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On Thursday July 8th The Sandbox will sell 300 land parcels and 100 premium land parcels. In addition they will auction two 6×6 estates through OpenSea. This third wave of their Summer Jam sale events clearly is the smallest so far.
With this sale, The Sandbox will introduce a couple of small changes to the way they sell their land parcels. Aside from improved server capacity and Cloudflare checks, they will only load the area of the map that’s for sale. In addition, starting from wave 4 next week, they will introduce a queueing system to make land distribution fairer, instead of a clicking frenzy.
During this Summer Jam land sale event, there will be three partners. With Roxel there’s a voxel robot avatar project, while McDull is an Asian cartoon character. Thirdly there’s Shrine of Truth, a collaboration between Light Trail Adventures and Sand Rush.
Those who are interested in buying land, need to sign up now. The Sandbox will close the subscription option during the sale. A piece of land will cost 1,011 SAND, while a premium land will go for 4,683 SAND.
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.