People in the music business (us included) talk a lot about Fortnite, but we think Roblox is another gaming platform that should be less under the radar for our industry.
A new report from children’s media research firm Dubit offers some statistics that might help. “Half of all 9- to 12-year-olds in the US play Roblox every week, logging more than 1.5 billion hours a month on the platform,” she explained.
Creation date: May 1, 2007
Chaos Canyon was the first collaboration between the Roblox team and some of its most active users of the time. Although the game was officially created by Roblox, some of the templates were designed and created by users such as ting222, PilotLuke and Yahoo.
Is Roblox safe for 4 year olds?
The bottom line. Roblox is a safe gaming platform for kids when parents take our expert advice seriously. Making it a rule that kids play Roblox in a shared family space where you can supervise their activity is the best way to ensure their safety.
So if you’re a Roblox or Minecraft stan and you’re sitting there arguing with strangers on the internet about which game copied who, seriously, stop. That said, there’s no way Roblox copied Minecraft for one simple reason: Roblox debuted in 2006 while Minecraft came out in 2009.
Discovery and community
user-generated content, is also at grappled with some of the same problems other social platforms have stumbled into in recent years. On the developer/creator side, this means making it easier for users to discover Roblox experiences off the beaten track, beyond the blockbuster games that rack up billions of hits.
Bronstein told TechCrunch that this involves “huge investment” in research and discovery, some of which is already underway. “If you are a new creator or if you have a new experience, how is new content discovered?” Bronstein said. “How do you find your top 10 users, 100 users, 1,000 users? … We will put much more emphasis on making sure that new content has an early chance of being discovered.
“Please, can I play Roblox Mum? Jonny plays it and Sid too. Please mom? (repeat more than twenty times in a few weeks).
Look, I’m not one to bow to peer pressure and (in my humble opinion) part of our job as parents is to teach our children not to. So when my oldest (9 years old) stalked me to play Roblox, I told him “no”, over and over. I’ve read the horror stories about strangers texting and games created and uploaded by anyone who isn’t supervised, and I’ve seen some of the games they play.
Take for example; Weightlifting simulator 3, where you lift weights to get “buffs” and go to different zones. But you have to be very careful, there are other people who play it who – when they’ve reached “buff” status and look like giant marauders – basically beat you to death – nice huh?