Roblox is a user-generated massively multiplayer online social gaming platform developed and published by the Roblox Corporation and released in 2006.
In the game, players are able to create their own virtual worlds and design their own games within the platform. Games on Roblox can be designed using a sandbox edition of the programming language Lua. Their in-game currency, Robux, can be rewarded to users and developers, which in turn can be converted to cash through the Developer Exchange program. The game is designed to be family-friendly and device-agnostic, with the ability of running on a wide variety of devices and platforms, including PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Xbox, and Oculus. As of fall 2016, Roblox has over 500,000 game creators designing games, and 30 million active monthly players, who have logged more than 300 million hours of game play. The Roblox Corporation employs more than 200 people in its San Mateo, California headquarters.