At Roblox, our goal is always to support developers who love experimenting with new technologies and want to push the boundaries of what exists in Roblox. And we have found millions of talented creators from all over the world who create incredible experiences on the platform. From visually breathtaking environments in Winds of Fortune using our new Material system to the tense mystery and surprise in the beloved social horror game Secret Neighbor, we were blown away by the creativity and technical innovation on display.
That’s why we’re investing another $10 million in game fundis our global program dedicated to providing funding and support to creators who want to create the next generation of Roblox games. For a handful of these ambitious creators, we provide the funding they need to mitigate the risk of creation and guidance from strategy to concept.
New generation of Roblox games
With this $35 million fund, we are looking for projects with innovative gameplay, ambitious visual design, and creative ideas that are unlike anything else on the platform. Current members of the Game Fund amazed us with addictive cross-platform gameplay, engaging social mechanics, dynamic game avatars, and creative economic models.
rolling thunder, for example, continues to attract players with its large-scale and realistic environments, attracting 20 million visits to the player versus player (PvP) alpha and player versus environment (PvE) demo. Creators Yandel as well as Forix presented on Roblox Developer Conference (RDC) this past weekend on how they have been successful and gained player loyalty through a quick iteration with the Game Fund. You can find the recording on our YouTube channel in the coming days.
Over the next few months, you’ll see more recipients release alpha, beta, and full releases of their upcoming apps, including the following new recipients:
- Maximillian Studios, creator of Frontlines, a blockbuster FPS with unparalleled visual aesthetics.
- Sawhorse, creator of the highly anticipated Fashion Klossette, a next-generation fashion experience created in collaboration with supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, who recently launched Showcase fashion designer Klossette on Roblox.
- Phaser Lock Interactive, creator Primal huntexciting multiplayer dinosaur hunting.
- Kong Orange and Chops Chops Gamescreators Skull beatinga musical auto battler based on dance moves and style points.
- tinyBuild and Amber Studio, creators secret neighbormultiplayer social horror game.
These creators join existing recipients Rodeo Interactivewhose playable alpha is a dynamic FPS multiplayer game riot available on Roblox today; Blockage, creator of neonKnights, an isometric cyberpunk RPG; Looty Games, which creates a competitive roguelite game called Project Ruin; as well as Secret Neighbor by Tiny Build, Winds of Fortune by Sonar Studiosas well as rolling thunder on Splitting Point Studios.
Check out a quick overview of what they’re building!
Join the Roblox Community
We know it’s not easy to make something that has never been done before. It takes a significant amount of time and it is risky to go down an untested path. For those who want to bring creative ideas to life that are unlike anything else, Game Fund is just one of our many creator support programs. Click here To apply for the Roblox Game Fund today, learn more about our other developer support programs on our DevForum and check out our post on the value of Roblox for developers and creators. here.
Whether you’re a solo creator, a professional development studio, or something in between, Roblox provides creators with the technology and support to bring their ideas to life. Congratulations to all Game Fund contributors to date, and we’re very excited about what the next chapter has to offer Game Fund creators.