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  • Summary: The Sandbox is a unique powder game that provides you with your very own “physics sandbox” and gives you god-like powers, right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad! Imagine creating your own universe (complete with amazing Pixel Art), composing your own music, and much, much more. 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. Once you discover mud and sand, you’re on your way!Grow plants, build walls, and gain access to advanced tools for crafting more and more complex elements.Before long, you’ll be able to access non-organic elements like metal and light bulbs, allowing you to populate your universe with creations both natural and technological. MASTER THE ELEMENTS- Assume the role of a god and master the elements in 24 challenging and entertaining missions- Watch elements interact with each other and bring life to your universe: water evaporates, stones erode, and plants grow – just like the real world!- Earn Mana from your actions and unlock tons of new elements and achievementsUNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION- Millions of possibilities. Infinite landscape designs. Countless different chemical reactions. Nothing is beyond your reach!- Unleash your inner Pixel Artist to create or recreate amazing masterpieces- Compose your very own chiptunes melodies within the gameSHARE YOUR CREATIONS WITH THE WORLD - Create your universe and then share it in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery - Browse the gallery to see what other players have created- Rate other players’ worlds, and add elements tooAn entire universe in the palm of your hand!? COMING SOON: ?- In Game Localization- Ability to comment on people's creations- Search function while browsing the Online Gallery? FOLLOW US ? Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesandboxgameFacebook: http://facebook.com/thesandboxgame-----------------------------------------What the press is sayingPixowl is working on the next big thing since... well, I'll just come out and say it... since Minecraft. 148Apps Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. Jul 19, 2012
    100
    This is a true must-play. [Aug 2012, p.31]
  2. May 16, 2012
    90
    The Sandbox is already one heck of a game, freemium or not, and it has nowhere else to go from here but up.
  3. May 15, 2012
    90
    Even without spending any money or unlocking every single element in the game, The Sandbox is still a wonderful time killer that is perfect for people who enjoy experimenting, destroying, and building in a fun sandbox environment.
  4. May 21, 2012
    90
    Despite its flaws, though, The Sandbox is a remarkable little app that will keep you busy for ages. It's hard to have any serious grievances with a game that molds itself according to your mood.
  5. May 21, 2012
    80
    The sky isn't quite the limit, but The Sandbox is well on the way. And with a planned Universal update in the works, its canvas is set to grow. So go, make something amazing.
  6. May 25, 2012
    75
    The Sandbox offers an interesting digital playground, but with some annoyances.
  7. Jun 18, 2012
    70
    The Sandbox delivers an original and fresh experience, packed with a simple but effective touch interface and some interesting social elements. What a pity the story mode is so poor and uninspiring, while you're forced to buy some mana once you complete a bunch of missions.