Roblox is huge. The platform recently hit 100 million monthly users, making it a bigger game than Minecraft. Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game and creation system that allows people to design their games, and share them with the community. The platform is a smash hit with children, with about one-half of American children playing at some point.
According to a report from TechCrunch, the company used its fifth developer’s conference to announce a new suite of developer tools and marketplace for people who keep the whole enterprise growing. Developers can use Roblox Studios to design their games. Roblox does not pay people to make content, but the developers can earn revenue through virtual purchases.
The new tools will help teams work together on larger projects, building games that can support hundreds of players. The new devices will enhance lighting, new terrain, and provide other visual upgrades. It also supports competitive matchmaking. The company has plans to make their creation tools into a cloud-based service, allowing developers all over the world to work together across platforms.
There will also be a Designer Marketplace, where developers can sell assets and tools to each other. According to founder and CEO of Roblox David Baszucki, some of the games most popular modes have concurrent player counts of over 100,000 people. The developer community is expected to earn $100 million through the platform this year.