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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Merely Explains How to Prepare for a Silicon Valley Internship

We’re often asked by our smart and passionate community of creators how one lands a summer internship at ROBLOX. While there’s no formal application process, there are things you can do to get a leg up on the competition — whether you’re trying to get your foot in the engineering door at ROBLOX or any other tech innovator. Nathan Dean, known around here as Merely, has done two summer internships with us and he’s coming back in 2015. In this article, he shares how he got an internship offer from ROBLOX, as well as tips for up-and-coming tech professionals who want to land a great gig.

Hi, this is Nathan Dean, known as Merely on the ROBLOX website. This is a three-part blog post I have written to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to work at ROBLOX. I have worked as an intern at ROBLOX in the summers of 2013 and 2014, and am returning in 2015.

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Watch Our SXSW Panel Featuring Minecraft and Project Spark

For multiple weeks in March, SXSW, one of the world’s biggest festivals for film, music, and technology, takes over the city of Austin, Texas. Last weekend was the Interactive portion of the festival, which spanned gaming and tech. ROBLOX was there, representing user-generated content on a panel titled, “You Make the Game: UGC and the Next Wave of Play”. To include a variety of perspectives on user-generated content in games, and to make the panel even more awesome, we brought along some friends from our world: Minecraft and Project Spark.

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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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ROBLOX’s SXSW Panel Features Us, Microsoft, and Mojang

As we announced last week, ROBLOX is teaming up with some big names in gaming to talk about user-generated content and how gamers like you are shaping the gaming industry as we know it! We’re extremely thrilled to be able to showcase ROBLOX at a huge show like SXSW, which draws in professionals and fans alike. We’ve teamed up with both Mojang’s Minecraft and Microsoft’s Project Spark to highlight all the best that user-generated content has to offer.

Our panel, You Make the Game: UGC and the Next Wave of Play, happens this Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m. Central Time. We’ll be at the Hyatt Regency Austin in the Silker Ballroom 4, which has a ton of seats, so you should definitely come help fill them up. The best thing about the You Make the Game panel is that it’s open to the public and free to attend! You will need a wristband, which you can pick up at the door.

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Meet the Creator of Reason 2 Die

PlaceRebuilder is best known for creating the smash hit zombie multiplayer game Reason 2 Die. Reason 2 Die has been played more than 17 million times and pits a team of survivors against an undead horde of respawning zombies bent on eating everyone’s brains and destroying humanity. What you might not know is that he has a new game in the works: Martial Heroes. Inspired by kung fu films, Martial Heroes is a hand-to-hand combat game that, while still in its pre-alpha stage, is already a blast to play and really promising.

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