The Critically-Acclaimed World-Building Game Comes to the Mac App Store

By on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:47 am

San Francisco, California – Pixowl today is thrilled to announce that their innovative, most-critically acclaimed, multi-platforms world-building game The Sandbox, has been made available for free download in the Mac App Store. Since its first launch on iOS (May 2012) and Android (February 2013), the game has reached 6.8 million downloads. In this Mac version, players can enjoy an optimized gameplay with mouse and keyboard controls, display supported in either windowed or fullscreen mode to unleash their imagination and share their best creations in the Gallery!

“The Sandbox is one of the most unique world-building games available, and we’re absolutely hooked on its mission-based approach to creation.” (Apple)

The game has received several awards and featurings from both press and players, including: BEST OF WORLD-BUILDING GAMES (iTunes), BEST OF GAMES 2012: HIDDENS GEMS (iTunes) and TOP GAMES – IF YOU LIKE MINECRAFT (iTunes).

The Sandbox, which literally takes place in a sandbox, is a unique game based entirely on the laws of physics and giving access to over 100 different elements. The player takes the role of “Deity apprentice” and sets about crafting his or her own universe through the exploration of resources such as water, soil, lightning, lava, sand, glass, and many more complex elements: human, dinosaurs, monuments, wildlife animals, various trees, vehicles, sensors, explosives, contraptions, and more. Combine these resources together and play with some pixel blocks to generate your unique virtual world; embrace your inner pixel artist or compose some wonderful chiptune melodies.

Players will delight at the variety of missions they’ll encounter, from simple tasks like using water and sand to make mud, to more complex challenges like making a battery or building an electrical circuit. In total, 10 campaigns with 151 levels will keep them engaged for hours.

You’ll have the power to create and destroy. No aspect of nature shall be beyond your grasp, you’re limited only by your imagination. Play as a benevolent deity and give life to majestic mountains and beautiful forests, or embrace your vengeful side by spawning raging fires and devastating explosions. Nature is yours to command, as are various other man-made objects like light bulbs, heaters, oil lamps and diodes. And once you’ve created your glorious universe, you’ll be able to save it and share it in the online gallery.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.8 or later
* 29.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Sandbox 1.351 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.

The Sandbox 1.351
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Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with development studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pixowl, Inc. is a mobile game company. Pixowl’s experienced international team of dynamic innovators strives to meet and exceed the desires of mobile game players worldwide by blending exciting gameplay, comic book art and character driven storylines. With the success of its iOS games, Pixowl has already established itself as a leader in casual mobile games. Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Pixowl, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.