Creating your own digital universe is an exciting experience. Bloxburg is a Roblox game mode that is similar to Sims. This genre is commonly referred to as life simulation games. The immersive experience that life simulation games propagates are unique. The ability to create your own narrative by developing characters inside your own universe is mesmerizing. I have vivid memories during my childhood of rushing home from school to get on Sims and check how the family that I created was doing. My creations may not have always worked out, but I loved seeing how the characters that I created would develop over time. Bloxburg is the only online game that has effectively replicated this experience for me.
Why should you play Bloxburg?
An active community is the deciding factor in the lifespan of many games. I have participated in many sub-cultures concerning video games; however, the greats that were great always had an active passionate player base. I have always found this aspect of gaming fascinating. Many gaming companies can get trapped in the idea of continuing to push out great content, but if the player base is not passionate then any updates are most likely to not be accepted. The aforementioned claim is not meant to discredit innovation in the gaming industry. However, it is meant to articulate the importance of gaming communities. Bloxburg is a clear representation of the importance of community driven content. This can be seen through the various player created houses throughout Bloxburg. It is interesting to go through the towns and find the different player owned houses.
Creative houses are not the only content that this game has to offer. There are many role-playing activities that go on throughout the Bloxburg servers. While exploring the vast universe of Bloxburg, you will experience many different social interactions. For example, there is a player ran grocery store when players can level up their stats in various jobs. I found this concept fascinating, it reminded me of many other role-playing games. However, it was unique because of the passionate community.
What can be done differently?
The creativity in Bloxburg could be taken in many different directions. I am not calling for a complete revamp of the game. However, implementing a few competitive game modes could enhance the overall quality of the game. For example, the development team at RBX Tools has been running our own creative tournaments. We are all competing to see who can develop the best house out of every staff member. Implementing this into Bloxburg could bring the community together. There could also be exclusive in-game rewards, where the best players can show off their creative abilities.
Overall, I have enjoyed playing this game. The experience in life simulation games is unique. I am excited to see what the developers for this game have in store. If you are interested in this genre, then you should definitely check out Bloxburg!