Have you thought about the previous name of Roblox? Was the name of this gaming platform Roblox since it was developed or it had another name? Actually, Roblox is a new name of this gaming platform and here we will inform you what the previous name of this was. By knowing the history of changing names, you will also learn a little bit of the history of Roblox itself.
David Baszucki and Erik Cassel in 2004 created the beta version of Roblox and at that time, the name of it was not Roblox but DynaBlocks. In that year, Baszucki began testing the first demos and then in 2005, the company decided to change its name to Roblox. On September 1st, 2006, it was officially launched. Why was the name changed? You may wonder about it but you may also realize that “Roblox” name is better. The reason why they changed DynaBlocks to Roblox is because DynaBlocks seemed hard to remember.
So, they change it so that it can be easier to remember. After its change, it was also called Roblox v.10 according to Domain Tools screenshots. Then, the site came out of beta and was launched officially in 2006.
However, before having the name DynaBlocks, the first URL of Roblox is GoBlocks.com and it was bought on December 2nd, 2003. Then, in December 12th, 2003 to January 30th, 2004, it was renamed Dynablocks.com.
The change does not only happen to the name but also to the logo. Roblox had a logo written “Roblox beta” and it has colorful words. It was the first logo of Roblox and it was designed in 2004. In 2015 to 2017 Roblox logo was white but the outer of the words is red. Over the first “O” of Roblox word, there is a styled diacritic. As of 2017, the logo of Roblox was changed again. The word is in red and the ‘O’ letters have square shapes. Roblox logo changed several times so the explanation that we explained above are just some of them.
The changes that Roblox made to the name, logos and even in the game elements, are done to make players can get more fun so that they are able to enjoy more in the game. One of the other changes in Roblox is currency. In the past, the original currency in Roblox is Roblox points and you were able to earn them by logging in daily or by playing minigames.
But then, Roblox points were replaced by Robux which was introduced on May 14th, 2007. In the same year, there is also a new currency named Tickets which were introduced in August 2007 and a premium membership named Builders Club. They became available on August 16th, 2007. Now, Tickets are also removed and the only currency in Roblox is Robux. And even Builders Club now has been changed into Premium.
Well, it is very interesting to know the history of the name changes of this gaming platform and also the history of the development of it. You may be able to get some lessons from it.