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What Games Are Users Playing on ROBLOX Mobile?

December 18, 2012

by JacksSmirkingRevenge


ROBLOX Mobile has been available in the iTunes App Store for almost a week now, and we’ve been keeping a close eye on which games users gravitate towards. We’re interested for several reasons, the main one being that we want to know which games work best with our touch controls. As time goes by, users will begin developing games that will be optimized to work specifically for mobile devices. For now, we’re curious to see what existing games are most popular among our mobile audience.

Paintball! is one of the most popular games on ROBLOX period. The paintballs themselves are what make the game such an addicting experience–the weight they carry and how they fly through virtual space sets the game apart from other first person shooters. The mobile experience maintains the qualities players love, but feels different at the same time. The controls take some getting used to, but once you get a feel for tapping on your iPad to fire, navigating around the maps becomes almost-second nature. Still, we never got as fast as we could with a mouse and keyboard. We found that it’s more challenging to react with haste when you’re taking damage from an unseen angle.

Super Fun Easy Obstacle Course is a great example of a game that really suits the touch interface, especially when operating in the third person. This would be a great game to show your friends who are new to ROBLOX Mobile, as it’s intuitive on a touch screen and challenges you to develop precise control of your character. The game itself is still a blast–navigating through a massive tiered course with increasingly challenging obstacles is as fun and addicting as ever, and it’s interesting to watch other players figure out how to overcome tough obstacles when you get stuck.

Deception Infection features a unique primary gameplay mechanic: it starts with one infected player and a large group of uninfected humans. Thing is, the infected person shows no visible traces of being disease-ridden. Together, you’ve got to band together and fight off those who you think are infected. You can prove you’re healthy by jumping in human verification machines spread throughout the map. As the infection spreads, it becomes difficult to distinguish enemy from foe. The game works well with touch, particularly in first-person mode, where you simply tap at your enemies to fire your weapon, or infect others.

ROBLOX Battle actually served as a go-to level for our iOS developers when building ROBLOX for mobile, and the game itself translates extremely well. For those unfamiliar with the title, ROBLOX Battle–which is an upgraded version of the venerable “Crossroads” level–is an all-out death match in an open arena where you battle other players who, like you, are armed to the teeth. You can select weapons from your inventory in the center of the screen by simply touching the weapon you’d like to use, whether that’s a sword, slingshot, or rocket launcher.

You move around using the virtual joystick on the bottom left of the screen, and tap enemies you’d like to shoot at or hit. It actually becomes a pretty deep and strategy-driven game when you spend some time with it–there are various ways to play the game to get as many kills as possible. Our personal favorite method? Sneak around with the sword and take out elevated players who are spamming rockets.

It’s only been a week, which games do you think will become ROBLOX Mobile favorites later on down the line?