Where Did the Name Roblox Come From?

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In this page, we will share some information about the history of Roblox. You may want to know where did the name of Roblox come from. To find out that information, you are able to read this entire article. Make sure that you will not go anywhere and keep staying on this page.

Based on the research, Roblox was made in 2004, but released to the public in 2005. Originally it was named “dynablocks”, short for Dynamics and Blocks. But, they thought that its name is difficult to remember. Later, they changed the name of dynablocks to Roblox. The developer of Roblox, David Baszucki thought the avatar that the user plays looks like a “Robot”. They only combined the blocks and the “robot” part to create “Roblox”.


David Baszucki and Erik Cassel were made Roblox Corporation in 2004 and released in 2006 after several years of testing. In August 1989, David founded Knowledge Revolution which is a company which concentrated on educational physics and mechanical simulation software. After that, David Baszucki wrote a general-aim physics simulator called “Interactive Physics”. For your information, David Baszucki was a president of Knowledge Revolution until December 1998 and during this time he was joined first by Erik Cassel. In 1997, the president of Knowledge Revolution was Keith Lucas.

In January 1999, Knowledge Revolution earned $25 million which David Baszucki served as a vice president to make Roblox in 2004. They were joined by other employees of MSC Software soon. The first name, GoBlocks.com was released on December 2, 2003. However, it was changed to Dynablocks.com from December 12, 2003 to January 30, 2004. David Baszucki and Erik Cassel were made Dynablocks in the year of 2004. It was changed to Roblox in 2005 because the name of Dynablocks was hard to remember. Also, it was called Roblox v.10 based on DomainTools Screenshots. The site came out of beta and in 2006 was officially launched.

Since 2015, Roblox has hosted every year a conference where Developers of the game and Roblox staff were gathered for a showcase and to share ideas. Apparently, three conferences took place in San Francisco, Europe and Atlanta. The first conference was RDC West, and was hosted from March 6 to March 8. The second conference was RDC East. Another conference was RDC Europe. Only the users who had been invited could attend the events. In 2016, the RDC conference took place in San Jose. It had more than 200 members. There were conferences regarding mobile upgrades, client upgrades and the R15 avatar.

In 2017, there were 2 locations and dates for Roblox Developers Conference. The first conference took place in San Jose (between July 21 and July 23). It offered the creators of the games to learn about the fundamentals of game development, including design and monetization. The second conference took place at the YouTube Space London in the United Kingdom from August 4 to August 5. There were informative sessions, a gaming tournament, and a Game Jam session.

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