Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game creation platform that allows users to design their own games and play a wide variety of different types of games created by the developer or other users. Sometimes compared to Minecraft, Roblox is a website and app that hosts social network virtual world games constructed of Lego-like virtual blocks.
Co-founder and CEO David Baszucki started testing the first demos in 2004 under the name DynaBlocks. In 2005, it was renamed Roblox and became available for PCs. The platform was officially released in September 2006 by the Roblox Corporation. As of 2017, Roblox has 64 million monthly active players.
The company’s capabilities include The Reality Engine, a cross-platform, real-time simulation engine packaged into Universal Game Client, a single code base that can be built for all the platforms, including smart phones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other VR platforms. It serves customers in the United States. Roblox Corporation was incorporated in 2004 and is based in San Mateo, California.