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Here is the new release of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker! This release contains a ton of new updates including big improvements to the sidescroller, RPG Maker and the addition of a preview version of MovieCube so you can make your own Machinima!

Posted by calimer on Jan 16th, 2010

Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source game design program for kids and adults. Through the ingame and cooperative editing and focus on ease of use the program is easy enough for kids to use but powerful enough for full game projects. Sandbox includes Save The Princess Gameplay, an RPG Maker, a Sidescoller maker, a Movie Maker aka Machinima, Save The Banana Base Capture, and more! Sandbox is already being used in many schools and colleges throughout the world and included in game design contests. For more information check out our homepage at

We now have a facebook page, facebook group, myspace page and a twitter page! To be kept up to date don't forget to sign up for our newsletter! Come chat with us and show us your Sandbox creations in our forum! Also we have a youtube page with some awesome videos such as our TUTORIAL VIDEO!

We're in the Top 100 For Mod/Game of the year and please consider voting for us because if we win we'll be able to have even more competitions and prizes and perhaps even some free community goodies! Please click the link below for more information!


$150 Steam Game Contest
We are having a contest where you can win up to $150 in free steam games and other prizes! For information please check here!

Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker Release:

Vickie Eagle

Sandbox 2.5 Changelog
Updated Launcher for Windows and Linux (wxwidgets 2.8.10) thanks to Zkat from
Many major bug fixes and optimizations
The Masterserver will be up and running soon. It is now fixed and working thanks to Quin from
Many new models thanks to Vickie Eagle including an Airship!
New GUI Themes Thanks To Chaze007 (select them in options)

Sidescroller Gametype:
New Jungle Map by Nieb
Item Box Model by Hirato, now capable of ejecting items
New Dynamic Camera that can be adjusted
Projectile & Powerup Updates Including a Lavarock projectile by Daniel_san
Here is the Preview Video that is already improved in 2.5!

RPG Gametype:
Minimap /testminimap 1 to turn on.
Spells include - Fireball, light, invisibility, Frost, Speed and more.
/testproj creates a random projectile and shows you the value so it can be repeated. Try /loop i 50 testproj to shoot 50 projectiles at once! Here it is /testproj in action (note adblock has to be off):

MovieCube Preview Version:
Create your own Machinima movies in Sandbox! For more information on the commands please see our section on our wiki:
We'll have a movie out of this soon :D MovieCube is a very powerful tool that lets you create scripts for models to follow. Press TAB to access the menu when in MovieCube Mode! Check out this video by a GoBologna, a High School student who is demonstrating scripted waypoint paths he created with only a few minutes of tinkering.

There are a ton more updates and changes so be sure to grab this version of Sandbox! Thanks and for your interest! Take care.

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Nebcake Jan 16 2010 says:

Congrats with the update, iam going to have fun with it now.

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calimer Jan 16 2010 replied:

Have fun and enjoy :D Lots of cool stuff on the way as well hehe. Take care!

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Dan911 Jan 17 2010 says:

great upgrades! especially random spell thingy :)

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Dan2025 Jan 17 2010 says:

I'm definitely going to take a look at this. Very interesting what you have here.

Also I'm going to sue you Dan911.

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Dan911 Jan 17 2010 replied:

i registered before you, epic fail

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Dan2025 Jan 17 2010 replied:

Oh crap! Countersuit!

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AAAStudios Jan 18 2010 says:

can u change playermodel?

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MrCowThing Jan 18 2010 says:

I haven't played this since 2.3 The updates look great, I'll try it out.

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Ichiman94 Jan 19 2010 says:

can i make spells for this game?

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calimer Author
calimer Jan 19 2010 replied:

Yep! I responded to your post in the summary page :D Take care!

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penguinfantasimo Jan 19 2010 says:

Can I import custom player models and the sort?

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calimer Author
calimer Jan 19 2010 replied:

Absolutely, the engine reads md3, md5, and .obj (quake 3 and 4 formats repsectively). Here is more info:

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NukeFlames0025 Jan 20 2010 says:

Not to offend anyone, but what is the point of this really because looking at this remindes me of gmod.

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calimer Author
calimer Jan 23 2010 replied:

With this you can create your own commercial games, something you can't do with Garry's Mod. Take care.

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