Computer games have received a vibrant make-over with the advent of more advanced programming technology. From the emergence of low resolution titles such as Minecraft to the revolution of highly graphic series like Halo, video games development has indeed stepped up its game.
You live in an era where you can witness a great transition in the world of gaming. Just as the 2D Super Mario became a super dynamic racer in the world of Mario Kart, greater changes are always on the way. Gaming platforms, too, are a part of this constant revamp. Think about how much time you spent playing a Gameboy, and now what is available on the most modern versions PlayStation and Xbox. These are worlds that you just cannot get enough of.
Today, however, we’re going to discuss one iconic development: Roblox.
While high resolution games with captivating graphics dominate the market today, many gamers still find themselves addicted to Roblox. Here, we’ll dive into everything about Roblox, from the game itself to the platforms on which you can play it, and soon you will know the reason behind its endurance in the gaming scene.
Roblox, the Best Game You Never Played
Roblox is not your typical high resolution, detail oriented game. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of that. Then again, why do 15 million users regularly use the platform and play the game?
A project created in 2004 by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel, Roblox is a free-to-play online video game reminiscent of the video game classic Minecraft. While it is quite similar in gameplay, where players use blocks of different sizes and build structures, it stands out in a different way.
Originally, it was designed for children ages to 7 and above. Baszcuki and Cassel achieved their goal of providing a children’s game that is thrilling and educational, winning various awards for their creativity. However, the game also gained waves of followers from adult gamers as well.
It has evolved into a social gaming platform where each player can sign in on their own account, and contribute with his or her own game. Yes, you can develop your own game and put it up online. Although its primitive textures and regular polygons may provide the definitive 1990s feels, there are actually a lot of surprising and features in this game.
For example, the popular Welcome to the Town Robloxia, is a 3D role playing game where users have to find a job, buy a house, and essentially live a brand-new life.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous for work, get out of the town and find yourself playing Work at a Pizza Place, where you can contribute to the growth of a pizza parlor. You can opt to play a variety of jobs, be it a pizza boxer, a cook, a cashier, or a delivery person, all with one goal – to make your pizza parlor the best place in town.
These types of games in Roblox are just the tip of the iceberg, as many creative users all over the world are also developing Roblox spin-offs of other popular games.
Take Counter Strike: Global Offensive as an example. It is a widely popular game available in Steam Network, and Robloxians, as fans refer to themselves, brought about a rebirth of the renowned game in the Counter Blox: Roblox Offensive. Developers of the game have made sure that the gaming experience keeps the same fun and excitement of the original, providing a functional first person shooter game that keeps people on the edge of their seats.
Robux and the Roundabouts
As Roblox gained popularity, more people decided to give developing their own game a shot. After all, the platform has to survive financially in order to support its hosting costs and further expansion.
This is where the brilliance of Roblox developers showed up.
They provided a currency that people were able to use to buy their favorite Roblox games, and called the currency Robux.
While the game is free, you do have the option to pay real money for in-game currency. Much like Steam Wallet in the Steam Network, it allows for in-game purchases. Even way early on in the game’s history, Robux existed as the sole currency for Roblox. Established in May of 2007, Robux have allowed Roblox developers to catalog their Roblox-created items for users to purchase.
For those interested in the game, it may be helpful to know that there are a variety of ways to gain Robux. You can purchase a premium account with Roblox and receive regular Robux allowances.
If you happen to be a part of the Builder’s Club, there is a better chance for you to earn Robux in their community. Many of the features in Roblox, including building and playing games, are available for free, but there are extra perks that come along with a Builders Club membership. There is also a variety of affordable options.
Some of the added features in Builders Club include more places to build, a daily Robux stipend, and access to the club’s trading and sales features where you can earn even more Robux. You might even find yourself participating in the club’s DevEx program.
You can also opt to buy Robux on the official page of Roblox. The starter kits for Robux, which include 400, 800 and 2,000 Robux costs $4.95, $9.95, and $24.95 respectively. If you have a bigger budget, then you can access Roblox super value kits which are 4,500, 10,000 and 22,500 Robux. The super value kits costs $49.95, $99.95, and $199.95 respectively.
You might observe that Robux do not come cheap. However, you can always get free Robux by accessing game generators that are available online. Just be sure to find the best and most secured ones.
What the Future Holds
At the end of every year, the entire Roblox team will have an opportunity to explore visionary ideas and present experimental technology in front of the entire company. This is a tradition they affectionately refer to as “Hack Week.” Over the course of five days, Roblox employees shift gears to work tirelessly on a variety of pet projects ranging from mind-boggling engineering achievements to creative process improvement projects.
Roblox have also moved forward with making their creation studio more flexible for developers of any platform. They can now use studio tools — move, scale, and rotate, for example — into a 3D space. Roblox leaders also added a Toolbox User Interface on the bottom of the screen so you can easily insert new objects, like constraints and attachments.
The idea is to show how someone could build any model using these tools without any scripting knowledge whatsoever. Rather than moving the full studio experience on mobile, the engineers wanted to create a scaled down version that would allow developers to create models of anything they could possibly imagine. In the future, you might see a mobile version of Roblox studio where you can create your own game.
In terms of gaming experience, Roblox has also evolved in providing new high-resolution lighting technology. The goal of this research is to revamp Roblox’s ragged, polygonal textures to a more high-definition, high-resolution platform, which can compare with today’s games. In the future, you might be a witness to completely renewed textures in all of Roblox’s game.