Star Atlas Game Jam

A long time ago, in a metaverse far, far away…

The Sandbox
4 min readOct 15, 2022

Explorers! You mesmerized us a few months ago with your amazing creations that you dreamed up for the Star Atlas VoxEdit contest.🤩But do you have what it takes to create a whole game taking place in the Star Atlas’ universe?!

During your journey back to your home planet, you encounter technical difficulties causing your spaceship to crash. You manage to get out of the wreck alive but you’re now stranded on an alien planet in the HRZ (High Risk Zone). What will you encounter there? Will you manage to leave the planet alive? Only time will tell…

To know more about Star Atlas’ universe, join their discord!


30,000 SAND and Star Atlas’ prizes will be split amongst the top entries the following ways:

  • Best overall idea
  • Best game design
  • Most creative/unique
  • Best use of Star Atlas lore

Each winner will receive 7,500 SAND + 3 Star Atlas Game Keys + 3 Fimbul Airbikes & 3 Fimbul Lowbies.

Important Dates

  • The Game Jam begins on October 17th, 2022.
  • The deadline to complete and submit your entry is November 13th 2022, at 3pm UTC.
  • Gathering submissions and voting will take place from November 14th to December 11th.
  • The results will be announced on February 11th, 2023.

Important Entry Guidelines

  • To be part of the competition you must register your email with Star Atlas here ( You’ll receive instructions on how to connect your wallet at (
  • Your entry must be designed in the Game Maker software.
  • Your entry can include assets you’ve created yourself.
  • Your entry must have some playability (quests, missions you name it).
  • Your entry must be unique and not a direct copy of any existing experiences (similarities are fine, exact copies are not!).
  • Spamming the gallery with a number of low quality experiences may result in all your entries being disqualified.
  • Not completing the submission steps correctly (see below) may result in your entry being ineligible.
  • Creators who reside in Japan must use original or free asserts to enter or will be disqualified.
  • The judging will be done by The Sandbox’s staff and Star Atlas staff.

What makes an entry valid?

  • Game length should be at least 5 minutes (excluding timed, collection quests).
  • Use at least 25 different assets.
  • Follow the storyline/theme.
  • Experience must be created after the start date (any experiences built for previous game jams cannot be used).
  • The Sandbox staff members have the right to remove any entry as they see fit.

Submitting Your Entry

We will be using the Game Maker “Gallery” feature as a form for submissions.

You MUST also submit your game to the following form link:

WARNING! If you submit your entry to the Game Jam gallery but do not submit it to the form linked above (or vice versa), your entry will not be eligible!
Slow down — check everything! Take the time to submit a qualitative experience, rather than rushing and submitting a half-finished experience.

Before submitting the form remember to:

Game Jam FAQ

Who can join the Game Jam?

Anyone who is eligible to create an account at The Sandbox can enter the Game Jam.

Can I use other people’s assets?

No, you cannot use assets that you haven’t created or purchased. Using assets created by another user without permission will result in your experience being disqualified. Default assets created by “TSB-Account-1” and “SandboxGame” are free to use.

Are teams or studios allowed?

Yes! You are welcome to work independently or as a team/studio of no more than 4 members per team.

Where can I get the Game Maker and/or VoxEdit from?

Here are the official links:

Where can I find guides for the Game Maker and VoxEdit software?

Check out the tutorials page on The Sandbox’s official knowledge base here: It’s super effective, if you are a beginner!

You can also join our Discord community, where creators often share tips with each other and post their own tutorials. You can also share your entry with the community for feedback, if you wish. The Discord community link is:

Do you have what it takes to win this contest? Submit your entry and find out!