Minecraft competitor Roblox now available on Microsoft Store

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While Minecraft competitor Roblox isn’t as popular as Minecraft, that doesn’t mean that the game isn’t a real threat to it.

Roblox is a massive multiplayer online game created with children and teenagers between 8 and 18 years old in mind. In this game, you are able to create your own virtual world where others players can enter and socialize within the blocks of varied colors, sizes, and shapes. In addition, the game in Roblox can be scripted using Lua 5.1, allowing you to create different in-game scenarios. Speaking of which, if you encounter issues with Roblox, here’s how to fix them.

Robux is a virtual currency that the company is using in order to gain revenue from this game. The players can purchase Robux with real money which they can use to get Builder’s Club access, a status that gives some virtual benefits to the gamers. In other words, Roblox is a FREE game, which is not the case for Minecraft.

As you can see, aside from the virtual currency that can be purchased with real money, Roblox is quite similar to Minecraft. However, Roblox is also focusing more on creating games as many users have already created millions of games accessible for free from their website or from their mobile or desktop apps. These games are usually for multiplayer and include racing, combat, or paintball.

We are not sure yet why Microsoft is allowing Roblox onto its Windows Store as this could tempt many Minecraft fans into testing out this game. In other words, Minecraft might actually lose user because of this addition.

Are you a Minecraft fan? Have you played Roblox yet? Tell us your thoughts about games and which one you prefer most!

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  • I can see why everyone is hating on the author of this article, all the article is about is what Roblox is and that it may be some competition for Minecraft. Now on to my opinion. Roblox and Minecraft are both sandbox games and have very different gameplay aspects. Roblox is more of a game platform that a game. The games on the site can vary from FPS shooters to Rust type survival games. The creators also emphasize the “Build anything, be anything” motto which is very true is the sense that you can build anything in Roblox Studio, and be anything in the games or on your avatar. Minecraft on the other hand is a voxel survival game. The two really arent that comparable when you think about it other than building things.

  • “Minecraft imitator Roblox”

    >Imitator

    With all due respect, the “author” of this biased article, George Finley, does not deserve to be called an author, much less write an article that represents a company. Roblox came first before Minecraft you brainless writer.

    Now I love both games, and I am normally not the one to jump on ragewagons, but you sir, really did a fine job at being a single-minded, drivel-writing, Minecraft-Fanboy that just can’t comprehend the fact that Roblox is a good game platform and people are allowed to love both at the same time.

  • ROBLOX CAME BEFORE MINECRAFT
    LEARN YOUR FACTS
    GET OUT OF THE INTERNET
    NOW
    OK
    STOP

  • I enjoy both Minecraft and ROBLOX, and I believe they are totally different games. ROBLOX is more like a platform that holds many games, while Minecraft IS a game. Inside of ROBLOX, you code a game from scratch just so people can play it, in Minecraft, you build stuff to survive and to enhance your world. While they both are technically sandboxes, they aren’t even comparable.