Weekly ROBLOX Roundup: May 6, 2012
by Andrew Haak
Every 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.
This week, we gave you a preview of our not-yet-released in-game wardrobe change feature. Without leaving ROBLOX, you’ll be able to swap hats, heads, faces, shirts, pants and more; we’ll even update your character thumbnail almost instantaneously with your new look. Check out the story and video demo for all the details.
User Feedback, Round Two
Want to know why some things in ROBLOX are the way they are? We’re continuing to comb through your responses to our April blog survey, Your ROBLOX Top-Three List, and providing answers. This time, Creative Director John Shedletsky responds to requests for local services (for sound, light, etc.), expanded Insert Service functionality, canned animations, physics tweaks and more.
This Week in ROBLOX Tech
Software Engineer Navin Lal went in-depth on ROBLOX’s website architecture, and its shift toward MVC (models, views and controllers) and pagelets. While MVC allows faster development and a higher quality web experience, our pagelet infrastructure – akin to Facebook’s BigPipe – will redefine the way ROBLOX serves up webpages and make our website faster and more responsive.
Still not satisfied? You can read an article about ROBLOX, including CFO Matt Finick’s insights into our platform and future direction, at Blistered Thumbs.
If you already follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you might know we reached a milestone this week with our 200,000th Facebook fan. To celebrate, we gave 10 fans 2,000 Robux. Winners: Enjoy your spoils of riches. Just don’t spend it all on one hat.
Of course, we offer more than just free money via Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on either network – or, better yet, both – to have exclusive content and interesting updates fed right to your device of choice. It doesn’t get any easier.
And now, for an abstract collage of deep thoughts, cryptic math and what appears to be a cluster of ROBLOX bricks (or a third of a Rubix cube), straight from the walls of the ROBLOX headquarters: