If you were creating a sandbox MMO, what would your feature list look like? For one small indie developer, his feature set is everything you'd expect and perhaps a little bit more.
Realms of Alanar is a retro-style, completely free 2-D sandbox that's being put together by a fan of the genre. While it's hard to imagine a more simple-looking game, Realms of Alanar's ambitions are quite complex, including a full-fledged crafting system, a bustling economy, skill leveling, full-loot PvP, controllable territory, horticulture, and player buildings (for starters). The dev said that it's his ambition to create a virtual world, not just a game.