Recently, “World of Sand” has developed quite some popularity. It is a game with a very simple concept: Streams of slowly falling elements can be influenced by placing barriers on the screen.
All graphics are merely pixel streams, nothing sophisticated. Some elements can interact with each other. Vegetation and oil can burn, water lets vegatation grow. Simple. It’s probably this simplicity which lead to the success of “World of Sand”.
- more interaction between elements (e.g. fire can evaporate water)
- gas elements
- different “brushes”
- new ways to set fire (e.g. wood and rockets)
- tiltable field
- saving and loading
- probably more
Unfortunately, there is only a windows version available, but it works fine on Linux using Wine.
Have fun with “Burning Sand” and don’t let it distract you from something important! ^_^