The Sandbox has revealed a group of new landowners for their virtual world, including the Winklevoss twins, as they set a new date for a land sale. Galaxy Interactive, crypto exchange Gemini, and NFT art marketplace Nifty Gateway are among the companies acquiring land as well. Next week will mark the third land sale from The Sandbox this year.
On April 14th, which is next week, The Sandbox will organize a new land sale. They will only sell premium lands and each purchasable land comes with premium NFTs. Based on recent land sales, this will sell out fast. Each premium land will sell for approximately 4,866 SAND tokens, or $3,271. This price includes the exclusive, collectible NFTs. However, Currently the floor price for one land parcel is 0.66 ETH, or $1372, on OpenSea.
Winklevoss & heavy metal
Those with a bit of insight into the industry, will see the strong hands of the Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. They aren’t only investors, but also co-owners of both Gemini and Nifty Gateway. Together with investors like Bill Lee, Michael Witz, Ken Howery and Sundeep Madra they all acquired land in The Sandbox. These are all investors that have made it big in the tech world, supporting products like Coinbase, Lyft, Paypal, Unity, Immutable, Bitski and so on.
If you think it’s odd to see investors like these guys getting land, then hear this: Avenged Sevenfold will also acquire land. Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band that has been around since 1999. Can’t wait for more music artists to acquire land to do live performances, organize interactive album launches and connect with their fans through gaming.
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.
The Sandbox recently opened its own marketplace, giving creators the ability to sell their NFTs to fans, gamers, collectors and builders. They plan to release a full alpha version of their game in Q2 2021. This early version will feature a social hub and portals to a wide variety of custom games.
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 Online Magazine. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.