This holiday season, we were able to wrap up 2020 with a nice, festive bow. We gave members of our developer community 30 days to come up with the most wintery, holiday-themed games they could think of. They worked in groups of three to six to come up with some truly incredible works.
And the results were astounding!
The amount of creativity and work that everyone put into their games blew us away. We received a ton of incredible submissions, but here are a few of our favorites!
We all know the best part about winter is the fun you can have in the snow! In this game, players are able to make giant snowballs to roll down a steep slope and crash them into things to earn coins. The mechanics and builds are very polished, with fun gameplay, interesting quests, and more!
A wintery take on an arena-style battle game! In this game, you can steal the floor out from under your opponents to win. The beautiful use of lighting in this game really shows off its technical skills, and partnered with the incredibly fun gameplay, this game is a blast!
Reindeer down! How will Santa deliver presents now? Will you be able to help the town residents to save Christmas? Not only is this game a beautiful build, but the story is a ton of fun, with minigames to complete in order to save Christmas.
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be one of Santa’s elves? Well now you can! In this fast-paced toy-building game, you and your friends take orders from a list and make toys to ship out in time for Christmas. The architecture as well as the fun gameplay are what make this game stellar!
What’re the holidays without a bit of chaos? Evil elves are attacking, it is time to save Christmas! Can you make it through the hordes of elves in time to save Santa? This adventure game has surprises around every corner - and delicious candy canes to collect!
Don’t open those presents before Christmas day! In this game you must protect Christmas gifts from waves of Elves that get progressively more difficult. Suit up and get ready to defend everyone’s gifts!
Run, jump and roll your way around on your quest to save Christmas! This is a super fun obby that has interesting mechanics which provide a fresh platforming challenge. Start practicing your double jumps and gliding maneuvers, then see if you can beat the speedrun world record!
Did you ever wish that your toys could come to life and fight crazy battles? Your parents probably didn’t, but now your childhood dream can come true in this third person robot-battle game! The gameplay and builds are really what makes this game shine and we recommend giving it a try!
Minigames are truly a classic on Roblox. This wonderfully wintery spin on classic gameplay captures the unique charm of Roblox minigames in a setting that fills you with holiday cheer. Chop down trees, collect presents, and have fun with your friends!
We all know that feeling - on December 24, you’re running around to all the open stores just to try and pick up that one gift you forgot. Well, now you can do that virtually, too! In this game you shop for gifts on a 3 minute timer. You win by purchasing all the gifts on your shopping list!
Through all these games, developers were able to showcase their creativity, technical skills, and resilience throughout this challenge. The amount of new and innovative games we were able to play was staggering; each and every one of the games showed us something new.
I’d like to once again thank all the participants who participated in the 2020 Holiday Developer Challenge. It’s been an incredible experience getting to see what all of you can do. Be sure to keep an eye out for future events
See you soon!