The National Hockey League has recently unveiled its collaboration with Roblox, a global immersive platform, to launch NHL Blast. This experience aims to connect the worldwide hockey community through their shared passion for the sport, while attracting new fans with regular content updates. The game is designed to be easily accessible for audiences of all ages and locations.
NHL Blast, developed by metaverse development studio The Gang, transforms the traditional game of hockey. In this reimagined version, teams of five players face off against each other, striving to score points in fantastical, obstacle-laden environments. One such setting is inspired by the NHL STREET initiative. The game incorporates creative skating and innovative puck-shooting mechanics, allowing players to mimic actual NHL player movements on the Roblox platform.
Users can express their fandom and personalize their experience with a variety of options. For instance, players can wear jerseys of any NHL Club, complete with their Roblox username and a custom number. In addition, users can design their own goalie masks and view real-time NHL game scores on a hanging jumbotron. The Upper Deck Selfie Station enables players to capture photos of their digital avatars striking classic hockey poses, reminiscent of NHL trading cards.
Players can earn a free avatar item by playing the game and completing the following challenge. If you play other games on the platform, you can find freebies for all experiences on our Roblox Games Codes page.
David Lehanski, NHL Executive Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, shared his excitement about the partnership: “As the world gathers to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs – the best post-season in sports – we’re thrilled to launch NHL Blast on Roblox and continue celebrating and connecting with fans in new and innovative ways.” He added that Roblox’s hypersocial nature aligns perfectly with the NHL’s commitment to expanding the game’s reach by introducing new audiences to hockey in a captivating manner.
Marcus Holmstrom, CEO of The Gang, expressed his pride in working with the NHL to create NHL Blast on Roblox: “We specifically appreciate the NHL’s focus and boldness on embracing fun, innovative gameplay, and rewarding users with great customization options that make them feel like pro NHL Players.”
NHL Blast promises to be an ever-evolving experience, with updates aligned with major NHL events. Starting with the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, three-dimensional goal re-creations using NHL EDGE data (puck and player tracking) will be featured. Fans can access the NHL Blast Roblox experience on computers and mobile devices starting today.