What Roblox is?

Roblox Games isn’t what I expected. On first inspection, its polygons and primitive textures give an impression of Minecraft meets Lego – but Roblox is neither. This isn’t a game, it’s a platform; and its elements more closely resemble “Steam meets Unity” than some variation on the creative games currently sweeping the industry.

In fact, Roblox has been ushering in the age of user-generated content for far longer than Mojang’s block builder. Since 2006 it’s been evolving and growing, now boasting an enormous user base of 30 million unique monthly users.

That would be a staggering achievement for most online services; World of Warcraft has been around fractionally longer, but has experienced consistent decline in recent years. Roblox isn’t declining, it’s going from strength to strength.

And so comes the inevitable question: what on earth is it? Fire up the online game client of Roblox and a legion of gaming experiences open up before you. First-person shooters, murder mysteries, platformers, and even some games that defy generic convention. The vast majority, if not all of these are user-generated, or produced by small studios dedicated to the platform – a bewildering 15 million of them to be precise.

Start to play Roblox now and have fun!