What exactly is Roblox?

Roblox has steadily carved its name in the world of children’s games. Roblox game has earned over 100 million active players per month. While others said that it has not yet achieved the popularity level of Minecraft or Fortnite, Roblox has already attracted an increasing number of dedicated followers and users.

Roblox, like YouTube, is like a community. While YouTube has a collection of videos, Roblox is also a collection of over 50 million video games.

Both adults and children download Roblox to play or browse its vast collections of games. It also has social features to add friends or chat with them during the game.

Roblox’s games icons

Roblox is not something new in the market. Since its launching in 2006, Roblox has steadily grown through the years.

While Roblox doesn’t indicate how many of its more than 100 million players are adults and children, 40 percent of the users are girls and women.

Roblox Corporation Founder and CEO David Baszucki

In a report from Kid Insights, about 1.5 million children are playing Roblox in the United Kingdom alone. For 10 to 12 years old children, Roblox is even more famous to them than TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.

To play the Roblox, a player can download a separate   Roblox Studio software. 

According to the company, they have over 2 million creators. Its top games are being played by over 100,000 gamers simultaneously.   

Aside from playing the games, players can also find a chance to earn through Robux, the virtual currency of Roblox’s virtual currency.

Donato said they have teams for business aspects of the company.  To build a community behind Roblox, the company also had its curriculum for the teachers. Reportedly, over 500,000 learners were reached by the said curriculum.

2019 Roblox's logo

Roblox’s chief business officer Craig Donato said Roblox’s popularity is based on unstructured play when many of the kids are hindered in their physical world to go out and play. Roblox gives a high level of excitement to the players. The game can open our minds into the world of creativity and imagination.

“We’re not a company that does a lot of marketing. The No 1 way that someone finds out about our platform is they get invited to play by a friend. And the second way is they’ll watch people playing on YouTube. So, it’s very much an organic phenomenon,” Donato said.

He also suggests that one reason for Roblox’s popularity is its emphasis on “unstructured play” in an era when many children are more restricted in their physical-world activities than previous generations were.

“We live in a world today where it’s hard for kids to go out and have an unstructured play with their friends. Most of the experiences on our platform aren’t just about the object to win. It’s an experience you have with other people: a shared experience,” he added in media interviews.

Roblox gameplay

Some amazing facts about Roblox

  1. David Baszucki created Roblox, together with Erik Cassel. This happened after Baszucki founded a company called Knowledge Revolution.
  2. American simulation software technology company MSC Software acquired David Baszucki’s company in December 1998. 
  3. David Baszucki is a U.S. engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor.
  4. In 2004, Roblox was first released as DynaBlocks as a beta game.
  5. For a Robox value, David Baszucki stands in number one position for $186,906,027.
  6. In Real life, Shedletsky is married to Roblox admin BrightEyes.
  7. In 2009, in-game badges giveaway started.
  8. Users who identified bugs on Roblox will receive Red-banded top hats as giveaways.
  9. Hamburger is the name of the Menu bar.
  10. Mike’s Paintballmikes-paintball is the first game with 1 million visits.
  11. In 2009, groups feature was added in Roblox.
  12. RobloHunks was the first group ever created in Roblox.
  13. Roblox was finally available for everyone to play in 2006.
  14. Roblox’s logo has gone through many transformations.
  15. The game founders came up with Roblox after 2D games called Interactive Physics and Working Model.
  16. Super Badge Collectors is the community’s name dedicated to badge collecting on Roblox.
  17. There is an exchange system for exchanging Robux for real money.
  18. Teh Master became the first person to get a $50,000 payout through the developer exchange program in 2015.
  19. On August 2, 2007, Roblox introduced tickets called “Tix” in short, as a form of currency.
  20. Tommy Tallarico invented the infamous “OOF” sound in Roblox.
  21. David Baszucki was inspired to create Roblox by construction toys. 
  22. In 2020, Adopt Me! became the most popular game of Roblox, with 20.5 billion plays.
  23. Employees of Knowledge Revolution were instrumental in jumpstarting Roblox.
  24. Roblox game is continuously expanding after making it available on Xbox, PC, Android, and iOS app stores. 
  25. Other famous Roblox games of Roblox in the year 2020 include MeepCity with 9.3 billion plays, Piggy with 7.8 billion plays, and Tower of Hell with 10.3 billion plays, 
  26. In 2020, Roblox users spent a total of around $815 million.
  27. In 2020, Roblox paid out around $250 million to game developers.
  28. There were 150 million registered Roblox users in 2020.
  29. About 64 million people play Roblox monthly across all devices
  30. A player can create a game in Roblox and get paid for it.
  31. Lua is Roblox’s own coding language.
  32. Other amazing games to play in Roblox are the Natural Disaster, Jail Break, MeepCity, Sharkbite, Pizza Party, and many more.
  33. Developers banned users from Roblox if they would mention “Minecraft” in Roblox.
  34. Roblox currently provides limited friends feature nowadays. But there was a time where users experienced an unlimited friends list feature.
  35. Best Friend is one of the most fantastic features of Roblox.
  36. Skater Hat or the Purple indy.skater-hat is the fastest-selling item of all time.
  37. Roblox gave real-life i-pads to users for purchasing one-of-a-kind tablet items in 2020.
  38. In 2011, trading any items was banned in Roblox.
  39. Bookbegg is a hat accessory in Roblox.
  40. A limited glitched leopard fedora hat.leoperd-fedora-hat became available to only nine people.
  41. The most valuable item in Roblox is the Dominus Empyreus item on Roblox.dominus-empyreus.
  42. Roblox physics engine allows people to make games on Roblox Studio.
  43. Roblox is free to play the game.
  44. Roblox physics engine was transformed to an engine called PGS solver
  45. Roblox is ahead of Minecraft, with over 1 million users.
  46. Roblox holds the title as the number 1 game in the U.S.
  47. Sethycakes became the first person to reach 1 million Robuxsethycakes.
  48. Game developers were paid 30 million dollars in Roblox.