The Sandbox Starts Alpha Season 2 to Grow its Gameplay with Future Platforming, Racing, and RPG Content in Development

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The Sandbox Starts Alpha Season 2 to Grow its Gameplay with Future Platforming, Racing, and RPG Content in Development

 

Free Seasonal Event Kicks off as Metaverse Platform Passes 2M User Milestone, Supporting Independent Game Developers with Featured Game Maker Fund Titles

 

HONG KONG – March 3, 2022 – The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced today it has launched its highly anticipated Alpha Season 2, with a wave of diverse new game experiences in progress for the Alpha Season and beyond. This comes as the entertainment metaverse surpasses two million registered users in just 13 months, showing strong global interest ahead of this year’s full launch.

 

The Sandbox Alpha Season 2 will welcome all registered users, including those who sign up during the four-week event, with free access to all of +35 solo and multiplayer experiences including Snoop Dogg’s Foreplay, a sneak peek at the rap legend’s Snoopverse, and Hong Kong’s Star Ferry Pier, a time-traveling tour of the city’s famous pier brought to life by the South China Morning Post’s historic archive. For the first time, Mac users can participate alongside PC players. Experiences will be introduced each weekday, including upgraded versions of content introduced in Season 1, new original experiences including a fashion show event, new tracks from DJ and entertainer Blond:ish to keep the crowd dancing in Club XYZ, and a new transportation hub. Through play-to-earn, players can complete more than 200 gameplay quests to earn raffle tickets that offer a chance to win a Season 2 Alpha Pass for free. A total of 10,000 Season 2 Alpha Passes are available, each of which grants a chance to win up to 1,000 $SAND rewards.

 

Four new titles supported by The Sandbox Game Maker Fund, established to support independent game developers, are included in Alpha Season 2. More experiences are in development, as the Game Maker Fund is funding deeper and richer games in multiple categories ranging from platform games to RPGs to racing and social experiences. A sneak peek at some of the Game Maker-funded experiences can be seen here:

 

 

The Sandbox is making strong progress in hinting at the possibilities of the Metaverse – open, fun, culturally rich, avatar-centric, story-driven activities supporting women, diversity, art, fashion, lifestyle, and more – as Alpha Season 2 begins, with our team, the community, and our partners creating exciting new content to support our two million users,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “Alpha Season 2 will build on the success of the first Alpha Season, which attracted over 200K visitors, earned 90% positive feedback, and distributed over 5M $SAND.”

 

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About The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand having partnered with major IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and more. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.

 

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Disney, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, and Lympo. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 150 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects that are contributing to building the open metaverse, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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