Have you heard of Roblox? With the coronavirus pandemic, access to this platform increased exponentially, becoming a fever, especially among children and young people.
But why is Roblox so popular? We will try to understand this in this article.
What is Roblox
First of all, you need to understand what exactly Roblox would be. It is a platform that brings together hundreds of free games to play, at the same time that it is itself a game, an MMO (massive multiplayer online game), allowing the interaction between its players.
The idea is to create a “multiverse”. Calm down, I explain: Roblox would be a wide universe where each one can create their own “worlds”, which in this case would be games. Very fun, right?
And it doesn't end there, Roblox on top of it all is also a game creation tool! It is possible to create your own games for free and earn money from them.
The platform was launched in 2006 with an educational focus, but it was in 2020 that a real boom in its popularity was given, being currently accessed by more than half of the youths and children under the age of 16 in the United States. More than 100 million players visit the platform each month.
The main reason for this? The coronavirus pandemic, of course. With so many young people at home unable to go out, access to online games only tends to grow. But it is also the result of everything the platform has to offer.
In 2019, there were already more than 15 million games available on the platform, in addition to more than 178 million accounts. Expressive, isn't it? And those numbers went up even further in 2020.
So, let's go to the reasons why this platform is so popular:
Roblox provides a free tool for any user to be able to create their own games and have them on the platform alongside the hundreds of games already created, Roblox Studio.
Because the majority of Roblox's audience is children, it is possible to make your creations even without much prior knowledge, while at the same time you can learn the basics of programming. It is a tool that besides being very useful, it is also an educator.
In addition, although access to the games is free, it is possible to create a purchasing system within them, allowing the creator to also earn a percentage of what is generated in his own game.
This tool is a strong differentiator from Roblox, which, in addition, serves to make the games offered on its platform as exclusive, having been created within itself.
It is a very important approach nowadays, when internet access is exploding and the online gaming sector has become increasingly popular, becoming one of the main markets for the future, and the profession of programmer is extremely valued. , and Roblox allows interaction with the area, already producing what may become future professionals in the field.
In addition to children, older people have also joined the wave of creating games at Roblox, which has resulted in an increase in the quality of their productions.
The downside of Roblox Studio is the language. Currently it is only available in English, Korean and Simplified Chinese, making it more difficult for Brazilians to understand. It is entirely possible, however, to create games that are in Portuguese, as well as several games on the platform that are available in our native language.
To access Roblox Studio, just click on the “create” option in your browser:
In the application, you can even find the option “create” by clicking on the “…” at the bottom of the screen, but it displays a message that you can only access the Studio from your computer (Windows or MAC).
When you click "create" on your computer, Roblox Studio will start to download and open automatically.
Yes, in addition to the fun it is still possible to earn money with Roblox!
Creators who are subscribers of the premium version, are over 13 years old and get 100 thousand Robux with their creations will be able to transform the received Robux into dollars, becoming Roblox partners.
According to the company more than a thousand creators managed to raise 10 thousand dollars with Game Passes and sale of items (microtransactions) in their games.
The monetization of Roblox is also one of the main points for increasing its popularity, even more in times of pandemic, when it becomes an option to make money without leaving home.
Through Roblox, it is possible to gather your friends to play together, as well as create private game servers so that only you and your guests can participate. This function, of course, is paid for with Robux, the virtual currency of Roblox, accessible through purchase.
In addition, periodically, Roblox offers events for its players, from those in which everyone can participate, as is the case with the event Player Nº 2, an event launched to promote the launch of the book of the same name by Ernest Cline (continuation of Player Nº 1), or those for people to watch, such as the RB Battle Championship, an event in which the main Roblox youtubers competed with each other completing missions for a prize.
With the distance and social isolation, Roblox also opened up to another type of event, having been the stage of a show for the first time. It is the performance of rapper Lil Nas X, which took place in November 2020 and attracted more than 30 million visitors.
The organization of this show leaves the door open for more events to be organized on the platform in the future. Who knows, maybe one day you will organize your own events using Roblox?
Ease of Access
In addition to everything already mentioned, Roblox is a very easy and simple to access platform (mainly because it is designed for children).
To access, simply create a username and password, enter your date of birth, and ready, account created successfully. To play the games available, however, you need to download and install the Roblox application, but nothing complicated, since everything is done automatically.
In the catalog, just choose the game you want and click on the “play” icon that will appear on the screen. The game then opens to start the fun.
How to play
"Hmm, interesting, I liked that Roblox, I want to play". Okay, I'll explain!
An interesting thing is that Roblox supports cross-platform, that is, you will be able to play from your cell phone with a friend who is on the PC or Xbox, and vice versa. It doesn't matter what platform you're accessing the app to have fun with your friends.
Installing Roblox on the PC
If you're on a computer and want to start playing, it's very simple:
- Get in on Roblox official website;
- Log in or create an account (the option already appears on the page, just enter the date of birth, username, password and gender);
- Then enter the Roblox catalog (click on the link, or go to the “games” option in the browser);
- Choose the game you want and press the green button with a "play" sign;
- In the window that will open, click on “download and install Roblox”
- After downloading, follow the instructions that will appear on the screen to install
- Once installed, you can play any game by clicking on the green play button that appears on the screen.
It is important to remember that the installation of the program is done only for the first game that you click. From then on, the games will open automatically when you click the button, without the need to install anything else (but sometimes you will need to update).
Installing Roblox on Mobile
To play Roblox games on your mobile, follow the instructions below:
- Scroll to Play Store ou App Store (depending on your cell phone operating system - click on the links or search for “Roblox” in the search tab);
- Download and install the application;
- Open the application;
- Click on “register” to create an account, or on “login” to login (in this case, enter your login details);
- In the catalog, choose the game you want, and click on the green play button that appears on the screen
- Ready! Your game will begin.
Installing Roblox on Xbox
Well, I don't have an Xbox, so this step by step gets more complicated, but just enter the Microsoft store and click on “get”
Once installed, you should be presented with the option to create a new account or login. After passing this step, just choose the game you want to play, click play and you're done!
Attention: 1 - Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to play and 2 - some Roblox functions are not available for Xbox, such as VIP servers, creating / joining groups and adding friends (but it is possible to do these things via the PC /cell).
The titles that are available on Xbox, however, are the same as those on other platforms. You will have access to the same games regardless of the platform through which you are accessing Roblox.
Some Roblox Games
Got lost in Roblox's huge catalog and don't know which game to choose? This is normal, as there are millions of options available on the platform (you can see a short list with some titles here, but it is nowhere near the current number of games contained in Roblox), and more and more are emerging every day. And the best way to discover the best games for you is to look through the extensive list, and try out each title.
But we help you! Check here a list with the best Roblox games. Want more tips? So here are some other cool games from the platform.
Swordburst 2, also referred to as SB2, is a continuation of the RPG Swordburst Online, a game based on the anime Sword Art Online (SAO).
Like all RPGs, SB2 has a vast world to explore, in which new levels are released as certain bosses are defeated. The game is divided into floors (floors, in English), with a total of 11 floors to be explored.
It is one of the most popular games on Roblox, very complete and fun to pass the time.
Grand Piece Online
Yeah, not all games on Roblox are free to access. This is the case with Grand Piece Online. You need to shell out 200 Robux to play it. However, paid games generally have a higher quality compared to free games. There are also expectations that it will be free in a future update.
Grand Piece, as the name suggests, is based on the One Piece anime and also works in the RPG style, you explore the islands, take missions and defeat the mobs to level up. It is also possible to swim and climb in this game, but watch out for stamina!
Choose which side you want to be on: pirates or sailor, and start your adventure. Depending on the side you choose, your goals will be different, the pirates must face the sailors and vice versa. Blox Fruits is a game that mixes pve and pvp.
It is possible to collect and / or buy Blox Fruits, which will give you certain statistics and advantages for your battles.
Roblox is available for PC, Xbox (X | S and One) and mobile phones (Android and IOS). It is very light and easy to rotate. To enjoy everything it has to offer, simply create an account for free.
Recommended Requirements for Roblox on PC
|Operational system||Windows 10|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 280|
|Video card||AMD Radeon HD 3850 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO|
|Memory||2gb of RAM|
|Conexão||Between 4 and 8mb|
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Recommended Requirements for Roblox Mobile
|IOS||iPad 2 or higher, iPhone 4s or higher and iPod touch 5th generation (iOS 8 or higher)|
|Android||At least Android 4.4 (without Tegra 2 chipset)|
|Amazon Fire OS||Kindle Fire HDX 7 (3rd Generation), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (3rd Generation), |
Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Generation), Fire HD 6 & 7 (4th Generation), Fire HD 8 and 10 (5th Generation) and Fire (5th Gen)
(except Amazon Fire HD 2013)
|Conexão||At least 4 to 8mb (wi-fi is recommended)|
See link for more details of requirements.
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