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Reimagining the way people come together.

Roblox is an online game creation and social platform created by Roblox Corporation that allows users to program and publish games, referred to as experiences on the platform, and join experiences created by other users. It is the primary product of Roblox Corporation. It was founded by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel in December 2003 under Goblocks and later Dynablocks. On January 30, 2004, Dynablocks was renamed to Roblox. Roblox was released in 2006; the platform hosts user-created experiences of multiple genres, coded in the programming language Lua. For most of Roblox's history, it was relatively small, both as a platform and a company, partially due to co-founder Baszucki's lack of interest in press coverage, however, Roblox began to grow rapidly in the second half of the 2010s, and this growth was accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the early 2020s.

Roblox is free to use, with in-experience purchases available through Roblox's virtual currency "Robux". As of April 2021, Roblox has over 202 million monthly active users, with 67% of its users being under the age of 16.[9] Roblox has received generally positive reviews from critics.

History[]

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Roblox in early development. (2005)

From December 2003 to January 2004, Roblox went through multiple different names, such as GoBlocks and DynaBlocks, with their domain changing respectively multiple times in the short time frame. On January 30, 2004, the name was changed to Roblox, which is the name that remains today.

From 2004 to February 2005, Roblox underwent alpha testing. Following that, Roblox went into beta testing until November 2005. In November 2005 Roblox went "Stealth Testing Mode" important Stuff was added Early "Stealth Testing Mode" Avtar was Tested on January 11, 2006 Roblox gave "qa" a "Figure 5" which was People 2006 Avtar you got Figure 1- Figure 8 "qa" got his Starter Place on January 11, 2006, on the same day as he got his "Figure 5" in Late 2006 "qa" Starter Place was turned into a Model. Late "Stealth Testing Mode" Coding was added to Roblox Studio. Sleath Testing Mode" ended on March 6, 2006, Roblox was in private Testing. In April 2006 Roblox was Playable for everyone. Then on September 1, 2006, Roblox was fully released to everyone with multiple experiences and would gradually receive new updates and features over the years to shape it into what the platform is today.

Features[]

Roblox is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation 4/5. Users can create their unique username; formerly one could also use Roblox as a guest which did not require account registration, however, this feature was removed in October 2017.

Users can create their own experiences. Users also have their character, which can be customized via Marketplace purchases, and they can participate in social aspects of Roblox such as group walls, messages, and the party chat feature.

Places[]

A place is an interactive experience on Roblox where users can play with each other. Places can utilize models and scripts to create unique gameplay.

Premium membership[]

Subscribing to Roblox Premium gives one a monthly Robux stipend and a 10% bonus when buying Robux. Premium members can resell their in-game items and earn additional Robux from sales, called a Premium Payout. They are also presented with the opportunity to trade their items with other Premium members on the platform.

Marketplace[]

The Marketplace (formerly known as the Catalog until 2019 and the Marketplace until 2023) is a place where users can purchase accessories, animations, clothing and more to customize their avatar.

Before Tickets were removed from Roblox, any user could accumulate tickets to buy items or even convert them into Robux. However, after its removal on April 14, 2016, there was no other form of daily benefits to users besides users that purchased Builders Club membership - before its removal - or Roblox Premium.

Clothing is the only feature on Roblox that is mainly community-driven. Clothing could have previously been sold for free, and all clothing that was free before the change is still free.

Creator Marketplace[]

Similarly to the Marketplace, the Creator Marketplace is used by users and developers to publish models, scripts, audio, decals, meshes and plugins for other Roblox users to view or use. All available items in it can be purchased for free except plugins, and any user may take such purchased items to place in their inventory for their use.


Blog[]

Roblox runs a blog called DevHub, where they post about released updates and showcase creations by developers and staff.

Groups[]

There are many groups on Roblox. All users can join them, and all users can create a group if they have at least 100 Robux on their account[1]. Users can join up to 100 groups.

VR[]

Roblox is officially supported in VR mode on the Oculus Rift, Meta Quest2, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.

Trivia[]

  • "gooblox.com", "goblocks.com", and "goblox.com" all redirect to the Roblox home page.
    • This also happens with roadblocks.com, roblocks.com, rogueblocks.com and rogueblox.com.
    • This also formerly used to work with "Dynablocks.com", "Dynablock.com" and "Dynablox.com", but these now lead to a 404 error, since the Dynablocks name is no longer registered.
  • As an April Fools joke, John Shedletsky posted a blog post on April 1, 2007, on the Roblox Blog stating that Roblox had been sold to Google for $380 million.[10]
  • On September 27, 2018, Roblox's favicon was changed from red to grey. Their logo was officially changed in February 2019.
  • If a <13 account is logged on Roblox, the website will be "web.roblox.com" instead of "www.roblox.com". The web.roblox.com page is a variant of Roblox that changes several features and is only exclusive to <13 accounts.
  • Roblox's tagline is "Reimagining the way people come together", from 2015 to 2022, the slogan was "Powering Imagination".

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