Both companies gearing up for “The SANDBOX EVOLUTON”, the sequel to the acclaimed original.
“THE SANDBOX” developer Pixowl and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe have entered into a partnership for the upcoming “THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION”, the sequel to the acclaimed 2D pixel-art world builder mobile game which has been downloaded over 16 million times.
With this new partnership, Pixowl will offer its fans and community the opportunity to create their very own pixel universes, manipulate and discover natural elements and interactions, while also expanding the game’s concept by letting players create their very own games by adding controllable heroes – including some of the most popular classics IPs from BANDAI NAMCO, such as PAC-MAN and many more! Pixowl will be releasing new characters from BANDAI NAMCO throughout the year after the launch of “THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION“, expected at the end of June 2016.
In “THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION”, players initiate their godly powers to build their own pixel worlds – or destroy the universe – with a complex, yet easy-to-use physics tool box and over 170 elements. Players will achieve specific levels and missions in graphically enhanced 2D environments. Creations including platformer games, pixel art, chiptunes music, physics- based simulations can be shared and played by users around the globe — thus turning the game into a platform for creators, artists and gamers.
While the game is currently in beta, THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION is already being applauded by industry critics and has been distinguished with several awards and nominations, including “Winner of Most Promising IP Award” at Game Connection America Developer Awards 2016 and “Best Upcoming Game of 2016” nomination at IMGA awards.
Beginning with the new partnership with Pixowl, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe now enters into the flourishing User Generated Content (UGC) market.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with a leader in casual mobile games such as Pixowl who has strong experience in the UGC based business segment. I’m sure it’s going to be a great partnership!” said Tatsuya Kubota, Head at Mobile & Web Gaming at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.
Arthur Madrid, CEO & Co-Founder at Pixowl, comments on the partnership. “Gaming is now about making players create their very own content. Players want to be makers. No more rules! Everybody has the capacity to create their own levels in a few minutes and share them. With our partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, THE SANDBOX becomes an even more engaging platform that will enable this community to design and compete in PAC-MAN mazes and other level platformers.”
More details about “THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION” will be revealed later.