The Sandbox Evolution - Craft a 2D Pixel Universe!

The Sandbox Evolution - Craft a 2D Pixel Universe!

The Platforming was fun and the levels I played were short. I normally am not a huge fan of platformer games but the short levels and easier difficulty were more my play style. With that said they do have harder levels, and you can use your credits to automatically beat them if you end up on the struggle bus for long. Beating Levels and completing quest in game give you more credits to use. You can also build levels to share with others, the tools are easy to use and after a few minutes you quickly figure things out. You unlock everything using credits, once unlocked you can use them in your level design. Early on I still had a ton of credits and no problems getting the items / monsters / materials I wanted to use, but I can see where the free to play isn’t so free once you get into it. With that said I have no problem forking over some cash for a game I’m enjoying and spending lots of time with. So check it out on steam, it’s free to play and you should be able to many hours of play out of it before you hit that first $ roadblock. #tsbevolution

Real player with 11.7 hrs in game

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The artwork, character controls, interface and general stability (on PC) are obviously much better than The Sandbox, but it doesn’t quite capture the magic of the past game.

In particular the temperature system isn’t as well balanced. It’s easier to get a runaway temperature reaction (eg dropping one ice in a body of water and forming a glacier). You could do that in the previous game, but the ice was much more likely to melt if you only dropped one, and it was easier to erase all the ice and get your water back. In this game temperature tends to stick around and you typically have to erase a lot of the surrounding solid blocks in order to get

Real player with 8.4 hrs in game

The Sandbox Evolution - Craft a 2D Pixel Universe! on Steam

Roots of Pacha

Roots of Pacha

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Be a part of a thriving stone age community. Discover “ideas,” domesticate crops, befriend animals, and contribute to the growth of your village. Play with friends in co-op or explore the early days of civilization in single-player.

Discover, gather, and farm vegetables and herbs. Explore the surrounding wilderness to find animals to befriend and domesticate; fish the shallow and deep waters to see what lies in their depths; and mine the darkest caves filled with mysteries and secret powers.

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Begin your journey of discovery as you develop the tools and ideas that reshaped the primitive world. Learn to process and preserve food (meat, vegetarian, and vegan options), begin metalworking, create beautiful pottery and art, unlock your clan’s spirituality, and invent new buildings to expand your village any way you want.

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A tight-knit community of people will ensure your village’s survival, each with their own fears and dreams. Develop friendships and overcome hardships together. Grow your village by inviting people from other clans to live with you. Participate in primitive festivals and rituals to Pacha, mother nature, and her elements. And when the time comes, find your true love ❤.

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Customize your character’s appearance with the best cosmetics the stone age has to offer. When you’re done working on your face, work on creating the most amazing farm around. Don’t stop there! Design, place, and decorate your own unique home to return to after a hard day’s work.

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The game was developed from scratch with multiplayer support in mind. Live together with friends and share your talents and resources to help the clan evolve. Ride your favorite animals together. Compete in fishing, have fun at festivals, and participate in milestone multiplayer cutscenes.

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Black Skylands

Black Skylands

This is a hearty thumbs up from me- it’s a great adventure game, with a story that fits the purpose well. Includes airship combat, which you can think of pirate-navy stuff- replete with upgrades, various ships, etc. Big open world, and everything you go out to do feels like a grand adventure. I think this one is going to be a home-run when it’s fully finished.

Here’s the caveat- it is modestly buggy right now. Not severe, but you’ll probably hit a few snags. Big open world games are like that, and it’s good that they’re taking an EA period, because at the moment, it’s a very, very cool game- with bugs.

Real player with 24.2 hrs in game

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The game concept is good and has a lot of potential. I just list down what I don’t like about this game after 2-hour gameplay and hopefully it will be fixed or improved in the future. Maybe what I mentioned below will be unlocked as I proceed the game.

  • The developer said this game is the mixed of stardew valley and bioshock theme. However, I’m into the game for nearly 2 hours but the farming is no where near Stardew Valley. No season, no watering, just simple click for growing and harvesting crop (?). Maybe it will unlock more features as I proceed.

Real player with 15.3 hrs in game

Black Skylands on Steam

Core Keeper

Core Keeper

Drawn towards a mysterious relic, you are an explorer who awakens in an ancient cavern of creatures, resources and trinkets. Trapped deep underground will your survival skills be up to the task?

Mine relics and resources to build your base, craft new equipment, survive, and power up the Core. Defeat giant monsters, discover hidden secrets, farm crops, cook new recipes and explore a procedurally generated underground world in a mining sandbox adventure for 1-8 players.

Explore a vast underground cave of endless resources. Mine resources, discover hidden crystals, fossils & trinkets and survive a procedurally generated underground world.

Expand your base from humble beginnings to a vast homestead. Build workbenches and generators to craft new equipment and technology, create your base, and power up your Core.

Customise your explorer and craft new items, armour and equipment to venture further into the cave. Craft a pickaxe to mine walls and resources, build bridges to cross underground lakes, and place torches and bonfires to light up the darkness.

Plant seeds and nurture crops to grow food, or combine ingredients in the cooking pot to discover tasty new recipes with unexpected buffs.

Explore living biomes and fight cavernous creatures in a simulated underground ecosystem. Defeat giant beasts to claim their crystals and continue the adventure.

Survive alone or play online with up to 7 other players. Visit their caverns or invite them into yours, working together to mine resources, fight, farm, craft and survive.

Find massive bosses in an infinite, procedurally generated world with endless gameplay and resources.

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Guns Craft

Guns Craft

so boring.

Real player with 0.2 hrs in game

you can’t make anything on your own you can only recolor the pre-made ones and even then it won’t let you chose new colors

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

Guns Craft on Steam

The Sandbox

The Sandbox

Alright, now having sunk quite a bit more time into this game, I think its high time i gave it a proper review.

The Sandbox is literally just that, a sandbox. It hands you a bunch of elements (quite a few actually, with the ability to make more), gives you a blank canvas and says “well, im going to go over here for a tic. Go have fun”. The elements it offers you are all scripted to interact differently with eachother, and will often transmute themselves to a different element (lava dropped in water becomes stone, wood burning produces ash).

Real player with 14.2 hrs in game

Neat pixel game - there are a huge amount of interacting systems. Chemistry, weather, temperature, electricity, and more flows through the pixel worlds you can make.

It does have a few downsides though - the interface is a bad mobile port (for example, the zoom in screen tells me I can draw by touching with one or two hands… I’m using a mouse, I don’t have a touchscreen), there are bugs and crashes (I’ve had at least 3 crashes in 8 hours of playing), and the character controls are simply terrible.

Real player with 12.9 hrs in game

The Sandbox on Steam

End War RTS

End War RTS

Very well done game,this game is better then most of the new rts games i have been able to find out there,not bad at all keep up the good work. I still dream of a future were RTS games become popular again,and i support any game that has the feel of what a true rts is all about.

Real player with 7.0 hrs in game

while many rts games no longer use the c&c style which is a classic time, the game still needs more content like a lot more since currently it is bare bones.

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

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Graveyard Keeper

Graveyard Keeper

I wish Steam had a star rating system instead of just yes or no. This is one I would put midway. I like the game. I like the story and the world and I enjoy finishing the quests.

However, I do not like how complicated they made it to complete the quests. For example: You need acid. You need 3 ingredients for it. You have to do a little running around to get those 3 things, but that’s not bad, no problem. Then you realize you need to build the workstation to combine those 3 ingredients. Okay, still not too bad. But then you realize you need to build 2 more workstations just to get the material to build the workstation to make the acid. Oh, but wait, first you need the tech points to unlock both additional workstations separately. Think you’re ready now? Oh, think again. You also need more tech points to unlock another technology to make the material needed for the original acid workstation. Then when you finally get the acid made, you have to wait for a particular day of the week for the npc to show up. Which with luck like mine is the day that just ended and you have to wait 5 days to complete the quest that just took you 2-3 game weeks and lots of frustration and lots of looking up stuff on wiki just to make one little bottle of acid. Almost every quest is like that - jump through 20 different hoops just to get the one thing you need.

Real player with 119.5 hrs in game

In spite of having bought and played all of the DLC (as of 2021, November), I still hesitantly recommend you play this.

I’m only going to review the main game and ignore DLCs for now, they might get their own review…

I enjoy this game a lot, but I think part of me feels a bit foolish for doing so? I think there are parts of the game that lacks polish, and I’m seeing some generally lazy or unfinished portions that is in some cases difficult to forgive

! town. The game also has a very frustrating way of lengthening quests.

Real player with 102.5 hrs in game

Graveyard Keeper on Steam

Nuclear Drifter

Nuclear Drifter

I enjoy post-apocalyptic games and found Nuclear Drifter a fantastic “old school” game. The game play and controls are simple and easy to learn - point and click. The graphics and animation are pretty good especially for an old school designed game. The background music is rather relaxing. I usually turn off background music; but, left the game running, even when I was not playing, for my own background sound. The back story and general story line could use a bit of work, I was a bit surprised to have the game suddenly stopping with a cliffhanger message about future updates leaving two unfinished quests. Overall, I found Nuclear Drifter enjoyable, relaxing to play, and I am looking forward to the update so I can finish those quests.

Real player with 9.9 hrs in game

SAVE THE GAME BEFORE YOU ENGAGE IN A FIGHT WHERE YOU MIGHT LOSE. When you nail the art of remembering to save the game, the gameplay is fun and the music is cool

Real player with 8.7 hrs in game

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game crashes for the most stupid reasons like the light bulb touching something after unpausing or using ctrl+v, but the devs read the discussions soo together the community can fix this, but i dont recommend it yet, wait until it has more content, more interesting saves (that dont break on the next version), and less crashes before buying

i think the game is dead

but indeed it has a interesting concept and i support it, but as i said before, wait until its ready to play

Real player with 28.5 hrs in game

Nice game. Yes, is like People Playground graphics wise (I don’t have People Playground), but it’s a vehicle building (although I’m pretty sure you can do that in both games), physics based game, not a kill the ragdolls in every way possible. There is a lot of parts to play around with, and in general have fun. It’s still in development and has bugs, but it’s very fun as it is. The devs are also really active in the community, which is really nice.

Real player with 17.1 hrs in game

PixPhys on Steam