The Sandbox of God: Remastered now available!

Hooray! The Sandbox of God: Remastered is finally here, with more modes and new visuals for this ol’ classic game.



This revamped version of SOG is only $3.95, available on the Vertigo Games store.

Built on the 2004 release of the Sandbox of God, the Sandbox of God: Remastered comes with two new features/modes:

-New Graphics Pack, “Simulated Boardgame:” You can play SOG in it’s classic style or switch to a brand new style called Simulated Boardgame. In this new style, SOG:R simulates how one might play a boardgame version of the Sandbox of God in their basement using light gels, clay figures, blocks and cards, and Christmas lights. Switch between the classic style and boardgame style freely between rounds, and get ready for a really unique experience!

-New Game Mode: Warfare. In addition to the Sandbox Mode, there’s a brand new adventure called Warfare Mode. As man sits atop the world, enjoying the fruits of his labor, evil rabbits plot revenge. Defend man’s civilization as you purchase new defenses and upgrades, and prepare to do battle with the ever-multiplying civilization of rabbits. Use your godly powers of lighting and destruction to destroy rabbit armies and huts…provided that you have enough cash, of course. Unlock new cards by beating Sandbox mode and see how far into the future you can survive!

Along with those new features includes all the new upgrades to the Sandbox of God, including:

-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.


19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. chubigans says:

    Vouchers have been sent out to those who applied for them, so check your emails! :mrgreen:

  2. pedrosorio says:

    I don’t know if it is a bug, but on warfare mode when you quit or lose against the rabbits you still have the same money and cards available after you restart. It resets when you exit and reopen the game.

  3. chubigans says:

    Hmmm, that does seem to be a bug. I’ll have an update by the end of today. 🙂

  4. UltimateAgent says:

    Considering I sometimes have the memory of a dodo, where do we send these applications for our Remastered vouchers, and do we need to send receipt information?

  5. I’ve sent my request for a voucher in. I’m slow like that.

    Also, what’s with the new blog theme? It’s very loud 😉

  6. chubigans says:

    The other one was kinda boring. Plus 2010 is THE FUTURE, and this seemed fitting. I have no idea what that means, by the way.

  7. chubigans says:

    @ultimate agent, Just shoot me a message here with the email address you used to purchase the game: http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/contact-vertigo-games/

  8. Well, as you used to say, “The future is today – or maybe tomorrow.” 🙂

  9. chubigans says:

    Hah, indeed!

    By the way, I’ll send out more vouchers tomorrow- got hung up on getting the update out to current users and making this blog theme work.

  10. No problem here! I look forward to it 🙂

  11. amidos2006 says:

    Wow this game rocks 🙂 specially the warefare mode I adore it 🙂 ROCKS ROCKS 🙂 CHUBI ROCKS 🙂

  12. amidos2006 says:

    By the way the blog new design looks so nice 🙂

  13. blueflare says:

    while we’re on the topic of the new blog, the blog link to the forums is the wrong URL

    it goes to “/newforums”, not “/newboards/”

  14. chubigans says:

    Whoops. Fixed. 🙂

  15. Gingi says:

    I know this is a little late… (The post IS a month old…) But is it possible to buy SOG:R without buying anything else? For instance instead of buying something else and getting both SOG and the other game, can you just buy this game? The reason is that the only 2 commercial games are both puzzle games which I’m frankly not that into… 😉

  16. chubigans says:

    It’s not possible just yet, but it will be when April rolls around. However you can also get the game for free when the Oil Blue is released for sale. 🙂

  17. Sam says:

    when is the oil blue coming for sale

  18. snowyowl says:

    I’m buying ShellBlast primarily to get SoG… Though I liked Shellblast too.

  19. Wyxyz says:

    That’s the best !!
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂