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Universe Sandbox

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Universe Sandbox is a game created and developed by Giant Army. It was released on Steam Early Access on August 24, 2015.

Description[edit | edit source]

Universe Sandbox is a 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. The latest version, Universe Sandbox, is a sequel to the original Universe Sandbox Legacy.

Version History[edit | edit source]

See official release notes for a list of updates and their changes.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Model Earth's Climate: Watch sea ice grow and recede with the seasons because of the tilt of the Earth: change the tilt and change the seasons. Or move the Earth farther from the Sun and freeze the entire planet.
  • Terraform Planets: Add carbon dioxide to a planet's atmosphere to heat it up. Then add water...
  • Deform Surfaces: Impact planets with asteroids and comets and leave behind massive, molten craters.
  • Supernova a Star: Make a star evolve by cranking up its age or mass, then watch a supernova unfold.
  • Historical simulations - ride along with Juno, New Horizons, & other spacecraft
  • Material system - build planets out of hydrogen, iron, rock, & water
  • Solar flares & volatile trails
  • Procedurally generated stars and planets
  • Pulsars
  • Light-warping black holes
  • Galaxies

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Windows[edit | edit source]

Minimum[edit | edit source]

  • OS: Windows Vista SP1+
  • Processor: 1.6GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB Video Memory, Shader Model 4.0
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended[edit | edit source]

  • Processor: 2.6GHz quad-core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB Video Memory
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Additional Notes: For VR, see recommendations from headset manufacturer


macOS[edit | edit source]

Minimum[edit | edit source]

  • OS: OS X 10.9+
  • Processor: 1.6GHz dual core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL, 512 MB Video Memory
  • Storage: 1 GB available space


Steam OS + Linux[edit | edit source]

Minimum[edit | edit source]

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: 1.6GHz dual core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL, 512 MB Video Memory
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Officially supports the same Linux distributions supported by Unity (currently Ubuntu 12.04+). Other distributions can and will work, but they may require a bit of configuration and tinkering.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]