Roblox, the game that’s not really a game more than it’s not really a platform for people to develop their own custom games and projects, but what makes it so popular? Obviously, like any online platform, having a social community is really important. The ability to create (almost) anything you want with a platform. The expanse of YouTube and Twitch has allowed more exposure for Roblox, a platform that’s been around since before Twitch was even a thing. 2015 also brought in console players with the Xbox One launch as well as improving their lower-end mobile systems.
There’s The Potential To Make Money
Let’s start off with one of the biggest reasons people put so much time and energy into Roblox, they’re looking to make money. People see the handful of success stories coming from Roblox about how people have made hundreds if not millions of dollars from their creations on the Roblox platform and seek to emulate it. The same mentality is seen across many other different platforms as well. You see a popular Twitch streamer gets big and they go on about how successful they are or how much money they make, and they no doubt spawn legions of people who think they can emulate that kind of success overnight. YouTube has the same kind of role-model dynamic where people make a living from home doing nothing but making YouTube videos, and people try as hard as they can to do exactly what they’re doing only to fail. The first way to make money from Roblox is charging for the games that you make. After you create your game you have the option to charge Robux before people are able to access your game. You can also trade items if you were one of the lucky ones to scoop up limited items that are in demand from people seeking rare items. It’s basically investing at this point. Knowing what items you think will sell well in the future will help you earn a little money in the end. With enough Robux you can make some serious real-life cash according to the Roblox staff.
If you ignore the toxicity that comes as a side effect of the internet in general, you can’t deny that streaming and content websites such as Twitch and YouTube have given Roblox plenty of exposure. Roblox started at least six years before Twitch was even around and people were just uploading obnoxious videos to YouTube. There’s no doubt that Twitch brings in hundreds of thousands if not millions of eyes on a product. Latching onto some of the bigger streamers has brought exposure to so many different games that probably wouldn’t have made it if it weren’t for streaming or content platforms. Unfortunately, a lot of streaming or video content uploaded onto these sites are just people trolling other people on games like Roblox or Minecraft, but negative exposure is still exposure and there’s no doubt this has helped bring more people into Roblox.
Roblox Is Free To Play
Probably one of the bigger reasons Roblox is so popular is the fact that there’s no barrier to entry when it comes to finances. Buying anything to play Roblox isn’t necessary. In fact, buying anything on the platform itself isn’t necessary to enjoy it. Simple run the game in a browser or download it on a mobile platform and start your adventure. However, if you want to play some of the games on the platform itself you’ll need to have some Robux. Just don’t fall for scammers who will try to get personal information in exchange for Robux, because 10 times out of 10, it’s a scam and falling for something like that is a pretty bone-headed move. The platform itself still has to make some money, so don’t be surprised if there are exclusives in the game that you can only get by purchasing Robux.
You Never Know What You’re Going To Get
Whenever you open Roblox you never know what you’re going to experience. One day you can be hanging out in someone’s virtual living room and the next day you could be exploring a Steampunk city and unlocking its many mysteries. The people who create Roblox games are some of the more creative people out there, and that’s saying something with a platform that exists at the same time as Minecraft. You often ask yourself how people in Roblox can be so gosh darn creative. Well, with millions of people and thousands of different games to play there’s no doubt that a good chunk of them are going to push out some amazing content. Some people even work together to create breathtaking content that you can only dream of. When it comes down to it, the creators of Roblox itself merely gave the content creators the tools to create and the rest is up to the community. The content itself is created by Roblox players. There really is no limit to the imagination and that’s one of the reasons why Roblox is so popular.
In a world where people often need to find time to escape into virtual reality, we’re glad platforms like Roblox exists. This not only provides an escape for adults, but helps younger children with their developmental skills, and teenagers a chance to sharpen their social skills. It’s a platform enjoyed by anyone of all ages, and it shows no sign of slowing down.