Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is a free open source 3D Game Maker, world creator and 3D Game Design program currently being used in many schools throughout the world that allows kids and adults to create their own video games, worlds, levels, adventures and quests, even cooperatively! The goal is to make it accessible to kids but also powerful enough for full game projects. With a simple click and roll of a mouse wheel users can modify the world however they want. In the words of a nine year old Sandbox whiz I babysit for, “Press Edit and go fulfill your dreams!”. Now features new game modes such as sidescroller, machinima, kartmode, RPG, and more!

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Here is the Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta 2.2.0 Release :) For anyone who is unfamiliar with Sandbox, here is a bit about it: "Sandbox is a game design tool based on the Cube 2 engine 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 for Kids and Adults."

Posted by calimer on Jun 28th, 2008

OFFICIAL MIRROR - Platinum Arts Sandbox 2.2.0 (Both versions here)
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Here is the Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta 2.2.0 Release :) For anyone who is unfamiliar with Sandbox, here is a bit about it:
"Sandbox is a game design tool based on the Cube 2 engine 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 for Kids and Adults."

Here are just some of the goodies included in Sandbox Beta 2.2.0
* New Maps - Save The Princess (3D Platformer with speed boost power ups!), Forest
* New Quests - Apple Picking on Village, and rescuing the princess on Save The Princess
* New Cloud Options - Now clouds can be added that scroll above the landscape! Height can even be adjusted. Also the Skybox can rotate making the clouds appear to move.
* New easy to use Sandbox launcher thanks to James "ZKAT8IT" Burns, check his site!
* New Characters can be added - Now characters and animals such as bears can be added!
* Numerous menu changes and enhancements - Menus have been tweaked to improve ease of use and they can also be customized for color, font, etc.
* Basic Multilingual Support - WE NEED TRANSLATORS!! Please see here for more information!
* Available now in English, Dutch (thanks Ben 'gamshobny' Tilma!), and Swedish (thanks Lucas Orsvärn!).
* Editing made even easier!! Can change flying speed by using + and - keys!
* Many Graphical Enhancements - Many map updates, nicer looking waterfalls, rain, scrolling clouds, some redone textures, etc.
* Numerous bug fixes and features added "under the hood".
* Improved Jukebox and Musicpack implementation
* New Music and a lilypad model!
* And MANY more! (really there are lots!!)
NOTE: If your old maps look strange in this new version, please type /remip in the console!!

Thanks for your interest, and I hope you enjoy it!! A special thanks to Hirato who really has been the hero of this release and has advanced Sandbox so far. Remember to check our wiki if you need help! Also remember our irc channel is #sandbox or you can click here KIDS MUST HAVE PARENTAL PERMISSION!!! Take care and enjoy!!

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pvt.Johnson Jun 28 2008 says:

is there a mac binary yet?
i dont know how to use xcode or any of that stuff... so i wont bother with that.

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hirato Jun 28 2008 replied:

sorry, not yet, I believe one of calimer's friends was going to do that as neither of us have possession of a mac, just hang in there or play around in xcode, and see if you can get it working. in fact, we're not sure if the project is even up to date anymore.

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pvt.Johnson Jun 29 2008 replied:

alright, i'll just wait i guess.

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calimer Jul 7 2008 replied:

I have a mac binary thanks to baby-rabbit from Its ready for testing so if someone wants to try it out please e-mail me at platinumarts - AT - Take care.
Kids.PlatinumArts.Net - Sandbox Homepage
PlatinumArts.Net - Free Games and Media - Previous Project Multiple Award Winning Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing Coop

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TheHappyFriar Jun 28 2008 says:

yeah! Downloading. Hoping to get more interest in this @ my school this year.

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calimer Jun 29 2008 replied:

I've been using it a lot to teach at various schools so if you need any help or advice, let me know!! I would been be happy to talk to them if they need any extra info. Take care and thanks for helping to spread the word, that's what SB is all about :)

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Wraiyth Jun 29 2008 says:

Gonna download this and give it a crack I reckon :)

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hypesystem Jul 1 2008 says:

Hey! I tried out the game, and i really must admit, i love the gameplay. I have yet to try to play mutliplayer (which i have high expectations to). Anyways, great work!

Oh! And as and xfire user, i would like to provide you with following link: :) (to let the game send information of ingame to xfire)

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hirato Jul 1 2008 replied:

considering I'm the pretty much the only coder for the project, and that I use linux, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Xfire is windows only, I don't have windows, so I've no means of testing if the implementation worked if I was to do it.

have you ever heard of 'mumble'? sandbox has support for that (it came from upstream, in the engine development area)

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Myriad Jul 15 2008 says:

Hi Mike,

I was just watching the modcast interview with you and I must admit that this idea is a really good idea for kids. I admire that some one is doing something for kids to get them inspired to becoming a part of the video game industry.

Just my take on this is for the PR end of things, this really could be a mainstream thing through a majority of schools across the country. Even though it's a video game development tool, if enough schools realize that the video game industry is a promising industry to get into, the opportunity for an excellent tool such as this could make it to a wide array of them. I truly think you have a great free product here. I'm big on PR myself as I've been doing it since 2000. And hey, if you ever need a hand in getting this product out there a lot more, please feel free to give me a shout.

Nonetheless, great job on this. I wish you the best of luck on your future projects, and great job in the modcast interview. Other than saying "Like" too much, lol.

Take care. :)


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calimer Jul 15 2008 replied:

Heya Brad, thanks for the message!! Any PR help you want to offer would be huge!! It certainly isn't a product that is easy to market since some people think it is ONLY for kids, and also because it isn't exactly a game persay. Thanks for all of the feedback and yeah I'd love to get it into more schools. Not quite sure the best way to do that though. Take care and feel free to drop by our irc sometime at #sandbox or you can click Kids.PlatinumArts.Net As a note I'm not around too much because of all the teaching at the kids camp :) Take care and thanks again!

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hippyman23 Jan 7 2009 says:

i am trying to install this onto my mac and got all the folders in the correct place but it won't launch
all it says is this message :try moving the game folder contain sandbox so that path doesn't contain weird characters, or start sandbox manually
what do i

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