As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to scope discoverability of our games to certain niches and genres. Roblox already had a great user-driven genre sorting feature but had it axed for non-issues like “lack of use” and “no way to set a default genre” without a handy replacement.
If this issue is addressed, it would improve my development experience because I would not have to compete for discoverability on sorts completely irrelevant to me and I could be more discoverable for users searching for a specific type of game rather than have to break my back financing ads and sponsors. I would also not need to compete against arbitrary metrics or staff selection for sorts which have already been dominated by a select number of top games for years.
Original post archived in this dropdown. This was written at the exact time when genre sorts were announced for removal in October 2017.
Original title: Restore Genre Sort for Games Page
Some of you may have noticed that something is missing from the games page. That would be the second drop-down which allows you to search for games based on their genre. This is not a bug, this was intentional.
The genre sort is a wonderful tool for players to search for games in specifics rather than being drowned out in one mainstream sort that is mostly infested with clickbait or games not appropriate to the user’s criteria. For developers, they can have their games well recognized within genres by competing to gain or hold top spots so that players join their games when opening up the genre page.
The genre sort feature is as important a filter as the current one (consisting of Popular, Top Earning, etc). There is obviously room for improvement of the genre feature, but that’s for another Feature Request; the focus of this one is to restore it.