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Roblox: Tapping Into Kids' Creativity

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,610MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Roblox is a game that has been around since 2006 and has given kids an unprecedented ability to create and share their own 3D virtual worlds all packaged up in a kid-safe environment. Specifically targeted at the 8-14 crowd, Roblox has a lot to offer. See what Game Hopper thinks and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Roblox is a fun way to stretch tween minds with the ability to build and create their own gaming environments using “blox”. In some ways, it’s a junior version of games like Minecraft and any of the Lego building games. Allowing kids free rein on their creativity is always a good thing.

Read more of Suzie Ford's Roblox: Tapping Into Kids' Creativity.


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  • ronnabronnab Durham, NHPosts: 28Member

    I have to agree - my kids love Roblox and have for quite a while now.  They're ages 8, 10 & 12 (two girls & one boy).



     

  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member

    did they ever get control configuration and proper mouselook into this game?

    game looked quite interesting, but i couldn't get comfortable enough to really play it.

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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Seen a friends kids play it, I was not impressed, I did not see anyone building anything, they just run around shooting each other.  But they do seem to like the game.  They are 7 and 9.  I rather doubt anyone over 12 would find it interesting though.

  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member

    then again, you have no idea why somebody would wanna play a virtual world shooter.

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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • AnonymousguyAnonymousguy Santa, CAPosts: 2Member

    As a 14 year old who plays ROBLOX, I find the game very amusing and entertaining. I enjoy the creative environment that taught me many things, such as basic architecture and computer coding. ROBLOX offers a wide variety of games and building options that would keep you playing for a while. I'd reccomend ROBLOX to any new player that are looking for something new to try out. 

  • AnonymousguyAnonymousguy Santa, CAPosts: 2Member

    @corpusc ;

    Yes, ROBLOX did put those features in, a while ago. 

     



     

  • spratface4spratface4 porchesterPosts: 1Member

    @ Ozmodan 

     

    They can build and play 

    Building : They eiter build with a basic stamper tool which is where you build 5x5x5 blocks and put in stufflike furiture or use something called roblox studio

    Playing: they play what other peoplebuild

  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member

    Originally posted by Anonymousguy

    @corpusc ;

    Yes, ROBLOX did put those features in, a while ago. 

     










     

    while it does look like they improved mouselook, you still can't invert it.

     

    and unless its really hidden or something there is absolutely no way to reconfigure you keyboard.

     

     

    The End
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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by spratface4

    @ Ozmodan 

     

    They can build and play 

    Building : They eiter build with a basic stamper tool which is where you build 5x5x5 blocks and put in stufflike furiture or use something called roblox studio

    Playing: they play what other peoplebuild

    I was not disputing that you can build neat things in the game, just saying that all the kids I see playing it don't.

  • Henix879Henix879 Warminster, PAPosts: 1Member

    "In some ways, it’s a junior version of games like Minecraft and any of the Lego building games."

    Comparing ROBLOX to LEGO games? That's fine. But comparing it to MINECRAFT is just wrong. Minecraft is a cube game. No spheres. No cylinders. Just. Cubes. ROBLOX, on the other hand, has wedges, spheres, cylinders, YOU NAME IT, they have it. And that's just naming the most obvious differences. For instance, Minecraft is in Java, while ROBLOX is in C++.

    FOR GOD'S SAKE PEOPLE, ROBLOX AND MINECRAFT ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAMES. Yes, they have similarities, but that doesn't mean they're comparable. It's like comparing Minecraft and Terraria. Again- Two completely different games. Java versus C#, 3D versus 2D, Survival versus adventure, and so on. So for god's sake, people, STOP COMPARING MINECRAFT AND ROBLOX.

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