The goal is to bring a multiplayer online game and the game creation platform to China
Teach programming principles, game design, digital citizenship and entrepreneurial skills. Is the goal of the new jointly controlled company between Roblox and Tencent, which aims to spread this knowledge to strengthen China’s ability to give life to talents in this sector.
In fact, one of the objectives of this project, as confirmed by Roblox, is to bring a multiplayer online game and a game creation platform to China. Roblox was valued at more than $ 2.5 billion in September after raising $ 150 million.
Tencent already has an existing line of titles with educational content and traditional Chinese culture
Roblox has over 70 million monthly active players globally. Its entry into the Chinese market through the new partnership, even if partial at the beginning, could provide Tencent with one or more age-appropriate titles for young audiences in China.
Tencent, for its part, already has an existing line of titles with educational content and traditional Chinese culture, but many of them lack interactivity, and this is where Roblox could come in handy. Furthermore, the anti-addiction features that Tencent has gradually developed in all its games have also limited the number of titles that underage users can access.
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