Roblox secures another $150 million in funding

    
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No, you don't get to be awful here.

Consider this your regularly scheduled reminder that Roblox makes money and also serves as an attractive investment for making more money. Yes, the company behind the game has gone through a new round of Series F fundraising and has walked away with $150 million in the bank. All of the funding provided came from existing investors in the company, so it would seem the funding comes from people satisfied with performance thus far.

The additional funding is planned for use in expanding localization and multilingual support for the game, continuing the initiative started earlier this year with Spanish language support. So that’s not more money going directly into development, but expanding the user base means expanding the game, which is a good thing. Or, in short… this game makes money and serves as an attractive investment for making more money. Like we said.

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Neurotic

I’m very happy to hear this, because Roblox is terrific. It’s an over-looked gem in online gaming. I think possibly a lot of people are not sure about it, or haven’t even heard about it, because it caters to entirely different audiences than the ‘typical’ WoW/CoD/LoL ‘serious’ gamer. But young people, families, children learning about computers and digital art in school — these people know about the magic of Roblox. Yes, it’s had a few unfortunate headlines (cf. the recent ‘playground assault’), but so does everything on the Internet.

I speak as a father of two (11 and 9) who’s weaned his kids slowly onto computers and gaming over the years through the usual routes — Minecraft/Mineplex, mobile gaming, WoW. ROblox has always been a favourite, especially of the younger one, and even though he can’t really handle the whole creation aspect of it, I know he appreciates the whole thing even more because of its nature as a user-created content platform. And now the older one is starting to learn about simple programming and animation in his IT classes in school, and Roblox is coming up!

So yeah, more power to Roblox! :)

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Daniel Miller

If this is true 150m, no idea how much money they had before this. But if over 50 hence 200m or more. Star citizen loses the title if most costly mmo to develop or invezt in.

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socontrariwise

Am I the only one saying “I don’t get what people find about this odd … thing”? I found only shooter “games” made by people or non-shooter thingies that were utter crap, broken or not even halfway done, where you get stuck in the world map upon spawn or can’t do anything or nobody is there.

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jay

Am i the only one saying who/what is roblex?

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Neurotic

Imagine a website full of mini games, all created by other players using a separate, free ‘studio’ tool. It’s a little bit like one of those Minecraft MP servers, where you spawn in a lobby and then portal through to various different game maps. It’s highly versatile — you can find anything from decent CS clones to kart racers, 3D platformers, all kinds of things. Some of the games can be a bit rough around the edges, but like any community there are top people making superb things. But even the more amateurish efforts can be fun, because you’re not limited solely to provided catalogues of objects. And everything looks like LEGO on steroids. :D

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Mr.McSleaz

I know “Of” Roblox but I don’t really know “What” it is other than a Kids / Family game which is why I have stayed away.

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Tamanous

“Another”?

Holy f***.

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Sorenthaz

Oof.