Create and destroy on a scale you’ve never imagined!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,321 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2011

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"One of the best, if not the best educational video game out there."

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August 24

Universe Sandbox ², the long awaited sequel, is now available on Steam

Universe Sandbox ² is now available now on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/230290/

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 into the future!

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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

Universe Sandbox ² Now Avaliable

Universe Sandbox, originally released in 2008 and on Steam in 2011, is no longer in development. We encourage you to check out our long awated sequel, Universe Sandbox ², now on Steam Early Access!

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
466 of 500 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10,001.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
What can I say?

1 hour of gameplay to explore the universe and get 12 of 16 achievements.
10000 hours to get the final 4 achievements AND become extremely good at doing nothing, seeing only the endless nothingness that exists in space, endeavouring to explore strange new worlds but seeing nothing, going where no man has gone before ..... wait .... that has already been done. There is nothing to see in our universe ...... NOTHING.

11/10. Would do another 10000 hours to finally see something.
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173 of 183 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I made the sun.
999,999,999,999,999,999 times its normal size and it was a tiny dot on the milky way map.
10/10 "would realise how miniscule our existance is again"
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71 of 77 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Made Mercury the mass of the sun
Sun and Mercury orbited each other
Earth is now orbiting Saturn
10/10
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
- Started the game
- blew a mass of 6.20 jupiters into 500 peices and crashed the game
10/10
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40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I sped up time so fast, universe.exe has stopped working.
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