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Universe Sandbox

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Create, destroy and interact on an unimaginable scale with the ultimate space simulator. Now with VR support!
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About Universe Sandbox

About this game

Universe Sandbox is a realistic physics-based space simulator that allows you to create, destroy, and interact on an unimaginable scale.

It merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet.

Universe Sandbox includes the desktop version and a VR mode with support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift+Touch, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Simulate Gravity

N-body simulation at almost any speed using Newtonian mechanics. Real science, real physics, no supercomputer required.

Collide Planets & Stars

Epic, mind blowing collisions of massive planetary bodies that leave behind molten craters.

Create Your Own Systems

Start with a star, then add a planet. Spruce it up with moons, rings, comets, or even a black hole.

Model Planetary Climate

Watch sea ice grow and recede with the seasons because of a planet’s tilt - change the tilt and change the seasons. Or move planets close to a star and see the oceans boil away as the surface heats up.

Supernova a Star

Watch a supernova unfold by colliding two stars, cranking up their mass, or making them explode at your whim.

Explore Historical Events

Hitch a ride with spacecraft including Juno and New Horizons, or view a total solar eclipse.

Throw Planets in VR

Just grab and fling.

And more...

  • Material System - build planets out of Hydrogen, Iron, Rock, & Water
  • Stellar flares & volatile trails
  • Procedurally generated planets, stars, & galaxies
  • Pulsars
  • Light-warping black holes
  • Epic space lasers
  • Shape oceans & mountains on planet surfaces
  • Spin planets apart with centrifugal force
  • Original soundtrack by Macoubre
  • Support for 20+ languages
  • Share & explore simulations on Steam Workshop

 

Game Details

Release Date:
August 24, 2015
Developer:
Giant Army
Publisher:
Giant Army
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+ (64-bit)*
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: * A 64-bit version of Windows is required for Universe Sandbox updates after November 2018. Users on 32-bit systems can still run previous versions. Learn more † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Recommended:

  • Processor: 3.6 GHz quad-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB Video Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: For VR, see recommendations from your headset manufacturer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: macOS 10.14+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Recommended:

  • Processor: 3.6 GHz quad-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB Video Memory

Critic Reviews

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The A.V. Club

75 / 100
"After a helpful (though light) tutorial, Universe Sandbox offers little guidance for aspiring unmoved movers. A more robust set of tutorials, a manual, or even the use of Steam...

Bit-Gamer

80 / 100
"Universe Sandbox isn't a game per se; there are no bosses, aims or levels, merely an accurate model of astronomical bodies for you to fiddle with. It's really more of a toy –...

PC Gamer

87 / 100
"This is where universe sandbox succeeds brilliantly: players experience godly power to create or destroy, while almost unavoidably learning something about the physical...
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Universe Sandbox Statistics

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~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
5.26%
>= 80 Hours
21.05%
Achievement Hunter?
21.05% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
26.67%
Easy
26.67%
Just Right
46.67%
Tough
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Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 46.67%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
2.86%
Played It
48.57%
Halfway
2.86%
Beat It
31.43%
Conquered It
14.29%
Completionist! 14.29%  of players have Conquered It

Universe Sandbox User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 4 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

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Paoyao98
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This is amazing game. A great graphics and great assistance to create an planets. Thanks. Juste how to get Universe Sandbox 2 please ?
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For anyone who loves space

Jeff
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Lots of fun. Though a bit hard to play on steam. Definitely enjoyable and my son is loving playing with planets and making new galaxies
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Frequently Asked Questions

Universe Sandbox can be played on these VR headsets:
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Windows Mixed Reality
Yes, Universe Sandbox supports Valve Index
Yes, Universe Sandbox supports HTC Vive
Yes, Universe Sandbox supports Oculus Rift
Yes, Universe Sandbox supports Windows Mixed Reality
No, VR is optional in Universe Sandbox
Relax and Enjoy! 53% of GameFAQs users said Universe Sandbox is Simple or Easy. 47% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
Yes, Universe Sandbox is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+ (64-bit)*
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: * A 64-bit version of Windows is required for Universe Sandbox updates after November 2018. Users on 32-bit systems can still run previous versions. Learn more † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.
Recommended:
  • Processor: 3.6 GHz quad-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB Video Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: For VR, see recommendations from your headset manufacturer
Minimum:
  • OS: macOS 10.14+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.
Recommended:
  • Processor: 3.6 GHz quad-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB Video Memory
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 37 hours. 53% of users played Universe Sandbox for over 40 hours.
Universe Sandbox was released on August 24, 2015
Yes, Universe Sandbox supports MacOS.
Universe Sandbox is published by Giant Army
Universe Sandbox was developed by Giant Army
Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as Simulation, Sandbox, God Game, and Casual
Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as Space, Science, Education, and Destruction
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as Sandbox
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Universe Sandbox as God Game

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