Since the kids can now officially call me an old man, I don’t really keep up with what is hip and happening these days. From what I can see it’s mostly Fortnite, but surprisingly, that’s not the most popular game out there right now. Oh yes baby, it’s Roblox. Roblox is a creativity focused game maker that allows users to create unique levels as well as play them. This has been an overwhelming hit with the kids because it’s so simple and easy to get into.
The big news is that the game has managed to surpass 100 million active monthly users, which is just an unheard-of number. For comparison, Minecraft has 91 million active monthly users which may not sound like a huge difference until you realise 9 million people is the population of Israel.
Some people might turn up their noses at this silly kids game, but I think it’s wonderful that the youth is involved in creativity at such a young age. Making their own worlds with their friends and likeminded individuals is awesome and can be quite a valuable teaching tool. Roblox is celebrating the milestone by giving everyone a free pair of shoulder pads that are shaped into gold ingots. Very fitting.