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The surprising origins of sandbox games | The Leaderboard

Sandbox games, once primarily associated with creative but ultimately casual fun, have transcended their origins. They have transcended from a niche to a mainstream draw, and they have transcended from their own genre to a feature that could find its way in any game. While not everyone agrees on the definition of “sandbox,” the definition doesn’t matter anymore – gamers can’t get enough of that sweet, sweet boxed sand.

In this video, the Leaderboard will dive deep into the history of sandbox games, from an ancient concept to modern day blockbuster titles like Grand Theft Auto V.

The Surprising Origins Of Sandbox Games | The Leaderboard

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