Weekly ROBLOX Roundup: April 29, 2012

April

29, 2012

by Andrew Haak


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Weekly ROBLOX Roundup logoEvery week, we’re busy telling the stories behind our platform, our technology, and our place in the gaming and technology industries. For those of you who catch up with ROBLOX over the weekend, the Weekly ROBLOX Roundup collects the best stuff to hit our various avenues of publication in the last week.

ROBLOX Users Love Water

Water Physics and BuoyancyAnd what world builder or game designer wouldn’t? Early in the week, we took a deep look at our upcoming water simulation and buoyancy physics. Most of the feedback we received was positive, and it sounds like the ROBLOX community is collectively champing at the bit to implement water into their games. We also heard your reaction to the water texture – we’re working on it for the official release.

ROBLOX Users Love Talking About Character Models, Too

Character Model - Male 3.0We know that when we ask you to discuss our “Version 3.0” ROBLOX character models, you’re going to discuss them. Passionately. Our latest survey was no different. We’re still collecting data from users, so it’s not too late to vote, and we expect to be able to draw some solid conclusions from your feedback.

Emergence and Its Place in ROBLOX

Emergence in ROBLOXWhether solving physics puzzles in Half-Life 2 or creating your own narrative in Civilization, emergence lets you use a game’s systems in unique and even unexpected ways. This week, we showed how emergence manifests itself in three facets of ROBLOX: building, playing and the social space.

“Aging Up” Your ROBLOX Account

We launched a small feature – with a big impact – to our website this week. ROBLOX users can now change their date of birth or request their parent change it, in some circumstances.

As always, if you still need more words about ROBLOX, check out part one of a comprehensive feature MMOFallout.com is producing about ROBLOX, its community and its creative users. There’s some good, original research happening there.

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ROBLOX on Social Networks

Your interesting ROBLOX stories continued to pour in via our blog and Facebook page this week. Check out our article about emergence in ROBLOX, as it features some of the best responses.

We’ve also been sharing video reviews of ROBLOX games by Max Benedek. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop on weekly reviews from Max, and find previous reviews of Bus Driver City, ROBLOX cart-riding games, and Trucking Tycoon.

Need convincing? Here’s his review of Trucking Tycoon:

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We’re sharing other content you won’t find anywhere else, too, including videos of our technology, ROBLOX games and places from various eras that are worth playing, and open positions at ROBLOX. So follow along.