You may have played Roblox for a long time and you wonder when this game platform was originally released. Knowing when a game platform was released is sometimes important to know how far this game platform from its release until now. We can also learn a little bit of the history of this game platform.
Roblox was originally released in 2006. It was released after two years of testing and developing. This game platform is founded by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. This platform hosts user-created games of multiple genres which are coded in the programming language, Lua. In the second half of the 2010s, Roblox started to grow rapidly. As of August 2020, Roblox has more than 164 million monthly active users. Those users contain of adults and over half of all children who are aged under 16 in the United States.
Actually, the first version of this game platform was a beta version in 2004 and it was under the name DynaBlocks. Then, Baszucki began testing the first demos in the same year and then in 2005, the company changed the name to Roblox. Officially, Roblox launched on September 1st, 2006 and then in March 2007, this game platform became compliant with COPPA with the addition of safe chat, a change that can limit the communication ability of users under the age of 13 by restricting them to choosing the prefined messages from a menu.
In August, Roblox applied improvements on the server and then they also released a premium membership named Builders Club. But now, this membership is rebranded as Roblox Premium and it was done in September 2019. In December 2011, Roblox made their first Hack Week. It is an annual event where Roblox developers work on outside the box ideas for new developments to present to the company.
From time to time, Roblox develops itself to be a better and better game platform. On December 11th, 2012, Roblox released an iOS version of Roblox and then on July 16, 2014, an Android version was released as well. On October 1st, 2013, Developer Exchange was released. This is a program which permits developers to be able to exchange Robux that they earned from their games into real world currencies.
Then, there is a feature named Smooth Terrain in the game which was added on May 31st, 2015. On November 20, Roblox was launched on Xbox One with an initial selection of 15 games selected by Roblox staff. Roblox VR for Oculus Rift was launched in April 2016 and at the time of release, there were more than 10 million games which were available in 3D. In June, this platform also launched a version compatible with Windows 10. And in July 2002, there was an announcement of Roblox about the creation of Party Place which functions as an online hangout. This new feature was created using new technology which had been used during the 2020 Bloxy Awards. It was designed as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A number of games are popular in this platform such as Adopt Me, Jailbreak, MeepCity, Murder Mystery 2, Natural Disaster Survival and many more and these games are created by users of Roblox. So, in this game platform, you are not only able to be a player but also a developer.