Roblox’s Exchange System Exploits Young Developers; Investigative Report.
The video was published by People Make Games’ Quintin Smith that sheds light on the questionable exchange system adopted by Roblox. The video further claims that this dubious system makes it extremely hard for young developers to make money from the platform.
The platform works in a way where kids make video games for other kids to play. These games can be monetized by developers and the money they earn on the platform is paid in a virtual currency called Robux.
If any developer wants to turn their Robux into real money, they have to hit the cap of at least 100,000 Robux i.e. $1000. With a cap of 100,000 Robux, likely, developers won’t hit the cap and invest Robux right back into the system.
The investigative video also shares an interview of a young Roblox developer who tried his best but failed to succeed on the platform. The boy said, “Even though the kids gaming company encourages you to make games, the likelihood of you making a successful game is basically zero”.
The boy adds, “You always compete with the people that have lots of money.”