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The acclaimed world-building game featuring a unique mission-based approach is coming onto PC via Steam Early Access.
ONLY ON PC: Make 4X BIGGER worlds - You have 4x times more space to craft whatever you like in the CREATE mode! Plus all elements are immediately accessible, there are no limitations to your imagination!
With over 16 million players on mobile & tablets versions and 1,500,000 pixel blocks creations shared in the Online Gallery to date, this PC version is taking world crafting simulation to the next level!CRAFT, PLAY AND SHARE!The Sandbox is a unique world building & crafting game featuring over 200+ physics elements presented in 2D pixel blocks that can interact with each others. Players can craft amazing worlds, create pixel art, chain reactions, chiptune music, advanced contraptions, electric circuits or just play with physics.

Play with basic elements ranging from simple water, stone, sand, wood, glass, lava, fire, to more complex: electricity, metal, virus, antivirus,heater, cooler, lasers, pipes, gems, sensors, leds TNT, C4, crosswire, conveyor belt, music instruments etc.

That's not all, The Sandbox features also a wide range of casual elements, just for fun! Fish, bees, lion, flamingo, humans, zombies, robots, aliens, dinosaurs, monuments, tanks, cars, trucks!Steam Exclusive FeaturesThe Steam PC version of The Sandbox is a Premium adaptation of Pixowl’s famous HIT! No microtransactions, All Elements are unlocked and immediately accessible, as well as 15 original campaigns to explore: Initial Story, Dinosaurs, Pixel Art, Music, User-Created 1 & 2, Lasers and pipes, Contraptions, Humans, Zombies, Robots, Alien Invasion, Retro Gaming, Ninja and last but not least, the Ecology / Natural Disasters!

A few thrilling features, exclusively on the PC version:
  • Make 4X BIGGER worlds - You have 4x times more space to craft whatever you like in the CREATE mode!
  • All elements are immediately accessible, there are no limitations to your imagination!
  • Ultra-precise controls with mouse, trackpad or touch support (for touch-screen only)
  • Several keyboard shortcuts to create worlds faster!
  • Windowed display or fullscreen mode
  • Cloud saving of your progression online and syncing across multiple PCs via with Steam Cloud
  • Cross-platform compatibility of your worlds: create on PC, view on Mobile or vice-versa
Game Features
  • Over 200 elements you can combine for different physical effects
  • A classic/retro 8-bit interface
  • Easy to understand tutorials get you started building worlds
  • 15 Individual Campaigns: Initial Story, Dinosaurs, Pixel Art, Music, User-Created 1 & 2, Lasers and pipes, Contraptions, Humans, Zombies, Robots, Alien Invasion, Retro Gaming, Ninja and last but not least, the Ecology / Natural Disasters!
  • 250 puzzle Levels in total -- dozens of hours of mind challenging content for your brain!
  • Compose your own chiptune melodies you can play in-game. You may choose the following instruments: Note, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet and Drums
  • Add advanced elements to your worlds:
    • Vehicles -- Cars, tanks and trucks are all available for your use within your world!
    • Contraptions -- LEDs, conveyor belts, lasers, pipes and multiple sensors are all available to bring your world into the age of technology!
    • Bring life to your worlds: Add humans and use Magic Job Powders to turn them into miners, builders, hunters, woodcutters or… ZOMBIES!
    • Zombies -- Turn your mild-mannered human into a brain eating beast that wreaks havoc on your world!
    • Robots -- Have robots taken over your world? You better obey your metal masters, puny human animals!
    • Ninja & Avatar -- Play with the controllable elements: Ninja, Avatar, Snake… and create your video game levels!
    • Add dinosaurs and protect them from extinction (or, recreate the BIG BANG and wipe them from the face of the Earth - the choice is yours!)
    • Add animals, fish and fireflies to your worlds and watch as their behavior creates “natural drama” that rivals any reality TV show!
    • Use our decorations and add awesome real-life wonders to your landscapes: The Eiffel Tower, a crashed UFO, the pyramids, futuristic buildings and a giant robot are all available at your fingertips!
    • Use TNT or C4 to wreak havoc with powerful explosions or light up your sky with meteors and fireworks
[/list]Share your creations with the worldShare your favorite universe in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery (http://www.thesandboxgame.com/worlds)
Search the gallery to see the creations of other players (1,000,000 worlds and climbing!)
Rate other players’ worlds and add in your own elements to give them a surprise effect
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5 must be supported by your video card
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.5 or higher
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 256 MB available space
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The Sandbox reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review So I Hope It Can Help. The game is my deemed better than the free variant and what a pity is that most is assumed to be based on pixel points that zombies the people attack run them by chance to the and they are without animation or otherwise zombies than if they are at b Attification ebbing the form ending ... Very much is confusing and not really volziebar, you can give the little men tasks but the need to do a long time they do! In time, a Boring is at the point Of looking at it and you burn it again. In short and large the game is far from finished and most of the pictures above that you siet screnshots are lying and do not correspond to the Original!!!! It makes it just on duration fun and Holds you even Short! Find it too expensive yet and guess first!!! But if it's biliger it's worth it! I hope something could help
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review This Game is a really great casual Game. It includes great Puzzles as well as almost limitless Design possibilities. The Levels are lovingly designed and not always easy to create. If you can't get ahead, you can easily buy one of three Tips for 20 Mana (In-game currency). If these are not enough, you can simply skip the Level. Mana is obtained after each level created. If the Mana becomes Scarce, you can additilt the daily Day quest for a bit of Extra Mana. The Game is already known from mobile Gaming. There is only one small Difference on the PC Version: The style-free Free Mode is shown in HD. That means even more Pixels than normal! I find the Game is a successful Game for a little Variety in Everyday life and is really worth the €10. I give 9/10 Points as the Levels have unfortunately not yet appeared in HD as they are the same as in the mobile Version.
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Some may know and may even like the mobile version of this Game, I felt similar, but now you can see this Game, all the positive Memories have evaporated. You can still look at the seemingly bad looking graphics on the PC screen if you know the Mobile Game, but for which I can't understand are crashes as soon as you call the success menu, bugged Achievements and the Fact that If my skips a Level can pay with ingame currency and then get a bigger Reward, which leads to you clicking through without serious Attempts to solve the Puzzles. Where is the Motivation? In addition, some Texts do not fit into the designated Fields and there are no Umlauts in the German Version. Unnecessary Mistakes that rob the Game of Any Fun Factor. I only have the playing time of 11 Times because I ran The Sandbox one Night to get the game time achievements (well) ... Better not to buy, even keeping all DLCs does not justify the Price.
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