Roblox is a combination of LEGO, Minecraft, and Virtual Reality in your pocket. It was started back in 2006 by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel in their spare time while both worked at Myspace. The game has evolved dramatically since then to what it is today…but more on that later! For now, let’s start from the beginning.
In Roblox, you are a player too! You log on to a virtual world and can play as you, customizing your character with items unlocked from playing games. Your avatar is actually created by selecting heads, bodies, legs, arms etc. All of these choices affect how your avatar appears in-game.
Common Roblox players are about 12-17 years old, although I have met people of all ages while playing. The age group varies by the type of game you play and which world you enter. Some worlds can get a bit…inappropriate for children under 18 due to some users being very creative in their games, but that’s why there is an “over 13” rule! The main chat system allows users from around the world to add each other and meet up in-game. There are even websites dedicated to teens meeting up offline through Roblox!
In 2006 when Roblox started it was a much different game than it is now. It was a LEGO-like building program with little games on the side to keep you entertained. Many of the user-created games back then were racing, classic shooting games, and there was even a game that involved catching your friends in an endless maze!
Now Roblox has come out with its own 3D FPS (first-person shooter) game called “MeepCity” where you can do what every kid who plays games loves to do…SHOOTING! Of course, it’s not real life or anything like that, but still very fun. There are also lots of other types of shooters like “Murder Mystery” where you try to figure out which player on the map is the murderer while avoiding getting murdered yourself. To get around players build their own cars or bikes complete with engine sounds! If you have a more artistic side, Roblox also has lots of games for you. In “Roblox Studio” users can create their own games from scratch. There are even 3D modelling programs players use to make items in-game that they can then sell or trade with other players. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the virtual world of Roblox!
7 Just last year nearly 40 million new people started playing Roblox and there is no sign of the trend stopping anytime soon, so come on over and explore a vast variety of worlds where anything is possible! Here at the Robloxian TV Network, we will keep bringing you all the latest news on your favourite games and creators as well as tips, tricks, and cheats for all things related to Roblox.
Roblox is a virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with their friends. It’s unique in that practically everything on the platform is designed and constructed by members of the community. If you’re new to Roblox we encourage you to spend time exploring this amazing world we’ve created together!