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The first of five Summer Jam sale weeks for The Sandbox sold out in only 3 seconds earlier this Thursday. A total of 1,080 land parcels sold to 625 unique buyers, and 349 of them are new landowners. According to The Sandbox they raised more than 2 million SAND, which equals more than $418,000.
The waves, as The Sandbox names their sales events, are generally rather small. They sold only 1,080 land plots, and they did this below the market price. Add that to the fact that they have 144 thousand followers on Twitter alone, and you have a wanted product.
The Sandbox consists out of a total of 166,464 land tokens. So far they’ve sold approximately half of these. There’s serious demand for virtual land in The Sandbox, but they don’t have a working product yet. Earlier this year they promised to release Season 0 in Q2 2021, but with less than a week on the calendar… that will likely not happen. Maybe this summer then?
Before Season 0 starts, there will at least be four more waves of sales. Let’s hope the next waves of these The Sandbox land sales don’t sell out in 3 seconds again.
The Sandbox Season 0
The Season 0 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.
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.