Roblox Fans Can Design, Build, and Race Their Own Driftspeeder to Unlock Limited-Edition Virtual Items from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
SAN MATEO, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) -Roblox, to global online platformer bringing more than 100 million people together through play, is teaming up with The Walt Disney Studios to inspire fans to create their own online experiences with a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Creator Challenge ahead of the highly-anticipated movie's release. Roblox players can design their own driftspeeder to race head-to-head against other players, and unlock limited-edition virtual items, including Stormtrooper Helmet, Rey's Staff, and BB-8 beginning today through January 6, 2020.
The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge is the latest in Roblox's efforts to teach coding and game design by unlocking the imagination of creators. To get items inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, participants must complete lessons that teach the foundational elements of building and publishing a game on Roblox, including game design, building and 3D modeling, scripting, and coding.
"Star Wars ”said Craig Donato, Chief Business Officer at Roblox. """ Your collaboration with Disney is about empowering anyone to create your own immersive worlds, and simply having fun while learning the fundamentals of coding and game design in the process. "
Roblox Studio, the free online development tool that lets users build and publish on the Roblox platform. This year alone Roblox Studio has been used in more than 60 locations in 1,000 countries worldwide
The full list of items that can be earned for completing each lesson in The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge are:
- BB-8—The chipper, charming droid hero of the Resistance
- Rey's Staff—A scrapper's weapon, elegant and powerful
- Stormtrooper Helmet—The grim and merciless face of the First Order
- DO—An eager new ally of the Resistance's greatest heroes
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hat—No one's ever really gone
Roblox will also make Kylo Ren's Reforged Helmet—The cold and defiant symbol of the Knights of Ren's most infamous member — available to everyone on the Roblox platform for free, separated from the items awarded for completing each lesson. For more information and to participate in the challenge, go to roblox.com/theriseofskywalkercreatorchallenge.
Roblox's mission is to bring the world together through play. Every month, more than 100 million people around the world have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive digital experiences. All of these experiences are built by the Roblox community, made up of over two million creators. We believe in building a safe, civil, and diverse community — one that inspires and fosters creativity and positive relationships between people around the world. For more information, please visit corp.roblox.com.
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