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The Sandbox has signed a deal with license holder IMPS to bring the blue little Smurfs into their virtual gaming world. There will be a Smurfs Village and in an upcoming land sale on November 12th, gamers and investors can acquire Smurf characters and other items. The Sandbox is supposed to release an early version of its virtual world in December.
Smurfs Village will be a place where gamers can socialize and play adventure games. Characters like Smurfette, Papa Smurf, the mean kitten Azrael and Brainy Smurf are among the playable characters. Alongside the items during the pre-sale, it’s seems likely that IMPS and The Sandbox will offer more items for sale to game creators.
The Smurfs is a very recognizable brand that has been around since 1958. In 1981 the series became popular in television, and the animated series lasted for nine seasons. In recent years there have been a couple animated movies, and there’s a new Smurfs series in production by Peyo Productions.
Smurfs Village will be one of many location in the metaverse. The Sandbox also signed partnerships with Care Bears, Cryptokitties, Atari, Shaun the Sheep and many other brands.
Largest land sale to date
On November 12th The Sandbox will start its biggest land sale ever. They will sell 11.5 percent of the total map, which means that 19.200 land parcels will go for sale. Some of them will be premium lands surrounding Smurfs Village, other will be regular lands. Alongside The Smurfs there will be more brand partnerships, but these haven’t been announced by The Sandbox yet.
The previous land sale features Care Bears. This land sale happened spread out over several days. Each of these days sold out in hours, sometimes even a couple of minutes. You can sign up for this major land sale and pre-register, right now!
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 or virtual land. This system is called play-to-earn.
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.