Minecraft is not the onlygame for world-building fanatics out
there. Two similar games are Blockland and Roblox. Both are virtual playgrounds
designed for children and focus on building objects and characters using blocks
of various materials. Players can also make their creations come alive using
In Roblox, interactive content is created using Lua, a
sandboxed scripting language. Virtual worlds are community-based and are
created and hosted by the players. Players can customize their avatars and
places with gear, clothing and accessories. They can also
communicate with other players by sending messages and joining groups. Roblox
also features a virtual stock market for investing virtual currencies, the Tickets
and Robux. It is free to play Roblox, but certain features can be unlocked only
by paying real money.
In Blockland, players build objects using Lego-like building blocks. It is a nonlinear, open world without specific goals. Instead, players are encouraged to design and create structures in single player or multiplayer mode.Using in-game tools, players can change the properties of individual bricks (color, lighting, spawned items). Construction is semi-automated through macros. Blockland also features weapons, vehicles and saving capabilities. A highly limited demo version is available for free download on the Blockland website. To upgrade to the full version, you need to pay a fee.
Pros and Cons
Roblox is praised by users and reviewers for its detailed physics, coding system for anything you want to build and customizable vehicles.It also has lots of weapons, cars, planes, buildings that you can add to your place. On the other hand, some users report server side lag and slow loading speeds. You have to pay a monthly membership fee if you want to access more features, and anyone can access your bricks and delete them.