Hex Builds a Fanbase With Its Unique Gameplay and High Presentation Value

Game design is a process of exploration as much as it is about building and scripting. Finding a balance between vision and resources is key. The best games on ROBLOX are the ones that utilize the platform well. One of these games is HEX, a sci-fi third-person shooter inspired by other console and PC games, but presented in an entirely ROBLOX way.

Created by the duo owen0202 and SilentSwords, under the development team name SO Studios, HEX hit the scene in early 2015. It built a dedicated following almost instantly, amassing over a million plays in a few short months. HEX was originally conceived as a grid-based conquest game, using hexagonal tiles. If you think about Risky Strats meeting a shooter, you’re not far off.

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The Top Games of March, 2015

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.

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Taymaster Earns the First Ever $50,000 DevEx Payout

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.

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Gamers and Developers Get New VIP Server Features

By popular demand, we launched VIP Servers in late 2014 to give you an easy way to play games privately with your friends. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and making updates to improve the VIP Server experience. These incremental changes include the ability to invite all your friends with one click, quickly set up competitive (and presumably epic) clan-versus-clan battles, and automatically renew your VIP Server, as well as revenue sharing for developers who enable the feature. Let’s dig into the updates.

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ROBLOX Heads to Seattle for Power Up! Gaming Days

If you’re in the Seattle area, and are looking for something to do during spring break, why not hang out with ROBLOX and Nintendo? The Power Up! Gaming Days event brings family friendly gaming and education to one of the coolest cities around, and we’re super excited to be a part of it!

  • What: Three days of awesome video games and activities where you can learn how to get started making games
  • When: April 13th through 15th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific
  • Where: EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington (near the Space Needle!)

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Meet the Creator of Deathrun 2, and Learn About Deathrun 3

Those of you who watch our Twitch channel regularly may have seen us testing out a new show, where we interview people who are creating cool stuff on and for ROBLOX. We’re happy to announce we’ve officially launched the show as a permanent addition to our Twitch lineup! The Creator Show is a bi-weekly (that’s every other week) behind-the-scenes look at the talented individuals that make ROBLOX awesome. Developers, artists, builders, video makers; we’re celebrating ROBLOX talent in all fields.

For the first official episode under its new official name, The Creator Show, we invited Wsly, developer behind the hugely popular Deathrun 2. You can watch the video below. We chat about how Deathrun 2 was made, delicious Dutch food, Wsly’s new game, Crystal Cave Sledding, and his plans for the upcoming and highly anticipated Deathrun 3.

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ROBLOX and Maker Faire Team Up for 2015 Events

Last year we tried something new: we had ROBLOXians like you host events all over the world. As part of Maker Faires, players and developers from the community got to show off their skills and tell the world about ROBLOX while helping run our booth. Even better, it allowed us to host in-person events multiple times a year and in multiple countries, and lots of ROBLOX fans to participate. It was a huge success, and we’re gearing up to do the same this year!

We’re thrilled to announce that ROBLOX will have a booth at a dozen Maker Faires in 2015, in three different countries, starting this month. If you’re interested in attending any of these Maker Faire events, you can fill out this form on our Events page. You’ll get alerts for the Maker Faire you pick, with news on whether we need participants, who will be attending, and any updates that might pop up.

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