Games that are in experimental mode have been created by newer developers who are still experimenting with the platform. Experimental Mode games may deliver inconsistent experiences and be vulnerable to people adding additional content that the developer did not initially include in the game. Keep reading for more information about how Experimental Mode will affect both players and developers.
Experimental Mode for Players
Because these games are still in the experimental phase they are unstable and unexpected things could happen there. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a fun, appropriate, and safe experience for users of all ages, some accounts may not immediately be able to view Experimental Mode games when searching the Games page.
Why Do I Have to Toggle on Experimental Mode in Search?
Experimental mode games are games that are not necessarily ready for a large audience to play in them. For this reason we prioritize games we know are in great working order in our search results. The image below will show where you can find the toggle if it is available on your account:
Experimental Mode for Developers
We encourage developers to create games that are not in Experimental Mode, as it provides a much better and more consistent experience for your users.
What Are the Benefits of Creating Non-Experimental Mode Games?
Games with proper security settings will have more opportunities to thrive on the top sorts, and developers working on major projects with Filtering Enabled will also have an easier time reaching the front page. Having Filtering Enabled will help prevent exploits by players and will ensure that your game remains functioning the way you created it.
Will Experimental Mode Affect How Players Find my Game?
Experimental Mode games will only be visible to users over 13 on the front games page, and we will be prioritizing Non-Experimental Mode games in search results to users under 13. We want users on Roblox to find consistent and secure content on our platform, and this will ensure that younger users are finding content best suited for them.
How Do I Make my Game Non-Experimental Mode?
Enabling Filtering on both new and existing games will ensure that it is not in Experimental Mode. The following steps will walk you through changing a game to Filtering Enabled:
- Open Roblox Studio by pressing the Edit button for the desired game on the Develop page
- Make sure both the Explorer and Properties tabs are open
- Under the Explorer tab, click on Workspace
- Under the Properties tab, locate the Behavior section
- Mark the box labeled, FilteringEnabled
- Save your changes before exiting