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