Platinum Arts Sandbox

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Platinum Arts Sandbox
Developer(s)Michael Tomaino, Kevin Meyer
Initial releaseJune 4, 2007; 15 years ago (2007-06-04)
Stable release
2.8.2 / 19 January 2013; 9 years ago (2013-01-19)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X
Typegame engine

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.

Single-player modes[edit]

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[edit]

  • PBS/WMHT Games in Education Conference [1][2]
  • Top 100 Mod/Game of the Year 2008 [3]
  • Many various Interviews and Features [4]
  • Article - Involving Kids In Free Software Through Games?[5]
  • Total PC Gaming Magazine, February 2009
  • Podcast interview with Michael Tomaino[6]
  • PC Format Magazine Issue 232 November 2009


  1. ^ "PBS/WMHT Games In Education Speakers". Games In Education 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  2. ^ "PBS/WMHT Games in Education: Information & Resources". Games In Education 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ "2008 Mod Of The Year Awards - Top 100". Moddb. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  4. ^ " Sandbox Articles and Features". Moddb. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  5. ^ "Slashdot Article - Involving Kids In Free Software Through Games?". Slashdot. January 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  6. ^ Podcast interview with Michael Tomaino Archived 2010-05-09 at the Wayback Machine

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