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What is Roblox?

Roblox is more then just a game

I had no idea what Roblox was at first glance, just some blocky game you ran around in. To my surprise, it has more variety and content then any other game I have played. More like an app store then an actual game, Roblox has tons of mini games or “experiences” that you may choose from. Ranging from Minecraft knock offs to full blown Call of Duty, Roblox has it all, if you can get over the initial looks that is.

Roblox has 2 main parts

The first part of Roblox is playing the game. At the time of writing this, the official site claims 5.5 million active experiences or mini games. That’s an insane amount of games! The google play store boasts around a half million games. Now that’s not saying they are all good games, but games none the less. This leads me to the 2nd part of the equation.

Roblox Studio game interface

User made experiences.

Roblox lets users make their own experiences and share them with the world. You can even import 3d objects from blender or create your own with plugins or use someone else’s. Using LUA you can make those objects do pretty much anything in a game sense. Roblox developers have made tons of experiences in all kinds of genres such as RPGS, Idle games, FPS, obby or parkour for us uninitiated. This leads to a lot of games for people to try and get their first taste of game developing. Some even creating groups to make experiences together.

So, how much?

Roblox is free. It will cost you nothing to let your kid play this game or make their own. It does have a currency called Robux which is used for power ups, cosmetics and just plain cheaty items. Developers can implement all kinds of features and options for you to spend money on, however you never have to spend a dime if you don’t want to. Also they have a membership subscription if you want to support the game, it offers free monthly Robux and a few other minor perks. The premium membership does not unlock anything extra content wise.

In fact you can earn!

One other thing that makes Roblox great, is the fact that you can earn actual money. At the time of writing this, you can exchange 1 Robux for .0035 us dollar! Hey don’t quit your day job yet! there is some caveats but we wont go into detail here.

Where can you get Roblox?

Roblox has a presence on most major platforms, and they can all play together! from apps on your phone to your Playstation or Xbox in your living room. You can play in VR or on your desktop. With so many options its no wonder is one of the biggest games currently.

https://www.roblox.com/

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