Roblox has been one of the most popular apps in the world. Its stock price soared to more than the combined value of EA and Take-Two’s stocks. Roblox was also mentioned in the Epic Games trial.
It’s not only a popular app, 42.1 million people use Roblox every. During the pandemic, its popularity has risen. The number of daily active users increased by 85 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year.
Although Roblox has been around since 2006, I had never really understood what it was. To give you an idea of the period, the App Store was launched in 2008 for iOS. To help you understand the hype, I spent some time in Roblox.
What is Roblox?
I don’t know. I don’t believe there is a single Roblox object like a Minecraft Block. It could be that Roblox allows you to build games that can then be explored?
What exactly is a “game”? Apple makes me wonder these days.
An Apple exec testified during the Epic trial that a game has a beginning and an end. That was a quick problem that I solved. Roblox (the company) says Roblox is an app that offers “experiences.”
What’s Roblox Then?
You can enjoy millions of unique experiences, all created specifically for this platform. While the majority of these experiences are games, you can also visit Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall which was re-created by Roblox. Even went to a Roblox awards ceremony — constructed inside Robloxitself.
It all sounds complex. What can you do to win?
It’s true! You don’t win at Roblox. There are many games that you can win, but the main draw of Roblox is to just be a place where you can hang out and play lots of things with your friends.
Is Roblox the place where the cool kids hang out? What about the nerd children? (Are the cool children the nerds now? (
It’s likely to be all types since it’s enjoyed by more than half of all US children under 16.
I’m not sure. It’s quite a large number. It seems safe, however, since Roblox included that stat in all documents it had to file before going public. Roblox lying to shareholders would probably lead to hell.
More than 50% of Roblox users are younger than 13, but it’s not only kids who are playing it. 30% of players are over 17. Roblox informed me that the fastest-growing age groups are those between 13-17 and 17-24.
It is probably wise. What’s a metaverse, you ask?
A metaverse is a collection of virtual worlds, landscapes, and characters that you can access in one place. Fortnite is one example. It allows players to dress up as characters from a wide range of movies, video games, and sports. Roblox offers a wide range of virtual worlds and games that can be played in almost any environment that a developer could imagine.
Let’s say that I want to just play the games.
In Roblox, you can play a few games from almost any genre in a matter of minutes. A popular horror game for third-person called Piggy had me running from a frightening pig with a baseball bat. The lobby is a top Roblox game. It’s a series where you must navigate dangerous platforms and avoid obstacles. Even cloning Counter-Strike was possible. It’s called counter Blox.
Are they good for you?
This is a difficult question to answer. Sometimes, having a good Roblox gaming experience or being a skilled player is more important than just spending time with friends. Many games focus heavily on roleplaying, and I mean that in the literal meaning of the word. In one game I tried, I worked at a pizza parlor. Another, Animal Simulator, had me riding around like a horse in a virtual world.
Which is your favorite game?
Thank you for your question. This is Theme Park Tycoon. It’s a Roller Coaster Tycoon copy that brought back many of my childhood capitalist theme park-building instincts. To make sure I finish this article, I have been trying to avoid it. I like to jump into random hobbies, such as this McDonald’s-themed.
How can I choose what to play?
You can’t get into any Roblox world. Instead, you can jump into vanilla Minecraft to immediately begin building houses and crafting tools.
Instead of thinking of Roblox like an app store, think of Roblox. You can search for games or browse different genres and categories. The “storefront”, which recommends games to you, also lets you search through them. Many players share their games or search for things online that are recommended by YouTubers and creators.
Who creates these games?
Everyone. Everybody! Children do it, and so can you. Roblox offers free development tools for getting started. It provides extensive documentation and guides to assist you in making games for the platform. Roblox provides developers with a traditional suite of tools to help them create games for the platform. This is in contrast to Minecraft where you build the environment around you with blocks. Also, there are some exploits – source.
There’s money to make in Roblox Games?
Developers have the option to make money selling items, cosmetics, or avatars in exchange for Robux, Roblox’s in-app currency. It seems that some of the most popular games can make a decent profit once they reach critical mass. Roblox claims that over 1,250 developers earned Robux worth at least $10,000 in 2020. More than 300 earned $100,000 or more.
This 73 percent figure is significantly higher than the Google and Apple app stores’ 30 percent cuts (in most cases), and Epic Games’ 12 percent cut from Epic Games’ games on their Epic Games Store. However, those stores don’t usually host a multiplayer game for you. If you spend your Roblox proceeds on advertising, the company will take a smaller percentage.
Let’s say I want Roblox right now. Where can I get it?
It works on PC, Mac, and iOS. You can also use it with Android and the Xbox One. Although it’s free, Robux can be purchased.
Roblox is not available for PS4 and PS5 What about Nintendo Switch, though? Or Oculus Quest?
Roblox isn’t allowing the possibility that the app will be available on these devices at this time. Roblox CEO and co-founder Dave Baszucki stated that, long-term, the Switch, PlayStation, and Quest all make “perfectly sense for Roblox”, but that they won’t reveal ship dates. So it seems like Roblox might be coming to your Switch sometime in the future, although it’s difficult to know when.
Parents can set up a variety of settings to control what their children can do on the app, and who they can speak to. Toggling a switch that requires a pin to change settings can be done by parents. They can even toggle a restricted mode which restricts access to Roblox-curated content.