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The next public land sale for The Sandbox will be in collaboration with three serious NFT whales: Metapurse, Pranksy and Yield Guild Games. Starting from February 25th just over one thousand regular land parcels, priced at 50 dollars each, will be sold. In addition twenty estates will either sell directly or through auction on Opensea.
The second public land sale of 2021 will start on February 25th at 1PM UTC. They will sell 1024 regular lands on a first come first serve basis. In addition six 3×3 estates will be sold directly on the map, while 14 bigger estates will sell through a 2-day auction. Among those there will be an estate made out of 24×24 lands. That’s 576 land parcels, and therefore a minimum value of $28.800.
While the first public land sale featured CoinMarketCap, this time around there are three familiar faces for those who are active on Twitter. Each of these whales has a big footprint on the NFT market, and now gains ground inside The Sandbox. However, technically Yield Guild Games isn’t a whale, but it’s more like an organization which provides access to NFTs for its community. Pranksy is an NFT collector and trader, while Metapurse can be best seen as an investor.
The first land sale just finished last week. The Sandbox accumulated 7.45 million SAND, which equaled 1.49 million dollars at that time.
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 (~200 dollars at this moment) 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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