The Sandbox has announced their first public sale for land in their upcoming virtual world for early February. The sale will take place through their own website and partly on Opensea, however there won’t be any discounts anymore. The cheapest amount for a land parcel will be 4683 SAND, which currently equals 421 dollars at a price of 9 cents per SAND.
All 1200 land parcels are labeled as premium, which generally means they are close to a big estate that will attract lots of traffic. In addition buyers of these premium land parcels will also receive two NFTs. These digital characters are branded by CoinMarketCap, which is the partner for this first wave of land sales.
Aside from the premium land parcels, there will be estates. An estate is a number of land parcels clustered together. These are generally sold in squares, like for example 3×3 or 6×6 land parcels. For the first time these estates will be auctioned instead of sold for a set price.
The Sandbox public land sale – wave 1
- 1200 Premium LANDs (1×1) incl. 2 CMC NFTs – 4683 SAND
- 7 Estate M (6×6) incl. 6 CMC NFTs – auctions on Opensea
- 2 Estate L (12×12) incl. 6 CMC NFTs – auctions on Opensea
More land sale events will take place during 2021, and each of those events will have another partner. This means more collectible NFTs will be coming to The Sandbox.
The Sandbox Season 0
The Sandbox is getting ready to launch Season 0 of its virtual world. The pre-launch event will feature a limited amount of game experiences, which will unlock over a period of time. Season 0 will only be accessible by landowners, but might open up to more gamers along the way.
The event will offer more than forty different game experiences with a variety of gameplay mechanics. Some will be challenging platforming games, other are more social hubs or adventure role playing games. According to the announcement there will also be faction levels.
The Sandbox is giving 1000 SAND (40~50 dollars) to the first thousand players who complete all the pre-season objectives. There are also smaller amounts of SAND to be earned while playing. In addition players can spend their earned tokens on in-game assets.
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.
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