Briona Thoms, 17, is one of the 43 million people who use Roblox. She told TODAY about stumbling upon a NSFW corner of the ROBLOX gaming platform, which allows people to both play and create games of their own. Users of the popular online platform Roblox say that while the games’ bright colors and block-like avatars may appear kid-friendly, parts of the platform are far from appropriate for children.
If your child plays Roblox or makes games for the platform, it may be time to talk to them about all these issues and maybe even look for alternatives. What you earn is based on how many people play your game, so more is better here. According to People Make Games, the slice developers get is usually in the single digits, which doesn’t seem very fair, to say the least. It’s no wonder, then, that there are professional Roblox creators — some of them even forming studios — and there are special code camps for kids who want to learn how to make games in Roblox. Though there are still plenty of kids making games in their bedrooms, many of Roblox’s bigger titles are made by pros, or at least semi-pros. There are also some very serious issues with how Roblox makes its money.
“It’s another one of those games where you kind of run around and gather with friends and role-play.” But one thing we do know is that Roblox keeps growing in popularity. According to a recently-released 2021 data report, Roblox reports last year its online community grew from over 30 million daily users to 50 million …
Is one of the most popular games on Roblox and probably the most played RPG available. At its heart, It’s a Sims-style game about taking care of the home, with players take the role of either an adoptive parent or an adopted child. Chat with others, customize your home, and explore the world, however you’d like.
Players solve puzzles using different mirrors and lasers. As of now, there are over 50 puzzles, each one requiring spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills. For the most part, this sounds like exactly the experience and lessons kids should be getting about the real world, because this is how the real world works. People will over-promise things, and you should always be skeptical. There’s no success and wealth without a lot of highly skilled work and some luck.
The company also hosts programs and offers Developer Relations professionals to help developers succeed. Smith believes this setup disincentivizes users from withdrawing Robux. They’re devalued off-platform, so why not spend them on other Roblox games?