Community has grown 250% to more than four million active creators in
the past year.
Community is on track to earn more than $70 million from their
creations in 2018.
SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roblox
announced today details for the company’s fourth annual Roblox Developer
Conference (RDC), taking place July 13-15 in San Francisco, CA. Roblox
now has a global community of over four million creators with active
experiences on the platform, more than twice the size of last year. Over
11 million experiences were created by this community in 2017 alone,
bringing the total number on the platform above 40 million. The creator
community is also on track to earn over $70 million in 2018, more than
twice what it earned last year.
This year’s invite-only conference is expected to double in size.
Attendees will hear from top gaming industry veterans and Roblox
executives, who will share their expertise and outline new programs and
tools designed to help creators build sophisticated, immersive
experiences using Roblox Studio. The event kicks off later this weekend
and is set to welcome Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp
and co-founder of Glu Mobile and Playfish, as a keynote speaker.
“Empowering the creativity of our developers is at the core of
everything we do at Roblox,” said David Baszucki, CEO and co-founder of
Roblox. “Our platform is brought to life by our community of incredibly
creative individuals who dream up these virtual worlds.”
Also this summer, more than 500 coding camps and online programs in the
U.S., U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal
are using Roblox Studio to teach young creators coding fundamentals,
game design, digital citizenship, and entrepreneurial skills. Roblox
Studio is free to download, enabling creators of all skill levels to
learn how to build, publish, and market their own titles on the Roblox
platform. Roblox offers free hosting for experiences built on the
platform, making it an easily accessible tool for individual developers
and schools alike. Each summer camp has customized courses catering to a
variety of different subject matters and skills, such as iD Tech’s
Roblox Entrepreneur, a course that leverages the learnings from Roblox
developers who have created runaway titles on the platform. The full
list of camps can be found at https://corp.roblox.com/education/.
Roblox is also offering a self-guided online program this summer, in
partnership with the hit film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,
which can be found at https://www.roblox.com/jwcreatorchallenge.
In addition, the company also announced today that it has welcomed
Enrico D’Angelo as Vice President of Product, Developer Platform.
D’Angelo will guide the company’s developer platform strategy to further
empower creators as they build immersive, cross-platform virtual
experiences that reach tens of millions of players around the world.
Enrico joins Roblox from Activision Publishing, where he led the
free-to-play PC and Mobile product teams and launched record-breaking
games, including Call of Duty Online and Call of Duty: Heroes.
He will be among the many Roblox executives attending this year’s RDC in
Scheduled later this summer, the company will also be welcoming its top
developers based in Europe to its international RDC, taking place in
Amsterdam, Netherlands on August 17-19, 2018.
Roblox’s Imagination Platform is ushering in the next generation of
entertainment, enabling kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play
together in immersive 3D worlds. comScore ranks Roblox as one of the top
online entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based
on average monthly visits and time spent. In addition, Roblox has been
named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the
Inc. 5000 for the past two consecutive years. Roblox is freely available
on all modern smartphones, tablets, computers, Xbox One, Oculus Rift,
and HTC Vive. For more information, please visit https://corp.roblox.com.