Virtual Worlds

Altitude Brings Mushroom Mania to The Sandbox

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Altitude Games is working on the platforming game Mushroom Mania for in The Sandbox. The studio behind the Decentraland-game Battle Racers has joined the Sandbox GameMaker Fund. They plan to release Mushroom Mania at the launch of The Sandbox in December this year.

In the game you’ve been shrunken by a witch. You need to collect a magic essence to reverse the spell. However, the world is filled with gigantic mushrooms. You need to defeat them, solve puzzles and explore the giant wilderness to find them all.

Mushroom Mania is one of many projects funded by the GameMaker Fund. The Sandbox uses this fund to get quality creations into their game world when it launches. All developers receive SAND for their efforts. Aside from Mushroom Mania, there are for example Planet Rift and Dethrone.

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.

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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, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.