by Mike – D.’s Sandbox Moving To A New Home

October 23, 2016 in Free Game Maker News, Make A Game by Mike

D.’s Sandbox will be migrating and getting a name change! It will be called MAGE and it will be available at:

Facebook Updates:

This way it will help hopefully organize the two different projects so people aren’t confused. I will also have a youtube video set hopefully in the next week or so detailing the plans for both MAGE and Platinum Arts Sandbox. Thank you everyone for your continued support!

by Mike

D.’s Sandbox 1-30-2016 Release – Modern City Builder Edition

January 31, 2016 in Free Game Maker News, Highlight, Make A Game by Mike

D.’s Sandbox Modern City Builder Edition has been released!  D.’s Sandbox is a free open source game inspired by sandbox games such as Terraria, Minecraft and Infiniminer and based on the Minetest engine. This release adds the Modern City Builder subgame so that users can create their own cities. A big thanks to the awesome Minetest developers and Modders for helping make this release possible!

IMPORTANT: The /docsmike folder has links to tutorials for the different mods. Please post any comments or feedback in the forum! I’m very interested in your input and what you like, don’t like, and what you’d like to see added!  These images below are only the tip of the iceberg of what can be created now.  If you create any great screens please feel free to submit them and they may be posted on the site.

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Key Features Of This Release Are In The Modern City Builder Gametype which includes:
* Asphalt, Road signs, traffic lights, etc
* Fishing
* Cars
* Carts and rails
* Wiring and the ability to generate electricity (Referred to as Mesecons)
* Pipes and chutes and the ability to move liquids and solids
* Farming with lots of new fruits and vegetables
* Skin changing (/m to access it)
* Minecarts and some different rails
* New inventory featuring a craft guide and lots more ( aka the Unified Inventory Mod) – I would love feedback on it especially vs the minetest default
* Hunger and Thirst System can be added to a world via the “configure” button
* WorldEdit Mod – A very power world editing tool added to a world via the “configure” button.
* Currency and Shops

Future Goals (some for a non school version):
* Animals such as cows, horses, sheep, etc. Horses will be rideable 🙂
* NPC Traders
* Monsters
* Generated villages and villagers
* Wandering adventuring NPCs that you can hire and/or interact with
* Aviation

Download D.’s Sandbox 1-30-2016 Modern City Builder Edition

by Mike

D.’s Sandbox – A free minecraft like game – 1-17-2016 Update

January 17, 2016 in Free Game Maker News, Make A Game by Mike

I’ve been working on a Modern City Builder Subgame for D.’s Sandbox which will be included in a new test build that I plan to release soon! It includes:
* Asphalt, Road signs, etc
* Cars
* Wiring and the ability to generate electricity
* Pipes and the ability to move liquids
* Farming with lots of new fruits and vegetables
* Skin changing
* Minecarts and some different rails

Also I still am planning on doing some youtube videos explaining about my current goals with D.’s Sandbox and also Sandbox Game Maker. Please feel free to comment about D.’s Sandbox and this post in the forums!

Here is also some D. Art for you to enjoy 🙂
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D. 2      D. 1

d. Atom 2

by Mike

Massive Changes To Platinum Arts Sandbox Game Maker

October 11, 2014 in Free Game Maker News, Highlight, Make A Game by Mike

This may be an unpopular announcement but I’m going to be getting back to the basics of Cube 2. Hirato is too busy to help with his new job and I’m not that great at coding so I need to do things in a way I understand. What this means is that I am going to be simplifying things greatly. Instead of having all of the different modes I will be having one main codebase which will be the FPS. I will be starting with a very basic version of Cube 2 and then adding in the features from 2.7.x that I like since I am not fond of the 2.8.x menus. I will also be having my kids at school helping out and also I will be removing a lot of content so that the project will be much more lightweight. The focus will be on ease of use for level design, Unity compatibility and support, and some fun features like tag mode and I’m hoping a grappling hook and freeze tag mode that I found in the Cube 2 repository. I hope you understand and will support me. I would be happy to have any help that people would like to offer. You can see the new barebones repo that I have started to put together. It is as basic as you can get but I have a todo list in the documents folder. Thank you for your time! Take care.

If you would like to comment on this post please do so here.

Platinum Arts Sandbox Reloaded Github

by Mike

Small Updates Are Better Than No Updates!

July 19, 2014 in Free Game Maker News, Make A Game by Mike

I apologize that things have been quiet lately. We have been trying out a lot of different options and I really want to make sure we get the “base” set for how we move forward with Sandbox, both for the school edition and for the Steam version. Once we get that set, especially the scripting aspect there will be a lot more frequent updates. The scripting stuff is so important to set early on and get right because if we change after people have already made stuff it will screw everyone up so I rather get that taken care of first and then go from there. I hope everyone has been well and thank you for your support 🙂

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