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The Sandbox Welcomes Cutethulu in its Latest Update and We're All Doomed

Posted by Rob Rich on September 1st, 2015
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Another month, another update to Pixowl's The Sandbox. This time players can say hello to "Cutethulu" - an adorable little rendition of perhaps the most well known (and infamous) of the Elder Gods.

Giant Monsters Run Amok in The Sandbox's New Update

Posted by Rob Rich on July 27th, 2015
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So The Sandbox has just hit version number1.99987 (seriously), and it's added a lot more stuff. Just like every other update, really.

The Sandbox Gets Another New Campaign and New Forces of Nature

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 20th, 2015
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The Sandbox, by Pixowl, has a new update that introduces the new Ecology 2 campaign, along with some other stuff (naturally).

Jones, the Relic Hunter, Joins The Sandbox in a New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 17th, 2015
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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.

GDC 2015 - The Sandbox 2 is Coming, and Now it has Textures! And Some Other Stuff, too

Posted by Rob Rich on March 3rd, 2015

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 Sandbox Gets Exclusive Update, Adds Invincible Characters Campagin

Posted by Tre Lawrence on January 29th, 2015
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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.

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)

We had an opportunity to review The Sandbox a while back, and loved it.

The update is out now, with the game available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store. The new update trailer is below:

The Sandbox EDU Review

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By Nadia Oxford on November 24th, 2014
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Like its predecessor, The Sandbox EDU offers lots for players to see, do, and create. But should an educational app have so many spelling errors?
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The Sandbox Gets an Update (Again) With New Campaigns and Elements

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 14th, 2014
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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.

Pixowl's Newest Release, The Sandbox EDU, is Available on the App Store Now

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 14th, 2014

Pixowl has announced that The Sandbox EDU, a child-focused and IAP-free version of its popular creation game, The Sandbox, has arrived on iOS.

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.

The Sandbox Says "Hello" to New Levels and a New Playable Character in its Latest Update

Posted by Ellis Spice on October 20th, 2014
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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.

Craft and Control Contraptions in The Sandbox's New Brainiac Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 4th, 2014
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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.

Garfield: Survival of the Fattest Coming to iOS this Fall

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 25th, 2014

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.

Get Your Pixels Ready, The Sandbox Has Been Updated With New Levels, Music, and More

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014
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A new update of The Sandbox by 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.

E3 2014 - Pixowl has Big Plans for The Sandbox, as Well as Lasagna-Loving Cats

Posted by Rob Rich on June 18th, 2014

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.

New Farmer's Campaign Comes to The Sandbox

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 17th, 2014
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There's a bumper new update for sandbox adventure, The Sandbox, with the new Farmer's Campaign offering 15 additional levels.

The update includes six new elements such as the Tractor to help farmers harvest quicker and the Chicken that can be raised and converted to food, or hunted by the new Fox element. New blueprints are also available, including the Bullseye for aspiring archers and the Chicken Pen, because all chickens need somewhere to live!

The Sandbox is free and available now on the App Store.

Update includes:
+ New campaign (15 levels): the Country Life Campaign

+ Improvements on the Humans:
- The Hunter will be able to shoot animals and place Traps!
- The Farmer will raise chickens and convert them to food
- After collecting a certain amount of specific resources (food, aluminite, etc), you can create special buildings with which your humans will interact with emoticons (with a brand new UI)

+ 6 New elements:
- The Tractor to help the farmer to harvest quicker
- The Chicken, the Chicks and the Egg will be raised and converted to food or hunted by the fox
- The Fox the worst enemy of the chickens!
- The Crow will fly around and eat the crops
- The Scarecrow will drive away the crows
- The E-drain to build advanced irrigation system drove by electricity

+ 2 New blueprints
- Bullseye for all the wannabe archer
- The Chicken Pen to raise your future meat