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The Sandbox - Building & Crafting a Pixel World!


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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 2.0

Happy Holidays! We have a gift update for all you Sandboxers!

- Four Festive New Elements:
•Santa Powder: A magic powder that makes Humans dress and act like the legendary figure that brings gifts to the homes of kids around the world
•Reindeer: This docile animal lives in cold climates and avoids predators. During this special season, 1 out of every 9 of them will have a Red Nose!
•Polar Bear: These big carnivorous bears from the Arctic Circle can visit your game worlds!
•Xmas House: A brick house festooned with shiny Christmas lights!

- Fixed touch control issues on iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. You can now fully enjoy the game on your shiny new device!


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Customer Reviews

From great to fail in 10 mins. . .

Although I had always enjoyed the game, especially creating scenes and contraptions, I had not used the game on my iPad for many months (too busy with projects & events). But today I wanted to update & add it to my iPhone. I was up & running in just a few minutes and even though it didn't retain all of my mana & elements, it was easy to start creating & to buy what I needed to design and electrify circuits, etc. I saved my standard background and recorded my creation, then tried to save/share it. At first I got an error message and then it crashed. Now any attempt to open the app flashes the home page/menu with a Welcome back or a Please Rate message for an instant. Then it closes completely. I have tried turning off phone -- tomorrow the App will be removed and reinstalled but not sure it will work or if I will trust creating anything with it.

Good game but...

I love this game, im addicted. I bought all the campaigns and finished them all. When I went to replay them my game crashed, when I went back in I said I haven't bought any of them. I went into the settings and tapped the "Restore Purchases" button, but when I did nothing happened. I tried some more and still nothing. Please fix I don't want to have to pay another $20 to play the campaigns again.

My data before I redownloaded this app

So I had a channel in the camera thing and my vids made the front spot that is what I liked a lot. I made a mistake that deleted this app. After awhile I reinstalled the app and my data was erased and now my channel is in the skies. I hate that a lot.

The Sandbox - Building & Crafting a Pixel World!
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 171 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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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. All Elements Pack$9.99
  10. Brainiac Campaign$0.99