Today is the first day of the month-long Halloween celebration we know on ROBLOX as BLOXtober. We’re kicking things off with 13 days of gifts, but there will soon be much more, including the official Halloween game event, known as Hallow’s Eve, and tons of scares happening on our Twitch channel, courtesy of the top games of the “scare us silly” Game Creation Challenge that concluded on Sunday. Let’s preview what’s in store for BLOXtober in a little more detail.
Happy Halloween! What a month it’s been. We figured there would no better way to celebrate the end of BLOXtober than to show a little holiday spirit, and come to work dressed in the duds we’ll be wearing tonight! We had ourselves quite the party, and even had a costume contest. Check out the gallery below to relive our celebration! Continue reading →
The horizon and scope of ROBLOX games are constantly expanding. Though our platform is shaped 99% by our user base of builders and game creators, our very own Games Team likes to step in every now and again to deliver a unique gameplay experience to all — and then release what we learn to the community so that you can create even better games. Last year’s Egg Hunt was a large undertaking that went over quite well, so we knew the next time we created a holiday-themed game we would want to make it even bigger. Thus, the basic idea behind BLOXtober’s Witching Hour was conceived. Continue reading →
Before we announce the winners of the BLOXtober Costume Contest, let’s step back and look at just how it shook out. In total, we received 17,000 costume submissions over the course of a roughly three-day entry window. We then launched into the weekend voting period, where you all worked incredibly hard on the forums and social media – just look at the #BLOXtober tweet stream for evidence – to get your entry noticed. Based on the more than 200,000 votes cast, your efforts made a big difference.
Now, entrants, take a deep breath. You’re about to find out whether you made the cut.
BLOXtober continues this week with a big Tuesday announcement: our 2013 Halloween game, The Witching Hour, is now open for everyone to play! Those of you who paid for early access during either the 1,000- or 500-ROBUX phase will receive your exclusive items in the near future.
Today, hot on the heels of the early-access period for The Witching Hour, we have even more exciting BLOXtober news to share: the costume contest is now open for voting! With hours upon hours of adventure waiting to be unlocked in The Witching Hour and more than 17,000 entries in the costume contest, there is absolutely no shortage of Halloween festivities this weekend.
We’re proud to present the official game event of BLOXtober 2013: The Witching Hour! The game is available with Paid Early Access starting today for the price of $1,000 ROBUX–early access means you’ll get the jump on collecting items and gear, and receive exclusive in-game benefits. The game will be open to everyone soon and running for the next couple of weeks, so don’t fret if you miss out on the early access period.
The Witching Hour features several firsts for a ROBLOX game. It introduces features and abilities that will not just change the way the game is played, but the way ROBLOX games are developed. We’re going to walk you through some of the major features of The Witching Hour, including Consumables, Companions, and the largest holiday map we’ve ever created. It’s ROBLOX Halloween 2013! Welcome! Continue reading →