We’ve been working hard on Alpha 15. It’s coming, slowly but surely.

In our last post, we talked about the upcoming performance improvements. Because of this substantial physics rewrite, it’s taking some time to fully integrate the changes and restore everything to working condition. But the results are worth it; we’re seeing some big performance boosts.

We’ve also made some major changes to the UI. It’s still a work-in-progress, but we’re very excited about its direction.


The changes to the UI have made it easier to control the simulation and explore some features which were previously buried under layers of menus. Realistic physics and data make up the engine that powers Universe Sandbox ², but the key to revealing the wonders of our universe lies within the ability to interact, manipulate, and experiment. For us, this means making it easy to answer the question, “What would happen if I chucked the Earth at the Sun?”

Keep your eyes peeled for Alpha 15.

If you don’t own Universe Sandbox ², you can get instant access to the alpha on our website: universesandbox.com/2.