Roblox is a free-to-play online game designed by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel, co-founders of the Roblox Corporation. It was released first in 2006 for macOS and Microsoft Windows, in 2012 for iOS, in 2014 for Android, and for the Xbox One in 2015. It is about users creating their own games, chatting with others, buying things for their character, and so on.
Roblox began to grow rapidly in the mid-2010s and this growth has been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of August 2020, Roblox has over 164 million monthly active users, with it being played by over half of all children aged under 16 in the United States.
Roblox Studio is the proprietary game engine for Roblox games ames are coded under an object-oriented programming system with Lua, an open-source programming language to manipulate the environment of the game. A total of 20 million games are produced using Roblox Studio each year.
Items and currency
Robux, as of nowadays, is the only currency used on Roblox that allows players to buy and sell virtual items which can be used to decorate their avatar on Roblox. In addition, these items can be however created for free. Prior to 2016, the game had a secondary currency called Tix (short for "tickets") that was discontinued in April of that year, meaning that players have to pay with real money to obtain Robux without tradings.
- The biggest advantage of Roblox, is that it's completely free to create an account to play games, and even create your own games for it. Formerly, players could choose to do not create an account to play Roblox as guests.
- There are a lot of good games in Roblox such as Work at a Pizza Place by Dued1, a game where you can make and deliver pizzas as well as make your own house. Super Nostalgia Zone by CloneTrooper1019, a game that simulates how Roblox was back in 2006-2008. Murder Mystery 2 by Nikilis, which is a popular horror game based on the Garry's Mod game called Murder, and there are many more awesome games on Roblox.
- Decent recreations of existing games can be made with Roblox Studio: A Sonic the Hedgehog game that really captures the genesis games can be found here. as well as a DOOM recreation.
- With premium membership, you can create groups, audio tracks, decals, and meshes, as well as t-shirts, shirts, and pants for your avatar.
- It spawned various merchandising. Even toys were made, and they include codes you can redeem to obtain accessories for your Roblox avatar.
- As of September 27, 2017, all players, including Non-BC members, can now have up to a maximum of 200 active places making it more useful for non premium developers.
- Roblox Studio itself is quite simple to use but also is very versatile at the same time making it beginner friendly for any new developer.
- Because of the nature of obj files, you can import anything into any 3D software, such as Blender, Maya etc.
- It is possible to create Roblox games without coding knowledge although this is frowned upon.
- "Team Create" allows you and the other players to build together in Roblox Studio.
- Their Hack Week among these years in Roblox is amazing and creative.
- The graphics became a lot more modern since 2014 since Roblox replaced OGRE with their own engine, and from then they added elements such as dynamic lighting, neons, new UI updates, and more, although it can increase system requirements.
- Since then and now, Roblox had helped people for major real-life events such as the 2013 Philippine typhoon, COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement since David Baszucki had spoken up for it.
- Many tutorials on Roblox Wiki, Roblox Developers Forums, and the official Roblox Developer website that teach new and inexperienced users how to build and/or script in Roblox Studio.
- As of December 18, 2019, you can join or create up to 100 groups, according to the Roblox DevForum thread, so you don't need to join Premium anymore when you create a group that costs 100 Robux.
- The emotes menu is also a nice touch to the game since it's helpful to those who likes emotes.
- Since in 2018, Roblox has allowed some qualified users to post their own modeled accessories and sell them to the catalogue. Known as User-Generated Content (UGC), it has significantly expanded the variety of accessories on the Roblox catalogue. Not only that but it also appeals to developers specalising in modeling who want to make a profit from their items on the avatar shop.
- With the Body Type and Proportion update, you can now customize your character with the newest body type scaling.
- The new R15 avatar update makes avatars look better with bendy joints and has multiple animation packs for different actions, and players can still switch from R15 to R6 avatars.
- Roblox games use Lua for scripting and programming purposes, meaning that it is a decent starting point to figure out how to program, for those people who are looking to program applications and games in the future.
- Fun events such as Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales, RB Battles and the Annual Bloxy Awards.
- The Rthro update, although Roblox is supposed to be a blocky game, it can receive Internet memes or creativity.
- There's a Rthro avatar contest update so you can make your own Rthro character to get the rewards.
- The games in the site has improved later on, as there are now more games out there like Piggy, Adopt Me!, Jailbreak, Welcome to Bloxburg, Tower of Hell, Murder Mystery 2, and Arsenal while back then, there were only tycoons and obbies.
- Recently, a new feature allowed you to get Robux as long as premium players played any game/place you have created, this could give more encouragement to Developers.
- Even Roblox themselves managed to make a lot of great games such as Classic: Crossroads, Welcome to ROBLOX Building and Classic: Happy Home in Robloxia. Sadly, they were all closed except Classic: Crossroads but thankfully, a lot of them got reuploaded by various players.
- Very versatile avatar editor. You can wear multiple hats or accessories onto your avatar or scale the proportions of your avatar. There is also a huge variety in the Roblox avatar shop with many clothing and cool accessories for your avatar as well as body parts.
- The Ultimate Guide Collection is very cool and it's even helpful to new Roblox players who don't know how to play it.
- For obbies that are hard like Tower of Hell, shift-lock mode exist to fix that problem but it's not just a problem solver for obbies.
- They made the video system, meaning you can watch real videos and not having to upload any screenshots of it, you can upload videos soon.
- If you do a quest in Roblox, like beating an obby, escaping a killer or beating a story game then you get a badge for it and there are even official Roblox badges even though they retired.
- Despite being a decent game, it does have some flaws which earns it a spot on the Crappy Games Wiki. For more info read here.
Roblox received a mixed reception by both the fans and the haters. A lot of players believed that Roblox used to be good until KreekCraft (a popular Roblox YouTuber with 3M subscribers) made a video explaining why the current Roblox is better than the original.