So you're in love with Minecraft, but you're looking for something else to play as well? You've come to the right place then, because this list is all about games that are a bit like Minecraft. Some of them, more than others.
I've included download links, and links to our reviews if we've got them. If you've got your own suggestions though, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
The Sandbox, by PIXOWL, has gotten a high-adventure loving, relic stealing update that introduces a new characters: Jones!
You can send Jones to explore ancient Mayan temples, armed with his trusty whip and boomerang. The update includes 15 new elements and 1 new platform-oriented campaign that's 12 danger filled levels of snakes, Mayan guardians, piranha, and killer bees.
There are a ton of other new things to discover in the update to The Sandbox.
The Sandbox has been doing pretty well for itself since it first released almost... holy cow it's almost been three years. Well anyway, in those three years Pixowl's 'powder' game has been updated to a ridiculous degree - even going so far as to receive controllable characters and new elements that let players design their own games within the game.
And now they're going "back to basics" with The Sandbox 2.
The new sandbox is similar to the original in many respects, but now sports a few noticeable changes. Shadows and lighting are a bit more detailed, the physics have been improved, and the various elements now have honest-to-goodness textures to ogle. Some environmental effects have also been included, such as glowing lava and a slight distortion to objects that are underwater. In addition to all of that, it will display multiple layers (i.e. foreground, background, etc) so that your creations won't always have to stack up on top of each other. If nothing else it's great to be able to drop a person into a world full of trees and actually see them walk in front of the trees rather than over them.
The Sandbox 2 should be out by the end of the year. Although if that seems like too long a wait, you could always head over to the official website to try your hand at the open beta.
The batch of pixelated goodness known as The Sandbox is no stranger to update goodness, and its latest build brings in yet more interesting features.
The latest update reveals a collaboration with Robery Kirkman's Invincible comics characters.
★ THE SUPER-HEROES CAMPAIGN ★
Battle against villains and restore peace in the world with the heroes from Invincible! Heroes Team! Punch enemies, solve puzzles, and make your heroes work as a team by toggling between them!
Discover the incredible powers of our 4 new super-heroes elements: Dupli-Kate, Invincible, Rex-Splode and Monster Girl! (Based on the comic book series entitled “Invincible" created by Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker and Ryan Ottley)
The Sandbox, by Pixowl Inc., is a popular crafting game that's reached 13 million downloads. The game was recently updated to include two action oriented campaigns.
As Arnold, you must fight your way through new enemies such as the Mummy, Grunt Soldier, Slime, or even a Predator. Using 13 new elements, you cant lay traps, build armor and weapons, and jump around to survive the onslaught.
As always The Sandbox is free to download on the App Store.
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.
Version 1.9980 of Pixowl's The Sandbox has arrived on the App Store, adding a third volume and some optimizations to the game.
This new volume contains ten levels with a mixture of elements including Brainiac, Contraptions, Controllable Elements, Pixel Art, and Music. The pack also introduces Arnold: a new controllable character who can jump, shoot, and launch grenades.
Optimizations have also been brought in, meaning that the game is now optimized to work with the latest version of iOS 8, whilst at the same time still working on devices running up to iOS 5.
The Sandbox is available to craft download for free from the App Store now.
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.
A new update of The Sandboxby Pixowl Inc. is now available on the App Store. The crazy little pixel puzzle/creation game has added a whole new campaign with 9 new levels to play.
Players will be able to place buildings everywhere in their worlds. The Bakery, Restaurant, Space Colony, Jewelry, and Tree House are available from the Elements menu. Players can also use the new "Top Games" button to play mini-games created by other players. The update comes with some optimizations for video replays, new music, a new app icon, and various bug fixes and level corrections.
You can pick up the 1.995 Update for The Sandbox for free on the app store.