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The creative Italian duo behind the Hackatao brand is making their art into playable avatars for the virtual world of The Sandbox. Currently is not yet known which art pieces they will use, but the artists have shown off a couple of characters. Their collaboration came into existence through The Sandbox Game Makers Fund.
The Sandbox uses a fund to invite aspiring game developers and designers to pitch ideas. These developers will then be paid using SAND, to create these digital assets. There are multiple designers working on avatars, but it seems like Hackatao is the first that steps from regular crypto art into interactive gaming designs.
The Sandbox is currently still under development. They want to release an early version of the game in December this year. This will allow players to play games using their own avatar, like for example Hackatao’s zombie girl and other artworks.
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. 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 Sandbox 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 create a meta gaming experience. Players can for example do daily quests or weekly quests for their guild. This will earn players SAND, which they can sell or use to buy in-game items. This system is called play-to-earn.
The Sandbox at Play to Earn Game Festival
The virtual gaming world of The Sandbox will have a presence at the Play to Earn Game Festival this November. Visitors of the virtual game event can learn about The Sandbox and its versatile game economy that’s all about player empowerment. The Play to Earn Game Festival will commence on November 2nd.
Visitors of the festival will also be able to join in raffles. The Sandbox will be giving away premium assets and virtual land. More details about the giveaways will be shared closer to the event.
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.