A few weeks ago, we announced a new program which will be an extension of our annual Roblox Developers Conference called Level Up! And it’s designed to help do just that - level up your game design skills.
Now, we’re excited to kick off our first Level Up event with the RedManta team! For those who are unfamiliar with RedManta, read on!
A Brief History
RedManta was founded by Alex Hicks & Ethan Koester in 2018 after the success of Robloxian High School (RHS). Since the game’s release in 2017, RHS has gone on to amass over a billion plays. And then, in September 2020, the company released their next title, World // Zero, which has surpassed 70,000 concurrent players!
Push the Limits: Never settle for “good enough” and try new things
Have Fun, Make Fun: Have fun while creating games that everyone wants to play
Be Constructive & Receptive: Share honest feedback with others, and always be receptive to the feedback that others give you
Live & Learn: Don’t be afraid of failure and always learn from them
Approach to Game Creation
RedManta creates games in accordance to their values. They believe that if they have fun in the game creation process, they will in turn make games that are fun for everyone. They want their teams to have a strong sense of ownership over the game they are creating, so they encourage game direction and ideas to come from everyone in the team.
As they experiment with ideas, they release demos to see if the game would catch on and that process tells them whether or not they should move forward with the project.
Meet the RedManta Team
Hey everyone, my name is Alex, known on Roblox as AbstractAlex, and I’m the CEO of RedManta LLC. You might also know me for some of the games I’ve made over the 11 years I’ve been on the platform, such as Swordburst Online and Swordburst 2, Robloxian Highschool, and World // Zero. I previously interned at Roblox three times, and I finished half of my Computer Science degree with a specialization in game development before I dropped out to give RedManta my full attention.
I’m Adam, or Usering, and I’m the Engineering Lead for Robloxian Highschool. I joined the team when I was 16 and went full-time on it immediately after finishing high school. I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on sponsored events such as the Endless Summer Cruise and Minions Hunt.
Nathan Griffin: Producer & Lead for Business Development and Community
Hey everyone, I’m Nathan. I go by ImprobableAI on Roblox and I’m the producer for Robloxian Highschool and the Lead for Business Development & Community at RedManta. I was an intern at Roblox, then got hired as a full-time Product Manager for Roblox Studio, then left to dedicate more of my time to RedManta. I’m excited to share some of my expertise with you all!
We can’t wait to share our experiences with you in the upcoming Level Up event, where we’ll discuss major expansions to RHS and World // Zero!