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Sandbox Announces Sandbox DAO
Logan Hitchcock

The Sandbox introduces its DAO, revolutionizing the platform's future as a nexus for gaming, entertainment, music, and art.

The Deets

  • Empowers LAND owners to make impactful decisions.
  • Influences game aesthetics and interactivity through votes on Game Jams and VoxEdit contests.
  • Plays a critical role in enhancing the economic vitality of digital property.
  • Elevates the value of LAND in the virtual world.

The Bulk

The Sandbox, a leading metaverse platform, is ushering in a new era with the introduction of its Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). This initiative empowers LAND owners, whether they possess a single plot or multiple, to actively participate in shaping the platform's trajectory. Through engaging in the DAO, users can exercise their influence on various aspects, including game aesthetics and interactivity, by voting on crucial matters such as Game Jams and VoxEdit contests.

Participation in the DAO is not merely a passive engagement but a pivotal role in fostering the economic vitality and allure of digital property within The Sandbox metaverse. By leveraging their voting rights, LAND owners can impact the creative narrative, directly influencing Game Jam themes and steering the platform's creative direction. Furthermore, decisions regarding Game Maker Funds and prize allocations are in the hands of the community, ensuring recognition for emerging talent and fostering an environment ripe for innovation.

📊 By the Numbers

Since its inception, The Sandbox has amassed over 80,000 LAND owners and generated over $50 million in virtual real estate transactions. With the launch of The Sandbox DAO, the platform anticipates a surge in community engagement and participation.

🔜 What's Next?

The first few Sandbox Improvement Proposals are already live with potential implentation should be they accepted by the DAO participants. 


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Sandbox Announces Sandbox DAO
Sandbox Partnering With AIA Carnival
Logan Hitchcock

The Sandbox is partnering with AIA Carnival, bringing unique virtual-real world experiences to Hong Kong.

The Deets

  • The Sandbox collaborates with AIA Carnival, integrating IRL and virtual experiences.
  • An interactive game in The Sandbox metaverse features Hong Kong's festive spirit.
  • Players can win in-game NFTs and real-life carnival tickets.
  • The partnership showcases a blend of physical and digital realms at the AIA Carnival.

The Bulk

The Sandbox, known for its decentralized gaming virtual world, is making waves with its new partnership with AIA Carnival, one of Hong Kong's largest outdoor events. This collaboration signifies a groundbreaking integration of real-life (IRL) carnival experiences with the digital domain of The Sandbox.

With the help of metaverse studio Index Game, they are set to launch an interactive single-player game within The Sandbox's virtual world. The game encapsulates the essence of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, allowing players to immerse themselves in a digital celebration reflective of Hong Kong's iconic festivities.

Beyond gaming, this partnership brings tangible benefits for attendees and players. Winning players can earn exclusive in-game wearables and passes in the form of NFTs, along with actual tickets to the AIA Carnival. This synergy of digital and physical rewards is a pioneering step in the world of virtual and real-world event integration.

🎤 Founder Feedback


We're thrilled to blend the real-world excitement of the AIA Carnival with The Sandbox's virtual realm, creating an innovative, immersive experience for all participants.Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox

🔜 What's Next?

The partnership hints at future collaborations between physical events and virtual platforms, showcasing how the metaverse can augment traditional event experiences.


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Sandbox Partnering With AIA Carnival
Sandbox Launching Cinerama LAND Sale
Logan Hitchcock

The Sandbox announced a Cinerama LAND Sale, offering Sandbox Metaverse LAND owners a unique cinematic creation opportunity in partnership with top film brands.

The Deets

  • Exciting Opportunity: Owners can create immersive movie-themed spaces.
  • Diverse Options: 414 Regular and 73 Premium LANDs available.
  • Estate Auctions: Six Estates, contiguous LAND parcels, up for auction.
  • Partnerships Galore: Collaboration with industry giants like Lionsgate, Skydance, and more.

The Bulk

The Sandbox, a leading player in the decentralized virtual world, has just elevated its game with the announcement of the Cinerama LAND Sale. This initiative offers LAND owners the chance to develop their own film-inspired universes, marking a significant step in blending entertainment with virtual reality.

The sale presents a wide array of options for participants, including 414 Regular LANDs and 73 Premium LANDs. Moreover, the auction of six Estates provides an even broader opportunity for prospective buyers to establish their presence in this movie-themed neighborhood.

Partnerships with renowned brands such as Lionsgate, Skydance, The Walking Dead, and more add to the allure, ensuring that the Cinerama LAND Sale is more than just a real estate purchase; it's an entry into a collaborative hub of cinematic creativity and innovation.

🎤 Founder Feedback


Cinerama LAND Sale is more than just acquiring virtual land; it's about creating a community of cinematic creators and enthusiasts, changing the landscape of digital storytelling.Arthur Madrid, CEO, The Sandbox

🎬 Take Action

For those interested in the Cinerama LAND Sale, the raffle for sign up is open until Nov. 21. 


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Sandbox Launching Cinerama LAND Sale
The Sandbox Appoints Gaming Expert Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer
Logan Hitchcock

Nicola Sebastiani, who holds extensive experience from PlayStation Studios and Apple, is the new Chief Content Officer at The Sandbox, according to a press release shared with Lucky Trader. 

The Deets

  • From PlayStation to The Sandbox: Nicola’s previous roles include Vice President and Head of Mobile at PlayStation Studios and Head of Games Business Development for the App Store at Apple.
  • Building The Ecosystem: Sebastiani will collaborate with The Sandbox's global community of content creators, gaming studios, and brand partners to curate content across various styles.
  • Empowering Creators: Nicola aims to further the platform's mission by empowering the creator generation to build and monetize engaging virtual experiences.
  • The Sandbox Milestones: Recently, the platform reached 5 million registered wallets and plans to introduce self-publishing for all landowners by year's end.

The Bulk

Sebastiani, with his profound gaming industry background, will aim to revolutionize content styles, ranging from single-player games to social hubs in The Sandbo. Furthermore, he will supervise game publishing for The Sandbox’s vast range of partners, which spans industries like entertainment, music, lifestyle, education, and more.

His role will also focus on the expansion of The Sandbox’s Game Jam events and the development of the platform’s no-code creator tools, Game Maker and VoxEdit. These tools have been important in enabling creators to shape culture and provide brands with innovative interactive content.

Having previously helmed significant positions at PlayStation Studios and Apple, Sebastiani brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He played a key role in defining PlayStation's mobile games strategy and also contributed to Apple Arcade's successful launch. 

🎤 Founder Feedback


Nicola has proven experience in building exciting new game formats on emerging platforms and supporting both creators and players. His expertise will amplify the creativity of our community as they launch diverse experiences on our open metaverse platform.Sebastien Borget, COO, The Sandbox

The Sandbox Appoints Gaming Expert Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer
Animoca Helping Bring Motorsport Experience to Metaverse
Logan Hitchcock

VR46 Metaverse, announced a partnership with Animoca Brands and Gravitaslabs for a brand new motorsport gaming experience, “ValeVerse,” in The Sandbox.

The Deets

  • ValeVerse Experience: Players challenge themselves with quests for rewards.
  • ValeVerse Pass: Offers exclusive benefits such as raffles for signed merch, race tickets, and a meet-and-greet with Rossi.
  • Digital Assets: ValeVerse will feature items from iconic bikes to avatars on The Sandbox.

The Bulk

VR46 Metaverse, co-founded by nine-time MotoGP™ world champion Valentino Rossi, is coming to the metaverse. The newly announced collaboration with Animoca Brands and Gravitaslabs aims to bring motorsport gaming experiences to the metaverse, starting with “ValeVerse” on The Sandbox.

In ValeVerse, players can prove their mettle by taking on a series of quests with  rewards waiting at the finish line. The ValeVerse Pass, offers holders access to unique benefits like signed merchandise, race tickets, and an exclusive opportunity to meet Valentino Rossi.

VR46 Metaverse, alongside Animoca Brands and Gravitaslabs, envisions a future teeming with digital assets and metaverse games, particularly in the automotive and motorsports sectors. The ambitious plans include potential collaborations across Animoca Brands’ expansive ecosystem and further endeavors in other web3 platforms and metaverse experiences.

🎤 Founder Feedback


I'm very pleased to work with Valentino Rossi, VR46 Metaverse, and Gravitaslabs to bring this racing legend to life in the metaverse.Will Griffiths, VP of Commercial Strategy of Animoca Brands

 

🔜 What's Next?

Stay connected and find more information on the ValeVerse roadmap and future activations by visiting vr46metaverse.com/valeverse.


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Animoca Helping Bring Motorsport Experience to Metaverse
British Museum Ventures into the Metaverse
Logan Hitchcock

The Sandbox and the British Museum are partnering to introduce a series of digital collectibles, opening the vast, historic museum collections to the metaverse, according to a press release shared with Lucky Trader.

The Deets

  • A new partnership: British Museum's first step into the metaverse
  • Offering immersive experiences: making iconic collections globally accessible
  • Collaboration with LaCollection: developing unique digital collectibles
  • Mission: Enriching user experience in The Sandbox with a wealth of human history and culture

The Bulk

The British Museum, a landmark institution in world history and culture, has taken a significant step into the world of digital technology. It is partnering with The Sandbox to offer an unprecedented range of digital collectibles.

This collaboration, facilitated by LaCollection, aims to create a unique digital environment that reflects the extensive and fascinating collections of the British Museum. It signifies a new frontier for the museum and cultural institutions in general, extending their reach into the metaverse and offering novel immersive experiences.

Users of The Sandbox will have the opportunity to explore and interact with these digital collectibles, mirroring the rich history and artifacts housed in the museum. From ancient tools to modern acquisitions from all corners of the globe, the British Museum offers a grand narrative of human history and culture.

🎤 Founder Feedback


We are very excited to collaborate with the British Museum to share its incredible collections to new audiences in the metaverse. This is a great opportunity for The Sandbox players to learn about the amazing wealth of human history, art, and culture that the British Museum has to offer.Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox

British Museum Ventures into the Metaverse
McNuggets® Land Coming to The Sandbox
Logan Hitchcock

McDonald's Hong Kong is collaborating with The Sandbox, a decentralized virtual gaming world, to create McNuggets® Land, a metaverse playground celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chicken McNuggets.

The Deets

  • Metaverse Experience: Users interact with gaming characters and partake in various mini-games.
  • Digital and Physical Rewards: From a shared SAND prize pool and mystery boxes to 10,000 McNuggets coupons and 365-day free Chicken McNuggets for ten winners in Hong Kong.
  • Access: Only an email account and a one-minute registration are required.

The Bulk

McDonald's Hong Kong embarks on a pioneering collaboration with The Sandbox to create a metaverse playground, aptly named McNuggets® Land. This online haven is designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chicken McNuggets and comes replete with a host of digital and physical rewards.

Users can dive into McNuggets® Land to interact with gaming characters modeled after McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, participate in diverse mini-games, explore a virtual gallery tracing the 40-year history of Chicken McNuggets, and even serve the iconic treat to customers in the virtual world.

At the heart of this interactive digital playground, rewards await participants, including a shared prize pool of 100,000 SAND and mystery boxes. Exclusive for Hong Kong users, there's a shared pool of 10,000 McNuggets coupons and ten winners will enjoy a full year's worth of free Chicken McNuggets.

🎤 Founder Feedback


We're thrilled to collaborate with McDonald's to offer a fun-filled Web3 metaverse game experience to our customers.Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox

🎬 Take Action

Experience the joy of the McNuggets® Land by registering through your email and enjoy the interactive games and rewards.


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McNuggets® Land Coming to The Sandbox
The Sandbox and Nuclear Blast Unveil Metaverse Heavy Metal Haven
Logan Hitchcock

The Sandbox is partnering with independent record label Nuclear Blast, introducing a heavy metal-themed virtual experience named Blast Valley to its metaverse. 

The Deets

  • Blast Valley: A metaverse environment for heavy metal fans designed by heavy metal enthusiasts.
  • Players will engage in quests, interact with virtual inhabitants, and attend premiere concerts.
  • Nuclear Blast, a leading name in heavy metal, will leverage its global influence to promote virtual events within The Sandbox.

The Bulk

In Blast Valley, players will find themselves engrossed in a heavy metal festival-like atmosphere. They will be able to undertake quests revolving around a magic volcano situated at the heart of Blast Valley, band together with creatures dwelling in the land, and perform on stage. Furthermore, users will have the chance to attend virtual concerts and events, adding a new dimension of engagement and community interaction.

🎤 Founder Feedback


Heavy metal belongs in our platform and provides the opportunity for tremendous creative expression, resulting in an immersive world unlike any other. We're tremendously excited to make The Sandbox the home of the genre in the metaverse, and look forward to participating in the novel experiences that will launch in Blast Valley.Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox

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The Sandbox and Nuclear Blast Unveil Metaverse Heavy Metal Haven
BBC Studios and Reality+ Ventures into The Sandbox Metaverse
Austin Ketterling

BBC Studios partners with Reality+ and The Sandbox to create immersive metaverse experiences based on iconic BBC brands like Doctor Who and Top Gear.

The Deets

• This partnership marks BBC's first presence in the metaverse.
Reality+, a web3 specialist agency, facilitates BBC Studios' transition to Web3.
• The venture will include a dedicated BBC events space within The Sandbox.

The Bulk

BBC Studios is debuting in the metaverse through a strategic partnership with Reality+ and The Sandbox. This collaboration will manifest in immersive, interactive experiences themed around globally loved BBC brands Doctor Who and Top Gear.

Reality+, a dedicated web3 agency, is helping BBC Studios navigate its entry into Web3. Having previously partnered with BBC Studios for the Doctor Who: Worlds Apart digital trading card game, Reality+ is extending its support to explore the limitless opportunities within The Sandbox Platform.

The project is not just focused on entertainment but also on sustainability. With Offsetra and Nori onboard for carbon offsetting and WeForest for reforestation efforts, this venture will ensure that the digital transformation aligns with global environmental efforts.

📊 By the Numbers

The utility token for The Sandbox, $SAND, is up 4.90% over the last 24 hours to $0.516. 

🎤 Founder Feedback


While the metaverse is still in its infancy, it may shape how we consume and experience entertainment in the future and I'm looking forward to seeing how fans interact with our brands in this space.Nicki Sheard, President of Brands & Licensing, BBC Studios

BBC Studios and Reality+ Ventures into The Sandbox Metaverse
The Sandbox Partners with Cipriani to Unveil Italian Luxury in the Metaverse
Austin Ketterling

The Sandbox joins forces with iconic hospitality company Cipriani, introducing immersive Italian luxury experiences into the metaverse.

The Deets

  • The collaboration entails a virtual Venice with interactive features such as a masquerade ball, fashion shows, and concerts.
  • The partnership also includes a recreation of the famous Cipriani Wall Street Ballroom for hosting cultural events.
  • Cipriani’s LAND will be situated in The Sandbox's trendy Galleria neighborhood, launched in December 2022
  • A tribute to the legendary Harry’s Bar, known for the original Bellini cocktail, forms part of the metaverse experience

The Bulk

The Sandbox expands its immersive landscape by partnering with Cipriani, a global beacon of Italian luxury and hospitality. In this new venture, players will have the opportunity to stroll through the virtual streets of Venice, interact with the Cipriani family, and partake in various cultural events.

The Cipriani experience will find its home in the Galleria neighborhood of The Sandbox map, a sector built around fashion, media, and hospitality brands. In line with the upscale aura of the neighborhood, the Cipriani experience will strive to offer memorable virtual encounters to its visitors.

A standout feature of this collaboration will be a tribute to Harry’s Bar, the legendary Venetian watering hole known since the 1930s as a meeting place for artists, royalty, and cocktail enthusiasts. Players visiting virtual Venice will be welcomed with a hint of time travel, transporting them back to the bar's glory days.

🎤 Founder Feedback


We're delighted to bring iconic Italian history into The Sandbox to further enrich our players' experiences. In designing a metaverse for such a diverse audience, we have the unique opportunity to represent nationalities and cultures from around the world.Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox

🖼️ The Big Picture

As metaverse platforms like The Sandbox continue to forge partnerships with real-world brands like Cipriani, they create opportunities for players to explore, learn, and connect with diverse cultures and experiences. These collaborations could redefine the boundaries of online gaming, leading to a new era of interactive, immersive, and culturally rich virtual experiences.

📊 By The Numbers

The utility token for The Sandbox, $SAND, is trading at $0.4912, down 17.5% over 30 days. 

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The Sandbox Partners with Cipriani to Unveil Italian Luxury in the Metaverse