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About Roblox

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About Roblox

What is Roblox?

Roblox is an established SDK Gaming platform that has been in existence since 2006. Its sole purpose is to bring people all over the world together through virtual experiences. Roblox has over 1,000 employees and has recently filed for an IPO. Located in Silicon Valley right along with other tech giants Roblox has a passionate approach to gaming in which all employees are allowed to be creative without numerous profit driven deadlines. Roblox focuses on quality and user experiences first before profit driven incentives.

Whats the deal with Roblox?

Roblox’s mission is to bring the world together through play. They enable anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all builtby a global community of developers.

Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio, our intuitive desktop design tool. Any experience imaginable can be created on Roblox.

Roblox is ranked as one of the top online entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based on average monthly visits and time spent (Comscore). Their popularity is driven purely by the community with millions of people signing up through word of mouth every month.

The Roblox Reality Engine is packaged into their Universal Game Client, a single code base that can be built for all the platforms they serve, from iOS and Android, to Mac, PC, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.

The physics engine distributes computational work across connected clients and servers, algorithmically assigning and managing simulation zones.

Roblox’s networking layer manages communication to ensure smooth real-time experiences for all players, despite the challenge of distributed compute.

The rendering engine produces increasingly higher fidelity visuals in real-time across all device types.

Why Roblox?

The Roblox Distributed Compute Cloud is a collection of servers that host virtual experiences. At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 5.7 million concurrent users on their platform. The Roblox matchmaking system finds the best game instance for each player, optimizing across friends in-game, geolocation, server performance, and language, among other factors.

The servers are located around the world, with the goal of giving every player a low- latency connection to a game.

The servers run proprietary Roblox cloud software that presents a uniform interface to launching and managing compute jobs, most often games, regardless of hardware and
operating system.

The Roblox matchmaking algorithms balance a sophisticated set of priorities to connect each player with the best game instance.

Roblox’s game servers are agnostic to client devices, providing cross-platform play in all Roblox games. Phone, tablet, Mac, PC, Xbox One, and VR players can all play together in a single virtual experience at any time, regardless of their device of choice.

Roblox pushes the boundaries of 2D/3D interactions, driving toward experiences that transition seamlessly between 2D app-style interfaces and immersive 3D environments.

Roblox is and always has been a social experience. At peak times, Roblox processes over 5 million requests per second across all backend services on the Roblox platform. The Roblox vision is a single global community, playing
together and communicating with each other in real-time, regardless of geographical and language boundaries.

Leveraging machine learning and reputation systems, Roblox is constantly building new and compelling ways to find and play with friends and discover imaginative gameplay experiences.

Roblox Chat is always evolving to provide a seamless transition between app and virtual experiences, all while chatting with the same group of friends.

Roblox continually innovates on player-to-player communication, maintaining a safe space for kids while allowing older users freedom of expression in a family-friendly environment.

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