You may have been hearing kids talk of Roblox for a while, and out of curiosity, you’re here to find out what this name that’s in every child’s mouth is all about?
We would gladly lead you by the hand through the corridors of one of the largest 3D worlds where kids of all ages can imagine, create, and have immense fun!
Just recently, Roblox announced that it had monthly players to the tune of 100million!
Some kids play Roblox on their own, while some have the courtesy to consult their parents before engaging in the experience! However, let’s get into the light on what this Roblox is and why it has gained so much popularity with our kids.
What Is Roblox?
Think about youtube. Think about a platform with user-created content that isn’t videos but games – then you have an idea what Roblox is.
Roblox gets its contents from the players – the community! It’s not just kids that use Roblox contents, adults too! Roblox has apps for PCs, smartphones, game consoles, and tablets.
Since its launch in 2006, Roblox has kept growing and has a social feature that allows players to add and chat with new friends even while playing the games – a greater appeal to the apps already great appeal!
Roblox Statistical Figures
According to research from Kid Insights, Roblox is played by 1.5 million kids in the United Kingdom. Besides that, Roblox admits that 40% of its users are girls and women!
In the UK, Roblox users are nearly as much as Instagram users and mostly amongst 10 to 12-year-old kids. 24% of this age use Roblox while 25% of them use Instagram, 13% and 30% use TikTok and Snapchat respectively.
Also, 19% of 7-9-year-old kids play Roblox in the UK which is way above the figure for CBBC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, 11%, 10%, and 8% respectively.
So, Why Is The Game Of Roblox So Popular?
Roblox has a terrible marketing team – or the company does away with marketing altogether, so the only way people get to find out about the company is referrals. Most people see the games being played on YouTube and follow that link, making Roblox organic, according to business officer Donato Craig.
The unstructured structure of Roblox makes it more desirable to several kids, and it’s because of the current way of life where kids live a mostly structured and limited life, that is why they want to go all out and experience what they can’t physically in the world of Roblox. As an icing on the cake, the experience is a shared one!
So, How Are Roblox Games Being Made?
Roblox games are often created by an ambitious group of players who download the Roblox Studio Software.
Most kids create a virtual room where they can play and interact with their peers and fellow kids, while some take it up a notch by creating more complex games through which they make money.
According to Donato, Roblox paid out $100 million in 2019. The platform is keen on encouraging such tendencies no wonder it rolled out its curriculum in 2018 that had more than half a million kids in the year of its launch.
Kids Are Doing Business Off Roblox!
And nothing can be truer than this! Take Josh Wood as an example. He discovered Roblox when he was 11 in 2013 and began making games for the platform.
According to the Brit, one of his most popular games on Roblox – Game Dev Life has had up to 1 million play sessions.
Also, the money realized from this project has gone a long way in helping him secure his university education, hire other developers and testers as well as grow his business, and he is not the only one.
Abbie Leigh is another British who found Roblox early and now works for the outfit as a game developer, plus she is now 19! Her dream is to make a career in freelance games development, and she is has been on track for that since 2017!
So, What Are The Roblox Applications For Android?
Roblox has more than 6 million players every month and has genres like MMO, RPG, Shooting, and other multiplayer and interactive games. Players can create a virtual world only limited by their imagination. Here are a few of the games that Roblox offers:
- Own and run a pizza shop
- Outdo enemy space jets
- Multiplayer paintballs
- Fight with zombies and pirates.
- Attend a virtual fashion show or hang out with pals in a virtual shop.
Some common features of Roblox include:
- An almost unlimited selection of games
- Custom-built characters
- A huge multiplayer gaming platform
- A downloadable app that allows in-app purchases
- Social and chat features for players’ community
Roblox games can be played by anyone as long as you have an android device. You only need to install the APK (for free) and start to enjoy the games. However, you will need a Wi-Fi network on and may need to buy some items for the game with real money before it can work properly.