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It's a dream that probably every gamer has had at one time or another: to develop your own video game! The game platform Roblox picks up this idea and allows you to realize your game ideas with simple means.
Roblox can be compared a bit with Lego. You get a kit of different parts and helpful instructions to learn the basic mechanics of the platform. What you make out of it is up to you. Because there are hardly any limits when creating your games. No prior knowledge of computer science or anything else is necessary. You'll learn as you build your game worlds how to proceed and what you can set to make your own little video game.
It's also not necessary that you have the hit game idea of the year. You can simply create beautiful worlds to share with your fellow players. After all, designing a game is only half the game. The other half is discovering and playing other players' creations.
Each player has the possibility to share his game world with other users. In this way, the platform offers you thousands of smaller or larger games of different types. There are small simulations, but also racing games and hard-hitting action games.
In the individual games, you can then fulfill small goals to collect coins. These coins can be used, for example, to unlock new outfits for your own game characters. You can also support the developers of the small games if you like their games. Every user is free to choose which content he wants to pay for with Roblox coins.
A core idea of Roblox is that every user can build exactly the game they have in mind. You get an empty room at the beginning of a new project, which you have to fill with content. In different menus you can choose how the environment should look like and what objects belong to your game. It doesn't take too much practice to create your first playable sections after just a few tries.
If you don't like your game or if you want to change things, you can always edit your game world. This way you can easily try out how your project controls and where there might be a need for improvement.
It's also a lot of fun if you don't just develop the games for one person, but create a small multiplayer environment. In racing games, for example, it makes it all the more fun to play if other players can race against each other.
But with all the freedom, Roblox also focuses on family-friendly environments. All published games are checked for their content and removed if necessary. However, this only happens if the Roblox admins detect suspicious content. So you don't have to fear that your game world will be deleted because it is not as high quality as the games of other users. However, the strict verification is necessary so that children and teenagers can use Roblox without restrictions.
Roblox enjoys a large community of players who either want to build and further develop their own game worlds or who would like to see the projects of other users. The creative freedom and the comparatively easy entry into the world of game programming make Roblox interesting.
Some users complain that the graphics of the game content are highly simplified and almost seem a bit too childish. In addition, it can occasionally come to crashes when playing if the game worlds have errors in their programming.
If you've always wanted to create your own little games, Roblox is definitely an easy place to start. However, building and modifying the games can take a lot of time and nerves. That's why you should have some stamina and motivation if you want to get involved with Roblox.
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