The Sandbox Game is a multiplayer online game that uses blockchain technology with decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-exchangeable tokens (NFT) elements. The Sandbox is a metacovelent in which players can buy and sell “Earths”, create and sell their “Assets” – NFT-tokens, participate in project management and decide on future development.
Who created the project The Sandbox
The general public got to know about Sandbox after it was announced on IEO through Binance Launchpad platform in August 2020. Prior to that, the founders also held a closed round of investment.
The main actors are:
Arthur Madrid, CEO of Pixowl. He is an economist and worked as a consultant for Eurogroup Consulting France before becoming an entrepreneur. Sebastien Borget, COO of Pixowl. He is a telecommunications specialist. He started his career as a project manager at 1-Click Media of Arthur Madrid. Has worked with Activision and Universal Music.
The functionality of the platform itself was launched after IEO in December 2020. Now not all the planned features have been implemented and the project is still in development.
Literally, the name of the project is translated as “The Sandbox” and this name reflects its essence – the creation of a framework for the implementation of new game products. The Sandbox positions itself as a platform for creating and monetizing gaming experiences where participants create their own games and entire virtual worlds, with creators having ownership rights to their creations.
There are three types of tokens used in the game’s Marketplace:
- SAND (Sand) is a native game token running on the Ethereum network in the ERC-20 standard. The main currency of the game, used for all transactions.
- ASSETS – user-created game objects, are irreplaceable NFT tokens using the ERC-1155 standard, these “objects” are unique and creators have ownership of them.
- LAND (land) are land plots, technically they are also NFT tokens but in the ERC-721 standard. The land can be bought, sold or leased. Objects and items are placed on the land and transformed into full game levels.
The Sandbox ecosystem
The Sandbox ecosystem is the three solutions on which the project is based:
- VoxEdit software for creating and animating objects out of cubic 3d pixels;
- Marketplace – a marketplace for buying and selling in-game assets;
- Game Maker – software for creating game scripts to be placed on project lands.
VoxEdit – a free 3D modeling package that lets you create and animate 3D objects such as human and animal characters, vehicles, tools, and other objects. “Voxels”, which are cubic 3D pixels similar to building blocks, can be manipulated with VoxEdit to create new objects that, once created, can be exported to the Sandbox Marketplace and become game assets.
The Sandbox Marketplace is an NFT marketplace for users to trade in-game assets (ASSETS) in the form of NFT tokens. These NFTs can be objects, buildings, wearable devices and more that can be used in the Sandbox world. Also, purchased Assets can be incorporated into the LAND using Game Maker to create unique games.
Game Maker is a platform that allows users to create and test their own unique 3D games in the Sandbox meta universe. The software doesn’t require any programming skills. And allows users to create game mechanics by adding custom objects to them.
How to Start Playing The Sandbox
To start playing Sandbox just go to the official site of the project – www.sandbox.game and connect your Metamask wallet to the site.
The game does not have the usual “account” and registration as it is built on blockchain technology and all actions are recorded in it.
The token of the Sandbox project is SAND
“Sand” or SAND is a native TheSandbox token issued in the ERC-20 standard of the Ethereum network, with a total supply of 3 billion tokens.
The SAND token is used to perform all transactions and interactions across The Sandbox ecosystem. Players need to own SAND to play the game, customize their avatars, buy lands or exchange Assets in the Sandbox Marketplace. Also being a management token, SAND allows its owners to propose and vote for changes to the platform through a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) structure.
SAND cryptocurrency exchange rate and prospects
At the beginning of 2021, even before the listing on Binance, the price of the SAND token did not exceed 5 cents, but already set its high of $8.44 on November 25, 2021.
The outlook for the token depends both on the dynamics of the project itself and on the sentiment of the entire cryptocurrency market. While it is difficult to make predictions on the second point, the project’s development prospects can be understood from the roadmap and plans for this year:
- early 2022 the gradual opening of The Sandbox game universe is planned;
- in the second quarter, the launch of DAO and stacking;
- in the third quarter, a major advertising campaign is planned;
- a mobile version of the game is planned for launch in the fourth quarter;
As we can see, the project team has serious plans for 2022, let’s keep an eye on the development of the project.
Where to buy SAND tokens
SAND tokens are already available for purchase on many cryptocurrency exchanges, such as the Binance exchange, a full list is available at CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko. It is also possible to exchange Eth coins for SAND tokens in Metamasc wallet, but before exchanging you should pay attention to commissions in Ethereum network.
Where to store SAND coins
Because SAND token is based on Ethereum, wallets that support ERC-20 tokens are suitable for its storage, the most popular wallet for SAND is Metamask, as it can be used to connect to the game.
To sum up
Sandbox is a multiplayer content platform that allows players to create a meta-universe of the game, changing its look and content. Unlike many games, The Sandbox does not have a pre-defined game world and a pre-designed scenario. That said, in addition to creating and adding their own objects to the game world, users can earn money by selling their creations.