There Will Never Be Another Game Platform Like Roblox


Roblox: A game played by many, and so beloved.

Cole Krener, Staff Reporter

With dozens of new video games coming out in 2023 for every system and technology getting more and more advanced every day, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a game I used to play a lot a few years ago. That game is a game that a good portion of you reading this have probably played at least once before, and that game is none other than, well, Roblox.

Roblox is a massively multiplayer online gaming platform that has taken the world by storm. Even though Roblox has traced its origins back to 2004, Roblox did not become very mainstream until around 2016. With around 200 million active monthly users, it has become one of the most popular games for kids and young adults.

Screenshot of the Roblox Game “Jailbreak” by Reddit user Sammy Flores

The platform offers a wide variety of games, from racing games and first-person shooters to role-playing games and simulators. No matter what type of game you like, Roblox will have something for you.

Another key aspect of Roblox’s success is its accessibility. The platform is available on multiple devices, including PC, Macs, Xbox, and mobile devices such as phones and tablets. This makes it easy for players to access the platform from anywhere and at any time.


Roblox also offers a free-to-play model, which means that players can enjoy most of the games and experiences on the platform without having to spend money. 

I remember back when I was 12, I was obsessed with Roblox. I would talk about it constantly and play several different types of games on the platform every day. I am definitely not obsessed with Roblox like how I was back then; nowadays, in fact, I don’t even play Roblox much anymore.

But despite that, I still really appreciate the game, and tons of fun memories from it have been engraved in my head, such as all the times I played minigames with my cousins.

I have also made lots of friends on Roblox over the years, even though none of them have really lasted a very long time, but I have spent lots of time playing Roblox with past and current friends, and most of the time, I have always had a blast doing so. I feel like many people reading this who haven’t played Roblox could do the very same thing, making lots of fun memories with their family and friends.

So, while I don’t run home to play Roblox anymore, I’m much more into other games nowadays, and I have matured out of Roblox for the most part; the platform will always hold a special place in my heart and is home to some of my favorite games that I spent hours upon hours in.