Since its creation back in 2006, Roblox has gone from strength to strength. It’s built up a solid mass following and continues to enjoy consistent content creation even to this day. Despite competition from games like Minecraft and Terraria, Roblox has a remarkable number of monthly active users, and it’s only likely to continue this run of popularity as people become more creative and skilled in the use of the Roblox Studio mode. To put it simply, Roblox is immensely popular despite the hurdles and challenges it faces on a daily basis.
Of course, this couldn’t have happened without Roblox targeting a certain demographic. As of 2019, Roblox enjoyed 100 million monthly active users, which is a pretty sizable and impressive percentage of the population. It won’t come as a surprise to learn that Roblox’s popularity has soared during the coronavirus epidemic, too, with usage up 40% compared to before the epidemic began. So what demographic is powering this incredible surge? Why is Roblox so popular? The answer is simple: it’s immensely popular among children below the age of 17.
Is there an age Limit for Roblox?
Roblox supports people of all ages using its creative tools, of course. There’s absolutely no age limit on using Roblox; all you need to do if you want to get started is to download the game (or play it within your web browser) and get to grips with the creation tool. That said, it’s undeniable that the majority of people using Roblox (we won’t say “playing”, because Roblox isn’t technically a game, unlike Minecraft or Terraria) are young people. Creative suites tend to be more popular with younger people for a number of reasons, and Roblox hits all of those reasons.
For one thing, young people have much more time on their hands than older people, who often hold down full-time jobs or have other time-consuming hobbies to worry about. For this reason, it’s easier for young people to get to grips with the Roblox studio tool. The creation suite in Roblox isn’t particularly difficult to understand, but it does require a time investment to fully grasp all of the quirks and idiosyncrasies of creating a game within Roblox. There’s also the fact that younger people have more malleable minds, so the information about how to use Roblox’s tools is more likely to stick to them.
You can express yourself on Roblox
Another reason Roblox is more popular among young people is the same reason that most creative games appeal to this demographic: these games allow young people to express themselves. By creating a game in Roblox, you can express something that you might not be able to articulate with words or other creative pursuits. Even if there’s nothing pressing you need to get off your chest, making a game in Roblox can help you explore your creative side without needing to learn any complex coding languages (although Roblox does also offer this functionality, of course).
Perhaps yet another reason that Roblox is popular among younger people is its ability to teach rudimentary skills. The game has an entire education section dedicated to doing just that, so you know it’s a priority for Roblox’s creators as well as its player base. Young people love to learn when the information is presented correctly, and Roblox can help in this endeavour. Coding is one of the skills you can learn as a Roblox creator, but you can also gain understanding in other essential life skills like perseverance, dedication, and patience. Roblox is more than just a game – it’s a teaching tool, too.
That doesn’t mean older people can’t enjoy what Roblox has to offer, too. There are plenty of guides out there concerning parents and what they should know about how their kids are using Roblox. Far fewer sites are concerned with teaching older people how to use Roblox, but there’s a simple reason for that: you don’t need a guide. Many of the ways in which you have to use Roblox’s creation kit are the same as other creative tools, especially if you’re already familiar with design suites, so you probably already possess all of the skills you require.
These are just some of the reasons that Roblox is so popular among the younger demographic. It has players that are older, of course; a game can’t sustain itself purely by targeting a single age group, after all. Still, it’s clear that Roblox holds a long-term interest for younger players, since the game’s numbers have only been increasing since it originally launched in 2006. We think it’s onwards and upwards for Roblox, especially if it continues to cultivate the kind of interest that means it’s got a solid player base. It provides something Minecraft can’t; a robust creation kit that’s tailor-made for crafting your own gaming experiences no matter what your imagination conjures.