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Game Devs Have Earned Half a Million Dollars Through DevEx

September 8, 2014

by chiefjustus

Lumber Inc

DevEx not only rewards creators, but encourages high-quality games — like Lumber Inc.

At the end of August, ROBLOX’s Developer Exchange (DevEx) reached an important milestone: $500,000 paid to developers. In less than one year, the program, which allows game developers to exchange their games’ virtual earnings for real-world cash, has grown from its humble beginnings into something that is sparking game development careers — and more. Many ROBLOX developers are using their earnings to support their education, hobbies, and lives in general, all while having fun creating high-quality games using ROBLOX’s robust tools and tech.

Fast Company published an article today featuring our CEO, David Baszucki, about the growth of DevEx and its effects — both on game developers and ROBLOX’s content ecosystem. David described the fast growth of the Developer Exchange as such:

“When we started, we were paying out $500 a month, then $1,000, then $5,000, then $10,000,” founder and CEO David Baszucki told Fast Company. “Some of our developers are starting to make $20,000 a month, which is really significant. … We’re getting developers who are 14 and 20 years of age making more money than their parents, starting to make a professional career of developing games on ROBLOX.”

To date, we’ve fulfilled over 424 DevEx requests to budding developers and game enthusiasts around the world. This includes two requests — from loleris and berezaa — for the previous maximum monthly payout of $12,500, which has increased to $20,000 starting in the month of September.

Two Player Gun Factory Tycoon

Berezaa has earned most of his money off his popular game, Two Player Gun Factory Tycoon.

Game developers harness ROBLOX’s integrated game development kit, ROBLOX Studio, as well as game monetization features to create games and earn money. DevEx is meant to not only reward successful game creators, but encourage higher-quality content on ROBLOX. For more information on recent developer features, check out this previous blog post.

Congratulations to all the developers who have helped us reach this milestone!