Winners & nominees 12th IMGA

The Sandbox 2

12th IMGA

Nominated in
Best Upcoming Game
Studio/Developer
PIXOWL
Country
United States
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About The Sandbox 2

Use your godly powers to craft amazing pixel worlds or destroy the universe! Welcome to The Sandbox, the #1 pixel art world creation game. Play with physics, over 150 elements & blocks, characters and heroes. Make your own games or levels then share your creations online. There are no limits to your creativity and imagination! Can you become the ultimate creator?

FEATURES
- Get the power to create or destroy is at your fingertips! Completely touch-based controls: tap to drop elements, pinch to zoom and pan to scroll.
- The greatest successor on mobile to Falling Sand Game or Powder Game -- with amazing modern pixel art graphics in high-resolution featuring multiple visual effects, parallax scrolling and more
- Worlds can be 10x times as larger than your device's screen, no space limits!
- Use a palette of more than 100 colors to draw original art or your fanboy tribute to your favorite retro characters
- Create your own levels using Blocks and more Platforming elements
- Compose chiptunes melody through the different music instruments notes: become a maestro!
- Share your creations in the Online Gallery
- Save & Sync your progress online with either Game Center, Facebook or Email

MAKE YOUR OWN GAMES AND LEVELS
Begin with the ready-to-use 4x4 pixel blocks, then add platforms, traps or enemies, as you wish. Finally place your controllable hero character and here you go! Congratulations! You just made your first level in less than a minute :)

Design and craft your own pixel game, choosing any kind of gameplay:
- platformer game with jumping levels?
- or runner game with horizontal or vertical scrolling?
- or physics-puzzler based game with multiple interactions, such as “The Incredible Machine” or “Bad Piggies”?
- or “flappy bird” like game with single tap controls?

CREATE YOUR WORLD PIXEL AFTER PIXEL!
Find over 150 elements to mix and match as you discover their interactions.
Use one of the predefined templates or just start from scratch: Music, Pixel Art, Sandbox, Caveman or Avatar. Are you ready to craft?
- Manipulate Natural elements such as Mud, Water, Sand, Fire, Metal, Electricity, Acid, Lava etc.
- Bring Life to your worlds with creatures such as Dog, Wolf, Bear, Cow, Deer or Sabretooth and many various Trees
- Add a final touch with Humans and Decorations such as Houses, Castle or Igloo
- Enter the age of Technology with elements such as Battery, Crosswire, Resistance, Bulb, Heater, Cooler, Leds or even multiple Sensors
- Destroy everything you can with Explosives such as Nitro, TNT or C4
- Create your own levels using Game Design elements: Controllable Heroes, Platforms, Portals, various Blocks, Spikes or Coins

Each new Update of The Sandbox will bring even more elements! You’ll see… no one could ever dream a better world than yours!

CAMPAIGNS & QUESTS PUZZLES
- Help Gaia, Goddess of Earth, complete her missions through 4 full campaign of 24 levels in total.
- Guide the lost caveman through a prehistoric world, fight Bears and Wolves, escape from a Mammoths graveyard, Caves etc. in the Caveman Campaign
- New Quests 100 mode: are you up to the challenge? Try to finish each of the levels we have selected from the best player creations. Some are insanely hard, how many times will you die before you win them?

BROWSE THE GALLERY AND SHARE ONLINE
- Search worlds by keyword or by tags (pixel art, music, arcade, technology or landscape), and filter them out based on the Newest or Hottest pixel creations!
- Load and play the most inspiring worlds, interact with them in various ways
- Rate the creations on 5 stars

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF 710,000 FANS!
- Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesandboxgame
- Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/thesandboxgame

PLEASE NOTE! The Sandbox 2 is completely free to play. However, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don’t want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device’s settings.

What makes my game unique?

The Sandbox 2 is a very unique pixel world creation game on mobile & tablets. The game offer stunning pixel art graphics, large worlds that go beyond the device screen, over 150 elements to play with and interact with physics and new game maker mode with controllable heroes. We want to build the first mobile game that will serve as a platform & community for User Generated Contents, where players can make and share their own creations, including Platformer games, Pixel Art, Chiptunes Music, Physics Simulations...

Why could my game win an award?

We believe that we should win the Grand Prix this year because we're an indie development team, who has put a lot of love and passion into creating the most original pixel world creation and game maker game ever! We took risks by innovating in gameplay and since the first The Sandbox launched in 2012, we have grown our own community of players (over 715k fans on Facebook) with The Sandbox, reaching 16M installs and over 1.5M players creations. With The Sandbox 2, we are going further in empowering players with creativity tools, keeping the original gameplay and bringing a very modern and slick touch, so that anyone can draw or create very easily with even more possibilities! Thank you for your consideration!