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The Sandbox - Building & Crafting a Pixel World! Fun Free 8bit Retro Universe Game


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Play God to create worlds & life, or destroy everything with a tap of your finger in The Sandbox! As featured in: BEST OF WORLD-BUILDING GAMES (App Store), BEST OF GAMES: HIDDENS GEMS (App Store) and TOP GAMES – IF YOU LIKE MINECRAFT (App Store)

Imagine crafting your own 8bit pixel world, playing with Humans, Ninjas, Robots or Zombies, composing your own music and much more! Craft new elements, create custom art from tiny pixels, or build your own town. The universe is yours to create or destroy, and the only limit is your imagination!

Start from scratch with basic building blocks like stone, water and soil. Grow plants, raise mountains, generate life and gain access to advanced crafting tools. Create non-organic elements like metal and light bulbs, and populate your universe with creations both natural and technological.


• Millions of possibilities. Infinite landscape designs. Countless different chemical reactions. Nothing is beyond your reach!
• Embrace your inner Pixel Artist to create retro masterpieces
• Compose your very own chiptune melodies with musical instruments!
• Bring life to your creations and watch them evolve, eat, destroy and die

• Create your universe and then share it in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery
• Discover more than 1,500,000 worlds created by other players
• Rate other players’ worlds and add elements too


• Classic movies come to life, and the Sandbox God in the director’s chair!
• Battle with the Tech Trooper, smash humans with the Cyclops, terrify villagers with the Headless Horseman, and more!

• Over 280 elements to combine for different physics effects!
• Create chain reactions with unique sensor types, including liquid, light and temperature

• Add Humans to your world and watch as they interact with your creations
• Influence the behavior of your Humans using Magic Powders
• Give them specific roles: Miner, Hunter, Woodcutter, Spacemen, Zombies and even Robots
• Wreak havoc with guns and C4, or light up the sky with Fireworks

• Use intuitive builder controls to place metal, concrete and more
• Add life forms and tech to your town and help it grow
• Create your own city sim with AI, technology and completely interactive building

• Create dynamic contraptions with the Brainiac: assemble them, move them, transport materials and activate separate actions!
• Add controllable elements that you can customize to create your own game rules
• Build fun levels to play through
• Make AI and attach Bodies to create reactive characters: Dragons, Spaceships, Planes, UFOs and more
• Make your own multi-pixels using in-game elements like Gravity and Tilt

• Save the dinosaurs, cruise around in a sports car, blast everything with a tank, or explore space in your very own Lunar Lander
• Create any universe you can dream up

• Add awesome real-life wonders to your worlds: the Eiffel Tower, Chichen Itza, the Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty and more!
• Play through 28 fun campaigns – a whopping 385 game levels in all!

"The Sandbox is a fantastically inventive mobile game that encourages players to create entire worlds and works of art!" Cult Of Mac

The Sandbox puts an entire universe in the palm of your hand! Unleash infinite creativity in this FREE builder game, and create your custom world pixel by pixel.

In your universe, the possibilities are endless! Download The Sandbox today!


What's New in Version 1.999995

Minor update with bugs fixes and iPhone SE support


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Customer Reviews

Great, but lots of small, occasionally game-breaking bugs.

Plenty of things to mess around with, and so much more to come in the Sandbox 2. Still, while that is releasing soon and will probably fix many of these bugs, we should still see some effort into getting them fixed. The ones I've noticed are:

1. The sky lights on fire. With TNT and sometimes other explosives, usually only when there are clouds in the sky, if the explosion reaches the clouds they actually light on fire. But they don't just burn or go out, there's like an invisible permanent flame stuck in that spot. Anything that touches this tiny spot is instantly erased, and it can't be removed unless you reload the world or reopen the app.

2. Frequent crashes. Random events (usually humans dying from something or spawning a certain creature) seem to cause the game to just shut off. I don't know if this is a performance issue or what, but it happens a lot more than I could be comfortable with. Possibly something to do with having certain entities present at the same time.

3. No music? Music never continues to play in this app, even when all sounds are turned off. Not exactly game-breaking, but annoying at most.

Aside from these, I'm loving the variety and sheer magnitude of the game. Definitely a good way to kill time. Hope Sandbox 2 fixes a lot of bugs, and keep up the good work!

Best pixel game yet

I love pixels and when my friend introduced me to this game this was my face 😳😱😆😆😆😆😆😆this game really is super fun!!!! But I think mana should be free all packs because my parents don't let me buy anything unless I have money which I don't

This is a fun game where you can create and find and make different items in the tutorial but in create you have the whole world to yourself to create anything sand gems dirt metal anything!!!!! This is the BEST PIXEL GAME YET!!!!!!

Great Game

I got this game a long time ago when it first came out and it was so cool. I saved up enough mana to buy everything. Even when there were new things I still had plenty of mana to buy them. One day I updated the game and all my saved up mana was gone. The missions were still there but I couldn't make any more mana off them. I stopped playing after that but I regret it because this game is great.

The Sandbox - Building & Crafting a Pixel World! Fun Free 8bit Retro Universe Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.999995
  • Size: 163 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Small Mana Pack$1.99
  2. Medium Mana Pack$2.99
  3. Humans Campaign $0.99
  4. Robot Attack Campaign$0.99
  5. Big Mana Pack$5.99
  6. Zombie Attack Campaign$0.99
  7. All Campaigns Pack $9.99
  8. All 30 Basic Elements Pack$3.99
  9. Brainiac Campaign$0.99
  10. Ecology Campaign$0.99