Imagine a space where you can do whatever you want and be whoever you want, a world where you could meet like-minded people and thrive in positivity. Roblox metaverse is a virtual 3D space where millions of kids and adults gather to build, socialize, and share experiences with the world. Here’s everything you need to know:
The concept of the metaverse isn’t something new. It is an idea that has existed for decades and is finally taking its shape in reality. Roblox is one of the pioneering projects of the 3D virtual world; long before any other metaverse platform was launched.
Since then, the platform has been actively updating and collaborating with companies and brands to grow and bring more and more people into the space. Its vision is to create a world where people can build and interact virtually. It is “Reimagining the way people come together” to play, create, build, interact, and connect with each other.
Currently, Roblox has over 52 million daily active users, 12 million creators, and 32 million experiences. This huge platform has opened doors for individuals and small businesses to find opportunities and build unique experiences for others to enjoy. And the best part, kids and teenagers are also part of the metaverse.
Taking over the Metaverse: what is Roblox?
Roblox is a virtual platform created by Roblox Corporation in 2006; launched in 2008, as a multiplayer video game where players can create, build, and connect with each other from anywhere around the world. Users can share experiences with their friends, find new opportunities, build careers by monetizing, and spread positivity along the way.
The platform reimagines the way people interact by bringing them into a virtual world with tons of tools and options to utilize. In fact, it is a global community where developers, creators, and players connect with Roblox’s modern technology.
From concerts, fashion shows, education, music, and entertainment to social meetings and gaming, dozens of experiences are present for players to enjoy the 3D immersive world.
How is Roblox metaverse different from others?
Roblox is unlike any other metaverse because it is focused on community building in a virtual space. The team especially puts emphasis on Creativity and Civility which makes it stand out from others.
Everyone is welcome to become a creator by using Roblox’s tools and technology. According to the website, the tools are designed to help in developing virtual items and experiences and monetizing them to earn passive income.
Do you want to become a Creator?
The metaverse platform offers individuals an opportunity to become creators and establish their careers in a virtual space. Roblox is a highly user-generated platform where developers and players connect through different creations and experiences.
Many people have found a passion for coding and programming after experiencing virtual space. After all, the platform promises good royalties to creators as long as whatever they create sells well.
The creators can create t-shirts for avatars and in-game assets, but the most profitable in the Creator Economy is building games that grab the interest of kids or adults. If the players are willing to pay to play the games, then the creators can earn passive income.
Avatars on this virtual platform aren’t like NFTs but you can still own them in your account. The players can customize their avatars by buying virtual items from the shop and then equip them from the bar section.
The avatars don’t have much utility because they can only be used inside the game and they cannot be traded. Only the virtual items that a player buys can be traded in the market.
Creators can make their own avatars using the Roblox Studio but one should know the basics of game designing.
Utility of the Game
Since this virtual platform is a universal space for adults and kids, it offers a wide range of utility to the players:
- Everyone can become a Creator
- A Creator can create any virtual experience by using Roblox’s tools and technology
- Learning coding and programming is easier on this platform
- Parents can be highly involved in building experiences for the kids
- Kids can expand their creativity through storytelling, visualizing, and problem-solving skills
- Kids learn about emerging technology from an early stage
Robux: in-game currency
Like other metaverses, Roblox also has its own in-game currency called Robux that players can use to purchase, sell, and trade virtual items on the platform. These currencies are converted from fiat currency but they don’t have any IRL utility. These tokens can also be earned by playing games on Roblox.
- This gives kids the ability to understand how to spend money, save up, and manage a budget at an early age. This is one of the biggest utilities for kids.
- Adults can use Robux tokens to buy exclusive virtual items and build their own experiences.
- Creators can use Robux to get real money from the Roblox Developer Exchange.
- Robux can be used to buy ads
Some external sites also give users the option to mine cryptocurrency and exchange it for Robux tokens. The demand for these in-game currencies is a lot because it plays an integral part in the virtual world’s ecosystem.
Robux can also be used to get cash as long as you are:
- 13 years or older
- Member of Roblox Premium
- Have a minimum of 100,000 Robux in your account
1 Robux = $0.35 cents
Note that: Robux is not a cryptocurrency, it’s just an in-game currency, which means it cannot be traded on decentralized exchanges, this might be a setback for crypto users.
Popular games on Roblox 2022
Roblox is not a single video game, instead, it is a platform for thousands of games and experiences. The developers can create their games in this space and earn profits as players engage with them.
Some of the most popular games on Roblox include:
- Royale High
- Anime Fighters Simulator
- Tower of Hell
- Ninja Legends
- Adopt Me!
- Swordburst 2
- Hide and Seek Extreme
- Murder Mystery 2
- Welcome to Bloxburg
- Blox Fruits
All these games are designed by different developers, so the experience will vary as well. The most interesting aspect of these video games is that you can truly see how each person interprets Roblox in their own way.
How to Get Started:
Roblox is an open world and anyone with a device can sign-up and play for free. Here’s how to do it:
- Download Roblox on your PC, Android, iOS, and Xbox One / Series X from roblox.com only
- Sign up by adding all the required information.
- After creating an account, you will be redirected to the homepage full of games
- There you can click on any game to play
Some games also have Entry Pay but remember that whatever you pay inside the game is to fund the developers or creators who put hours and months of effort to produce a game or a digital asset.
Just to give a review of what Roblox’s homepage looks like, see the image below:
The Friends row is all the current friends you have, you can also view what they are playing. Below it is the games you are currently playing but you can filter them out based on your preferences. On the left side below, Notifications and Feed are displayed to show interactions. Event announcements and blogs are on the right.
On the extreme left, there is a bar with different tabs. The “Avatar” shows all the avatars you own and the virtual accessories, clothes, and shoes. The “Inventory” displays all virtual assets from games, “Money” shows how many Robux you have, and “Groups” & “My Feed” for interactions.
The “Premium” is for Roblox Premium, a monthly subscription program that gives users various benefits and also free Robux every month based on their tier level. The benefits depend on the type of plan the individual has subscribed to.
How to Make Money on Roblox?
The Roblox metaverse provides a wide range of opportunities for users and creators to make money. Some of them are as follows:
Trade digital in-game assets
The most common way of making money is to sell and trade digital in-game assets, especially limited edition ones. Many people want to buy certain assets that might be sold out from the market.
The more valuable an asset you have, the more demanding it will be in the secondary market. So, you can earn Robux simply by trading in-game assets you own.
Create virtual items and games
Creators who know how to code, especially the programming language Lua, can also create games and earn money. The games give more money compared to virtual items like sunglasses, t-shirts, outfits, shoes, hats, bracelets, etc.
Roblox Studio is a platform for developers to create their games in 3D. You can download the app on your PC for free and then upload your game to the website for official publication.
If you create a high-quality game, you can also charge players to play your game. Premium games are usually created by game companies or expert developers who have a promising background, but if you have the compatibility and are confident about the demand of your game, the platform allows you to charge users and earn money like that.
Future of Roblox
For a platform that is a decade old, Roblox has proven to be one of the successful virtual worlds with millions of fans worldwide. Compared to other metaverse platforms that are relatively new, Roblox has established a trust-worthy relationship with users and developers.
Although the platform has bugs and errors, and there have been a lot of malicious attacks and malware in the name of Roblox externally, the website itself has always maintained a safe and friendly atmosphere both for kids and adults.
Roblox recently announced they are designing their avatars to be more expressive in terms of actions and facial expressions, this will ensure that the interaction between people looks genuine even in the virtual world.
Roblox will also launch a mobile app to make it easier for players to play. The platform will also expand its collaborations with different artists and brands for more experiences for its users. All in all, the future of this virtual space looks promising.