Roblox #1 Kid’s Entertainment Site to Create Adventure Games.
Founder: David Baszucki is the Founder & CEO of Roblox.
Equity Raised: $185.7 Million
Estimated 2018 Revenue: $150 Million
Lead Investors: Greylock Partners, Altos Ventures, and Index Ventures
Roblox is a social platform to create adventure games for kids. Roblox allows members to imagine, create and play together in immersive user-generated 3D worlds. Ranked #1 among kid’s entertainment sites by comScore.
Roblox has been named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the Inc. 5000 for the past two consecutive years. It elaborates online environments that simulate the real world, then share and play them with the community. Roblox is freely available on all modern smartphones, tablets, computers, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
Roblox’s main competitors are Unity, YoYo Games and FlowPlay. As of December 2018, Roblox has 625.3K fans on Facebook and 470.6K followers on Twitter. comScore ranks Roblox as one of the top online entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based on average monthly visits (264,654,885) and time spent.
What’s the Difference? Innovation:
What makes Roblox so genius from a pure design perspective is how insulated everything is within its own ecosystem. Users don’t even need to download anything as the entire platform and all of its games can be launched directly in your web browser. Once you customize your avatar you can jump into a knock off Pokemongame, go shoot some zombies with friends, or live a pretend life in a fictional Roblox city. There are racing games, shooting games, adventure games, roleplaying games, platforming games, and anything else you could think of.