Build or destroy your own universe out of 8-bit blocks! Play the #1-pixel world creation game & build anything you can imagine! There are no limits to your creativity.

Craft or destroy amazing worlds with your godly touch in The Sandbox Evolution, the #1 pixel art world creation game.

Build anything you can dream up with advanced physics, over 250 elements and fully controllable heroes. In The Sandbox Evolution, worlds are up to 10x bigger. Create rich pixel worlds complete with ambient life, traps, platforms and enemies. You can even make your own pixel art!

There are no limits to your creativity and imagination!

"The game makes you feel creative!" - 4.5/5, TouchArcade
"Almost everything you'd expect from a game that's trying to be a sandbox." - 4.5/5, 148 Apps
"A step up from an already beloved game, and I can only imagine how it’s going to improve even more over time." - 4/5, GameZebo


- Add magic to your levels with the mythical Unicorn
- Shoot Fire, Ice or Water with your very own Dragon
- Drop the prehistoric Megalodon into the water & make any other animal into lunch
- Add Big Foot & watch him generate tiny earthquakes with his bare hands
- Create prehistoric fury with the T-Rex
- Watch incredible effects that change the environment, destroying, killing and changing elements
- Add fierce beasts or cute pets like Cats, Corgis and Sheep - you choose what lives in your universe!

- Build 8-bit 2D pixel worlds up to 10x bigger than the previous Sandbox
- Start from scratch or use predefined templates
- Mix & match over 170 elements to discover their unique interactions
- Manipulate Mud, Water, Sand, Fire, Metal, Electricity, Acid, Lava & more
- Craft wonders like the Parthenon & Giza Pyramid
- Control Heroes with different skillsets to shoot, fly & more

- Bring life to your worlds with Dogs, Bears, Cows, Sabertooth Tigers & more
- Spread foliage & numerous tree varieties to bring beauty to your new world
- Decorate Houses, Castles & Igloos
- Make dynamic life with AI Humans
- Turn your world into Zombie Apocalypse if you want

- Add tech like Batteries, Crosswires, Resistance, Bulbs, Heaters, Coolers, LEDs & Sensors
- Destroy everything you can with C4, Meteorites, Nitro & TNT

- Draw retro style pixel art using 100 colors
- Compose your own chiptune songs

- Share your worlds with other players
- Search worlds by keyword or tags (pixel art, music, arcade & more)
- Filter & find the Newest or Hottest creations
- Rate & bookmark your favorite levels
- Follow your favorite creators

- Start with ready-to-use 4x4 pixel blocks then add platforms, traps & enemies
- Create your own levels with Controllable Heroes, Platforms, Blocks, Spikes & more
- Create PAC-MAN mazes
- Make your own 8bit pixel platformer or infinite runner game. Add a hero & BOOM! You’ve made your very own game in less than a minute :)

- Experience the creation of the universe through a full campaign of 13 levels
- Explore & fight with the Caveman to recover his child in the Caveman Campaign
- Dash to victory in the Runner Campaign & try to get #1 on the leaderboards
- Learn how to draw pixel art like a real artist in the zen drawing Pixel Art Campaign
- New Daily Quests, pulled from the best player creations. Challenge the best in the world, or build your levels for a chance to be featured

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Each new Update of The Sandbox Evolution will bring even more elements, heroes and campaigns!
You’ll see… no one could ever dream a better world than yours!

Download The Sandbox Evolution and build your world today!

What's New

Version 1.5.2

Monster Frenzy Update! Smash whole cities and fight the army with giant controllable Monsters Creatures!
Destroy all buildings in a level to win!!

+ 2 new Giant Monsters with immense strength:
- The Cyclops and his special Mystic Eyeblast attack
- The Carcinos and his special Crab Typhoon attack

+ 6 Building Segments: make your own skyscrapers by stacking these buildings on top of each other.
Each has a different power: Rifle Soldier (Attack), Restaurant (Heal), Bouncy (Jump) and Explosive (Explode)

+ 5 new Military Troops and an indestructible Base that spawns them: Fighter Jets, Rifle Soldiers, Homing Rocket Soldiers, Tanks and Helicopters!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

An amazing place to build and create, The Sandbox Evolution lets us be reality-shaping gods. Tons of elements and a deep tutorial give you everything you need to craft stunning worlds or make your own platformer, chiptunes, or pixel-art paintings. Even if you don’t feel like building, you’ll have hours of fun exploring other players’ creations and earning mana used to expand your toolset.

Disappointed with the new "update"


Obviously, when a free game constantly gives out updates, it's really cool knowing that watching ads is helping it grow. However, what just happened was kind of a rude move by the people at sandbox. The inclusion of the new "Premium" upgrade blocks off content entirely from the game unless purchased and takes away some other elements that you already purchased for absolutely no reason (like the helicopter in my case). I don't like the concept of blocking off content with a ten dollar minimum and thirty dollar maximum paywall to unlock random elements. They already fill ftp users to the brim with ads and have huge advantages to those who purchase things with money, so why are they taking steps to exclude interesting content to those who already play the game extensively and earned a large portion of the elements without spending money but by watching actual hundreds of ads? I understand that making an update on a decent basis requires a decently sized team and a decent amount of money, but making people pay thirty dollars to purchase a couple random elements isn't really fair to those who are planning on playing the game for an extensive amount of time. I still do love the game however and I'm still happy with how it is. I'm just extremely concerned with this change and I felt a little betrayed. Regards to you all at pixowl.

Developer Response

Hi there. Thank you for rating and reviewing us. :) We've heard your feedback and we have begun to make changes to the new system. Less than 15% of the game's elements are Premium now. We hope you'll stick with us as we continue to improve upon this system.


unfair but Fun


People that are pour might not have a enough money to buy premium and they maybe also think it’s unfair that only premium members can get that certain item I wanted a dragon BUT GUESS WHAT I CANT GET IT BECAUSE I WEREN’T A PREMIUM MEMBER😡😡😡😡 I think what all you care about is money 💰 💴 💵 AND READ YOUR REVIEWS PLZ still this game is unfair because I don’t have enough money and not many people would have enough money or their parents wont get it for them maybe. so plz make everything free because I care that some children wont have enough fun on this game like about in 1 hour it gets boring in my opinion. plz make it to where theirs no premium member things Like no things you have to buy with real money kids wont enjoy this game much unless their a premium member still I don’t like having to pay real money my parents wont get it for me so plz plz make it to where this game is money free so everyone can enjoy this game without having to pay money one other thing can you make it to where you can play as any thing you wanna like a tree animal or person it would be funny 😆 to be a tree 🌲 oh and add a farm house and farm animals I would love to play as animals and anything I wanted to even a block or something else pls fix it

Developer Response

Hi there. Thank you for rating and reviewing us :) I can sure you we do read our reviews and take everything into consideration. Whether it’s negative or positive feedback, we do appreciate it. :) As team is doing the best they can to improve upon the new system for both premium and non premium users. We hope that you’ll find this to be true for you as time goes on and as we release future updates :)


In-App Purchases

Miner Pack

Unlock all Miner elements!


Premium Pack

Unlock All Premium Elements


Dino Pack

Unlock 6 Dinosaurs Elements!


Enemies Pack

Unlock Enemies & Hazards!


Zombie Pack

Unlock all Zombie elements + new Weapons!


All Disasters Pack

Unlock all natural disasters: Tsunami & more!



209.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. All Mana Elements Pack $9.99
  2. Ecstasy Pack $1.99
  3. All Elements Pack $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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