You’ll Only Find This on ROBLOX
Anything is possible when you’re fueled by ROBLOX. We give you a blank slate, and let you leverage your imagination, our multiplayer game servers, and the crazy antics that can result from physical simulations to create something you can call your own. That means ROBLOX features not just thousands upon thousands of games, but many different types of games, spanning just about every genre you can imagine — including a few you won’t find anywhere else. And though we’re sure you’re familiar with triple-A ROBLOX titles like Call of ROBLOXia, Murder Mystery, Deathrun 2, and Apocalypse Rising, we thought we’d showcase some of the more unique and niche gaming experiences on ROBLOX — some popular, some lesser known.
Zen: The Quarry (developed by Dummiez)
The Quarry is one of the most zen games on ROBLOX. Players mine their way through dirt and stone, collecting ores and gems. The only thing you can do with your bag of stuff is sell it. And all you can buy with your earnings are upgrades for mining. It’s an exercise in repetition and patience as you work deeper and deeper into the massive quarry with each round, chipping your way through granite and obsidian, usually in complete isolation. And every time we think we’re getting close, Dummiez updates his game and sends us further underground. It also features some of the best uses of lighting in any of the games we’ve seen yet.
Disaster survival: Natural Disaster Survival (developed by stickmasterluke)
What’s one of the best parts about playing Sim City? Unleashing disasters upon your failing metropolis! The disaster survival genre on ROBLOX takes those classic disaster scenarios and gives them entirely new life — in games like Natural Disaster Survival, they’re shared with friends and simulated in a 3D world. Watch tornadoes rip buildings to pieces, volcanoes sprout from the ground and spew blocky lava on a remote island, and sandstorms combine with meteor showers to wear down players from every angle. This is the product of a few of ROBLOX’s systems, and the type of unpredictable sandbox fun you won’t find anywhere else.
Disaster simulation: ROBLOX Titanic (developed by TheAmazeman)
What makes Titanic such an interesting game is that, at its heart, it’s a role-playing game. You’re assigned a role on the ship, as one of the many passengers or crew members, and you can interact with other players via dialogue spots throughout the impressively large ship. But then when the inevitable — you know, that iceberg thing — happens, the game shifts, becoming a survival game that requires teamwork and a constant pace to win. The way the ship mimics the real life sinking pattern — but still seems to do so in a unique way every time — adds to the excitement and danger.
Group battles: Arlock Keep: The House of Ironstone (developed by Skraye)
I had bookmarked this place as a really great looking showcase, though the last time I was in it, there wasn’t a whole lot going on. I was quite surprised when I jumped in to take a second look and found that two clans, the Kingdom of Ironstone and House Redford, were in the middle of battle. In fact, my presence and the subsequent presence of all the people who follow me around ROBLOX all day interfered with the fight. After one of the clan members teleported me to the peak of a cliff and explained what was going on, I apologized and just asked for a few minutes to take some screenshots. They put their war on hold while I gathered pictures. You can see both clans on opposite ends of the map waiting patiently.
What might appear to be a beautiful showcase of building talent at one moment can quickly turn into a giant battleground — on ROBLOX, at least.
Exploration: Innovation Research Labs (developed by madattak)
Simply put: there’s a lot to discover in this place. Just walk around and hit buttons, and see what happens. Doors open into chambers that have all sorts of clickable buttons that do anything from overheating the reactor core (thus blowing up the building), to turning other players into zombies engulfed in flames. The exploration keeps the game fun and interesting (chatting with other players in the map helps to figure out what does what), and the visual aesthetic of the world is impressive. This is yet another form of unique emergent gameplay that you see often on ROBLOX, but not so much elsewhere.
Keep ’em coming!
We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting places — keep those creative juices flowing, and we’ll keep showcasing what we find right here on the blog.
Note: Jack “jackintheblox” Devries contributed to this article.