To the dismay of thousands and thousands of youngsters — and the dad and mom making an attempt to maintain them busy and address their anguish — the favored gaming platform Roblox crashed Friday, and the corporate was nonetheless making an attempt to revive service Saturday.



The gaming platform Roblox is displayed on a tablet, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in New York.  To the dismay of millions of children -- and the parents trying to keep them busy and cope with their anguish --  the popular gaming platform  crashed Friday, Oct. 29, and the company was still trying to restore service Saturday.  (AP Photo/Leon Keith)


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The gaming platform Roblox is displayed on a pill, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in New York. To the dismay of thousands and thousands of youngsters — and the dad and mom making an attempt to maintain them busy and address their anguish — the favored gaming platform crashed Friday, Oct. 29, and the corporate was nonetheless making an attempt to revive service Saturday. (AP Picture/Leon Keith)

“The scariest a part of Halloween this 12 months is Roblox being down,’’ lamented Twitter consumer @NikilisRBX.

In a press release Saturday, Roblox stated: “We imagine now we have recognized an underlying inside reason behind the outage with no proof of an exterior intrusion. We’re within the means of performing the required engineering and upkeep work to get Roblox again up and working as quickly as potential.”

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Roblox stated on Friday that the outage was “not associated to any particular experiences or partnerships on the platform.’’ This was apparently meant to quash rumors that the difficulty was attributable to a free burrito giveaway at a digital Chipotle on the Roblox platform.

For its half, Chipotle tweeted: “Miss u Roblox.’’

On the Roblox platform, gamers can create their very own video games and play with different customers. It turned wildly well-liked after the coronavirus pandemic closed colleges and stored kids indoors on the lookout for one thing to do.

In response to numbers compiled by the social media consulting agency Backlinko, Roblox has greater than 43 million energetic customers a day (up from 14 million in 2016), 40 million video games and 9.5 million builders. The preferred sport on Roblox, in keeping with Backlinko, is “Undertake Me!’’ — which permits customers to boost digital pets.

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