The Sandbox of God 1.5 now available!

I’m happy to announce that The Sandbox of God 1.5 is now available to download! This is a huge update to the most popular game I’ve ever made. Can you believe it’s been five years since I made that game? Crazyness.


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Anyways, here’s just a few things that you’ll find in this brand new version of SOG:

-Updated Engine: Upgraded from the Game Maker 5 engine to the brand new Game Maker 8 engine, the Sandbox of God 1.5 benefits from faster processing and updated window scaling, which doesn’t resize your resolution to 640×480 as it did before. The game now runs in a windowed 800×600 resolution, with the option to fill the remaining space in black (basically it’s fillscreen instead of the scaling effect I’ve used in all my most current games that has led to some blurry results).

-Updated Music/Sound: Brand new music and sound effects have replaced the old copyrighted MP3 files and compressed WAV. The game sounds clearer, better, more balanced, and uses less memory. It solves the problem that some users had with missing sound/music, which was a result of the MP3s used (the game is now nearly entirely OGG based).

-New News/Updates Page: GM8 has now allowed for new web-based content within the game window, which has allowed me to create an all new section of my site called Vertigo Games Updates. These pages will check to see if the game you’re playing is the most current game available, gives some tips and suggestions, allows users to comment on the page and/or easily report bugs, allow sell-through buttons for easier upgrades, and will make it easier to download content for games I make in the future.

-New Save System: This is a much more reliable save system that allows patches/updates without losing any progress, unlike the original game.

-New Play Speeds: You can now fast forward the game and play at 2x or 3x the original speed! It also makes it easier to quit the game via the eject button.

-Various Improvements: Fixed a few grammar issues and a few bugs in the original game.

Enjoy everyone!

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. amidos2006 says:

    Wow thats nice but what about the Remaster edition 🙂 will it be released soon or what 🙂

  2. PickleMan says:

    It doesn’t work in Wine on Ubuntu. It loads up, but due to the graphics portion of Game Maker, it doesn’t draw correctly.

  3. TehCupcakes says:

    I found a glitch (maybe?) When man goes to negotiate a peace treaty, he just stands there by the rabbit village. No IQ points are awarded, and no popups or anything. I don’t recall how it was in the original version, but aren’t you supposed to get some massive IQ points for making peace? (and hence, that’s how you get the Human IQ 300+, Rabbit IQ 200+, and Rank 1.)

  4. chubigans says:

    It seems that Game Maker 8 is handling collisions differently than it did in GM5. I’ll look though it and get an update out ASAP. Thanks Cupcakes!

  5. Spaceoff says:

    Oh did I forget to comment?
    This is indeed awesome.
    But I encountered the same glitch.

  6. ashkan_gc says:

    congratulations David
    i’ve sent you 2 important emails. did you see them?
    ashkan_gc@yahoo.com
    i sent them about 10 days ago.

  7. chubigans says:

    The patch is now live from within the game. Here’s a link for it as well: http://www.vertigogaming.net/gamepages/patches/patch1_52sog.exe

    @ashkan_gc, I will definitely look in my folder and see if I got them. I’ll email you.

    @amidos, Remastered will be here on Monday. 😀

  8. PizzaBoy says:

    As you released the source of the old version, will you consider releasing the source to this version?

  9. I’m writing to say that i’m getting NO music playing. I’m running windows Vista. I’ve attempted to run it as admin as well, but no change. I do get the sound effects, but it seems that its not wanting to run the ogg properly :/

  10. chubigans says:

    @PizzaBoy not sure about that actually. There’s not much to gain from it as it’s by and large the old version with some new objects added in.

    @empirebattles so you’re getting sounds such as the earthquake, the comet, rain, etc? If you are, then you should be getting music as well. Try toggling the music in the options menu.

  11. Nice, looking forward to the Remastered Edition myself. 🙂

  12. Cygnus says:

    I’d like to know the name of the songs you used in the previous game version, because the soundtrack was pretty epic. I could recognize “A Beautiful Mind” track, but if you could also tell me the other tracks, I’d be most grateful.

    By the way, I’m glad you updated this game, it’s one of the most interesting freeware games I’ve played.

  13. chubigans says:

    I believe there’s a post on the forums that outlines exactly that, Cygnus. 😀

    I’m having a few problems with the voucher engine I’m using on the site for giving out Remastered vouchers. If I can’t get it to work by tonight, I’ll just use BMT Micro vouchers. I’ll update yall later today.

  14. chubigans says:

    I’m having all kinds of problems with the new voucher system I was going to do, so I’ll just implement standard BMT micro vouchers tomorrow. Sorry for the delays everyone.

  15. chubigans says:

    Ok, vouchers coming out tonight for Remastered! Woo! :mrgreen:

  16. rocreh says:

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