The Sandbox will open its first play-to-earn event on November 29th at 1PM UTC, allowing players to experience and explore the voxel universe for the first time. Players who own The Alpha Pass get to try out 18 game experiences, while earning up to 1000 SAND in the process. In addition there will be three exclusive NFT awards.
Players who don’t own The Alpha Pass will still have access to three game experiences and the social hub. However, they won’t be able to earn the play-to-earn rewards. Obtaining The Alpha Pass will automatically be the first quest for every gamer interested in joining the play-to-earn component of the alpha test.
The alpha test for The Sandbox will start on November 29th and ends December 20th. Every day the team will release a new game experience, starting with the The Sandbox Alpha Hub.
How to get access to the The Sandbox Alpha?
You will need one of the Alpha Passes, and there’s a very limited supply.
- The Alpha Raffle – 1000 Land owners why register for the raffle, will receive an Alpha Pass. Registration opens on the official website on November 22nd at 1PM UTC and closes on November 28th. The more land you own, the bigger your chances. Winners will receive the access pass on November 29th.
- Daily Social Contest – The event takes three weeks, and every week the team will giveaway 750 alpha passes to lucky winners participating in daily social contests. Keep your eyes on the official Twitter and Discord.
- OpenSea – The Alpha Pass is an NFT, and therefore it seems very likely that some of these will end up on the secondary market. Keep in mind that the play-to-earn event ends on December 19th. So don’t buy the passes after that date.
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.
The Sandbox has seen lots of growth in 2021 so far. The virtual world already has 500.000 registered wallets and more than 12.000 unique land owners. In the wake of the Facebook Meta announcement, value of the native SAND token has increased significantly. In the past 30 days the token increased 313% in value to $3.14 at the time of writing.
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, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.