Discover everything about the platform that allows you to develop games for free for Xbox, PC, and Mobile
Roblox is a free base game, available for Xbox One, PC, macOS, Android, and iOS ( iPhone and iPad ), which allows the player to develop their own games. The title, which mixes creation with gameplay, greatly increased its number of users during the quarantine period, reaching more than 120 million active players per month. According to Roblox Corporation, more than half of young people under the age of 16 and from the United States play the game. Check out some questions and answers about Roblox below.
What is Roblox and how does it work?
Roblox is the name of the 3D gaming platform that allows the user to either play other people’s productions or create their own. Technically, Roblox is not playable like traditional titles, like Minecraft, for example, since it is not a game in itself, but only a base, which, like LEGO pieces, allows creations.
To start “playing”, simply open an account for free and decide between venturing into one of the millions of adventures already created or developing your own production. Games made on the platform have the same basic structure as Roblox, but you can customize them by creating your own characters, rules, and objectives.
How many items of Roblox were obtained by the players?
The Roblox item catalog is constantly expanding. The last time the producer revealed its numbers was in 2018, when 552,792,173 items were available. This number possibly increased considerably, since, since then, the number of users of the game has grown a lot.
In 2019, one of the five most popular items in the game was the 8-bit glasses “Deal With It”, by the creator maplestick. Roblox’s annual figures are usually released in January and may offer, in 2021, updated numbers of available artifacts.
When was Roblox created?
Roblox’s exact creation date is a bit hazy, as the platform has changed a lot since it was first conceived. The game began to be developed by engineers David Baszucki and Erik Cassel in 2004, under the name “DynaBlocks”. In 2005, it was renamed “Roblox” and made available to the public in its testing phase.
The official launch of the first final version of the game was on September 1, 2006. However, the idea behind Roblox is even older, having started as a 2D physics tool back in 1989, according to David, one of its developers .
How to win Robux?
Robux is a currency used on the platform. The simplest way to get it is to simply buy it for real money. Users subscribing to Roblox Premium (formerly Builders Club) receive a certain amount of Robux monthly. These Premium players can sell items such as clothing to other players and receive Robux in return.
Users who create highly popular games on Roblox can earn Robux when Premium players spend time on their game. In addition, these developer players can also sell a “Game Pass”, which acts as a pass for exclusive content in their games.
The producer Roblox Corporation warns users to beware of any website or person that offers ways to obtain Robux for free, through alleged Robux generators or Premium subscriptions. Usually, these are scams that can steal users’ accounts or cause other problems.
Roblox card: where does it sell?
An alternative to buying Robux with a credit card directly in the game is to purchase a “Roblox Card”, a system that has a redeemable code in different Robux values. The cards are not available directly in stores in Brazil, but you can find them on sites like Mercado Livre – but beware: it is essential to pay attention to the seller’s reputation.
The user can also buy a “Gift Card” directly on the Roblox website in the United States, if he has a card but wants to pass the code on to someone else.
What is Roblox Studio?
Roblox Studio is the tool used by users to create their own maps and games on Roblox. It can be downloaded for free from the game’s official website, and is very intuitive to use. The mechanism allows you to develop your first game in a few hours, in addition to enabling you to deepen the creation of increasingly complex adventures.
Is it safe for children?
Much of Roblox’s audience is made up of children, and the platform takes precautions to keep the environment safe. When creating an account, the player registers if he has less than or more than 13 (information that is not publicly available), and from that, some gameplay restrictions are imposed on him.
In addition, parents and guardians of the child gain access to some tools that extend protection and allow, for example, to limit the types of games available and to review the message history. As with any online game that involves interaction between people, there is always a certain level of risk, and monitoring is recommended.
Roblox is an extremely light game and, because of that, its minimum requirements are different from those required by more recent games. Basically, any computer that is more recent than 2005 and has an internet connection can run Roblox, although some heavier games developed on the platform can present performance problems.
Roblox is compatible with operating systems such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and Chrome OS 53. Only the Linux system does not have a version. Any computer with a 1 GHz processor, video card with support for DirectX 9.0 and 1 GB of RAM should be able to run the game.
In Mobile requirements, Roblox can run on most devices running Android 4.4, and on Apple devices from the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation.