Roblox is one of the most popular games in the world, but it is currently limited to a handful of platforms. Chrome OS does not appear in the list of "supported", but Roblox is just a few clicks away thanks to Google Play Store.
What is Roblox?
Roblox is a platform for creating massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) on which you can design, share and play games with other players. The platform, launched in 2006, hosts games and virtual worlds of various genres, such as simulations, puzzles, role plays and racing games, to name but a few. Each game at Roblox is called an "Obby", a shortcut for an obstacle course.
With over 90 million active users a month and more than 15 million games created, Roblox is probably the most popular game you've ever played. Roblox is available for Android, Windows, macOS, iOS and Xbox.
Unfortunately, if you want to create your own Roblox Obby, the Roblox Developer software is only available on Windows and Mac operating systems. However, you can play it on your Chromebook, as long as it has access to Android apps from the Google Play Store.
How to play Roblox on a Chromebook
Open Google Play Store, type "Roblox" in the search bar and press Enter.
In the list of games, click "Install" under Roblox to start the download.
After installation, click on "Open".
If you prefer to open it later, you can do it from the application tray. Click on the drawer icon, then scroll to the Roblox icon and click on it.
Once Roblox is open, click on "Registration" to create a new user. If you already have a Roblox account, click on "Login" to enter your username and password.
Enter your date of birth, a username, a password and your gender, then click on "Sign Up".
Your date of birth is used to determine which of two age categories you will be classified as "<13" (under 13) or "13+" (over 13). Accounts "<13" receive powerful discussion and publishing filters, strict security settings, and only allow sending and receiving direct messages from existing Roblox friends.
Once you have registered, you will see the home page where you can choose an Obby to start playing. Click on "View All" to view the complete list ofbbies.
When you find an Obby that interests you, click on it to see more details about it on his page.
When you finally choose an Obby, click the Play button to join a server.
Once you have joined the server, it's time to have fun and finish the course.
Unless the server developer has disabled it, you should be able to use a keyboard and mouse to navigate through the game. However, if the server you are on does not support the use of the keyboard. a keyboard and a mouse, you need to have a touch screen to be able to move using the Dpad to the screen.
Once you have mastered the game, you can return to the main menu to select a new Obby to play. Click on the Hamburger icon in the upper left corner, then click on "Quit Game".
Then click on "Quit" to return to the game menu.
After leaving the game, select one from the main menu to explore the many worlds waiting for you.
It's easy to understand why Roblox is a very popular game. With a seemingly infinite amount of games and the ability to create even more to share with the world, you can lose yourself quickly by exploring all these digital worlds.