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Weekly ROBLOX Roundup: May 20, 2012

May 20, 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.

Preview the Upcoming ROBLOX Trade System

Trade System ScreenshotWe capped this week with a sneak peek at our trade system, which is nearing its beta testing period. Once released, it’ll offer Builders Club members a robust system to trade limited items. Check out the story for some screenshots, a step-by-step preview of the process and answers to several frequently asked questions.

Santa Clara Convention CenterROBLOX Game Conference: Coming Together

We recently announced some new details about ROBLOX Game Conference, coming this July to the Santa Clara Convention Center. We’ll be showing tech demos of improved ROBLOX physics, water and buoyancy, and ROBLOX Studio 2.0 — an exclusive to this event. We’ll also help budding game developers get their portfolio ready for the competitive gaming industry. Tickets are on sale now.

Character ExplorationNew Character Models, Revisited

Our version 3.0 character models have been a topic of contention for weeks. Our latest video got the discussion flowing, once again. Check it out for a look at our 3.0 male character model in various sets of clothing. And music.

Using Wait Wisely, or A Useful Way to Reduce Lag

ROBLOX Chief Scientist Erik Cassel has been examining laggy ROBLOX games as of late. In many cases, he’s found that the lag is preventable — it stems from runaway scripts that spend valuable compute time on unnecessarily frequent computation. By using “wait” correctly, you’ll be on the way to lag-free game building.

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ROBLOX, Elsewhere on the Web

FPSGuru.com recently published an article explaining how you can make a first-person shooter in ROBLOX in 15 minutes. Check out the story — including a video featuring members of our very own Content Team — and try it out for yourself.

MMOFallout.com recently concluded its series of articles on ROBLOX with a look at some of our users’ most impressive creations and some comments from their creators.

Maker Faire logo

Finally, come see us this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. Booth 57.