Roblox was created by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel in 2004. Originally, it was called “Dynablocks” and was released as an experimental project to test the concept of a physics-based building game. The game allowed players to build structures using virtual blocks and interact with them using a physics engine.
Over time, the developers expanded the game’s features and renamed it to Roblox in 2005. They also created a website where players could create accounts, customize their avatars, and share their creations with others. The website also allowed players to play games created by other users, which helped build the community and contributed to the growth of Roblox.
Today, Roblox has become a platform for not only building games but also for creating social experiences, immersive 3D environments, and educational content. The platform has a massive user base with millions of active players, and it continues to grow and evolve over time.
David Baszucki and Erik Cassel, Dynablock and Roblox
David Baszucki and Erik Cassel were the co-founders of Roblox. They met while working together at Knowledge Revolution, a software company that developed educational programs for children. They shared a passion for creating innovative software and games that could inspire and educate young people.
In 2004, Baszucki and Cassel started working on a project called “Dynablocks,” which was a prototype for what would eventually become Roblox. Dynablocks was an experimental physics-based building game that allowed players to create structures and interact with them using a physics engine. The game was designed to be easy to use, accessible, and engaging for people of all ages.
After developing Dynablocks, Baszucki and Cassel continued to refine the concept and released it as Roblox in 2005. The game was an immediate success, and it quickly grew in popularity as more and more players began creating their own games and experiences within the platform.
Baszucki and Cassel were instrumental in building the community around Roblox, and they worked closely with users to create a welcoming and supportive environment. They were passionate about giving young people the tools to create their own games and experiences, and they saw Roblox as a way to empower the next generation of creators.
Sadly, Erik Cassel passed away in 2013 due to cancer, but David Baszucki has continued to lead Roblox as CEO and chairman. Today, Roblox is one of the most popular gaming platforms in the world, with millions of users and a thriving community of creators.