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The Sandbox has announced the Summer Jam Land sale during which they will sell 10,000 land plots in five weeks. Every week they will organize a smaller sale, starting next week on June 24th. There will be sales for normal land plots, premium lands and auctions for estates.
In short, the 10,000 plots will sell over five smaller waves. There will be a total of 1,300 premium lands, which come with limited edition NFTs. The Sandbox will reveal these NFTs in the coming days. In addition more than 30 estates will sell though auction on OpenSea. All purchases will happen using the native SAND token.
Aside from the five land sale moments, The Sandbox will launch new NFT collections, contest and giveaways. It’s their way of celebrating summer.
Per usual, there’s a whole bunch of partners involved in these sales. Familiar names include Hashmasks, Zed Run, Gutter Cats, Ethlings, Metakey, dj Blond:ish and a yet to be revealed jazz musician or band. It’s advised to sign up and make an account before the land sale, because often they disable is during the day itself.
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. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.