from Karsten Scholz
Roblox is a phenomenon that can not only keep up with hugely successful online games like Minecraft and Fortnite, but can even outshine them. 120 million players visit the Roblox servers worldwide every month. The other statistics are also impressive.

The Roblox story begins in 2003 when a certain David Baszucki wanted to design a digital kit to make it as easy as possible for users to develop their own games and make them available to other gamers. At that time the project was still called "DynaBlocks".

Today, 17 years later, Roblox's journey can only be seen as an impressive success. In March 2020 the Market value of the game at $ 4 billion estimated. In May 2020, Roblox owned – again – to the top five games on mobile devices (3rd place, ahead of Pokémon Go or Candy Crush Saga) and PC (5th place, ahead of World of Warcraft or Fortnite).

The success of Roblox is also noticeable in other numbers: 120 million players are expected to visit the platform every month. There are now several million games available for download. The most successful titles have several billion views:

  1. Adopt me!, 7.6 billion views
  2. MeepCity, 5.9 billion views
  3. Jailbreak, 3.7 billion views
  4. Royale high, 3.5 billion views
  5. Murder Mystery 2, 2.7 billion views
  6. Work at Pizza Place, 2.4 billion views
  7. Welcome to Bloxburg, 2.2 billion views
  8. Flee the facility, 1.6 billion views
  9. Prison Life, 1.5 billion views
  10. Super Hero Tycoon, 1.2 billion views

The special thing about Roblox is not only that players here have the comparatively simple way of creating games and making them available to others free of charge. The game "developers" share in the proceeds from their games (through microtransactions). In the end, for many hobby programmers, little more than a nice pocket money may jump out. However, there are also some top earners who are said to have earned a high eight-figure sum over the years. To date, a total of over $ 110 million has been distributed to the approximately two million content creators.

What does it look like: Have you tried Roblox before? If so: What is your experience with the platform and the games offered there? Let us know in the comments!

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