SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amid much fanfare and rising popularity, Roblox, the most popular entertainment platform for play, announced the winners of the 5th Annual Bloxy Awards. The 2017 breakout hit Jailbreak took home more than 10 awards, including Title of the Year, at the annual event which was broadcast to the Roblox community on February 17, 2018. This year’s event has already been viewed more than 1,000,000 times. More than 5,000 members of the Roblox community bought virtual tickets for the event, which sold out in just over 24 hours. Their avatars packed a special online theater to view the awards program.
The Roblox community published 11 million titles in 2017, with more than 1,500 generating 1+ million visits during the year. MeepCity, first released in February 2016, was the first Roblox game to pass 1 billion visits, reaching the milestone in late January 2018.
“The Roblox developer and creator community is stronger than it has ever been, and this year’s nominees demonstrate the high caliber of work our winners achieved at this year’s 5th Annual Bloxy Awards,” said David Baszucki, CEO and co-founder, Roblox. “My sincere congratulations to all of the creators on the Roblox platform. The Bloxy Awards honor specific creations and creators, but the contributions of the entire community are what make Roblox so unique and special.”
The Bloxy Awards celebrates the Roblox creator community by recognizing excellence in 59 categories including Title of the Year, Studio of the Year, Builder of the Year, Video of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, and Xbox Game of the Year. Roblox also recognizes quality in many other categories including: Quirkiest Game, Best Lobby, Best Original Music Score, Best Twitter Channel, and Most Improved Game.
Roblox’s imagination platform is ushering in the next generation of entertainment. Roblox enables kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive experiences on their phones, desktops, consoles, and VR. Powered by a growing global community of millions of creators, Roblox enables anyone to build, publish, and monetize their creations. ComScore ranks Roblox as one of the top digital properties in the US for kids under the age of 18 and has been named One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years.