Roblox Grows In Popularity

Mar 22, 2021 By Ramita S.
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It seems that every now and then, a game will come out of nowhere and become insanely popular for a while. Minecraft, Fortnite, and Among Us are just a few examples of this.

Now, it seems Roblox will soon join their ranks. 

The Roblox Corporation went public recently, which means that you can now buy shares in the company. Its stock ($RBLX) is currently $70.50, and the company has been valued at $45 billion- no small amount.

What Makes Roblox Unique?

Roblox is a little different from the other games -- it isn’t just a platform to play games, it is a creative platform as well. You can not only play games but create your own. Every game on Roblox has been created by its users. 

According to Roblox’s official website, there are over 20 million games all created by Roblox users on the platform currently. And a majority of these users are kids. 

It’s not hard to see why. Roblox features a ton of fun games, true, but also anybody (kids included) can make a ton of money off the games they create. Roblox and all the games it features are free to play, but Robux, Roblox’s virtual currency, can be purchased and spent on items available in various different games. 

The game creators get to keep a portion of Robux spent on items in their game, and once they have enough, they can convert their Robux into real money. And there are some incredibly popular games. Adopt Me!, a pet simulation, has, according to its creators, been clicked on over 20 billion times. 

Popular During The Pandemic

Aside from making money, Roblox is a good way for kids to be creative and make their own game ideas a reality. 

Roblox provides a variety of game creation tools that kids can very easily learn to use. There are forums where you can learn new skills, as well as troubleshoot your games. Kids don’t have to worry about any logistics, such as how to set up servers. They can just create what they want.

Roblox has been around since 2006 but has been relatively unknown. With the pandemic, adults and kids alike turned to the platform as well as a way to make extra money, leading to a rise in popularity.   

Now, it boasts 8 million developers, who have collectively been paid $329 million by the Roblox Corporation. It is available in 11 languages in 180 different countries, and will only continue to grow as more users join the platform to create games and purchasable in-app items that will increase the game’s revenue.  

The recent growth of Roblox was bought on by the pandemic and it remains to be seen how well it does after.

Sources: CNN, The Verge, Apple Insider, Wired, Polygon

Comments

Nicholas.Gidson@esd.k12.ms.us.'s picture
Nicholas.Gidson... April 9, 2021 - 7:30am
cool
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smalltiger April 4, 2021 - 8:57pm
I wish I can play Roblox
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Big Brain March 30, 2021 - 6:47am
The article is terrible. Minecraft and Fortnite are not passing fads.
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Deepa Gopal March 31, 2021 - 2:37pm
You raise a good point. The writer has put in their opinion here and we have removed it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention --- Youngzine Team
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Alectrode March 26, 2021 - 6:08pm
I like playing this game and this article was really good
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Alectrode March 26, 2021 - 6:07pm
cool
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Alectrode March 26, 2021 - 1:09pm
It sounds cool
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Princess Rainiac March 24, 2021 - 2:40pm
I haven't played Roblox yet. But it sounds fun!
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Daniella Rodrigues March 29, 2021 - 11:56am
OMG YOU HAVE TO PLAY ROBLOX. It is so fun and one you start playing a game you feel to good, especially after a hard day. GO CHECK IT OUT!
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Jaden March 27, 2021 - 8:18pm
It is!! I've been playing, especially during the pandemic.
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cowalsh1 March 26, 2021 - 11:32am
Princess Rainiac can you please play roblox
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Sam1 March 24, 2021 - 8:18am
who plays
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Mahn March 23, 2021 - 8:36am
I play Roblox sometimes.
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cowalsh1 March 26, 2021 - 11:31am
Mahn what games do you play on roblox?
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Mahn March 30, 2021 - 8:06am
I play hide and seek extreme, ro-boxing,and I customize my Roblox Avatar.
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Editor March 23, 2021 - 8:59am
Thank you for participating in comment section. But don't give out your personal information.
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Deepa Gopal March 29, 2021 - 2:21pm
Dear Youngziners -- We agree this comment from cowalsh1 is not personal. We removed another comment here (that is no longer visible) where someone had given out their personal information on Roblox. This comment was meant for everyone, and we typed it in the wrong place :) ---- Editorial Team
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Daniella Rodrigues March 29, 2021 - 11:57am
Ya it is not! He probably just wants to know some cool games so he can try them too!
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Mahn March 24, 2021 - 8:05am
It is not sensitive information