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The Sandbox Auctioning Land for UNICEF

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Animoca Brands has announced a charity auction for UNICEF, selling a 12×12 estate in The Sandbox. All proceeds from the auction go to the charity organization. The estate consists out of 144 land parcels and is located near the center of the The Sandbox metaverse. The auction takes place on Opensea and ends on December 21st at 1PM UTC.

An estate of 144 parcels is one of the biggest locations in The Sandbox. This particular one is located on the south edge of the district from the first land sale. It has a retail value of 7200 dollars, but considering the size and location this could very well be worth close to ten times that amount.

The land can only be bought using SAND tokens. SAND is the native cryptocurrency for The Sandbox, and is currently valued 5 cents per token. The Sandbox will donate all proceeds from the auction to the UNICEF Crypto Fund, contributing to open source technology for children and young people around the world.

“Animoca Brands and The Sandbox metaverse are proud to support UNICEF’s mission of improving the lives of children through this first-ever NFT charity auction of virtual LAND in our metaverse to benefit UNICEF’s Crypto Fund,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox . “Actions in the virtual world can positively impact the real world, and we want The Sandbox to be on the forefront of such efforts.”

What is The Sandbox?

The Sandbox is one of the blockchain-powered virtual worlds currently in development. 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.

Over the past twelve months The Sandbox has been setting up all kinds of partnerships. Think about Care Bears, The Smurfs and Atari. In addition they’ve created a game fund to stimulate developers to create unique games within The Sandbox. Hack The Tao, Mushroom Mania, Planet Rift and Dethrone are some of these indie games.

We are making a game!

The Play to Earn Community is in the early stages of creating a game inside The Sandbox. We are now using VoxEdit to create game characters, and soon we will make a game using the Game Maker and our assets. If you’re interested in joining, hop into our Discord server and look up the channel dedicated to The Sandbox. Everybody’s welcome to help out.

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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.