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-- VERSION 1.351 --
Vroom!!! Check out our brand new vehicles collection: Hit the road with our Sport Car, drive a Truck to transport elements all over the place or turn your creation into a battlefield with Tanks!

Bring even more interactions to your crafted worlds with our new advanced contraptions: Conveyor Belts and Electro Multi!
Three awesome blueprints to decorate your pixel worlds: place a crashed UFO, build the Kremlin or add a Futuristic Bridge… and now the Futuristic Tower is FREE!

That's not all: the Zombie Campaign has been upgraded with new creepy levels... Finish'em all -- if you dare!

"With one of most original game mechanics, fantastic pixel graphics and easy controls The Sandbox guarantees fun for weeks.” iReviewT

"It’s kind of hard to get bored with so many toys to play with.” 4,5/5 148Apps

“The Sandbox straddles the border between game and art project, rewarding players for creativity while giving them near-infinite possibilities.” 4/5 TouchArcade

Imagine crafting your own world (complete with amazing Pixel Art), playing with Humans or Zombies, composing your own music and much more! 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 tools for crafting more and more complex elements. Before long, you’ll be able to access non-organic elements like metal and light bulbs, allowing you to 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 or recreate amazing masterpieces and compose your very own chiptunes melodies with varied music instruments!
● Bring life to your creations and watch them evolve, eat, reproduce and die


● Over a hundred elements to combine for different physic effects!
● 9 exciting campaigns -- a whopping 136 game levels in all!
● Add an intelligent life-form to your worlds: Humans!
● Cruise around in your sport car, transport elements with a truck or destroy the land with your tank!
● Change their behaviour using one of the 4 Job Magic Powders and turn them into a Miner, Builder, Hunter or Woodcutter. Dozens more behaviours will be added over time!
● Try now the newest Magic Powder: Zombie! Turn those little Humans into evil creatures!
● Recreate the Jurassic Period with dinosaurs and volcanoes! Protect your dinosaurs from extinction or recreate the BIG BANG and make them disappear!
● Utilize our new Blueprints and add awesome real-life wonders to your worlds: the Eiffel Tower, Chichen Itza, the Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty -- even a Crashed UFO!
● Wreak havoc with powerful explosions with TNT or C4! Craft your own guns or massive destruction weapons!
● Create amazing chain reactions with several sensor types, including liquid, light and temperature!
● Craft worlds featuring unique Laser and discover their powers once combined with different gems!

● Create your universe and then share it in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery
● Search in the Online gallery to see other players' creations (350.000 worlds already!)
● Rate other players’ worlds and add elements too

An entire universe in the palm of your hand!


What's New in Version 1.352

Thanks for playing The Sandbox!
This update bring minor fixes


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Customer Reviews

Check internet connection error

I had this game on my phone and love it so much so I thought to get it on my laptop! I downloaded it once and it gave me a check internet connection error and I thought maybe something is wrong because I was in a hotel at the time so I deleted it and waited a couple of weeks. When I got home and connected my wi-fi it still gave me the check internet connection. Since my wi-fi isn’t very good I thought it was a legitimate problem. I ran a diagnostics test and it said my wi-fi was up and running comepletly fine. I went on here to check the reviews and saw that most people were also having the same problem. What a shame that is hasn’t been fixed when the first review with this problem goes back to Dec 30th, 2016!! Over six months ago! Unbelievable.

Used to be Good

I used to love this game, and after a few years, I decided to play it again. Upon opening the game, it asked for my name. Unfortunatly, anything I entered would bring up the error “Name already taken” or “Check your internet connection,” when I’m clearly connected to Wi-Fi. I’d love to play this game again, and I hope this problem is fixed soon!

Probably a fun game. If I didnt get the “Check your Internet Connection” Error

I dont really hate this.. I was really interested in trying out this game. But every time I try Im presented with a “Check your internet connection”. I checked and my internet is fine. Would be good if this game could be played offline. I'm not always connected to the internet.

The Sandbox - Craft a Pixel World - Fun Free 8bit Universe Builder Game
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  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.352
  • Size: 29.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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