Platinum Arts is an indie game company that creates free games. The first product was the Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing Co-op which has received numerous awards and praise. Now Platinum Arts focuses on the game design software that enables people off all ages to create their own games called Platinum Arts Sandbox.

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Platinum Arts Sandbox is a game design tool that allows users to quickly and easily create and edit their own worlds in game, even cooperatively. It is free, open source, and easy to use.

Posted by calimer on Mar 5th, 2008

Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta 2.1 has been released! Sandbox is a game design tool that allows users to quickly and easily create and edit their own worlds in game, even cooperatively. It is free, open source, and easy to use. In addition it now features cart mode where players can create their own race courses and drive on it with an ogre riding his hovercart! Also, it now features updated particle menus where players can easily create their own particle effects. Platinum Arts Sandbox is a great world/level creation tool for all levels of developers and ages! Be sure to check out the wiki if you need any help.

village map (coopedit) Grassy Plains

Check out our Moddb Gallery for tons of other awesome screens!

New Features:
* New eye candy map Village and lots of updates to other maps
* New md5 Player Model Robochimp!
* New fish model and improvements to old models
* Heavily updated source, now with rewritten physics
* PVS system (enables sandbox to work better on older computers) with an updated map format
* Many bugfixes
* Improved menu including the ability to easily tweak particle effects
* Many new textures and skyboxes
* Developer IRC channel #Sandbox or Click here!

Moddb Windows Download
Moddb Multiplatform Download

Kids.PlatinumArts.Net Download

As a note we are very interested in any and all PR opportunities. If you are interested in any kind of promotion related to us please contact me!

We really hope you enjoy it! Take care.

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Henley Mar 6 2008, 3:08am says:

ahah take that sims! eat your heart out

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Aeneas2020 Mar 6 2008, 10:04am says:

this has come a long way from your 1st ever posted congrats.

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calimer Mar 6 2008, 11:56am replied:

Thanks :) It helps to have a great team now helping me out :D Big props need to go out to Hirato and Gear. Take care.

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The_camper Mar 6 2008, 12:04pm says:

are the Vehiclescustamisable?

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The_camper Mar 6 2008, 12:06pm says:

sorry wrong tab!

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Otreum Mar 6 2008, 3:56pm says:

wow , I am loving the progression of this tool, it's gone from this boring blocky tool thing to this. WONDERFUL!

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formerlyknownasMrCP Mar 6 2008, 7:59pm says:

very impressed well done. who would have thought after seeing your first alpha it'd come this far :D

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kinesis916 Mar 7 2008, 6:09pm says:

This looks really good. I think I shall have to give it a go and see what it is like. I do like the idea that it is something aimed at kids and adults.

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Empa Mar 8 2008, 12:36pm says:

Can you make hl2 maps for it? xD.

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riddellriddell Mar 8 2008, 9:45pm says:

im fine with you moding the cube2 game to make it appeal to more people but the fact that you are not clearly crediting the cube2 game or its creators and seem to be claiming there work for your own is not acceptable

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calimer Mar 8 2008, 11:40pm replied:

Why don't you try loading up the game before you accuse anybody of anything? Your comments are extremely off base and inappropriate. In addition to our splash screen saying that Sandbox is based off the Cube 2 engine it is mentioned in our menu, readme, license, etc. Many of the cube 2 community works with us, including the main coder. He hangs out in our developer chatroom daily. So before you make such a drastic accusation again I ask that you please get your facts straight and not try to debase other people's work just because you are having a bad day or whatever the illogical reason was. Thanks.

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riddellriddell Mar 9 2008, 12:35am says:

the reason i was raging on you was that under the Engine section you have listed it as "custom build" and not cube 2 and on top of that a lot of your preliminary screen shots seemed to be demonstrating features already implemented in cube 2 in a way that implied you had created them. i had no way of knowing that you were working with the creators of cube which is a relief to me. all i was trying to do was avoid another firearms 2 fiasco

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