Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta 2.1 has been released! Platinum Arts Sandbox is a game design tool that allows users to quickly and easily create their own worlds, even cooperatively. Through the program kids can make their own mazes, castles, forts, cities, etc in minutes. Kids are also a part of the world when they are creating it, so they can watch the results of their changes as they are happening. The main mission of the project will be to add more features and ways for the children to add their own custom content and to make it as easy as possible for them to do so. In addition it now features cart mode where players can create their own race courses and drive on it with an ogre riding his hovercart! Also, it now features updated particle menus where players can easily create their own particle effects. Platinum Arts Sandbox is a great world/level creation tool for all levels of developers and ages!
It is free, open source, and easy to use. It is quickly picking up steam and is currently being used at a Middle School in Illinois and was used at the Summer Kids Camp at Mildred Elley College. In addition several other schools have contacted the developer about using it in their programs.
Some of the new features in this version include:
- New eye candy map Village and lots of updates to other maps
- New md5 Player Model Robochimp!
- New fish model and improvements to old models
- Heavily updated source, now with rewritten physics
- PVS system (enables sandbox to work better on older computers) with an updated map format
- Many bugfixes
Refer to the readme for more information.
Platinum Arts - Bringing Imagination To Life Platinum Arts Sandbox is Educational Software that enables kids to design their own 3D worlds quickly and easily. Through the program kids can make their own mazes, castles, forts, cities, etc in minutes. Kids are also a part of the world when they are creating it, so they can watch the results of their changes as they are happening. The main mission of the project will be to add more features and ways for the children to add their own custom content and to make it as easy as possible for them to do so. Also Platinum Arts will be providing custom content such as mazes, playgrounds, forts, jumping levels, forests and natural terrains to explore, etc. The project is to remain open source and free so that developers and kids can help add new content and features to help make Platinum Arts Sandbox the most fun and easy world creation tool possible. Platinum Arts Sandbox will be easy enough for kids to use but also powerful enough for full game projects. Main Feature List: - The ability to map edit in game in real time and cooperatively with other people. - The ability to immediately play with and interact with map editing changes - Many Models to drop into the map including trees, food, tools, structures, etc. - Several custom maps that will feature slides, jumping levels, mazes, amusement park rides, etc - The pursuit of making it as easy as possible to add map features and content. Also the addition of new entities to add even more features and capabilities. For the current features being worked on please check the forums at http://kids.PlatinumArts.Net Platinum Arts Sandbox Team: Michael Tomaino aka calimer - Project Lead/"Visionary" Hirato - Coder Geartrooper - Artist/Modeler Main Contributors: aard: Cube 2 Engine and graphics DCP: Models Geartrooper: Models including the cart model, Robochimp, Fish and the Ogre :) KaiserTodretter: Models Kurtis84: Models and Graphics Makke: Graphics and Models Nieb: Models Quin: Cart Code Tentus: Models Thank you to everyone else who helped with Sandbox :) Individual readmes are in content directories.
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