v2.0 of Sandbox Creation Tool Modbox Arrives in September
Back in 2016, Alientrap released Modbox, a physics sandbox allowing you to create your own mini-games. Previously available through Steam, the studio will soon be relaunching Modbox with a whole new suite of tools and improvements for creators to play with.
Unlike creative tools such as Tilt Brush or Quill, Modbox is all about making videogames, whether that a little solo adventure or a multiplayer shooter. Now dubbed Modbox v2.0, for the first time it’ll feature both VR and desktop editing modes, so you can switch between depending on what you prefer.
“We’ve spent years on development on the visual scripting system in the game – and allowing online/local Desktop/VR/AR players all to edit and play together in real-time,” said Alientrap in an email to VRFocus.
Modbox allows for up to 4 local players in split-screen to edit and play with a VR player, with tools designed to be used in and out of VR. Creators will have access to full physics-based VR locomotion, realistic destruction and dynamic environments, prefabs to create reusable parts and an assets import function to bring in 3D models, humanoid models, textures and sounds. There’s also a ModboxSDK Unity package so you can create Modbox mods in the Unity Editor.
Modbox v2.0 is due for launch on 9th September 2020 supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The initial launch will be a paid version with a free edition arriving by the end of the year. It’ll be a free update for all Modbox 1.0 owners. If you happen to own mixed reality headset Magic Leap there’s a free version of Modbox available.
For further updates on Modbox as new features are rolled out, keep reading VRFocus.