At the moment, when you think of popular games that kids play, titles like Fortnite and Minecraft come to mind. There is, though, another one that you should be having on your radar, whether you’re a parent or a gamer and that is Roblox.
We won’t fault you if you’ve never heard of it. Despite having over 100 mil concurrent players on a monthly basis, Roblox has somehow flown under a lot of people’s radar. It could be for a number of reasons. For one, Roblox isn’t necessarily a game in the traditional sense. It’s a creative platform. It could also be because the game launched 14 years ago, in 2006. Another reason could be that it has never been that popular on platforms like YouTube and Twitch.
Regardless, Roblox is currently one of the most popular online activities children, as well as adults, enjoy. If you’ve never heard of the game and want to know more, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ve outlined everything that you need to know about Roblox.
What Is Roblox?
As we mentioned earlier, this immensely popular title isn’t simply a game; it’s a creative platform. Some compare it to Minecraft because of its creative elements. A more accurate comparison, though, would be Mario Maker 2 and the reason is simple. In Roblox, you can find a vast collection of games built by other players or even create your own.
You could even say that Roblox is like the YouTube of video games. Anybody can just dive in, browse, and experience what other people have built. At the same time, they can also create a game themselves and share it with the rest of the userbase. It’s effectively a social media platform. Whether you’re a creator or a player, you can even invite your friends and interact with them within Roblox.
So, you may be wondering how can the platform be that popular without you never having heard of it.
What Makes Roblox So Popular?
What makes anything popular? It’s usually hard to say. The most possible reason is because of its open-ended nature. Unlike traditional games, Roblox doesn’t impose a set of rules, mechanics, and tasks for you to do. It’s an unstructured form of play, creativity, and socialization unlike any other game out there.
It could also be argued that because it lacks a rigid quest or storyline or objective, Roblox is about the experience rather than a set of goals. Children, in particular, aren’t inclined to do activities that force them into a competition. They typically enjoy themselves the most when there’s just them and a few toys to mess around with. And Roblox has those in spades.
You could also say that it’s because Roblox is about creating and sharing that people, especially kids, are attracted to it.
At the end of the day, it can be hard to put our finger on what it is that Roblox players enjoy about the platform. To better understand it, you’ll need to get a better idea of what it is you can do in Roblox. That’s coming up in Part 2 of this everything you need to know about Roblox post.