Virtually Trick or Treat in Roblox, Hosted by iD Tech

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STEM youth education company iD Tech is hosting a virtual Halloween event this year, entirely within Roblox. ID’s Halloween Block Party is a ticketed, free event for kids age 7 – 17 taking place Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1.

The event features kid-friendly haunted houses, corn maze, bounce house, hayride, costumes, and virtual photo-ops. In the Trick or Treat Street, attendees can collect candy to increase their score and compete on the leaderboard.

“After my wife and I observed a lively online discussion about whether or not kids should trick-or-treat this year, we knew this Halloween was going to be a bummer for our kids,” said Ricky Bennett, iD Tech’s VP of Innovation and Partnerships. “At work we rallied the iD Tech team and took it as our charge to save Halloween for our students. Roblox was the perfect home to connect with our community, offering an entire virtual world for students to explore in the spirit of Halloween. Our hope is that our event will spark curiosity in STEM, specifically Roblox, which we use to introduce students to coding and game development.”

ID Tech is a family company that operates online programs and summer camps for universities that teach coding, modeling, and game design. The Halloween Block Party is receiving over 100 RSVPs from families every hour since its announcement. The event is completely free all weekend, but you’ll need to grab a ticket to virtually attend each day.

Roblox is available on PC, Xbox One, and mobile devices. It’s rated E10+.

ARK: Survival Evolved Halloween Event Fear Evolved Adds Ghost Creatures

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The annual Halloween event for ARK: Survival Evolved is now live. Fear Evolved adds spooky chibis, ghost skins, and a return of previous years’ favorite items, monsters, and skins.

The two big Fear Evolved boss monsters, DodoRex and DodoWyvern, make their terrifying return, along with zombie wyverns and skeletal dinosaurs. The zombie wyverns will actually remain after the event ends if you can tame them.

New additions are the ghost dinosaurs and creatures, including Ghost Rex, Ghost Mantis, and Ghost Direwolf. By killing ghost creatures in the wild, you can acquire their ghost skins to customize your own beasts.

By killing DodoWyvern and DodoRex you can find new skeletal chibis, adorable little pets that follow you around. Eleven new chibi pets are given the skeletal treatment, including Trike, Raptor, and Rex.

Other new additions include spooky emotes, creature event colors, and Halloween-themed clothing items, many of which have been featured in previous years.

While the event lasts, breeding, harvesting, and taming will all go twice as fast. You’ll also earn experience at double the normal rate.

Fear Evolved is going on now and lasts through November 6 on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. ARK is also available on Switch and mobile devices.

ARK: Survival Evolved is rated T for Teen.