Minecraft vs. Roblox

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Minecraft and Roblox is that the Minecraft is a 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Roblox is a MMORPG that allows players to play and build their own games and share their creations with others.

  • Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.

    Multiple gameplay modes are available. These include survival mode in which the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health. Creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly. Adventure mode where players can play custom maps created by other players with certain restrictions. Spectator mode where players can freely move throughout a world and be affected by gravity and collisions without being allowed to destroy or build anything. Hardcore mode which is similar to survival mode but the player is given only one life and the game difficulty is locked on hard. If the player dies on hardcore, the player does not respawn, and the world is unplayable. The Java Edition of the game allows players to create mods with new gameplay mechanics, items, textures and assets.

    Minecraft received critical acclaim and has won numerous awards and accolades. Social media, parodies, adaptations, merchandise, and the MineCon convention played large roles in popularizing the game. It has also been used in educational environments (Minecraft Education Edition), especially in the realm of computing systems, as virtual computers and hardware devices have been built in it. By late 2018, over 154 million copies had been sold across all platforms, making it the second best-selling video game of all time, behind Tetris. In September 2014, Microsoft announced a deal to buy Mojang and the Minecraft intellectual property for US$2.5 billion, with the acquisition completed two months later. A spin-off game titled Minecraft: Story Mode has also been released. By mid-2018, the game had around 91 million active players monthly.

  • Roblox

    Roblox is a massively multiplayer online and game creation system platform that allows users to design their own games and play a wide variety of different types of games created by other users. The platform hosts social network games constructed of Lego-like virtual blocks. As of September 2018, Roblox has over 70 million monthly active users.

  • Minecraft (noun)

    A warship which lays naval mines; ships which deal with naval mines.


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