ROBLOX Hosting a Hackathon at Game Conference 2012

June

08, 2012

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RGC 2012 Hackathon LogoDo you consider yourself an elite ROBLOX game designer? Do your friends secretly marvel at your architectural competence and scripting prowess? Can you produce under the pressure of limited time? If so, we invite you to bring your laptop to ROBLOX Game Conference 2012 and join us for a continuous, all-day Hackathon.

The ROBLOX Game Conference 2012 Hackathon will let attendees take a break from the festivities and enjoy a session of ROBLOX creation. Every 20 or so minutes, a ROBLOX developer will unveil a new puzzle, challenging users to complete it in a given period of time. While we can’t give away any specifics, we’ll be asking competitors to do things like create a new GUI (graphic user interface) or game effect, script a specific sequence of behaviors, solve programming and math puzzles, and take advantage of a ROBLOX feature that’s not commonly used.

Attendees can participate in as many 20-minute challenges as they’d like. We’ll be giving away prizes to participants and, better yet, projecting a leaderboard that shows who’s successfully completed the most Hackathon puzzles – and who’s the most skilled user in attendance.

Hackathon Laptops

To prepare ourselves for the ROBLOX Game Conference 2012 Hackathon, we’re going to be holding our own mock Hackathon at the ROBLOX headquarters this afternoon. We’ll let you know how it goes soon.

In the meantime, you might want to start sharpening up your ROBLOX game-design skills. To learn more about ROBLOX Game Conference 2012 and what will be offered at the event, click here.