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Sandbox Games

As technology has grown, so have constraints on what the limits of video games can be. Nowhere is this any more evident than the ever-expansive sandbox genre of video games. With a surge of popularity due to the likes of Minecraft, games in this category focus on providing the player with unlimited agency, hence the name being based off the concept of a kid in a sandbox.

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Steam
  • Android
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Online
  • Xbox
  • Playstation
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows Phone
  • Wine
  • Self-Hosted
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Features

  • Multiplayer
  • Gaming
  • Open World
  • Single player
  • Survival
  • Blocks
  • Mmo
  • Portable
  • Puzzle Games
  • Simulation
  • Lego
  • Free to play
  • Moddable
  • Procedurally generated
  • Community based
  • Crafting
  • 2D and 3D physics
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Minecraft

Create and explore infinite 3D voxel worlds in the definitive sandbox mining and crafting game.

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Minetest

Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.

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Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator with two modes: fortress and adventure.

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Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod is a Sandbox Game based around the idea of building. Unlike most other games there aren't any objectives - you can't lose and you definitely can't win.

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SurvivalCraft

You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools and weapons, hunt and make traps.

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Roblox

Roblox allows you to create games, build whatever you want with lego-like bricks, play other games made by users of the community, and even participate in the economy by trading, selling, buying, and collecting items.

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Algodoo

Algodoo, previously Phun, is an educational, entertaining and somewhat addictive piece of software for playing around in a 2D physics sandbox in a cartoon-y fashion.

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SimCity

SimCity is a series of city-building simulation games, where you are given the task of founding and developing a city, while maintaining the happiness of the citizens and keeping...

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EVE Online

EVE Online is a massive multiplayer online game that offers limitless potential to discover, explore and conquer an amazing science fiction universe where you pilot spaceships...

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Blockscape

Blockscape is the next generation voxel sandbox game. You play in a computer generated world made out of blocks.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition

We're extremely happy to finally roll outMinecraft – Pocket Edition on most devices running Android or iOS in the Solar System.

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Saints Row

Saints Row is an action-adventure video game series created by Volition and published by Deep Silver, that tells the story of a gang called the Third Street Saints; the title...

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LEGO® Worlds

In a galaxy of procedural worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks, will you... EXPLORE environments filled with adventure, then alter them?

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Manyland

Manyland is an open universe we invent and live together.

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Crayon Physics Deluxe

Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real...

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Terasology

Terasology (started under the name Blockmania) is an open source project started by Benjamin “begla” Glatzel to research procedural terrain generation and efficient rendering...

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Gnomescroll

Discontinued

The project is dead. The source code was released on Github so you can run your own server building it.

Gnomescroll is a multiplayer survival RPG in surreal environments. Kill demons, raise puppies and collect rocks.

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Gnomoria

Discontinued

No updates since release, also see Steam reviews: http://store.steampowered.com/app/224500/

Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom!.

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RimWorld

RimWorld follows three survivors from a crashed space liner as they build a colony on a frontier world at the rim of known space.

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StarMade

StarMade is a Small Minecraft iconMinecraft inspired 3D space shooter. Explore: Explore space generated in real time around you

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The Powder Toy

The Powder Toy is a desktop version of the classic 'falling sand' physics sandbox game, it simulates air pressure and velocity as well as heat!.

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Voxelands

Discontinued

Official website no longer exists and last commit is from a March 2018. See https://gitlab.com/voxelands/voxelands/commits/next

The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game. Voxelands is a sandbox construction game based on Minetest.

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Far Cry

Far Cry is a franchise of first-person shooter video games, all of which have been published by Ubisoft.

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Factorio

A game famous for geting you hooked from the start. You build and optimize a factory and well, its addictive.

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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.

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