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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Silverfisk Aug 17 2008, 12:29pm says:

Wow great tutorial, I'm looking forward to the next one!

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sayrken Aug 17 2008, 1:33pm says:

nice ^^

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Robots! Aug 17 2008, 9:53pm says:

since when did this become a GAME MAKER??? AWESOME!!!

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Robots! Aug 17 2008, 9:54pm says:

ima make mazehouse an evil dungeon crawler... its gonna be awesome. if i find the patience to make it a dungeon crawler

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Hitez Aug 17 2008, 11:05pm says:

this is a tutorial? the first 3 minutes are showing off things you made?

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3didy Sep 22 2008, 12:34am says:

i launched it and at " generating environ map" it hangs!
What's the spec required?
mine is intel cpu 2160 1.8 gig,488meg ram,it's not enough?

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calimer Oct 3 2008, 10:38pm replied:

Make sure you have your video drivers updated. If you still have problems please stop into our chatroom so we can help you! That should be more than enough to run it though a decent video card is important too, especially with updated drivers. Take care!

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Sacraficia Sep 22 2008, 3:38pm says:

How can you place an NPC it's all I need to make this awesome map does anyone know how if so please tell.

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calimer Oct 3 2008, 10:36pm replied:

I will be posting this on the FAQ in our help section soon!! Check it at Take care!

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StaindK Sep 25 2008, 2:16pm says:

what the... good tut, but isnt this a Sauerbraten / Cube2 ripoff? exact same style menus (diff colours) and same editor...

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calimer Oct 3 2008, 10:36pm replied:

We have made it clear that it is based on Cube 2. The difference is that our focus is on the game creation while they focus on their game type. Also we have made it kid friendly so that it can be used in schools all over the world! Teachers are already using it including myself!! Take care.

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wolfpack99997 Oct 31 2008, 2:29pm says:

Hmm... 3D adventure games could easily be made with this...

Is there any possibility of making your own models/textures and importing them into the game? If there is I mustve overlooked it.

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No2mad2 Jan 11 2009, 7:19am says:

This is pretty neat

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psykogundam Apr 22 2009, 6:36pm says:

Hey looks great, seems to be very user friendly!

When you change lanscape sizes below an object it delets the object?

You said when creating a landscape you shouldnt go beonde a certain size. the first demo map in video is enormous, can you explain?

Also, i seen your able to skew the shape/size of objects you place... What type of objects are they?

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Nox111 Apr 22 2009, 7:42pm says:

i just got this :)

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Skrulldom Jul 5 2009, 9:49pm replied:

Will the next tutorial cover the scripting process? I need help with that.

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tvbsoft1 Jul 7 2009, 7:28am says:

can i make stand-alone executable so i can send others my game?

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Green-Pepper Aug 2 2009, 10:15pm says:

reminds me a bit about fallout 3 with the quests and the dialoge engine,nice game marker looks great!

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The_ewok Oct 9 2009, 7:44am says:

can this support bump maps for textures?

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Kids.PlatinumArts.Net for the free download. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE UPDATE YOUR VIDEO DRIVERS. This video covers the basics of world creation in Platinum Arts Sandbox. Sandbox is a 3D game creator and 3D 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. This is the first tutorial and hopefully there will be more soon. Take care and enjoy!

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Aug 17th, 2008
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