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100 million people are playing Roblox every month

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Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game and also a set of tools for making and sharing simple games, and within its demographic of young children it's more popular than pretty much anything else—maybe even Minecraft. According to the latest Roblox blog (opens in new tab), it has 100 million active users every month. For comparison's sake, when Minecraft figures were last made public in March it had 91 million users (thanks for pointing that out, PCGamesN (opens in new tab)).

Popular games within Roblox include Jailbreak, in which some players are criminals trying to escape from prison and go on rampages like a low-poly GTA Online while other players act as the police. Since the "Robux" earned by creators in Roblox can be exchanged for real-world money, the designers of Jailbreak are now millionaires (opens in new tab).

To celebrate hitting 100 million monthly users, Roblox is giving players a free accessory for their avatars—a pair of shoulderpads shaped like piles of gold bars (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.