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Trove Game Director Andrew Krausnick isn't above making grand statements, saying in his 2015 preview letter that he wants the title to become the ultimate sandvox. "Modest, right?" he begins. "Simply put, if there's something fun to do with voxels in an MMO adventure setting, we're going to be ther...

January 18th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sandvox SkySaga has officially entered alpha, says developer Smilegate. The team announced the start of the testing phase over social media yesterday and today: Great news! We've just started up the Alpha servers (UK only still, I'm afraid), and from now on they'll be running 24/7 (with the except...

December 19th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Oort Online's dev team is not content to make this voxel sandbox in the isolation of its ivory tower (or the corner of a deserted warehouse, whatever may be), but it has been asking for constant input from backers for the direction of the game's development. "As the game currently stands, the play...

December 10th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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We've got more to share today about SkySaga, that new sandvox that's trying to woo the Minecraft crowd. Radiant Worlds has released a new pair of videos this week that show off the game's playful and exploratory nature. In the videos, you'll follow a trio of adventurers around as they navigate th...

November 20th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Happy Monday! We even got you a gift: the reveal of a new procedurally generated sandbox called SkySaga. You don't have to feel as if you need to get us anything in return, however. Radiant Worlds announced last week that it has started work on an "evolving" online world called SkySaga. The tea...

November 17th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Why should your sandbox MMO be confined to one measly world? That's the premise of Oort Online, an upcoming sandbox title that involves several worlds that can be explored, conquered, and molded by players. In this voxel-based game, players will exist on the same server and can choose to fight a na...

July 30th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent Trove patch, the team added in a new chest at the central world hub for players to toss in gear to share with others. A community chest. Other than making me think about Monopoly for a minute, it gave me one of those brief, warm feelings that this game tends to do on a regular basis. It...

February 14th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Karelia Software makes an excellent iWeb alternative called Sandvox (we reviewed version 2.0 here). In this video, Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine) interviews Dan Wood of Karelia Software at WWDC 2012. Dan was kind enough to tell us about their thoughts on the announcements on W...

July 5th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, With the demise of MobileMe and [the corresponding decreased functionality of] iWeb the question has come up with myself and friends as to what to use instead. Looking for something along the lines of iWeb but with a bit more flexibility. Something like Adobe DreamWeaver is w...

June 6th 2012 at 6:24pm 0 Comments
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With iWeb slowly fading into obscurity, Mac users who want to generate websites without a lot of trouble have been turning to apps such as Sandvox. The app was updated today to version 2.5, which is free for users version 2.0 and up. Prominently featured is a slideshow object that lets users drag a...

January 26th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We reviewed Sandvox earlier this year, the handy WYSIWYG web editor from Karelia Software. Those looking for very Mac-friendly web design software that requires no coding (or even an iWeb replacement) ought to consider Sandvox. The time is right, too, as version 2.1.10 is in the Mac App Store a...

October 26th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments