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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.


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[]

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


  • 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 a Planet'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[]



  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+ (64-bit), macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or SteamOS
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 (Windows), Metal (macOS), or OpenGL 4.3+ (Linux)
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or SteamOS
  • Processor: 3.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 12 (Windows), Metal (macOS), or OpenGL 4.3+ (Linux)
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 2+ GB available space

Virtual Reality[]

HTC Vive, Oculus Rift+Touch, and Windows Mixed Reality are officially supported. For VR system requirements, see recommendations from your headset manufacturer.



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