Gamers, investors and creatives who are interested in buying a piece of land in one of the upcoming land sales for The Sandbox, will need to do that using the SAND token. In a community AMA session Sebastien Borget from The Sandbox made clear that SAND is now at the center of everything that happens surrounding The Sandbox. This includes the sale of virtual land.
“It’s all about SAND now. By owning SAND you will be an active participant to the success and growth of our gaming virtual world”, Borget wrote on Telegram. During the previous land sale events, gamers and investors could always use ETH or DAI. However, now players need to use SAND to buy LAND tokens.
When the game launches, players will be able to use the SAND token for all in-game activities. This includes purchases in the game store, for example land or community-created game assets. In addition players will also earn SAND by completing quests or winning competitions. This makes The Sandbox a real play-to-earn game.
The SAND token only recently launched on Binance. Since then the token has spread like wildfire across other exchanges, including DeFi darling Uniswap. In the past 24 hours the value of SAND has increased with 31.5% and the token is now worth $0.069622.
Borget and his team haven’t announced any plans yet in regards to the second wave of the final pre-sale round. However, during the AMA session he let the community know that he expects to reveal more ‘in the coming days’. The Sandbox is also talking to ‘major game studios’, while Atari and Square Enix are already partners. Register here to acquire land when the pre-sale starts.
What is The Sandbox?
The Sandbox is one of the blockchain-powered virtual worlds currently in development. The beta test will launch 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 register now to make sure you’re not missing out.
The virtual world of The Sandbox consists out of lands, and voxels fill up each of those lands. Each land parcel is a non-fungible token, owned by a player. Players are free to use their land as they please.
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.
The game studio is providing free tools for developers, gamers and content creators. Creators can use VoxEdit to make objects. In addition the Game Maker allows users to create interactivity on their virtual land. The Sandbox will also provide a meta gaming experience. Players can for example do daily quests or weekly quests for their guild.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast, but above all he’s a father and husband who moved to another country in 2014. One year later he got in touch with crypto, and 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 communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.