It’s come to my attention that another game known as core has started to rival Roblox. Let’s look at both platforms, find their similarities and differences.
Core advertises themselves:
Core is an endless arcade of thousands of free games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of developers.
Core also has a very similar protocol to ROBLOX, as in using the “Create, publish, earn” method. Relating to the very popular ROBLOX devX.
They also use an avatar builder for the users to create and make what looks like a Roblox “Rthro” character. Instead of having to pay an online currency to build/create your avatar, you have to play their games to earn “points” to design your avatars.
This is partially like “tix”, a currency you could use on roblox to get robux for logging on every day, it was removed as it was heavily abused.
When games are popular on Core, they go to a front-page, like this:
Servers work the exact same on Core.
However, here is were core differs majorly from ROBLOX, they advertise their game “builder”, to be easy and quick to learn, core uses a drop & build method, supplying creators with millions of 3D models.
Should development be so easy?
I disagree with the way core represents their way of making games, shouldn’t developing a game be a skill, something that can take years to master, not something you can make in 6hrs with some drag & drop blocks?
However, you can still code in the game builder but they used lua, almost as if they wanted to fish out developers from roblox.
But to finish this up here, core recently got a huge boost from epic games funding the project with a whopping $1 Billion Funding, this round includes an additional $200M strategic investment from Sony. Which will majorly, give them a boost.
Will they take over roblox with players?
Yes, quite possibly.
Will they beat roblox?
That’s going to be hard for core and is most likely going to not happen.
Roblox is advertised as:
Roblox’s mission is to bring the world together through play. We enable anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers.
Sounds familiar, right?
Core has a very similar mission to roblox. Which some people could even consider just copying roblox.
But I want to state that core being alive could benefit Roblox, roblox does not have any competitors so that when core comes along they are going to want to remain at the top of the popularity chain, so they may work and harder and update more games at to appeal as the superior platform.
Roblox needs some patching up in areas, for example, roblox pays developers poorly compared to core.
For every player in your game, core will pay you $3, this means if you have on average 1,000 players you will make $3000 a month, that’s also without adding up the game passes you can sell in your game.
For roblox, they pay their developers with “Developer exchange”, commonly known as DevX, the current rate is $.0035 a robux, which is very very low. Roblox devs, make money if users have premium or people buying in-game passes. Each hour of a roblox premium player playing for is around R$7, so it’s $0.0245 for one premium player playing your game for 1 hour, now in the big scheme, all these game passes and premium passes, can make tons of money. But developers on core with the same visits as a developer on roblox, will make more money.
If Roblox ups their games, gives the ROBLOX community what they want, improve their severs, systems, and anti hacker protection, they could keep up in the lead.
Now, what do you think?
Note: I’m not leaving ROBLOX anytime soon