Gaming was always one of the most influential things in the tech industry. The famous game engine, Unreal Engine 4, made by epic games not only makes video games look realistic but is also used by movie studios like Marvel in their blockbuster movies.
Did you know? Bill Gates did the marketing for windows with a video game name Doom. This game is considered the grandfather of all first-person shooting games. So, we can say gaming played a significant role in the technology world. Roblox is one of the most famous games right now.
So, who makes Roblox? We will discuss the gameplay and also some interesting facts about this game. We will also discuss their developer and check their history and maybe some of their notable games if there are some.
What Is Roblox?
We all love to play some sort of video game in our free time and maybe some of us spend a lot of time doing so. Have you ever imagined, what if we could make your games? Where you can design the level, set your own rules, and also have fun with your friends in that game.
Well, if this was ever your wish then there is good news for you. Roblox is a game platform or a game creation system where you can create games, enjoy that with your friends and also enjoy games that are made by other people.
Although this game is free to play, there are some microtransactions. You can buy in-game products using its digital currency named Robux. You have to buy Robux using real-world money first then you can use that Robux to buy in-game products.
Development Of Roblox
Roblox is developed by Roblox Corporation from the mind of David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. They started working on that game in 2004 and in 2006 it was available to play on Windows PC. This game was not available for all the platforms when this was released.
Currently, Roblox is available for PC, IOS, Android, and Xbox one to enjoy. Every platform had different release dates. It was released first on PC in 2006. Later in 2012, the game had its first mobile device release 2012. In android, it was available to play in 2014.
The game had its first console release in 2015. Xbox players were able to play this game since then. Roblox was developed using Lua programming language which is a lightweight, multi-paradigm and high-level language.
Rise of Roblox
Although it was released in 2006, Roblox did not achieve a big success until 2010. They started to get rapid growth in the player base in the second half of 2010. Currently, Roblox has a massive player base all over the world.
During the pandemic, when many people mainly children were inside their houses all day and getting bored Roblox found another rapid growth in their player base. As of August 2020, Roblox’s active player count was over 164 million including half of all American children under 16.
Roblox received great praise and review from gamers and critics alike. Unfortunately, they are receiving criticism for their poor management system, lack of protection from various criminal offenses despite their major player base being children, and predatory microtransaction practices.
About The Developer
You’ve read about what is Roblox and I assume you also might get the idea of how famous this game is. Now you may wonder, what company makes Roblox? David Baszucki and Erik Cassel 2004, created a company named Roblox Corporation.
Since the company’s journey, they have dedicated themselves to developing and after release improving this game for the players. Their hard work, dedication, and innovation have made the Roblox one of the most famous games in the United States of America.
Currently, Roblox Corporation has managed to create jobs for its 1600 employees.
The founder of the Roblox Corporation, David Baszucki previously founded an educational software company named Knowledge Revolution. While working in that company he and the other developer Erik Cassel a 2D physics simulation.
In 1998, MSC Software bought Knowledge Revolution from Baszucki. Baszucki and Cassel were the senior employees of that company since 2002. They left that job and created the Roblox Corporation in Menlo, California in 2004.
Unfortunately, Cassel died from cancer on 11 February 2013. Baszucki is still alive and working hard daily to maintain Roblox for players around the globe.
Roblox Game Maker
As we’ve mentioned before you can create and enjoy games for yourself and with your family and friends. And you can achieve this with Roblox’s proprietary engine, Roblox Studio. You can also share what have you created and let other people enjoy your creation.
This game engine utilizes a dialect of the Lua programming language. The games that we create are coded under an object-oriented programming system of Lua. Gamers can enjoy free games as well as use purchasable items too.
According to data, most of the games are created by minors in Roblox. There is a total of 20 million games are being produced every year.
Roblox Game List
It is not possible to talk about all the games in Roblox. Every day there is someone who is creating something in the Roblox. Some of them are for pure fun. Some of them are created and handled with care by professionals.
You can search through all the games and have your favorite one. On the other hand, you can check out some youtube videos or articles where there is a top 10 or 20 list of the best Roblox game of that time.
Well, you can check this video for the top 10 new best games that are available to play in 2022. This list is made by a YouTuber who has been playing this game for a long time.
Roblox is a game that can be enjoyed by both young and mature people alike. Roblox Corporation is working hard to keep this game safe to enjoy for all. Although there is some controversy regarding their management, Roblox Corp has promised to fix them.
We hope that Roblox Corporation will stay true to their words and fix all the unwanted issues from their games as fast and quickly as possible which will ensure a safe playground for young gamers.