CTA: Themed Featured Game Sorts

Hey Developers,

As you’re probably aware, there are a number of different holidays coming up over the next few months. We thought it might be fun to mix up the Featured Games Sort a little, and feature themed games to celebrate the holidays!

We wanted to give you a heads up about the kinds of themes we’ll be looking for to give you time to update your games. Themed games will have an advantage over non-themed games for featuring, though we will be also feature non-themed games simultaneously. You can see a list of the themes, and the dates they will be featured, below:

  • Halloween
    • Start Date: October 16, 2018
    • End Date: November 13, 2018
  • Winter & Happy New Year – Submissions are now closed!
    • Start Date: December 11, 2018
    • End Date: January 8, 2019
  • Spring
    • Start Date: April 16, 2019
    • End Date: May 14, 2019
  • Summer:
    • Start Date: June 25, 2019
    • End Date: July 23, 2019

You have a much better chance of being featured if your game meets the following criteria:

  • Phone & Tablet Support
  • Localized in Multiple Languages
    • Spanish
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • French
    • German
  • Fun & Unique Roblox Game

Please remember that all games will need to pass the Featured Games Guidelines.

Happy developing!
The Developer Relations Team


This is really cool. Glad to see Roblox do something for holidays again. If the site theme changing per holiday returned too, that would be even better.


is it strictly holiday themed games or could it big game updates surrounding the holidays?

such as a special game mode that relates heavily to one of the holidays.


“Themed games” being both games with updates featuring that theme, or the game itself being focused around that theme. Both fall under that category.


Just want to let everyone know that the Halloween featuring theme is now full!
Please feel free to email in for all future events.

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When was the theme full? Our team submitted our email last night (we submitted the game for featured but forgot to send the email) and are wondering if we made it in in time.

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Unfortunately if you didn’t receive an email back then the game hasn’t been included in the themed sort.

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Now is the time to start applying for the Winter & New Year theme!

Applications for this theme close on December 1st!

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Am I able to apply for the Winter theme feature with a game in development - due for release December 1? Or does the game have to be live at the time of application?

If so, when does the application window close? Will my application be late if I submit it December 1?

If you are certain you are able to be able to release the game by December 1st without a large number of game breaking bugs then feel free to submit your game.

We would rather have you release your game without rushing so if you aren’t able to make the deadline, you could apply to be featured during a normal featuring round Official Featured Games Release Schedule or you could start planning for the next themed round (or do both).

Applications close on December 1st towards the end of the day.


Applications are now closed for the Winter & New Year themed featuring round (12/11/2018).

Thank you to everyone who applied.