Universe Sandbox

Universe Sandbox is an interactive space gravity simulator. Using Universe Sandbox, one can see the effects of gravity on objects in the universe and run scale simulations of our Solar System, various galaxies or other simulations, while at the same time, interacting and maintaining control over gravity, time, and other objects in the universe (moons, planets, asteroids, comets, black holes, etc.) Currently this software is only available for Windows based PCs.

Universe Sandbox was designed and is developed by Dan Dixon, who worked on this educational project for over fifteen years before launching version 1.0 in May 2008.[1] Universe Sandbox version 2.0 was released on May 2, 2010. Version 2.1 was released on Steam on Friday April 29, 2011.

Support summary
Screen change: 

Widescreen Method: 
  • Native
Widescreen HUD: 
  • Proper

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 

Multi-monitor Method: 
  • Native
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Hinderance

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
  • N/A
FMV cut-scenes: 
  • N/A
Game information
Game status:
In Development, Released
Release Date:
Sunday, 1 May, 2011

Tested Version: 

Play styles: 


Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
72200, , , ,
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Universe Sandbox
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Universe Sandbox
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Universe Sandbox
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Universe Sandbox
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Universe Sandbox
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues


Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues


4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by fuzioninfinity on 7 May, 2011 - 12:05
Updated by Garrett on 3 October, 2016 - 06:17