Roblox is an online game that has appealed to young and old alike. Therefore, the popularity of the game has continued to grow to more than 4 million users; hence when the rumor that it was closing started circulating, the players were concerned. Fortunately, it was made clear that the game is here to stay. However, even avid creators are not aware of their logo, which they have seen change over time, so this is your chance to learn more about the history of the Roblox logo.
Motivation to create Roblox
David Baszucki has an entrepreneurial spirit and, in 1989, he founded Knowledge Revolution, an educational software company that produced applications for Macintosh users. According to the Forbes interview, Knowledge Revolution prided itself on owning the first fully animated physics lab on a computer. It allowed users to use their creativity to build whatever they could think of, as long as it was in the physics textbook. The application was useful because it helped users learn Physics and perform experiments by simulating a 2D environment. The logo for the application was called “Interactive Physics”; the company used it from 1989 to 1997.
In 1990, David’s company built a “Working Model” that was supposed to help users learn mechanical physics. By 1998, the company had created several applications that attracted the attention of MSC Software; thus, Knowledge Revolution was acquired for $ 20 million. David might have retired since he was a millionaire, but he tried to keep busy with different jobs, including vice president of MSC Software. However, he left in 2002 to establish an investment firm, Baszucki & Associates, and hosted a radio show, KSCO Radio Santa Cruz. Still, his heart was not determined to have a job, so David left the radio job in July 2003.
David remembered how children’s faces lit up every time they created things using “Interactive Physics,” so he decided to try a 3-D format for building toys. He decided to have a 3D multiplayer platform to allow users to create experiences, imagine them and share them with other users. As a result, David bought the URL, GoBlocks.com, on December 2, 2003, but renamed it Dynablocks on December 12, 2003. The name stuck, and even the beta version, created by David and his partner Erik Cassel, it was released in 2004. under Dynablocks.
The launch of Roblox
When David and Erik teamed up to create Roblox, it took them two years to get the beta version, DynaBlocks. They were a self-financed company determined to start the business. In 2005, they changed the company name to Roblox because DynaBlocks was hard to remember. According to YourTechStory, it took them a while to get out of beta. Finally, the company was officially launched in 2006, when the site was also created. Before that, Dynablocks only looked like a mockup on the website. The first Roblox logo had different colors: “R” was dark blue, “o” was orange, “b” was blue, “l” was green, “o” was red while “x” was light green. For the developers, the different colors allowed users to see that Roblox was supposed to be fun and that their imagination was essential for them to enjoy playing.
A few months passed, and David felt it was time to change the logo to portray how powerful Roblox was. Therefore, for the first time, the letters had a bold red outline and the letter “o” had an accent to indicate the correct pronunciation of a long vowel sound. This new logo was only used from June 2005 and changed at the beginning of April 2005 when they designed another one. According to Roblox Blog, it coincided with its launch. It carried an original font with dancing letters and the red outline remained. From then on, there were very small changes, only the intensity of the colors used changed, but the design of the letters remained the same from 2006 to 2017.
Introducing a primary and secondary logo
The logo used between 2006 and 2009 was secondary from 2007 to 2009 before becoming the primary from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, the red outline had a deeper shade of red and became the company logo for use in events. In 2015, the company introduced another version of the immediate previous logo, with the only difference being that it was much cleaner. However, in 2014, Roblox had created another logo, but it was never used. It would have been quite different from the rest in that the accent was not present and the letters, in capital letters, were uniform.
On January 10, 2017, the company introduced another …