How British Teen Tycoons Are Building The Metaverse – The Times

Max Entwistle has fond memories of nights out when he was at Aberystwyth University — not that he was out partying and drinking Jägerbombs.

The computer science undergraduate would work in his house-share into the small hours of the morning developing his video game SharkBite. “It was impossible to sleep because the street outside was just full of people clubbing and partying,” recalled Entwistle, now 24. “So instead of just lying there trying to sleep, I decided to actually do something productive.”

It was time well spent. SharkBite — where the player is either a shark or a character fighting for survival against it — has become a huge hit on Roblox, the platform where developers can create and upload games and where players