re featuring some special clothing items until February 25. Longtime users know that Erik could often be found in ROBLOX wearing the “Well Worn Hat” – this hat meant a lot to Erik, and now that he’s passed, it means a lot to us. We’ve re-named it Erik Cassel’s Hat, and we’re now offering it for 20 Robux. We’ve also made new commemorative “Erik” t-shirts, which are only a single ticket. We hope you’ll wear them in remembrance of Erik. Based on the sales of these items, ROBLOX will make a substantial donation to cancer research. Thank you to the entire ROBLOX community all for your respect and support.Continue reading
Yesterday morning, Erik Cassel, my co-founder at ROBLOX, passed away. Erik had been battling cancer for the past three years and his passing is a deep loss. I have worked with Erik for over 20 years, first at a company called Knowledge Revolution, then since the start of ROBLOX. I would like to tell you about Erik, and how his incredible talents continue to shine through in ROBLOX.
I first met Erik right after he had graduated from Cornell University. At the time I had just founded a company called Knowledge Revolution. We were developing educational software for teaching physics. Erik read about our product in MacUser magazine, and flew out to interview. During the interview Erik showed me an awesome piece of software he wrote for the physics department of Cornell. It was elegant, fast, and hinted at Erik’s incredible talents.Continue reading
What a year it’s been.
It’s December 29th (at the time of this writing, I’m certain this will post shortly after the new year), and I’m sitting in my ski cabin surrounded by falling snow and jagged icicles. I spent the morning cross-country skiing with my dog, and have spent the afternoon reflecting on this past year–what it meant, and where ROBLOX is going from here. As users, you are the single most important aspect of our platform, and you deserve to understand our vision for the year ahead. But before we get into that, let’s take stock of how far we’ve come.Continue reading
ROBLOX is proud to have been named one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2012. The annual list recognizes websites in a variety of categories, including web tools, games, education, news and information, shopping, productivity, social and more.
The 50 best websites are those that TIME editors “find to be useful, entertaining, innovative or just plain addictive — and, in some cases, all of the above,” according to the article. We think we’re all of the above.
This recognition is a testament to the day-in, day-out effort and passion the ROBLOX team puts into building ROBLOX, and inspires us to continue to improve the quality of our product for our users.Continue reading
We have a big vision. The future of ROBLOX is an online world where many physical phenomena are simulated. Ultimately, wind will blow small parts around, metal wires will conduct electricity, lasers will cause wooden parts to burst into flame, magnets will attract parts made of iron, and water will freeze, flow and vaporize. This is not a world that will be composed only of blocks. Our characters will evolve and adapt to live in this world.Continue reading
Today we are giving everyone the chance to submit a personal ROBLOX “Top-Three” list. Please be as specific as possible and limit your reply to three short items. If you have additional comments, place them after your three items. This will make it easier for other readers to browse many replies quickly.Continue reading
Note: This post has been updated as of April 2nd, 10:00 p.m. PST. The ROBLOX catalog and currency trading system are back online. A small number (less than 0.01%) of ROBLOX accounts had some transactions rolled back.Continue reading