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When the virtual world of The Sandbox opens to the public, it will offer a social system similar to guilds in massively multiplayer online role playing games, and in addition there will be meta gameplay. The developers at TSB Gaming are working to establish an element of gameplay that’s persistent across the game world with or without the influence of game creators.
Even though Sebastien Borget can’t confirm this feature for launch, players will be able to join guilds and complete quests across the game world of The Sandbox. This meta gameplay could for example be the search for resources across the world. TSB Gaming would place gems across the game world within the player-owned land parcels of game creators.
“You don’t know in which game these resources will be hidden, so you need to explore and you need to play games”, Borget told Play to Earn. After finding the resources in The Sandbox, players need to return them to their guilds. Headquarters for the meta gameplay are likely to be established by The Sandbox on the blue land parcels that can now be found across the map. Based on their allegiance, gamers will or won’t have access to a particular headquarters.
New land sale today
On Thursday June 4th The Sandbox will organize the first out of six smaller pre-sale events. Around the area of the third pre-sale, there are now six smaller areas. Each of these will go on sale on a weekly basis. There are two smaller area of 711 land parcels each, and four bigger areas of 1458 land parcels. The first week starts on June 4th, and the sixth week on July 2nd.
This MoonSale will happen in waves. On June 4th, June 11th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th and July 2nd the team will sell land parcels. Each amount of available land differs per wave, but it’s either 711 or 1458 land parcels. During this six week period 6 percent of the total land supply will be sold, which means 7254 land parcels.
There will be 1134 single land pieces on sale, 480 small estates (3×3 land parcels) and 50 large estates (6×6). During the treasure hunt players can also win a 12×12 estate, with a value of approximately 5500 dollars. Certain land parcels will be open to the public, and need to be visited to partake in the giveaway. Sign up now for the pre-sale.
These land sales do very well for The Sandbox. During the third pre-sale the team made 470 thousand dollars within 24 hours. The average peer-to-peer trading price on OpenSea is 0.91 ETH, but this also includes bigger bundles of land. Currently the cheapest land parcel available costs 0.24 ETH, which is 52 dollars. During the pre-sale land will be priced $38.40.
What is The Sandbox?
The Sandbox is one of the blockchain-powered virtual worlds currently in development. This particular virtual world is supposed to launch its beta test later this year, but before that time there will be one more pre-sale. During this pre-sale gamers, businesses and investors can buy virtual land with a discount. You can now register, to make sure you’re not missing out. The upcoming moon doesn’t count as an official pre-sale, as it’s a smaller event.
The virtual world of The Sandbox consists out of lands, and voxels fill up each of those lands. Visually it will remind many gamers of Minecraft, as both games have this Lego-inspired look to them. However, players are able to buy virtual land and implement any form of monetization. These virtual lands can become mini-games, adventures, virtual shops, extensions of actual webshops, a space for social gatherings, and so on.
TSB Gaming is providing free tools for developers, gamers and content creators to add and monetize content in the virtual world. Creators can use VoxEdit to make objects and avatars, while the upcoming Game Maker will allow users to add game rules to their virtual land.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.