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 1.4.8

CREATE your own Mining Game! Design the mine layout, add traps and precious ores, then place the Exit. Try it yourself then when ready share it to the Online Gallery!

PLAY mining levels made by other players! Control the Miner Hero by swiping, upgrade your Pickaxe and win as many levels as you can to rank in the Leaderboards!

Discover the new Miner elements:
- 15 different rocks to break
- 4 Pickaxes upgrades available by combining 3 Ores collected in the mine (Iron, Gold and Diamond)
- 4 special Hazards & Traps
- Many more elements: Miner Sign, Color Switches, Color Arrow Traps and Color Doors (in 6 colors), etc.
- 3 Xmas Elements: The Grouch, the Xmas Bell Tower and the Xmas Gift.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K 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.

Story mode: Tools Menu Bug


Dear Developers,

I was in the Genesis chapter of story mode when I had gotten to the level that teaches you how to use the fill tool. The only problem was that as soon as the checklist that shows the requirements needed to complete the level popped up, the icon that allows you to switch your tools became unavailable. And I know it has to do with the checklist because I was able to tap on the tools button before the checklist and switch to the fill tool and after the checklist appeared the tools menu was marked out even though I had the fill tool. And because of that the level didn’t register that had the fill tool equipped since it kept telling me to equip the fill tool even though I already had it. And so the only way to complete the level was to use mana to skip it. Also this problem seems to occur in other levels since the level after the introduction to the fill tool also used the fill tool and once again I could not access the tools menu.

Long story short, please fix this developers. And sorry that this review was really long.

In-App Purchases

Miner Pack


Premium Pack


Dino Pack


Enemies Pack


Zombie Pack


All Disasters Pack



191 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

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