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ROBLOX (codenamed Dynablocks during development) is the largest user-generated online gaming platform. As of June 2016, ROBLOX has over 15 million monthly active users, over 210 million engagement hours each month and 2.9 billion page views per month.[1]

As of January 2017, the peak rate of concurrent players is around 1 million.[2]

History

Main article: History of ROBLOX

Work on ROBLOX began in 1996.

Pirate

ROBLOX Studio in early development (2005).

In December 2003 and January 2004, ROBLOX was known as Dynablocks, but the name was changed to ROBLOX in the same year on January 30, 2004.

ROBLOX alpha testing ended in February 2005 and beta testing began on the same year.

In April 2006, ROBLOX was finally fully released to everyone with multiplayer games.

Features

ROBLOX is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Xbox One and on the Windows Store. People interested in getting more involved with ROBLOX can make an account, but they can play as a guest. Users choose their own username and password, and can then create their own places. Users also have their own character, which can be customized via catalog purchases, and they can participate in social aspects of ROBLOX such as the forum, messages and friend requests. Free users are limited to 1 active place and free items in the catalog but they can buy Builders Club or ROBUX.

Places

Main article: Place

Places are the most important thing on ROBLOX. They are created by users and can be played by other users. Players can create unlimited amount of places, but active places amount is different for each membership type:

  • Free users - 1 active place
  • Former BC (players whose BC membership has expired) - 5 active places
  • BC - 10 active places
  • TBC - 25 active places
  • OBC - 100 active places

ROBLOX provides templates for users which don't know how to start.

Catalog

Main article: Catalog

Catalog is a place where users can buy items to customize their character. Free users are limited to free items released by ROBLOX and old not updated t-shirts released in 2007–2008 without costing any ROBUX. ROBLOX doesn't give a daily ROBUX reward to free users, as it did with tickets (Builders Club members get it) and doesn't provide clothing creators a way to sell their clothing for free.

Library

Similar to the catalog, the library is used by users and developers to release models, scripts, audio, decals, meshes and plugins to other ROBLOX users. All items on the library that are available for purchase are free, and any user may take items to place in their inventory. You can have unlimited items from the library, and some groups place their models on the library to make it easier for them to be used in multiple games.

Blog

Main article: Blogs

ROBLOX runs a blog, where they post about released updates and show developers creations.

Forum

Main article: Forum

There is a ROBLOX forum made for posting and socializing with other people in a text-based format.

Groups

Main article: Group

There are many groups on ROBLOX. All users can join them, but only Builders Club members can create them (for ROBUX100).

My Feed

My Feed shows what friends posted by "What are you up to?" box.

Friend Activity

Friend Activity shows games that friends played last time.

Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • The place with the most thumbs up is Natural Disaster Survival, which has almost 750,000 thumbs up.
  • The place with the most place visits is Murder Mystery 2, which has over 320 million visits.
  • Some users are creating games with fake ads or thumbnails (clickbait) to get them to front page. Click here for the list of these users.

Gallery

External links

References

  1. http://corp.roblox.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Infographic_July_2016-compressed.pdf
  2. https://twitter.com/DavidBaszucki/status/817796199671427072

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