Would I be allowed to make a VIP game pass that acts as just a donation?

Hey! So im working on a small game. Its a complete joke and is just used for practicing UI development. I just wanted to know if this is allowed before I continue.

The game is about “Making fun of Simulators” talking about how there kind of a cash grab etc (I dont belive this about all simulators but I think you know the ones im talking about). In the game a robot tells you a story along the lines of:

“Hello new player! Welcome to my simulator! Before we start buy this super cool VIP Pass!” The vip pass does nothing and instead is just a donation. I make this clear in the name, description and in game using UI saying “This does nothing, instead its just a donation”.

Would this be against roblox’s tos? I see how it would be if I promised stuff but gave nothing but I am making it clear that the gamepass is just a Donation.

Thanks for any feedback!

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It wouldn’t break the TOS. As its not like a 1000 Robux gamepass that does nothing. Also you made it clear.


I do not think, I have seen worse game passes that are even a scam.

By the way: The joke game you are doing is like:
"THIS IS NOT A SIMULATOR" ?, because I’m a fan of that kind of games

Sorta but not really. I will post in on the dev forums when Im done. Its not super good I would just say its more for me to like learn. But im still proud of it.

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Misleading purchases counts as scamming. Even if you make that clear or don’t from your experience’s UIs, it’s not immediately clear to the user especially if they haven’t actually played (or don’t read carefully) and they may be under the assumption that the purchase actually has value.

Mock the purchase if you need to or come up with something different. Your game pass needs to be explicit as to what it’s for and what it’s going to do. Do not disguise a donation game pass as a VIP game pass. Whether it was your intention or not, this will result in moderation action as scamming.


It’s not against the rules. Although Roblox reserves the right to take action on any situation (see Appendix A), it is highly unlikely that they would do so. There is absolutely nothing that prohibits that. The only false advertising statutes regarding user-generated content on Roblox (see Appendix B) do not apply to you in this situation; not only are you truthfully representing your product, you’re likely not making and running an advertisement for that specific game pass.

Furthermore, anyone who buys your game pass and had a problem with the result would likely not submit a report (or, perhaps, would simply report the game or game pass, which isn’t a very effective option in this case), but would simply be angry about their lost Robux for a while and move on.

EDIT: Going off of what @colbert2677 said, be extremely cautious to not misrepresent the game pass. Let the disclaimer be more noticeable than the joke “VIP” text. As he said, it may indeed be a good idea to create a mock version of the purchase and have the donation pass elsewhere. The less of a chance there is of moderation, the better of you are.

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