It’s been estimated that more than 200 million people have entered Roblox's wide, exciting world since it debuted in 2006. If you’re interested in trying your hand at the world of Roblox content creation, we want to help you get started!
Knowing the basics for how to make your channel (whether that’s Twitch, YouTube, or any other platform) and having the right tools to help you capture your highlights can help you begin to pave your road toward success.
What Is Roblox?
Roblox is a global platform called the “next generation of entertainment.” Although the creation platform started pretty small, it grew exponentially (especially during COVID, when we were all stuck at home) and now boasts roughly 30 million gamers logging in daily.
But how do you actually play the game?
It turns out that Roblox isn’t a single game — it’s many user-created games (known as “experiences”) written in a subsect of the Lua programming language called Luau. Roblox is unique because nearly half of the gamers who play it are under 16.
Generally speaking, this makes for a much less toxic environment (although parents of minors should still proceed with caution when letting their children play). Some admins even check out the posted experiences for things like profanity or sexual content to help make the community as safe as it can be for everyone.
It’s safe to say Roblox is more child-friendly than games like COD or CS:GO; however, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the competitive thrill of squadding up with other gamers and catching dubs.
There are two ways to explore Roblox — by checking out any of the thousands of user-created experiences or creating your own experiences.
Two of the most popular experiences on Roblox are Theme Park Tycoon 2, where you can create and run your very own theme park, and Adopt Me!, where you care for virtual babies. Using Luau to create your own experiences isn’t as tricky as it sounds, but it has a learning curve.
Roblox also tries to occasionally offer different events (some held virtually on the platform and others hosted in person).
Twenty-One Pilots and Lil Nas X have performed virtually on Roblox, and the game has also partnered with Chipotle to give away free burritos for a Halloween promotion.
To explore the world of Roblox, you have to invest in their in-game currency — Robux.
You can buy Roblox with a credit card, a pre-paid Robux card, or a Robux premium membership (which has three tiers offering a different set amount of Robux added to your account each month automatically).
You can also use Robux to purchase various things in the game, like clothing for avatars, rare items, and access to specific gaming experiences, performances, and other epic moments. That money goes directly to the creators, which can help guarantee they can continue to make and update content.
It’s an excellent system that often supports smaller creators (although larger content creators and companies also create experiences on Roblox).
You spend money on games — probably more money than you’d like to admit — but there is also a way for you to try to make at least some of that money back. The in-game economy in Roblox is relatively sophisticated, making attempting to monetize your account more straightforward than in other games.
For example, you can keep it simple and sell loot crates while keeping your experience free-to-play, or you can go all out and charge for the entire experience.
If you get a good enough reputation, you can make a relatively decent amount of money on Roblox. However, it does require a significant amount of time and dedication, so don’t expect it to be easy and the money to come rolling in right away (if at all).
It can help to use social media to get your Roblox highlights out there and build a following of gamers who will be excited about any new content you put out.
How Do You Record on Roblox?
Excited and ready to get down to business and start recording?
There are multiple ways to learn how to record on Roblox, all depending on what software you have and what your preferences are. You can use the in-game recording option or invest in third-party software to do the work. We’ll talk about both, so you choose the right one for you.
Prefer To Record In-Game?
If you’re in Roblox and you want to record your gameplay (and you’re on a PC, as this feature isn’t yet available for Mac platforms), start by finding the menu button (which is located in the upper left-hand corner of the “experience” that you’re in).
From there, use the experience menu to select the “record” tab and click the “record video” button. From there, everything you do will be caught on video. When you’re all done recording, click the red icon in the upper left-hand corner.
To view your videos, select the “my videos” link on the window pop-up as soon as you’re done recording, and — voila — you’ve made your first in-game Roblox video!
You can also download these videos to your computer and then upload them to another channel (or just share them with your friends).
If you want to get the best moments from these videos, look no further than Powder for Creators. Our new software can automatically examine hours-long footage to find the most share-worthy highlights based on our audio-based emotion capture technology. Plus, with this software, you can easily toggle between horizontal and vertical formatting to make sharing even more convenient.
Want an Easier Way To Record Your Roblox Gameplay?
Capturing and editing the right video to show your greatest hits can be clunky and time-consuming if you’re doing it right through their in-game. Luckily, other options can make it even easier.
When you launch your Roblox gaming session directly from Powder PC, the software’s emotion capture immediately starts to recognize and automatically “clip” all of your highlights, creating clips and easy-to-share video montages you can upload to the platform of your choice. Just make sure you have your mic on so we can find the best moments!
All of the clips and videos Powder creates are also saved in a single, easy-to-find library, which means that you’ll be able to access them when needed and see how much you’ve grown as a gamer or creator since you started.
If you still prefer to use a hotkey to capture your Roblox session, you can do that too! Simply go to settings and set your custom hotkey, which you can use to record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay.
For games that are not yet supported, there are still options for you to use Powder PC. Try out our emotion detection, which works through your attached microphone (which you can use with Discord or any other streaming platform).
If you laugh, yell, cry, scream, or make any other loud noise when you’re with your friends, Powder will turn on and record your gameplay.
Learning how to record on Roblox isn’t as complicated as you may think — and there are ways (like Powder) to make it even easier.
If you want to watch or share playback of your greatest hits with your friends, your Discord server, or even a streaming channel, don’t work any harder than you need to.
Taking advantage of the technology available makes recording your gaming sessions even easier. After that, what you choose to do with your greatest hits is up to you — so go out there and live (or create) your wildest dreams and share them with the world!
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