The Platinum Arts Sandbox

Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source game design program for kids and adults.  The focus is to make the process of creating games and worlds easy enough for kids but powerful enough to create full game projects.  Sandbox is already being used in many schools and colleges throughout the world and included in game design contests.  To see Sandbox in action be sure to check out tutorial video showing off the in game editing!   The official Website for the Platinum Arts Sandbox is here


Let's start learning about the Platinum Arts Sandbox. Go to the official website here and download the application. It is 125 Meg in size so it might take some time depending on your internet connection. Make sure you download the latest version. The current version that I am using for this tutorial is 2.3.

What I recommend for download: I created a folder on my desktop and downloaded the 125 Meg file right into that. Then, once the file was downloaded, I double clicked on it , hit run, then the button that says Extract to. This extracts the files right into that folder. This creates a new folder inside your folder with all the files in it. Look for the file called "WindowsSandBoxLauncer.exe" Double click on that and the Sandbox program will run.

Here are some screenshots from the development editor that you work in.



NOTE: I have just started this tutorial on August 20, 2009 So Stay tuned because a lot more is coming!



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