You may be familiar with the sandbox video game genre, though probably not as many will have heard of the game called The Sandbox. It has quite the history behind it, but suffice to say that, in its current form, it’s a sandbox blockchain title that allows you to essentially create your own play experiences within it. And it is also launching the alpha of The Sandbox Metaverse at the end of this month.
But what is The Sandbox Metaverse? The idea behind it is pretty much the concept of the metaverse, a virtual world that mimics elements of real life, with its own twists. And the alpha aims to show what its metaverse can be like, but naturally on a smaller scale.
For the duration of the alpha, players can access three unique experiences within The Sandbox Metaverse, plus the central Alpha Hub. That latter serves as pretty much this game’s version of an MMO lobby.
Of course, being a blockchain-based game, you’ll need a crypto-wallet of some kind to take part. And if you’re already very into the whole crypto economy, then The Sandbox Metaverse has something for you. Building up to the opening of the alpha, up to 1000 Alpha Passes were created, and are given away to land owners. Land inside the game refers to the size of the space that you have to create your own sandbox experience.
The Alpha Pass itself is like the battle pass you’ll find on other games today. Complete the track to get rewards. But the ultimate reward for The Sandbox Metaverse Alpha Pass is 1000 SAND coins. Each SAND coin is, at the time of writing, worth US$6.25 (~RM26).
For non-landowners, there will be daily social contests, and up to 750 Alpha Passes will be given away this way. Beyond that, the only other way to get an Alpha Pass is to buy it from someone who has it on OpenSea. Yes, the Alpha Pass itself is an NFT ticket.
If you’re into the whole idea of the metaverse and are very into cryptocurrencies and NFTs, then maybe The Sandbox Metaverse is something you should look into. And this alpha may just be the reason for you to get into it. You can find out more via its website, as well as its Medium post explaining the alpha, linked below.