2019 has officially arrived and the holidays are coming to a close. December was a short month for many, but with the free time came lots of new updates, opportunities and more! Check out the awesome updates from the Developer community below:
In December, Aquaman: Home is Calling was still in full swing! Players could fight their way through the quests and unlock new trials, completing all three trials for a chance to compete in the arena. This event ended in late December, but you can still explore the underwater world here: https://www.roblox.com/games/2056459358/City-of-Rolantis
Heroes of Robloxia also had an event over the holidays! Players could fight their way through the Heroes of Robloxia universe and win exclusive Heroes of Robloxia gear. While the event ended this week, you can check out the Heroes of Robloxia Twitter account: https://twitter.com/HeroesOfRoblox to see the exclusive gear that players earned throughout the event.
Developer Content: From the Devs and Developer Spotlights:
As December came to a close, we ended our Player Retention module and opened opportunities for developers to apply to the upcoming Medium module: “Why Roblox?”.
Interested in applying? Submit your application for review here: UGC Opportunity: Tell Us Your Story & Get Featured on Roblox Developer Medium
You can find the newest additions to the Roblox Medium publication and the final articles on Player Retention below:
“From the Devs”: Attracting Players to Your Game, by @CollegiateJokes: https://medium.com/@RobloxDevRel/from-the-devs-attracting-players-to-your-game-by-collegiatejokes-9f2e39baf9f7
“From the Devs”: Making Your Game Last: A Quick Guide on Player Retention, by @Nurgenius: https://medium.com/@RobloxDevRel/from-the-devs-making-your-game-last-a-quick-guide-on-player-retention-by-nurgenius-df31dab6b0fa
“From the Devs”: How Social Loops Keep Players Playing, by @Basekill: https://medium.com/@RobloxDevRel/from-the-devs-how-social-loops-keep-players-playing-6b24b299c124
“From the Developers”: The Importance Of Community And Communication, by @Molegul: https://medium.com/@RobloxDevRel/from-the-developers-the-importance-of-community-and-communication-by-molegul-a5930f24238f
We also had the chance to learn more from developers about how they got to where they are now. Learn about your fellow community members and read their stories here:
Updates and Changes:
With the holidays in December, it was a relatively quiet month for Roblox updates. You can find a short list below:
There were some amazing features that Roblox shipped in 2018. You can check out some of these features in @BSlickMusic’s video recap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Judp1ds5-fs&feature=youtu.be
Though there weren’t many updates shipped in December, we had some other amazing programs running in Decembers. The Winter Creator Challenge: https://www.roblox.com/CreatorChallenge kicked off in December and many developers used this opportunity to take part in the universal Hour of Code. If you’re interested in reviewing the curriculum, you can find the guide here. Additionally, @Alvin_Blox created a video to guide developers through the curriculum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRSJLHA650. If you know someone who’s interested in learning to develop on Roblox, share this opportunity!
Check out the current Featured games to celebrate the holidays Roblox-style! This sort was specially curated for the winter holidays. Jump in here: https://www.roblox.com/games/?SortFilter=default&TimeFilter=0
Escape The North Pole Obby| @ezok
Butler Chase| @zeustice
Bonus opportunity to get Featured!
We are now offering a second opportunity for you to get your game on the Games page! Going forward, Roblox will be highlighting games that adopt the latest and greatest Roblox technology. Apply to have your game featured here: Featuring early adopters of Roblox technology
If you’d like to review the earlier months of 2018, check out the list of recaps here: