Create and destroy on a scale youve never imagined with the ultimate space simulator.
Harness the power to create black holes, collide galaxies, and manipulate gravity with just a few clicks. Inspired by the software astronomers use to unlock the mysteries of our universe, never before has astronomy been so interactive or so much fun.
Spawn a massive moon to tear apart Saturns rings or launch a rogue star to rip the planets from their orbits around our sun. After unleashing catastrophic destruction, create your own solar system and share it with friends.
- Interactive, real-time, n-body gravity simulator
- Change any property of any object at any time
- Real physics, real data, real units, real science
- Compare the objects in any simulation with chart mode
- Supports anaglyphic 3D glasses and 3D DLP televisions
- Built in tutorials and step-by-step activities
- Includes 70+ simulations both real and fantastical
- Extensive editing and creation tools make it easy to build your own simulations
- Latest version of Universe Sandbox 2.x with Steam Achievements… Expand
Positive: 4 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Jul 14, 201187This is where universe sandbox succeeds brilliantly: players experience godly power to create or destroy, while almost unavoidably learning something about the physical properties or our universe. [Sept 2011, p.69]
May 18, 201180Universe Sandbox isn't a game per se; there are no bosses, aims or levels, merely an accurate model of astronomical bodies for you to fiddle with. It's really more of a toy – the virtual equivalent of a configurable orrery, except hugely more complex than any mechanical system.
May 16, 201175After a helpful (though light) tutorial, Universe Sandbox offers little guidance for aspiring unmoved movers. A more robust set of tutorials, a manual, or even the use of Steam Achievements to encourage varied behavior would go a long way toward helping players make their own music of the spheres.
This game, although arguably just a simulation, is magnificent. It doesn't try to be a big game that appeals to everyone, but it does manage to appeal to the unborn astrological physicist in everyone I've seen play it. Its library of different scenarios and locations can keep even the most unmoved, unimaginative people entertained. The game file is less than 100mb and it can run on most computers, making it the perfect toy for 5 minutes between meetings or lessons. This is the only game i have ever seen that successfully makes education fun, and i think its because you can shape what you do and because its your choice whether you learn from it, it doesn't require that you understand any previous facts, save the easy to use controls, to be able to play any part of the game. My favorite part about this game when you are looking across a scale of hundreds of light years across at two galaxies that you have just sent towards each other and the smooth immersive graphics let you slip your focus away from anything but the spiraling motion of the two galaxies. My second favorite part is changing scenario to two solar systems crashing into each other, and knowing that my favorite part of the game sees this happen hundreds of times over on a far larger scale. This game deserves a 10 because it successfully puts the player in the shoes of god, and its your choice whether you are a creative or destructive god.… Expand
8I found this application handy for constructing star systems in a sci-fi RPG I used to run. It's also got some fair entertainment value if you have sufficient imagination or curiosity about how complex planetary systems tend to work.
And if you're not satisfied with what you've created, you can always blow up the planet/sun/galaxy and start over.… Expand
7Universe Sandbox is not a game at all, it is a simulator. Whether it is an accurate simulator, I would not be able to tell you as I have not got the faintest clue about astrophysics. I purchased it hoping it would be fun to smack asteroids into planets but in fact, it isn't. What is fun is to test theories or stories that you hear. For example, I was playing Dead Space 2 and documents you find in this game speak of a planet that is "cracked" (Had a large portion of it removed) and I was wondering if this would have had any effect on our solar system so I decided to try it out in Universe Sandbox. Turns out nothing spectacular would happen if this were the case! Still, Universe Sandbox gave me a unique opportunity to see for myself. And that's what it is good for: What-if scenarios. Don't treat this as a game because it is not and you will be disappointed.… Expand
It doesn't matter if you look at it as a game or a simulation - it is bad either way: plenty of bugs, crashes a lot, simulations become inaccurate pretty fast, and once you finish the tutorials and play around a bit...it loses its interest. The developers shouldn't have released it this way, or, as other have said, they shouldn't have charged so much for it if they did.… Expand