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Roblox vs Minecraft

7 October, 2019

Roblox is a game that surpassed Minecraft in 2017 with over sixty million users per month. Since then it has gained a good and bad reputation, where they point out that it is a copy of its number one rival: Minecraft.

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The polemic, without meaning, made many people argue among themselves defending their favorite game. Now we will take care of clarifying this issue.

If you haven’t played any of them you might wonder which one to start with and which one is better, right? Don’t worry about it. Just keep reading to understand everything. You can’t imagine how different each one is..

Is Roblox a copy of Minecraft?

This point needs to be emphasized, and it should be made clear that Roblox is not a copy of Minecraft. In fact, the game was released in 2004, while the other one was released in 2009.

This controversy was born because Minecraft was more popular. In other words, its advertising campaigns were more effective, leaving Roblox in the dark for several years.

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6 differences between Roblox and Minecraft

Although both have taken elements from the other, neither is a copy. The reality is that they are different video games. You will notice this distinction immediately when you start playing them, or even now, that we will tell you what their 6 differences are.

1. Playing style

The most relevant thing is the style of play or the proposal offered by each one. That is why we will talk about them individually in this section:

Roblox

On the Roblox side you have a game where the community can develop their own games and publish them on the platform for others to play.

This published game will be kept “alive” as it gains or loses popularity. It’s a bit like YouTube. On that platform anyone can make a video, publish it and receive visits.

If you make a very good game and it gains relevance in the community, it will be positioned among the best.

With a little practice you can use Roblox Studio to create your own games, and if you have knowledge of Lua programming you can make them more interesting.

You can see Roblox as a kind of marketplace, where you can play, publish, buy, sell and exchange items.

Finally, it is worth noting that in Roblox you can choose from hundreds of thousands of video games to play. You will be surprised by the great variety.

Minecraft

In Minecraft, things are very different. For example, there are not millions of games, but five modes: survival, extreme, creative, viewer and adventure.

In each one, an infinite random world is generated with different landscapes, minerals, fauna and flora. Your goal is to survive by searching for materials and food.

You have the possibility to build whatever you want, like a castle, building, river, pyramid, etc., and do activities like exploding a mine, fighting zombies, exploring thousands of places, etc.

What’s the difference here?

  • In Roblox you can play thousands of different games (with respect to settings, genre, weapons, objectives…) and make your own.
  • In Minecraft you can build whatever you want and survive, but always in the same world, only the location of the elements changes in each game.

2. Price

The price involved in playing each video game also makes a key difference. In the case of Minecraft it’s higher, as you have to pay $26.95 to download it. But then you don’t need to pay more, unless you want special things. In general, it’s not that expensive. Think of it as a game for the console.

With Roblox you don’t need to pay anything to start enjoying yourself, however, you will be a little limited. For example, if you don’t pay for your Roblox Premium membership, you won’t be able to play exclusive games or create more than one video game.

Roblox Premium membership has three plans:

  • 4,99$
  • 9,99$
  • 19,99$

Depending on the plan you hire you will have more or less benefits. But in general, you will be able to sell, buy and exchange items, as well as create more than one game and access exclusive content.

With a Roblox Premium subscription you will have opportunities to earn real money. For example, there are people earning hundreds and thousands of dollars a month. And the best thing is that many are between 16 and 22 years old. Not bad, right?

As you can see, Roblox is free, although limited. You spend more money (not required) than on Minecraft, but in return you can earn income by doing something you enjoy.

3. Graphics

Compared to Minecraft, Roblox is more realistic. Many people say that their graphics are the same, but they are wrong.

Roblox looks more like Lego characters than Minecraft. On the other hand, in Minecraft you can improve the textures, in Roblox you cannot.

4. Social part

Roblox is a game that gives importance to the social aspect, i.e. it makes it easy for one or more users to get in touch and create a community. You can add friends, join groups, talk online, follow players..

Minecraft also offers some of these things, although that is not its strong point. He prefers more of a solo game.

5. Skins

With regard to the skins Roblox has a huge inventory with options to customize your character. You can change your character’s face, clothes, accessories such as wings, emotes or weapons and even modify the thickness, height and colour of your character.

Minecraft, despite having the possibility of skinning the character, does not have as many varieties.

6. Beginnings of the game

This part is not entirely important, but it is worth highlighting. Minecraft was released as an independent game, that is, a game made by less than five people on a small budget. At Roblox, there was a group of professionals and a budget to carry out the project.

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Conclusion: which is the best?

It is impossible to determine which game is better. As you may have noticed, they do not share the same style and are very different. They have the same things, but nothing special.

Which one is better is subjective. Depending on your tastes, you will choose one or the other. We want to clarify that this article is intended to eliminate the controversy that exists between both games, not to judge the quality of each. It is a fact that both are very good.

If video games were the same, at least in terms of subject matter, it would be possible to recognise the most outstanding one, but as this is not the case, it is up to you to do so.

If you have not played one yet, we leave you a list of its strengths:

Roblox strengths

  • thousands of different games
  • ease of creating games
  • interact with other users
  • make real money on the platform (you can live off it)

Minecraft’s strengths

  • survival
  • explore a huge world
  • freedom to build, to create, to discover..

Minecraft Rap vs Roblox

Before finishing, we would like to share with you this famous rap made by the Spanish youtuber EspañolTNT, in which he compares the two games in a more entertaining way: