The third land sale for the upcoming virtual world of The Sandbox has 19 companies joining the platform in a partnership. Among them are game studios like Horizon Games and Paladin Studios, art platform KnownOrigin, browser wallet Metamask, privacy-oriented chat application Status and game company Atari. In addition blockchain and crypto projects like Wax, Multis and Gitcoin also signed up.
Each of these companies will claim a piece of land within The Sandbox, and create their own ‘game or experience’. Atari already said they will make a theme park based on their own gaming brands, while KnownOrigin will make an art gallery. MetaFactory will create an virtual shop for in-game clothes and apparel.
These 19 companies will be added to the already expensive live of partnerships. During the first two land sales 36 companies already claimed one or more estates within the metaverse of The Sandbox.
Starting from Tuesday March 31st anybody can buy some land (again) inside The Sandbox. The development team is doing its third land sale, selling ten percent of the total supply. Pre-register to make sure you’re able to buy land. Land prices will be around 35 to 40 dollars a piece.
The Sandbox third land sale
This time The Sandbox will sell ten percent of its total land supply. This means that 12.384 parcels will be available on a first come first serve basis. The announcements of the involvement of both Atari and Square Enix in The Sandbox will probably increase the positive sentiment surrounding the virtual world.
The previous land sale sold out within a week. Last month 6192 parcels of land, which is five percent of the total land, generated approximately 185 thousand dollars in revenue. While the first land sale sold out within a day.
What is The Sandbox?
The Sandbox is already a franchise on mobile platforms with 40 million downloads. However, it’s the upcoming blockchain-powered version of The Sandbox that has many people talking. According to Animoca Brands this virtual world ‘will introduce new creative and commercial possibilities by allowing users to create voxel items and gaming worlds from the digital equivalent of building blocks’.
Within this game world everybody will be using SAND as a digital currency. Gamers, developers and publishers will use this Ethereum-based utility token. It will allow content creators to monetize their work, building a platform made by and for gamers.
Players and companies can buy land, and build anything on it. Ownership over virtual land is stored on the Ethereum blockchain. Users can sell their land whenever they want on any public marketplace. Using VoxEdit and upcoming Game Maker software new game experiences can be made by anybody.
Also published on Medium.