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The Sandbox is a virtual world in which players own and customize the 166 thousand different land parcels its made out of. On those land parcels, which are represented as non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, the landowners can do whatever they want: build games, virtual museums or other creative creations.

The world of The Sandbox is made out of voxels. From that perspective it’s very similar to Minecraft. However, in The Sandbox everybody can make a game, can design fashionable characters or earn SAND tokens by completing quests. Everybody in The Sandbox contributes to the game’s ecosystem, and therefore everybody earns rewards. That’s a true play-to-earn business model.

Creating in The Sandbox

The Sandbox provides free tools to create assets. VoxEdit is a free creator to make voxel assets, including for example game characters or non-player characters. Creations made in VoxEdit can be sold on an open and player-driven marketplace, and other people can then use those assets to decorate their lands.

Aside from VoxEdit, The Sandbox has free software GameMaker. This software can be used to make games or other interactive installations. To make these, creators can use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) made with VoxEdit. Once the game installation is complete, all used assets are saved into one ERC-1155 non-fungible token. In essence this means that these interactive creations can also be sold as separate games within The Sandbox.

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    On August 24th, The Sandbox launches their third Alpha Season. Following up on two previous alphas, The Sandbox raises the ante again with over 90 experiences and thousands of SAND tokens up for grabs! After The Sandbox ran their Alpha Season 1 last year, and Alpha Season 2 earlier this year, players have been eagerly […]
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  • Create and Earn in VoxEdit / Lords of Light Contest

    VoxEdit continues to launch a steady stream of creative contests. The latest, a partnership with Rainiverse, brings prizes including 15,000 SAND tokens and special NFTs from Raini. The theme for this contest centers around creatures from a trading card game called The Lords of Light. VoxEdit is the official, voxel-based, asset creator for The Sandbox. […]
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  • Leading Web3 Platforms Form the Open Metaverse Alliance

    Believing in “a metaverse without restraining walls,” Animoca Brands and other blockchain-based platforms such as Decentraland and The Sandbox have come together to form the Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3). The organization proposes to connect multiple virtual worlds and Web3 platforms in a frictionless way. Currently, the blockchain industry faces challenges in interoperability, and […]
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  • Play to Earn Games to Watch in August

    Like the temperatures outside for much of the northern hemisphere, the summer of blockchain gaming continues to heat up. August brings us several new playable betas and alphas. Enough to keep any avid gamer busy! I am continually amazed by the increased sophistication in blockchain gaming. Though stake-and-click style games are still plentiful, they are […]
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  • Latest Partnership Brings Ragnarok to The Sandbox

    The Sandbox adds to its ever growing list of partners with the latest addition, Ragnarok. What began as an MMORPG spread into a stable of games, merchandise, and even an animated series. Now, Gravity plans to bring their Ragnarok IP to The Sandbox, building a themed experience for players to adventure in and explore. Run […]
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  • The Sandbox Tower Game Jam in partnership with Crazy Defense Heroes

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  • Guild of Guardians Sandbox Challenge – Eye of Morax

    The second stage challenge for the special, Guild of Guardians adventure in The Sandbox, closes soon. Known as the Eye of Morax, players who complete the game on medium difficulty and submit their results, have a chance to win Guild of Guardians tokens (GOG)! No ownership of Guild of Guardians or Sandbox NFTs required. Though […]
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  • Tony Hawk Partners With The Sandbox to Create the Biggest Skatepark of the Metaverse

    Tony Hawk, the legendary American professional skateboarder, has announced a new partnership with The Sandbox to build the biggest virtual skatepark of the metaverse. As per The Sandbox blog, Tony Hawk and NFT solution platform Autograph are planning to launch an NFT collection and an experience in The Sandbox called “Tony Hawk Land.” The land will allow […]
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  • The Sandbox Partners With Playboy to Release a “MetaMansion”

    The Sandbox partnered with Playboy to build up the first immersive megamansion of the game, hosting talents and exhibits from one of the world’s most iconic lifestyle brands. Playboy-themed immersive gaming experience in The Sandbox metaverse will include NFT collectibles releases and special experiences for Playboy’s Rabbitar community. As of now, there are 5,204 Rabbitars […]
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  • Animoca Brands Building Movie Studio in Sandbox

    With a recent fundraising effort leading to a valuation of $5.9 billion, Animoca Brands is no startup company. In fact, it seems like their name is on the list of investors for almost every blockchain gaming project! Now Animoca continues their partnership with Planet Hollywood, announcing the development of a movie studio themed experience in […]
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