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Those who want to wake up in the middle of the night because mister Deadmau5 is once again pumping his speakers with devilish electronic music, can today purchase real-estate next to him in The Sandbox. Deadmau5 is a featured artist, together with Richie Hawtin a.k.a. Plastikman, in today’s The Sandbox Euphoria land sale.
The partnership between the two DJs and The Sandbox doesn’t come out of the blue. Hawtin and Deadmau5 have established Pixelynx, a gaming venture that needs to become a portal into the metaverse for more artists and brands. This is obviously their first move.
The land around the Deadmau5 area is of course premium, which means you will pay extra but will also receive NFTs alongside your land purchase. A premium land costs 4,683 SAND tokens, which equals $1,650 at the current rate. A regular land without any branded NFTs costs 1,011 SAND tokens, which is $365. The current floor prize for land in The Sandbox is 0.2599 ETH, or $523.
During the sales event they will sell 900 regular lands and 400 premium lands for a fixed price, while 11 estates will be auctioned on OpenSea. All land purchases need to be done using the native SAND token. The sales event starts today, Thursday May 27th at 1PM UTC.
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 voxel 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. Owning land in The Sandbox will allow users to monetize it. They can create and publish games, open virtual shops or organize events.
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’re sure co-founder Sebastien Borget has more surprises up his sleeve in the coming months.
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 and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.