READY FOR CRAFTING VIRTUAL WORLDS ON YOUR PC? The acclaimed world-building game featuring a unique mission-based approach is coming onto PC via Steam Early Access. With over 12 million players on mobile & tablets versions and 1,000,000 pixel blocks creations shared in the Online Gallery to date, this PC version is taking world...
User reviews: Mixed (307 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 29, 2015

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January 27

Update Version 1.9.10 (January 27th, 2015)

Hello Sandboxers!

Here comes the update 1.9.10 which adds 3 new campaigns -- 33 levels in total -- to complete!



What's New in version 1.9.10?

+ 3 new campaigns to play at:
- Farm Life: 15 levels to build the best Farm ever!
- Sandmix 1: 9 levels of mixed genres: gaming, pixel art, music, action, puzzle... Can you solve them all?
- Sandmix 2: 9 additional levels of mixed genres, showing the most recent Humans abilities.

+ Many Bugs Fixes

Feel free to share your feedback with us!

Thank you for your support!
The Sandbox Team

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January 9

Update Version 1.9.07 (January 09th, 2015)

Hello Sandboxers!
Happy New Year 2015 to you all!

Here comes the update 1.9.07 which adds 22 new elements to play with in the CREATE mode!



What's New in version 1.9.07?

22 new elements to play with in the CREATE mode:
- 2 Human Job Powders: Farmer and Fisherman
- 5 Buildings: Bakery, Restaurant, Space Colony, Jewelry and Tree House!
- Farm life: Corn, Pumpkins, Wheat, Tractor, Chicken, Fox, Crow, Scarecrow and E-drain
- New Blueprints: Haystack, Silo, Barn, Windmill, Bullseye and Chicken Pen

Feel free to share your feedback with us!

Thank you for your support!
The Sandbox Team

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Reviews

“The Sandbox is a fantastically inventive mobile game that encourages players to create entire worlds and works of art!”
N/A – Cult of Mac

“The Sandbox is an infinite amount of fun... You can make some pretty spectacular things out of this game, and I believe people will. The Sandbox will certainly entertain you on the gameplay side of things. It has a lot to offer.”
7.6/10 – Digital Chumps

“The Sandbox is a charming little pixellated 2D world-creation game -- and, by world, I mean the space inside of a literal sandbox.”
4/5 – Touch Arcade

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About This Game

READY FOR CRAFTING VIRTUAL WORLDS ON YOUR PC?
The acclaimed world-building game featuring a unique mission-based approach is coming onto PC via Steam Early Access.
ONLY ON PC: Make 4X BIGGER worlds - You have 4x times more space to craft whatever you like in the CREATE mode! Plus all elements are immediately accessible, there are no limitations to your imagination!
With over 14 million players on mobile & tablets versions and 1,000,000 pixel blocks creations shared in the Online Gallery to date, this PC version is taking world crafting simulation to the next level!

CRAFT, PLAY AND SHARE!

The Sandbox is a unique world building & crafting game featuring over 200+ physics elements presented in 2D pixel blocks that can interact with each others. Players can craft amazing worlds, create pixel art, chain reactions, chiptune music, advanced contraptions, electric circuits or just play with physics.

Play with basic elements ranging from simple water, stone, sand, wood, glass, lava, fire, to more complex: electricity, metal, virus, antivirus,heater, cooler, lasers, pipes, gems, sensors, leds TNT, C4, crosswire, conveyor belt, music instruments etc.

That's not all, The Sandbox features also a wide range of casual elements, just for fun! Fish, bees, lion, flamingo, humans, zombies, robots, aliens, dinosaurs, monuments, tanks, cars, trucks!

Steam Exclusive Features

The Steam PC version of The Sandbox is a Premium adaptation of Pixowl’s famous HIT! No microtransactions, All Elements are unlocked and immediately accessible, as well as 15 original campaigns to explore: Initial Story, Dinosaurs, Pixel Art, Music, User-Created 1 & 2, Lasers and pipes, Contraptions, Humans, Zombies, Robots, Alien Invasion, Retro Gaming, Ninja and last but not least, the Ecology / Natural Disasters!

A few thrilling features, exclusively on the PC version:
  • Make 4X BIGGER worlds - You have 4x times more space to craft whatever you like in the CREATE mode!
  • All elements are immediately accessible, there are no limitations to your imagination!
  • Ultra-precise controls with mouse, trackpad or touch support (for touch-screen only)
  • Several keyboard shortcuts to create worlds faster!
  • Windowed display or fullscreen mode
  • Cloud saving of your progression online and syncing across multiple PCs via with Steam Cloud
  • Cross-platform compatibility of your worlds: create on PC, view on Mobile or vice-versa

Game Features

  • Over 200 elements you can combine for different physical effects
  • A classic/retro 8-bit interface
  • Easy to understand tutorials get you started building worlds
  • 15 Individual Campaigns: Initial Story, Dinosaurs, Pixel Art, Music, User-Created 1 & 2, Lasers and pipes, Contraptions, Humans, Zombies, Robots, Alien Invasion, Retro Gaming, Ninja and last but not least, the Ecology / Natural Disasters!
  • 250 puzzle Levels in total -- dozens of hours of mind challenging content for your brain!
  • Compose your own chiptune melodies you can play in-game. You may choose the following instruments: Note, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet and Drums
  • Add advanced elements to your worlds:
    • Vehicles -- Cars, tanks and trucks are all available for your use within your world!
    • Contraptions -- LEDs, conveyor belts, lasers, pipes and multiple sensors are all available to bring your world into the age of technology!
    • Bring life to your worlds: Add humans and use Magic Job Powders to turn them into miners, builders, hunters, woodcutters or… ZOMBIES!
    • Zombies -- Turn your mild-mannered human into a brain eating beast that wreaks havoc on your world!
    • Robots -- Have robots taken over your world? You better obey your metal masters, puny human animals!
    • Ninja & Avatar -- Play with the controllable elements: Ninja, Avatar, Snake… and create your video game levels!
    • Add dinosaurs and protect them from extinction (or, recreate the BIG BANG and wipe them from the face of the Earth - the choice is yours!)
    • Add animals, fish and fireflies to your worlds and watch as their behavior creates “natural drama” that rivals any reality TV show!
    • Use our decorations and add awesome real-life wonders to your landscapes: The Eiffel Tower, a crashed UFO, the pyramids, futuristic buildings and a giant robot are all available at your fingertips!
    • Use TNT or C4 to wreak havoc with powerful explosions or light up your sky with meteors and fireworks
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Share your creations with the world

Share your favorite universe in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery (http://www.thesandboxgame.com/worlds)
Search the gallery to see the creations of other players (1,000,000 worlds and climbing!)
Rate other players’ worlds and add in your own elements to give them a surprise effect

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5 must be supported by your video card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Early Access Review
If you were a big fan of those old Flash games with four elements raining upon stickmen and lighting them on fire, such as Falling Sand Hell or the Powder Toy, this is like one of those games with...better graphics, I guess you could say. It's nice to mess around with, but it feels too much like I'm emulating it on PC. I hope they upgrade it soon. A ton. And one more thing...Give PC users infinite mana, please. Hell, at least make it easier to get for the mobile group, too. I'd like to rate it positive; but it feels like a crappy port and I don't like that, and it still feels like a P2W game in itself.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Early Access Review
To put it simply, it doesn't work.

- When launching the game for the first time, it will ask you to enter your name. You can't click on anything, or it will crash the game.

- In "create" mode, none of the tools work, except the eraser, and screenshot tool. Everything else crashes the game. (That's already 1/4 of the game that doesn't work)

- In the mission mode, the tools still don't work. (Thats 3/4 of the game that doesn't work).

- Finially, the gallery feature crashes when downloading/viewing other's creations. That's right.

The game does not work.


Conclusion: This game is simply a mediocre mobile game, ported over terribly (that's an understatement), to the point where the game does not even work, period. They didn't even put any effort into changing any of the features in-game to match the fact that it is not on a mobile device. Do not waste your time, nor money, on this scam.



Here's some other gripes:

- About 20 minutes of gameplay, until you get bored.

- Deceptive trailers

- Strange resolution errors- especially when starting up the game, and the menu.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Early Access Review
I have not played this game that much (I recently bought it) but it have already crashed TWO times!
The first time was after I completed "the first day" and the second time were when I was about to fill up the whole screen with acid.
The first time the game crashed, I just returned to desktop, but the second time I weren't able to get the Windows menu up, use F8 or ctrl+alt+delete. My Windows crashed.

(I've played for 0.3 hours on laptop, and WAAYYY TOO LOOOOONG on my mobile phone)

I love the idea of the game, and I loved the mobile version, but I must say that I haven't gotten a good new impression of the PC version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Early Access Review
I have the mobile version, and even though the mobile one crashes from time to time it still runs much better than the pc one. This one lags horribly, especially when using such things as the earthquake. It makes static noises. And it just works like garbage in general. On top of that the screenshot that shows mobile size vs pc size is a load of bull. It's not landscape at all. In fact, there's a rock looking skin on either side of your screen and no option showing that you can change it to a larger size. Finally, the game is EXTREMELY behind in updates compared to the mobile device. I can honestly recommend this game for pc. And there's literally so many bugs that it SOMEHOW managed to show a quest that was further ahead on one and it wouldn't let me pass when I did the correct items. And it takes forever for the game to accept that you correctly completed something.
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459 of 604 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
Early Access Review
Reminds me of some free games out there.

The game just ain't enough. You have fun for ten minutes, then you get bored with it.

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So, just to add up a bit more.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/onimatrix/the-sandbox

Here you go.
The exact same game.
Free.
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