Play God to create worlds & life, or destroy everything with a tap of your finger in The Sandbox! As featured in: BEST OF WORLD-BUILDING GAMES (App Store), BEST OF GAMES: HIDDENS GEMS (App Store) and TOP GAMES – IF YOU LIKE MINECRAFT (App Store)

Imagine crafting your own 8bit pixel world, playing with Humans, Ninjas, Robots or Zombies, composing your own music and much more! Craft new elements, create custom art from tiny pixels, or build your own town. The universe is yours to create or destroy, and the only limit is your imagination!

Start from scratch with basic building blocks like stone, water and soil. Grow plants, raise mountains, generate life and gain access to advanced crafting tools. Create non-organic elements like metal and light bulbs, and populate your universe with creations both natural and technological.


• Millions of possibilities. Infinite landscape designs. Countless different chemical reactions. Nothing is beyond your reach!
• Embrace your inner Pixel Artist to create retro masterpieces
• Compose your very own chiptune melodies with musical instruments!
• Bring life to your creations and watch them evolve, eat, destroy and die

• Create your universe and then share it in The Sandbox’s Online Gallery
• Discover more than 1,500,000 worlds created by other players
• Rate other players’ worlds and add elements too


• Classic movies come to life, and the Sandbox God in the director’s chair!
• Battle with the Tech Trooper, smash humans with the Cyclops, terrify villagers with the Headless Horseman, and more!

• Over 280 elements to combine for different physics effects!
• Create chain reactions with unique sensor types, including liquid, light and temperature

• Add Humans to your world and watch as they interact with your creations
• Influence the behavior of your Humans using Magic Powders
• Give them specific roles: Miner, Hunter, Woodcutter, Spacemen, Zombies and even Robots
• Wreak havoc with guns and C4, or light up the sky with Fireworks

• Use intuitive builder controls to place metal, concrete and more
• Add life forms and tech to your town and help it grow
• Create your own city sim with AI, technology and completely interactive building

• Create dynamic contraptions with the Brainiac: assemble them, move them, transport materials and activate separate actions!
• Add controllable elements that you can customize to create your own game rules
• Build fun levels to play through
• Make AI and attach Bodies to create reactive characters: Dragons, Spaceships, Planes, UFOs and more
• Make your own multi-pixels using in-game elements like Gravity and Tilt

• Save the dinosaurs, cruise around in a sports car, blast everything with a tank, or explore space in your very own Lunar Lander
• Create any universe you can dream up

• Add awesome real-life wonders to your worlds: the Eiffel Tower, Chichen Itza, the Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty and more!
• Play through 28 fun campaigns – a whopping 385 game levels in all!

"The Sandbox is a fantastically inventive mobile game that encourages players to create entire worlds and works of art!" Cult Of Mac

The Sandbox puts an entire universe in the palm of your hand! Unleash infinite creativity in this FREE builder game, and create your custom world pixel by pixel.

In your universe, the possibilities are endless! Download The Sandbox today!


What’s New

Version 2.3

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Happy Holidays! We have a gift update for all you Sandboxers!

- Four Festive New Elements:
•Santa Powder: A magic powder that makes Humans dress and act like the legendary figure that brings gifts to the homes of kids around the world
•Reindeer: This docile animal lives in cold climates and avoids predators. During this special season, 1 out of every 9 of them will have a Red Nose!
•Polar Bear: These big carnivorous bears from the Arctic Circle can visit your game worlds!
•Xmas House: A brick house festooned with shiny Christmas lights!

- Fixed touch control issues on iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. You can now fully enjoy the game on your shiny new device!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

One of the most unique world-building games around, Sandbox absolutely hooked us on its mission-based approach to creation. Grow plants, construct mountains, and even birth life as you control the elements and a retro-cool 2D universe with a huge variety of levels. After years of updates, The Sandbox has never been better—or more exciting—than it is now. When we say the possibilities are endless, we mean it.

Boids! ,

It’s good and all but…

This game is really really good and I actually like it a lot but it’s just a little thing that I would probably Change. I don’t like that there are big Prices what if you can make the game cost money but everything in the game is free because that’s how I like things but you know I don’t want to be needy so you can keep the game however you want but I think that I would rate all five stars if you change the game just a little bit. You know what I mean? OK so if the person that made this is listening then he will probably like this Report because I am one of his customers and he cannot ignore his or her customers. So if you could please try to make things cost less money or something like that then I’d be happier. So can you like maybe do that please?. Because I think the game is amazing it’s like the best game… (cricket) (cricket) (cricket) OK maybe to me It’s not the best game ever but I think good game. OK I messed up sorry. But now we’re getting off track I think the game is amazing but for some of us is just not fair because I have an iPad and I can’t really do everything with an iPad but I still think the game is pretty good if you understand right?… I SAID RIGHT!!!!!!! I also think that the game is really good and fun. Thanks for listening. I hope that you can make the slight changes. OK bye!!!!

Matterfly ,

Good but bad

I had this game a LONG time ago on my old iPad, and it was awesome! Not too many ads, new elements being added consistently, and not to complicated mechanics. I just rebought the game recently on my phone and I have to say, a lot has changed. A lot of new elements were added which is a good thing, but the moment I open up the game I get an ad. Ok not so bad. Then after I finish the tutorial, I get another ad. The same one. This has been going on ever since I re-got the game. Whenever I go to the menu, or finish a level, I get the same ad over and over again. It's really annoying and I wonder why it's the same ad. Another thing that's been a problem since the game came out, is that you have to use mana to buy things in the tutorial. WHATS THE POINT OF REWARDING US IF WE'RE FORCED TO USE OUR MANA TO COMPLETE LEVELS!? I feel like the game would be so much better if we didn't have to buy things. Just let us do what we want with the elements that we want. Trust me this game is really good, but it's almost like a game where you have to spend money to do anything.

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