Who created Roblox?
Roblox is the brainchild of Canadian David Baszucki – who had been involved in programming educational physics and mechanical simulation software since 1989.
In 2004, alongside co-founder Erik Cassel, he created the beta version of Roblox under the name DynaBlocks.
Baszucki – also known by his Roblox username Builderman – started testing the first demos that year and eventually renamed the game a year later in line with the company brand.
The game officially launched in 2006.
In a 2016 interview with Forbes, Baszucki said the idea for Roblox was inspired by the success of his Interactive Physics and Working Model software applications, and its popularity among young students.
Baszucki also owns a rough 13 per cent stake in the Roblox Corporation.