The Sandbox has announced a partnership with the South Korean animation company Iconix, bringing their Pororo cartoon characters into the blockchain-powered virtual world. NFT assets based on the cartoon series will be available with Premium land sales on September 23rd.
On September 23rd The Sandbox will organize other land sale during which it will sell 374 premium lands. How many regular lands they will sell, is not yet known. Each of the premium locations in The Sandbox comes with a package of NFT assets based on Pororo: The Little Penguin. Characters like Pororo, Crong, Loppy, Eddy and Harry are part of the collection.
However, the Pororo NFT character is one-of-a-kind and will be auctioned on OpenSea. There is only one copy of the main character that will be issued as an NFT.
Every land sale in The Sandbox there will be three types of land available. A regular piece of land goes for 1011 SAND, and doesn’t come with any extras. The premium lands generally have better locations, cost 4,683 SAND and come with a couple of NFTs.
Those in Europe and the United States are probably not very familiar with Pororo, but Tayo the Little Bus might ring a bell.
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.
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.