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What was the first game on Roblox?

Roblox has been around for over a decade and the best way to track its journey is by looking at the first Roblox game ever.



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Roblox was released in 2006 and it still has over 50 million active users. You might be able to choose from a library of over 40 million games in 2022, but let’s take a step back and learn more about the first Roblox game that started it all.

Roblox allows millions of users to create, share, and play games together with their friends. The model clearly thrives on community-building and it blew up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the quality of quantiy of the games has significantly increased in the past few years.

Here’s a throwback to the first Roblox game ever and how it compares to the ones we see now.

Screenshot of Roblox's Rocket Arena

Rocket Arena: the first Roblox game ever

Rocket Arena is the first Roblox game ever. It’s an original game developed by Roblox and a few years back, ‘Classic’ was added to the name and it’s now called Classic: Rocket Arena.

The game’s release date is as early as January 2006 and it remained relevant for almost a decade. It was a free for all fighting game and could be the inspiration behind a plethora of other games in the genre.

Players could use jets and rockets and blow-up bridges to win games in Rocket Arena. Falling in the lava spelled death, and the game was as chaotic as it sounds.

Rocket Arena, as the first Roblox game ever, amassed almost 2 million visits before an update broke it. In 2015, the in-game tools stopped functioning properly and the game basically became unplayable.

Remake of Rocket Arena on Roblox

In 2017, the developers officially shut down Rocket Arena and it is unlikely that we’ll ever see it back. Obviously, there are a ton of remakes on Roblox but none of them will recreate the legacy of the original game.

The oldest game on Roblox that is still playable

Back in November 2006, Roblox user amanda created a game called Experience Gravity and yes, it is exactly what the name suggests. You jump off a baseplate and experience gravity.

Surprisingly, at the time of writing in July 2022, this game still has seven active users. It has managed to hit 15 million visits, which is a huge accomplishment as well.

Rocket Arena and Experience Gravity might not be the best Roblox games ever, but they certainly deserve credit for paving the way for others.

Screenshot of Roblox's Experience Gravity game

Gaming trends in Roblox have definitely changed in the past few years. Anime games are the new big thing, and if you’re an anime enthusiast, make sure to check out the Roblox codes for Last Pirates and our tier list of the Bloodlines in Shindo Life.

Image Credits: Roblox / amanda