Create and destroy on a scale you’ve never imagined!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,702 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2011

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""Don't just be thinking this is some sciencey crap, no. You can play pool in space, kick pluto while it's down, throw a teapot.. AT AUSTRALIA!""
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August 27

Universe Sandbox ², the long awaited sequel, is now available for purchase

Get instant access to the Universe Sandbox ² Alpha on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux and pre-order the finished game.

Available for purchase at
http://universesandbox.com/2

While you buy though our website (via the Humble Bundle people), you'll redeem your copy on Steam and the game will appear in your Steam library.

Universe Sandbox ² is in alpha and very much unfinished, but it already blows away the original version with improved physics, climate simulations, material properties, terraforming, and awesome collisions.

We welcome you to join us on this journey as we continue to add and improve the sequel over the next year.

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Reviews

“This is where Universe Sandbox succeeds brilliantly: players experience godly power to create or destroy, while almost unavoidably learning something about the physical properties of our universe.”
87/100 – PC Gamer

“Using the vast range of variables and tools at your disposal you can create some enormously convoluted displays of physics, bending cosmic laws to your will...”
80% – bit-gamer

About This Game

Create and destroy on a scale you've never imagined with the ultimate space simulator.

Harness the power to create black holes, collide galaxies, and manipulate gravity with just a few clicks. Inspired by the software astronomers use to unlock the mysteries of our universe, never before has astronomy been so interactive or so much fun.

Spawn a massive moon to tear apart Saturn’s rings or launch a rogue star to rip the planets from their orbits around our sun. After unleashing catastrophic destruction, create your own solar system and share it with friends.

Key Features

  • Interactive, real-time, n-body gravity simulator
  • Change any property of any object at any time
  • Real physics, real data, real units, real science
  • Compare the objects in any simulation with chart mode
  • Supports anaglyphic 3D glasses and 3D DLP televisions
  • Built in tutorials and step-by-step activities
  • Includes 70+ simulations both real and fantastical
  • Extensive editing and creation tools make it easy to build your own simulations

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 level graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
It was stuck in my processes over night and gave me half the achievements without having to do anything. 9/11
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Explore and defy the laws of physics in this space simulation game

Universe Sandbox 2 is out, and it's better, would recommend getting both if you really love realistic stuff.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Im trying to make a smart resume of this "game" but i simply cant, just play with the size of the planets and make a chaos with the universe.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
If you are into sandbox style simulations, this is the game for you. This game allows you to create different scenarios and even create interesting things in space. The game does seem to be a bit complex in some areas but just because I couldn't get a hang on it, doesnt't mean everyone wont. One of my personal favorite scenarios to play out in it was to simulate the collision of the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy that is projected to happen in a few billion years.

Graphics: B - Simple simulation model
Sound: B - Interesting sounds
Gameplay: A - Game mechanics are interesting, learning curve
Story: C - Not much of one, just have fun
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
I can finally get rid of pluto.
10/10
Posted: October 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
791.1 hrs on record
I've played it a few hours.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Really good game, I learned more about planets and had a lot of fun exploding planets and stuff. So join the community and lets play!
Posted: October 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
109.7 hrs on record
its broken and jumpy, fun for a lil bit, left it running while i was gone for 3 days
Posted: October 9
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
>Forgive me bank account, for I have sinned.

Worst piece of crap since actual feceas was invented.
You will do:
20 minutes creating the perfect solar system
5 minutes throwing meteors at planets
10 minutes watching andromeda and the milky way collide
5 years regretting your decision to buy this 'game'
Posted: October 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Fun!
Posted: October 19
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
not good cuz the devs are making a sesond one and there no free upgrade so bad to buy
Posted: September 29
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Not a game
Posted: October 16
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
5,164.5 hrs on record
trash
Posted: October 19
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10.6 hrs on record
If you are into astronomy and physics, you'd find this interesing. But it's not a game, no no no. This is a software you'd need to visualize the behaviour of the objects in the solar system. The achievements are absolute ♥♥♥♥.
Well, I recommend this is as a tool only.
Posted: September 28
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2.6 hrs on record
Brilliant game for anyone who loves space :)
One of the best simulators out there!
Posted: September 28
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1.9 hrs on record
This game is the best game in the Cod franchise for years.
Has inovative gameplay, better ai, more weapons and maps...



...excepts thats not true and this is actually a good game about manipulating the universe and the planets surrounding it.

7,5/10, Its horrible.
Posted: September 29
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1.2 hrs on record
Good game for education...

Score : 8/10
Posted: September 29
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4.5 hrs on record
More of a physics toy than a real game it can still be an entertaining diversion for all you arm chair astronomers and astro-physicists out there.
Posted: September 29
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6.3 hrs on record
Cool Sandbox Physics game, but need better collisions, like the planet/moon/asteroid breaking into uneven parts and sent flying in random directions. And a nice patch for the few bugs i've managed too find.
Posted: October 1
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52.5 hrs on record
Universe Sandbox 2 awesome. Galaxy collision sucks though. The planetary collisions and stars exploding is awesome. The black holes with stars exploding makes jets. I like this a lot.
Posted: October 2
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