Developed in cooperation with teachers and aimed at those aged 6 to 12, this new version of The Sandbox features over 50 original ‘lessons’ on various subjects, including those based on Earth science, lab science, pixel art, and music. Players will also find over 150 elements available to them in the open-ended ‘Create’ mode, with work also available to be saved and shared in the game’s online gallery.
The Sandbox EDU is available now on the App Store for $2.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 4th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pixowl Inc. has brought us not one, but two new campaigns in the Brainiac update for The Sandbox.
In this new update you now have access to machines such as the Spaceship, Plane, and Kamikaze Drone, and can assemble your own controllable contraptions. You’ll also be able to make doors with gate controls and can devastate your pixel worlds with the Rocket Launcher. The two campaigns have 17 new levels to solve and teach you how the mechanics of the Brainiac work.
The Brainiac update for The Sandbox is available now.
Who loves lasagna? Me. Also everyone’s favorite grumpy fat cat, Garfield. Coming to the App Store this Fall will be Garfield: Survival of the Fattest, an original game from Pixowl, the folks behind The Sandbox.
Garfield: Survival of the Fattest will feature an original storyline centered around Garfield’s passion for food, plus there’ll be plenty of room for other characters from the Garfield Universe.
Check out the teaser trailer below. We’ll keep you in the loop when it comes to the game’s progress.
Pixowl has been working tirelessly for quite some time now, what with all the monthly updates to The Sandbox along with several other projects. It doesn’t look like they plan on slowing down anytime soon, either.
Last week, in addition to the news of the Farmer’s update, it was also revealed that The Sandbox is rapidly approaching 2.0 status. This milestone (which should be ready within the next three to four months) will include updated features such as an all new interface, reworked campaigns, and will be in HD just like its PC counterpart. This means it’s going to look better, and give you a bigger place to play in.
The Sandbox EDU was also on display, which will be a premium paid version of the freemium classic that’s been specifically tweaked to function as an educational tool. The plan is for parents, educators, and kids to use it as a way to study things like physics, electricity, hot/cold, and so on. All of the elements will be open from the start, and will be restricted to those that actually have some educational value (i.e. no zombies). The Sandbox EDU should be available in the App Store a little before “back to school” time.
Finally there’s Garfield: Survival of the Fattest, which is due out in September. This one’s sort of like Greedy Grub [GET LINK] but with Garfield characters. You’ll get to complete missions for characters from the comic series, build stuff, collect resources, and even take part in three different mini-games. All in the name of getting the giant orange cat to lose weight. Or rather, to help the giant orange cat avoid losing weight.
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 22nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The newest update has arrived for The Sandbox, bringing with it a new campaign and all you need to start a life in the Country.
The new campaign, entitled “Sandmix Vol. 1,” contains a mix of gaming, pixel art, music, action, and puzzle levels across the nine it contains. Players will likely have to use their skills and their brain, and maybe even both, to complete them all.
Meanwhile, two new job powders will provide you with the chance to domesticate your worlds. The Farmer has the ability to plant crops and harvest hay after they’ve fully grown, whilst the Fisherman can (as you’d likely expect) catch fish. To help this process along, Corn, Pumpkins, and Wheat crops have been added alongside new blueprints for Haystacks, Silos, Barns, and Windmills.
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, the ‘Robocalypse’ campaign is now available to all players.
The Sandbox is available now and is free to download.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Sandbox, the-true-to-its-name sandbox adventure, has just received a new update. The new update adds in a new Ecology Campaign with 20 new levels, and new disaster elements.
The Sandbox is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store.
What’s New in Update 1.900?
+ Play the brand new Ecology Campaign
Through 20 environmental levels, you’ll have to protect our planet by solving environmental puzzle: Stop the deforestation, find ways to fight the air or water pollution and find sustainable solutions to help the world stay healthy and beautiful. The challenge is real! Have fun while making the difference !
+ Discover 13 new elements that will allow you to deal with environmental issues:
– Unleash the nature’s anger with the 3 natural catastrophe elements: Tornado, Earthquake and Tsunami. They will change the topography of your worlds and destroy everything
– The Eruption will allow you to play with liquids and create volcanoes
– Nature can be rough but mankind is always the most destructive force… The nuclear explosion element reminds this sad truth
– Introducing a new basic element that have many interactions with the existent ones: Salt! Create Sea Water that turns metal to Rust and the Salt Mud to a sterile soil…
– The Blue Whale will swim around and need to go to the surface every minutes to go breathing… If its way is blocked or its environment polluted, this fragile giant will die.
– The Oil Tanker has a hull breach and spill oil around, killing what’s alive.
– Two new trees to plant hope for a brighter future: the Cacao Tree will help the humans to have a better life and the Mangrove Tree will grow in the sweet water spreading his roots in the bottom of the ponds.
The original Doodle Grub was pretty popular (to put it lightly). Well, Pixowl is getting ready to release a sequel, simply called Grub.
Grub will use a similar series of accelerometer controls, naturally. However it’s also going to include new power-ups, new enemies, new obstacles, and bigger maps that scroll to follow the grub as he crawls along. You can also save and share video replays with your friends to see who’s grubbiest. There’s even the possibility (possibility – it’s not a certainty yet) of simultaneous multiplayer in future updates.
Much like the original, Grub is going to be free-to-play. You can keep an eye out for it in the App Store at the end of April/the beginning of May. Or you could always request access to the beta right here.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 18th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Sandbox goes retro in its latest update that brings 12 new levels featuring past video games. The update also lets users create their own retro game by using 8 new elements like the Laser Bike, Intelli Bike, Sneaker, Shooter, Game Wall, Game Points, Area Multi, and Attacker. It also adds two new blueprints for the holiday season (a Christmas Tree and Christmas Gifts), and new social features that let users record video replays and share them straight to YouTube.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 4th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Greedy Grub, the popular forest building simulation game, has been given a new free update that brings Christmas to the forest. Players can now discover the limited time Christmas tree and check out the novelty shop with 10 exclusive Christmas decoration items. The update also improves loading time and adds more rewards and generic missions with social action.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 17th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Greedy Grub turns its trees into a haunted forest in the new Halloween-themed update. It features new trees and plants to grow, including a robusta coffee tree and a pumpkin plant, which totally sounds amazing! I’m ready to create my pumpkin spice latte!!
Oh, yeah, anyway… there are also a couple of other pointless trees and new objects to help decorate the forest. The special Halloween content includes a limited-time novelty shop with Halloween items and a scary Halloween tree. Spooky!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 15th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Sandbox gets a new update that brings us all a Robocalypse campaign full of 10 new levels to explore. The update also adds 5 new elements to the gameplay, including the ability to control the behavior of robots with magic powders that put them into berserk and sentinel mode.
The robots have arrived to destroy all humanity! So, you better join the resistance and fight to survive!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 27th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Greedy Grub gets a new update that helps with the rebuilding of the forest, adding new trees and plants to grow. Also, the update brings multiple new objects in various shops for players to purchase and there are new illustrations and comic cut-scenes for players to enjoy. Make sure to check those things out, along with the new user interface!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 9th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Greedy Grub delivers a new update, adding daily bonuses for Pips and Azurites, and additional rewards for your actions. Also added in the update are more quests; including easier quests with simpler objectives and an improved missions tracker that provides a better explanation of each mission’s goals.
Greedy Grub, a fun simulation game based on the work of comic artist Laurel Duermael that will launch this week, released a new gameplay trailer that stars Grub, the adorable hero. Players will take the role of this wormy hero as it’s their job to rebuild a forest after a dreadful winter. There will be eight unique character-driven episodes with quests to complete, all while meeting a cast of lovable characters, collecting unique items, and cherishing nature. Check out the trailer below which is full of tree planting excitement.
Holy crap. No, seriously, holy crap. Pixowl Inc, in collaboration with Bulkypix, are poised to unleash something major on the App Store. It might look like a simple toy at first, but make no mistake: The SandBox is packing some seriously intense concepts behind that cute facade.
When The SandBox first caught my attention, I thought it looked like a nifty little pixelated world-building game. In a way, it kind of is. However, I was thoroughly unprepared for just how many different aspects of this created world could be manipulated. Water will flow down hills, erode stone into sand, turn dirt into fertile soil, evaporate in extreme heat and freeze in extreme cold. Flowers and trees can grow. Weather will develop based largely on the environment. Players can even make rudimentary circuits to do anything from heating to creating light.
The SandBox is still very much in beta at the moment, but that’s no reason not to get excited. What’s already implemented is pretty amazing, actually. A lot of specifics are still up in the air, such as the final number of “story” levels (currently around 20), price and release date. It’s kind of a shame because this is all so cool, but then again it’s probably best not to rush things. Although the super-curious or anxious can try to get in to the beta. No guarantees, though. Regardless, be sure to keep an eye out for The SandBox whenever it does hit the App Store.