Platinum Arts Sandbox
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|Developer(s)||Michael Tomaino, Kevin Meyer|
|Initial release||June 4, 2007|
2.8.2 / 19 January 2013
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X|
Platinum Arts Sandbox is a world and video-game creation tool. This software supports single-player and multiplayer and contains an in-game level editor. The game engine is a free and open-source software. It was first released on June 4, 2007.
This software has multiple features.
- Basic editing
- Role Playing Game (RPG)
- Side-scrolling platformer
- Movie Cube (Machinima) (SVN development version only)
Multiplayer functionality is possible with LAN or via the Internet. This mode gets its server listings from a master server. Included multiplayer modes are cooperative editing, Banana Relay, a base capturing mode, and free run, a mode where editing is not allowed.
The main scripting language of Sandbox is Lua.
Features in media
- PBS/WMHT Games in Education Conference 
- Moddb.com Top 100 Mod/Game of the Year 2008 
- Many various Moddb.com Interviews and Features 
- Slashdot.org Article - Involving Kids In Free Software Through Games?
- Total PC Gaming Magazine, February 2009
- Podcast interview with Michael Tomaino
- PC Format Magazine Issue 232 November 2009
- "PBS/WMHT Games In Education Speakers". Games In Education 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
- "PBS/WMHT Games in Education: Information & Resources". Games In Education 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
- "2008 Mod Of The Year Awards - Top 100". Moddb. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
- "Moddb.com Sandbox Articles and Features". Moddb. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
- "Slashdot Article - Involving Kids In Free Software Through Games?". Slashdot. January 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
- Podcast interview with Michael Tomaino Archived 2010-05-09 at the Wayback Machine