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January 2013

  • January 10 – A contest for a Roblox Studio splash screen begins.[1]
  • January 12 – Roblox releases additional images that prototype the future look of the game.[2]
  • January 18 – Fast parts are released.[3]
  • January 22 – Roblox announces support of vehicles and chat on all devices using Roblox Mobile.[4]
  • January 24 – Roblox encourages users to suggest locations for the 2013 ROBLOX Game Conference.[5]
  • January 31 – The contest for a Roblox Studio splash screen ends.[6]
  • Unknown date – The player list receives a minor revamp, with the list being smaller in size, the player's own name above the list (usually in a larger size, although sometimes it would appear smaller). The option to make the player list expand was removed. The idea of making the player's own name appear above the player list may be due to possible confusion over where the player's name is on the player list or who they are playing as. Also, clicking the two-arrow button on the bottom of the list now simply removes only the list below the player's own name instead of completely hiding the list.

February 2013

  • February 1 – The LEGO® Hero Factory: Brain Attack event begins.[7]
  • February 2 – Roblox Studio 2013 is released.[8]
  • February 11 – Erik Cassel, co-founder of Roblox, passes away at age of 45 after fighting cancer for three years.[9]
  • February 12 – The Well Worn Hat is renamed to Erik Cassel's Hat in honor of Erik.[10]
  • February 15 – Roblox holds its first non-Black Friday sale, The 2013 President's Day Sale.[11]
  • February 22 – The 2013 President's Day Sale ends.[11]

March 2013

  • March 1 – Three contests begin: the Fan Art Contest, the ROBLOX Face Creation Contest, and the Egg Retexture Contest.[12]
  • March 8 – RGC 2013 is renamed BLOXcon.[13]
  • March 10 – The Fan Art Contest and the ROBLOX Face Creation Contest end.[12]
  • March 20 – The Egg Retexture Contest ends.[12]
  • March 26 – The ROBLOX Easter Egg Hunt 2013 begins.[14]

April 2013

  • April 1 – In an April Fools' Day prank, all forum are renamed to memes or pop culture references.[15]
  • April 4 – New rendering code is shipped, improving performance, particularly in the context of rendering static environments on slow or dated hardware. Also, bevels are removed permanently.[16]
  • April 12–15 – From April 12 to April 15, transaction fees were lowered from 30% to 15%.[17]
  • April 16 – Roblox implements selling multiple copies of limited items.[18]

May 2013

  • May 2 – Roblox releases in-game item selling.[19]
  • May 7 – Roblox fixes a bug through which former Builders Club members could own multiple places.[citation needed]
  • May 9 – Dynamic lighting is released.[20]
  • May 24 – Memorial Day Sale 2013 begins.[21]
  • May 29 – Memorial Day Sale 2013 ends.[21]

June 2013

  • June 7 – Roblox announces Paid Access, a feature that allows game creators to require players to purchase access to their game.
  • June 11 – The "Top Grossing" Sort is added to the main "Games" page.[citation needed]
  • June 12 – The Roblox Catalog glitches, making most common hats of Roblox, 1 ticket. Intern Merely confirmed that this was just a bug and was going to be fixed soon.[citation needed]
  • June 17 – The starter place for new players is modified to a baseplate made of grass. It changes into smooth terrain two years later. The first user to start with this place is jf116. Before this change, players started with a place that had a Content Deleted logo as the thumbnail.[citation needed]
  • June 18 – A cosmetic overhaul for individual pages of games is released, which adds a "Thumbs Up" rating system.[22]
  • June 20 – Roblox does a promotion for Universal Studio’s 2013 film Despicable Me 2, by publishing the Minion and the Minion Goggles into the catalog.

July 2013

  • July 5 – Roblox adds a liquid layout for the games page.[23]
  • July 10 – The Despicable Me 2 promotion ends, and the Minion and Minion Goggles go offsale.
  • July 11 – Roblox adds outlines to parts.[24]
  • July 15 – Due to many complaints from the community, Roblox adds four more game slots for former Builders Club members who do not currently have a membership.[citation needed]
  • July 16 – The beta test for paid access ends, allowing all game developers to sell access to their games.[25]

August 2013

  • July 30–August 6 – Roblox takes many hats offsale to make more room in the catalog for further hats. Among the hats going offsale were obscure Robux hats with under 1000 sales, old ROBLOX T-shirts from 2007, and many tickets hats, including popular, low-priced hats sold for tickets. This caused some fear from users on the forums.
  • August 21 – Roblox adds outlines as an option.[citation needed]
  • August 29 – Labor Day Sale 2013 begins.[26]

September 2013

  • September 2 – Labor Day Sale 2013 ends.[26]
  • September 4 – Roblox updates their font engine.[27]
  • September 19 – International Talk like a Pirate Day sale begins.[citation needed]
  • September 21 – Virtual BLOXcon goes live from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.[28]
  • September 24 – A price floor is added. The minimum price for T-shirts is 10 ROBUX or 100 tickets. The maximum price for shirts and pants is 25 ROBUX or 300 tickets. This caused widespread criticism.[29]
  • September 25 – User-made audio is introduced, receiving positive reviews.[30]
  • September 30 – Dynamic lighting shadow support is released.[31]

October 2013

  • October 1 – BLOXtober 2013 begins.[32] New animation movements for ROBLOXians are released,[33] but they end up receiving heavy criticism.
  • October 2 – Roblox shows a sneak peek of its official animation tool.[33]
  • October 3 – The price floor is reduced to 100 tickets and 10 Robux for shirts and pants, and 20 tickets and 2 Robux for T-shirts,[34] and some of the criticism dies down.
  • October 11 – All packages are now available to non-Builders Club users.[35]
  • October 13 – The BLOXtober Costume Contest begins.[36]
  • October 22 – Roblox gives users the ability to change their usernames for 1000 Robux.[37]
  • October 23 – The BLOXtober Costume Contest ends.[38]
  • October 24 – The ability for developers to "stream parts" is implemented into Roblox Studio, which allows faster game loadtimes for older and newer hardware.[39]
  • October 25 – As a joke, Shedletsky changes the forum's names to names that involve the Doge[1] meme. Various front page games also had Doge in their thumbnails, and/or titles.
  • October 28 – The studs get changed into a Roblox "R".
  • Unknown dates
    • The forum layout gets a revamp, receiving mixed reviews.
    • 6 new material textures are released.
    • The existing material textures get updated.

November 2013

December 2013

  • December 1 – The ROBLOX Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt 2013 ends.
  • December 2 – Giftsplosion 2013 event begins.
  • December 7 – The first ever BLOXcast is streamed live on ROBLOX's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Also, bigger terrain building is enabled.
  • December 12 – Roblox allows developers to make HTTP requests from their games.
  • December 13 – ExplorerImageIndex 64SurfaceGuis are added. Also, the last Gift for Giftsplosion 2013 is released.
  • December 16 – Hack Week begins.
  • December 17 – Siege of Quebec game begins with free virtual hats.
  • December 18 – The last prize for Giftsplosion 2013 is released.

References

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  2. Kozlov, Simon (January 12, 2013). "Prototyping the Future Look of ROBLOX Part 2".
  3. Kapoulkine, Arseny (January 18, 2013). "Fast Parts: Rendering Moving Parts 4-5x Faster in ROBLOX".
  4. Fackler, Alan (January 23, 2013). "ROBLOX Mobile Now Supports Vehicles and Chat on All Devices".
  5. Shedletsky, John (January 24, 2013). "Help Us Choose the Location of the 2013 ROBLOX Game Conference".
  6. Fackler, Alan (January 31, 2013). "ROBLOX Studio Splash Screen Contest: The Winners".
  7. Shedletsky, Christina (February 1, 2013). "ROBLOX Presents LEGO® Hero Factory: Brain Attack".
  8. Shedletsky, John (February 2, 2013). "Introducing ROBLOX Studio 2013".
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  10. Baszucki, David (February 15, 2013). "Erik Cassel Apparel: Proceeds go to Cancer Research".
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  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Haak, Andrew (March 1, 2013). "Calling All Artists! Three Design Contests Are Up and Running".
  13. Justus, Brad (March 8, 2013). "BLOXcon Is the New RGC 2013".
  14. Chandrasekan, Deepak (March 26, 2013). "Play the One and Only ROBLOX Egg Hunt 2013 Today".
  15. ReeseMcBlox. "Happy April 1st from ROBLOX!".
  16. Kozlov, Simon (April 4, 2013). "Bye Bye Bevels: The First Step Toward Our New Look".
  17. Justus, Brad (April 11, 2013). "Sellers Unite: A Weekend Tax Holiday For All!".
  18. Venugopal, Sairam (April 16, 2013). "Purchase and Trade Multiple Copies of Limited Items Today".
  19. Lal, Navin (May 2, 2013). "Sell Game Passes and Gear in Your Game Today!".
  20. Kalpoukine, Arseny (May 9, 2013). "Lights On: Dynamic Lighting and Shadows are Here".
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  22. Ehlers, Rosemary (June 18, 2013). "Thumbs Up to Game Ratings".
  23. Fackler, Alan (July 5, 2013). "New “Liquid” Games Page Makes Blank Margins a Thing of the Past".
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  28. Haak, Andrew (September 21, 2013). "Virtual BLOXcon Is Live!".
  29. "Price Floor: T-Shirts, Shirts, and Pants".
  30. Choudhuri, Antoni (September 25, 2013). "Explore the Creative Freedom of User-Uploaded Sounds".
  31. Kalpoukine, Arseny (September 30, 2013). "Dynamic Lights Now Support Shadows".
  32. Shedletsky, Christina (October 1, 2013). "Gifts, Games, Costumes! Welcome to BLOXtober".
  33. 33.0 33.1 CodeWriter (October 2, 2013). "New Movements Set the Stage for Keyframe Animation System".
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