When you’re in a game, concentrating on throwing knives or mining gems, it’s hard to step back and think about just how expansive ROBLOX is. But with 4.5 million active users each month, and a game library that could last you and all of your friends a lifetime, it’s quickly apparent that ROBLOX is huge. Now that 2014 has come to an end, we’ve had the chance to take a look at the numbers from December — and the year as a whole. The kinds of games that were popular on ROBLOX vary from hardcore action, to casual sims, and even games that redefine genres. We’ve compiled the numbers so you can see how many times the most popular ROBLOX games have been played. (Spoiler alert: a lot.)
Top 20 games of December, 2014
|Work at a Pizza Place||Dued1||3,122,251|
|The Mad Murderer!||loleris||1,830,581|
|Reason 2 Die||PlaceRebuilder||1,689,446|
|Speed Run 4||Vurse||1,582,910|
|Murder Mystery 2||Nikilis||1,355,848|
|ROBLOX High School||Cindering||1,261,834|
|Natural Disaster Survival||ImaginationMachine||1,215,048|
|Call of ROBLOXia 5||litozinnamon||1,113,436|
|2 Player Gun Factory Tycoon||berezaa||1,116,266|
|The Superhero Obby||MyPoorAccount||912,468|
|Boys and Girls Hangout||Dark1020||902,925|
|Survive The Disasters!||VyrissTheVixen||868,256|
|ROBLOX’s Top Model||DizzyPurple||855,555|
|Clash of ROBLOX||Chiefryanz||781,083|
Again, Dued1’s Work at a Pizza Place stands at the top, still riding its resurgence of popularity from the autumn redesign, and bolstered by its inclusion in the ROBLOX Holiday event. In fact, all of the ROBLOX Holiday games saw a significant boost in play sessions, including The Quarry, which snagged the number four spot.
The trio of popular murder genre games are back, but check out those numbers. Taymaster’s Twisted Murderer commanded a rather firm lead, with over 930,000 more visits than the next game on the list, loleris’ The Mad Murderer!
Keeping the trend of Speed Run games getting sequels faster than you can beat them, Speed Run 4 is in the number six spot. The Speed Run series is simple in concept, but its fast pace and gradual difficulty curve make it an excellent game for gamers of all types. It’s amusing to note that all four of the current Speed Run games are made by different developers. At this rate we’ll have Speed Run 19 by the end of 2015!
Now, let’s take a look at the top 20 games for the entire year.
Top 20 games of 2014
|The Mad Murderer!||loleris||24,903,316|
|Murder Mystery 2||Nikilis||22,156,046|
|Work at a Pizza Place||Dued1||21,013,061|
|Natural Disaster Survival||ImaginationMachine||15,424,955|
|Survive The Disasters!||VyrissTheVixen||11,110,605|
|Call of ROBLOXia 5||litozinnamon||10,006,186|
|Reason 2 Die||PlaceRebuilder||9,862,327|
|ROBLOX High School||Cindering||9,060,838|
|2 Player Gun Factory Tycoon||berezaa||8,499,696|
|Boys Vs Girls Island Wars||BlakDynamite||8,378,721|
|Roblox’s Top Model||DizzyPurple||7,245,547|
|Beach House Roleplay||DizzyPurple||7,187,312|
|Welcome to the Neighborhood of ROBLOXia||testin423||6,736,875|
|High School Life||Devinoski||6,048,815|
It’s probably not a surprise to see The Mad Murderer topping the list. Since its release in April, The Mad Murderer has nearly always been on the front page of ROBLOX. Its impact on ROBLOX is clear, evidenced by banner ads and thumbnails inspired by it, as well as games that have used some of the monetization and structure that makes The Mad Murderer so successful.
But The Mad Murderer’s predecessor, Murder Mystery, is right up there too. With its sequel, it’s only been re-gaining in popularity. It’s awesome to see the murder game that started the year right back up there at the end of it.
Classics and new favorites
There’s a good smattering of games that were created this year in the top 20. Perhaps most impressive is Taymaster’s Twisted Murderer making the list despite being available for a mere four months. And DizzyPurple’s ROBLOX Top Model, a fun way to use catalog items in game, resonated with a large number of ROBLOX players with its unique gameplay.
Some of the games ROBLOX is best known for continue to stay popular. Natural Disaster Survival, Apocalypse Rising, Work at a Pizza Place, and Call of ROBLOXia continue to attract players in droves. All of those games are very different, but they have the same things in common: they’re fun, they’re high-quality, and they showcase the skills of ROBLOX’s talented developers.
Are your favorite ROBLOX games on the list? How many of these games have you played? If you’re ever wondering just what other ROBLOX players like you are enjoying, this list a good menu of what makes ROBLOX such a big gaming community. All of these games are huge successes, and so are the dozens and dozens that follow in the list. The 100th most popular game of the year, Hide n’ Seek XL, was played over 1.9 million times this year! That’s awesome.
Congratulations to the developers who made the awesome games that make ROBLOX fun, and thanks to you guys, the players, for continuing to make ROBLOX your gaming destination and supporting the developers’ hard work.