The ROBLOX Black Friday Sale Extravaganza!

It’s that magical time of year, where we all stay up way past our bedtimes so we can get super sweet deals for holiday goods! And while your friends and family might be lining up for Blu-Rays and video games, you can stay inside all toasty and warm for the ROBLOX Black Friday Sale.

We got a huge response from the ROBLOX community, and you guys helped decide which stuff got into the sale. Over 60 items will be discounted, put back on sale, released for the first time (ie new!), or made limited during the sale, which runs through Monday, December 1.

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Going from ROBLOX Developer, to ROBLOX Teacher

ROBLOX and other user-generated content platforms are in the unique position of being at the intersection of fun and productivity. They are places that are simultaneously prime sources of entertainment and breeding grounds for creativity.

It’s not surprising, then, that many students have used ROBLOX’s physics-based engine to complete school assignments and projects. But how about ROBLOX being the school assignment? Recently, some members of the ROBLOX developer community shared their stories of how they incorporated ROBLOX into their school’s curriculum.

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Experience These Six Unbelievably Good Looking Games

We talk a lot about game developers on ROBLOX — after all, our tools as a whole are designed to enable people of all ages to build and publish rich games, and share them with an audience of millions of gamers. However, there are many specialists on ROBLOX, and some of the most impressive creations come from the community of showcase builders, who focus their efforts on creating stunning worlds, memorable atmospheres, and beautiful scenery. Read on to see six of the best current worlds to explore in the vast virtual expanse that is ROBLOXia.

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Zeekerss Puzzles Players in 2.5 Dimensions

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.

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BLOXgiving Is a Feast of Games and Prizes

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!

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The 2014 Event Season Wraps This Weekend in Toronto

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.

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ROBLOX Streamers Have a Big October — and Three Win Prizes

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!

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