A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Orbits: The Sandbox is an N-Body space simulation for all ages,  as well as a unique gravitational art creator. The game is created with the aim of piquing interest and curiosity in space and physics in children and adults alike. It employs a friendly, approachable low-poly art style and intuitive controls to create a space in which inquisitive minds can carry out experiments on a celestial scale. Orbits: The Sandbox allows the user absolute power over our solar system, with which they can move, create and manipulate celestial objects then sit back and watch the resulting pandemonium unfold.


  • Click on an object to focus on it, pan with Middle Click then zoom in and out with the Scroll Wheel.
  • To create an object, select a category and click on it's picture in the left-hand panel then click into the scene.
  • Press Delete on your keyboard to delete the selected object, such as the sun, for very interesting results.
  • Right Click on an object to edit it's physical properties.
  • Press F1 to toggle the visibility of the UI, to see space in all its glory.
  • Press Esc to Open the pause menu and from there exit the game.

Road Map

  • Alpha - Free (Always available as Demo)
  • Beta - Half Price (~$5.99)
  • Release  / Late Beta on Steam + Itch.io - Full Price

All purchases made will grant the buyer the full game throughout development and upon its release on Steam as a thank you for early support.

Live Development

Orbits: The Sandbox is being developed in a transparent way to allow players to follow along with development behind the scenes. The one and only task board used for development is available publicly here!

Task Board (Trello)


This  project is currently in it's Alpha state, and so expect a few issues. If you find any bugs, please let me know by commenting in the relevant thread on the forums and I will fix them as soon as I am able. Likewise for any suggestions.

Feedback Wanted!

Developing games is fun, but takes a lot of work. Hearing that people have had fun playing something I've made makes it all worth it a thousand times over. Whether you've enjoyed yourself or not, I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback and suggestions on the game via the forums below! 





Andreas Theme - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 This project is in a very early stage of development and may change considerably over time. 

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorSignificant Gravitas
GenreSimulation, Educational
Made withUnity
Tagschill, Destruction, DRM Free, Physics, Relaxing, Sandbox, Sci-fi, Space
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

orbits-the-sandbox-win-beta.zip 159 MB
Version 2
orbits-the-sandbox-mac-beta.zip 161 MB
Version 2
orbits-the-sandbox-lin-beta.zip 164 MB
Version 2

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