Virtual Worlds

Ultra, Splinterlands and Gala Games Join The Sandbox

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The Sandbox has announced that companies like Splinterlands, Gala Games and game distribution platform Ultra are among their latest partners. Each of these companies will have a piece of land during the upcoming land sale. Right now The Sandbox has a variety of partnership with more than seventy different companies.

The latest ten companies to partner with The Sandbox are Splinterlands, Gala Games, The Smurfs, Ultra, NFT Bank, Mobox, Ludena Protocol, BiYong, Everyst, and Ekkorr Games. Some of these are gaming projects, others create for example social media applications or blockchain tools.

The partnership with The Smurfs stands out, as that’s clearly the biggest brand. However, we should not underestimate the collaboration with Ultra. The blockchain-powered game distribution platform allows gamers to resell their digital games. The entire ecosystem of The Sandbox will also exist on the Ultra blockchain, which is on an EOSIO framework.

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. You can sign up for this major land sale and pre-register, right now!

Ultra blockchain and Ethereum

In addition Ultra and The Sandbox will work together to create cross-chain interoperability for non-fungible tokens. This will mean that the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 protocols will be compatible with the UOS blockchain. As soon as this is functional, it will be easy for other blockchain games to move their product over to the UOS blockchain. Free and fast transaction would be an additional benefit of such a move.

It’s very similar to something we’re now seeing in decentralized finance. Through smart contracts a cryptocurrency from one blockchain gets wrapped into another blockchain. For example, one bitcoin gets locked away and in return you get a Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on the Ethereum blockchain. Last month WAX already announced their plans to connect their economy to the Ethereum blockchain, which – once again – is a very similar idea.

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.

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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.