Universe Sandbox

Playing with life


$29.99 Private
$20.09 Educator

Available on

Windows, Mac, Linux

Create & destroy on an unimaginable scale... with a space simulator that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Vive VR support now included!

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Astronomy combines maths, physics and chemistry into a field of science that aims to explain the world of celestial objects. The stars have always intrigued mankind, and the game brings us just a little closer to them.


Physics is ever-present, on Earth and in space. To understand why planets behave the way they do, students have to grasp concepts such as gravity and Newton’s three laws of motion. Better yet, they need to apply them!


Creativity is what makes us unique - in other words, our ability to adopt new viewpoints and play with the abstract. Sandbox games bring this quality out like no other virtual medium and give rise to new learning experiences.

Example Lesson

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Operating systemMinimum Windows 7 SP1+ (64-bit) | macOS 10.12+ | Ubuntu 16.04+ or SteamOS
ProcessorMinimum 1.6 GHz dual-core
MemoryMinimum 2 GB RAM
GraphicsMinimum 2 GB Video Memory
DirectXDirectX 11 (Windows), Metal (macOS), or OpenGL 4.3+ (Linux)
Storage2 GB available space
Additional InfoUniverse Sandbox VR officially supports the HTC Vive. For VR system requirements, see HTC's recommendations.
SubjectPhysics & Chemistry