Thisissand - Art, Creativity & Relaxation

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4.1
12K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Thisissand is a creative playground for making and sharing pictures out of sand:

• Get surprised by the random beauty of layered sand
• Relax and relieve stress and anxiety with falling sand therapy
• Sign up to share your pieces with others and become a part of the community

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• Free to download and free to play (offers an in-app purchase)
• Does not display ads
• Sign-up to build your own profile (optional)
• Purchase the Toolkit for special features (optional)

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Thisissand was created in 2008 as a website. It was a school project of a few art students, and to a surprise for the creators it attracted lots of visitors for years to come. In 2012 Thisissand was developed into an app and is still run by one of the original creators.

Thisissand offers different kinds of tools for choosing the sand color. Originally, only the essential Color Palette tool was available. For the app, we have developed a few special kinds of tools which are available as the Toolkit in-app purchase. Just like on the website, the special tools are not at all necessary to enjoy the app, but we're happy for your support if you're willing to try them out.

We're very thankful for all our users who have been able to support by purchasing, Thisissand would not exist without you!

COLOR PALETTE: Use Color Palette to choose specific colors from a vast swatch of colors. You may choose a solid color, or multiple colors to variate between. Use the intensity slider to adjust how fast the colors change. You may also use the randomize button to get surprising color combos.

COLOR SHIFTER: Color Shifter continuously changes the sand color subtly or dramatically depending on the intensity slider adjustment. Color Shifter often produces rainbow like hues. To set the initial Color Shifter color, choose a color with Color Palette and then select the Color Shifter tool.

COLOR PICKER: With Color Picker, you may pick the sand color from around you using your device camera. It takes a little practice to point your camera and draw at the same time, but in return you get truly unique colors. Try adjusting the color change intensity low in the beginning to keep things under control!

PHOTO SAND: Want to try making a sand version of one of your photos? Photo Sand picks the sand color directly from the photo you've chosen from your camera roll. Try it out and learn the tricks to make abstract and/or photorealistic representations!

MY COLORS: Save your favorite colors in My Colors and access them quickly by long pressing the color button on the sand canvas. Try saving colors from around with Color Picker!

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We highly value your feedback and questions. Ideas and feature requests for example are warmly welcome, even though with our scarce resources we're unfortunately not able to fulfil them very quickly. So please do send us email if you're having trouble with the app or if you have anything else to share with us, thank you! :)

support@thisissand.com

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Updated on
Oct 31, 2017

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4.1
12K reviews
A Google user
September 8, 2019
I love the concept but this app seems really buggy. For instance, you can save colors but you cant remove your saved colors. It says you can and tells you how, but it doesnt work. It would also be nice to have an undo. Something like a 10-15 second undo option. Rather than having to discard the whole thing and start over. It really sucks to be close to finishing, but make a big mistake that ruins the whole idea, and your only options are to keep it or discard the entire thing and start over.
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Haeli C. Mitchell
April 28, 2020
Love the concept and the options. Unfortunately the controls are underwhelming since you cannot do some of these things on your phone. (Even though you may have THE BEST smartphone... strange right? ) Seems like this game would be better played on an actual computer. I really wish there was a was to control the sand better during the photo option. That really gets me mad and has caused me to quit playing altogether for over a year. And NO updates ... ever? Update the d@#% game already!
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Beige Elephant
April 29, 2020
Thanks for your review Haeli! We are indeed very sorry for no updates, unfortunately we have not had a chance to focus efforts on the app recently. The little time available right now is spent converting thisissand.com into modern web technologies. One day I'd like to see some major updates for the app too, fingers crossed!
Matt Mifsud
October 25, 2021
Could we maybe get some new features? This app is really clever, but it would be really nice to have the ability to leave a comment on somebody's work. Quality of life enhancements are in high demand, like a more sensitive user interface, the ability to choose custom aspect ratio, and turning the cameras OFF when you're not using the "Color Picker" color option. Your device will heat up quite a bit when you're creating, and older devices like Nexus 7 (2013) may actually overheat, and reboot.
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What's new

• Bugfixes