Disney and Roblox Team Up to Advance Kids’ Coding Skills with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Creator Challenge

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Roblox, a global online platform 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 movies release. Roblox players can design and build their very own driftspeeder to race head-to-head against other players, and unlock limited-edition virtual items, including a Stormtrooper Helmet, Reys Staff, and BB-8 beginning today through January 6, 2020.

The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge is the latest in Robloxs 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 has inspired generations of fans of all ages with its compelling narrative, expansive universe, and iconic characters, and were proud to bring a piece of that to Robloxs millions of users, said Craig Donato, Chief Business Officer at Roblox. Our collaboration with Disney is all about unlocking your imagination, empowering anyone to create their own immersive worlds, and simply having fun while learning the fundamentals of coding and game design in the process.

The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge joins the now more than 60 hours of free content for educators to build a course curriculum centered around 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 1,000 locations in 23 countries worldwide, teaching young creators coding fundamentals, game design, digital citizenship, and entrepreneurial skills.

The full list of items that can be earned for completing each lesson in The Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge are:

  • BB-8the chipper, charming droid hero of the Resistance
  • Reys Staffa scrappers weapon, elegant and powerful
  • Stormtrooper Helmetthe grim and merciless face of the First Order
  • D-Oan eager new ally of the Resistances greatest heroes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hatno ones ever really gone

Roblox will also make Kylo Rens Reforged Helmetthe cold and defiant symbol of the Knights of Rens most infamous memberavailable to everyone on the Roblox platform for free, separate from the items awarded for completing each lesson. For more information and to participate in the challenge, go to roblox.com/theriseofskywalkercreatorchallenge.

About Roblox

Robloxs 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 communityone 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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