Gamasutra – Press Releases – The Sandbox Reveals New Details on First Public Alpha: The Explorers, Coming This Summer

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HONG KONG – June 7, 2021 – The sandbox, the virtual world built on the blockchain, has revealed new information about the game’s highly anticipated public alpha: the explorers. In this developer diary, The Sandbox shared a first look at the game’s main hub; the starting point of your adventure in the Multiverse. A new Marketplace interface allows players to purchase NFT clothing for their avatar and see all the most important information at a glance, including other designs from the creator. With the new Marketplace, you can now directly purchase new LAND, your own customizable virtual property that can range from an art gallery to a tough battle arena.

The Sandbox has updated its Game Maker to include new combat mechanics like parry and charged attack with a new UI to help you fend off enemies. Not to mention quality of life updates with new camera controls and auto climb for a smoother user experience.

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“As we prepare to release the Alpha, we wanted to share some of the work being done by our talented developers. Our goal with The Sandbox has always been to enable players to create personalized experiences while using the unique advantages of NFTs to distribute high quality designs while supporting creators, ”said Marcus Bläsche, Marketing Director of The Sandbox. “We hope our game creator can inspire you to create your own games and artwork, with potential for Play2Earn by sharing your creations in the marketplace.

“As the heart of our community, LAND owners are the primary stakeholders who have contributed to our ecosystem, consistently showing their support and believing in our vision for a decentralized virtual gaming world from day one,” said Sébastien Borget, COO and co-founder. from the sandbox. “We thought it was essential that they be the first to discover what our team of over 100 people have been busy building and experiencing with our Play-to-Earn system. But the Public Alpha isn’t just for our early adopters, and we have a lot to offer all players to enjoy their playing time as well, so join us in the metaverse!

In the alpha event The Explorers, all players will be able to download the game client and access the main hub, where they can visit the NFT Museum, learn about The Sandbox factions, and socialize with other players. The Alpha will contain over 50 exclusive studio-approved experiences, providing hours of challenge and fun. Designed social centers will also be released where players can meet friends, meet new people, and explore the traditions of different factions in the Multiverse.

The sandbox is a unique virtual world where players can create, own, and monetize their gaming experiences using NFT. These NFTs come in the form of SAND, ASSET and LAND. SAND is the currency used in The sandbox which can be used to purchase ASSETS. ASSETs are tokens serving as creative elements in The sandbox Game Maker and are used on LAND, the digital real estate of this metaverse. These components of The sandbox working together to enable gamers to create digital assets in the form of NFTs, upload them to the marketplace and embed them in games using #nocode Game Maker.

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About the sandbox
The sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has fueled recent growth in demand for virtual real estate. The sandbox has partnered with major IPs and brands, including Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs, Shaun the Sheep, and Binance, and is expanding their use to support good causes. Rely on the existing The sandbox IP which has more than 40 million global mobile installations, The sandbox NFT Metaverse will provide gamers and creators with a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and gaming experiences and to securely store, trade and monetize creations via the blockchain. For more information, please visit and follow regular updates on Twitter, Way and Discord.

About Animoca brands
Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of products, including the REVV Token and SAND token; original games including The sandbox, the crazy kings, and Crazy defense heroes; and products using popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP ™ and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties and Best shot in the NBA), WAX, Harmony and Decentraland. The subsidiaries include The sandbox, Quidd, Gamee, nWay and Lympo. For more information visit or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.

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