Monsta’s ‘Mad Mecha’ Is Coming Exclusively to The Sandbox Gaming Metaverse
Southeast Asian Animation Media Giant Monsta Dives into The Sandbox Metaverse with Mad Mecha, the New Customisable Gameplay Experience
HONG KONG – 9 February 2022 – The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and the leading open NFT metaverse platform, announced today that it has partnered with Monsta, producer of the highly anticipated superhero series Mechamato, to bring an exclusive gaming experience to The Sandbox gaming virtual world. Monsta’s Mad Mecha will give players the first-ever access to a rich new high-tech robotic universe in a customisable interactive experience.
Watch The Sandbox teaser video for the Mad Mecha experience:
Part virtual real-estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make rainbow-colored magic (think Ready Player One). Monsta joins over 165 existing partnerships including The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, and CryptoKitties, all following The Sandbox’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds. In addition to the dedicated Mad Mecha experience on The Sandbox map, users will be able to create their own fan-made adventures and stories featuring characters, game items, equipment, wearables, and decorative digital assets – or just showcase the assets they own.
As a first step to bring Mad Mecha into The Sandbox metaverse, The Sandbox will give users the possibility to get pieces of virtual real estate close to Monsta’s spot in the metaverse, enabling fans and gamers to be close to their beloved brand.
The Chaotic World of Mad Mecha Debuts Globally on The Sandbox
A leading producer of kids and family content, Monsta is a Malaysian character media company known for popular icons such as Mechamato, BoBoiBoy, Papa Pipi, and Fly With Yaya. The company also owns one of the largest kids and family YouTube networks in the region, with over 18 million subscribers and 40 million unique monthly visitors on the platform. Delving into a new segment of the digital space, Monsta will enter The Sandbox with Mad Mecha, the exclusively designed world for The Sandbox. As a bonus for fans, Mad Mecha will also feature elements and characters from Monsta’s latest animated series, Mechamato, which recently released on Cartoon Network in December last year.
What Is Monsta’s Mad Mecha?
Monsta’s Mad Mecha is a newly designed game world that’s making its debut on The Sandbox. On a high-tech world populated by exiled robots, dangerous robots named Mad Mechas roam free. Having gained a remote connection with one of them, it is now up to the player to help it survive and escape the planet by navigating dangerous robot cities and participating in the Robo-Games at the colosseum.
Epic battles await in the Quest Zone where players will earn parts from defeated enemy Mad Mechas and rescued friendly Mad Mechas too. Players can use the Workshop to assemble these parts into new robot champions who will fight in the Battle Zone player vs. player (PVP) mode.
The rich and meticulously-crafted Mad Mecha universe will exist inside The Sandbox, featuring exclusively-designed digital assets to collect, including a full line-up of unique in-game robot avatars with special fighting abilities. Various challenges are built into the game that will reward players with more items once completed. Various new assets await LAND owners with the likes of Mad Mecha assets, NPCs, buildings and props to build their own Mad Mecha City.
Quote from Sebastien Borget (COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox)
“We’re pleased to welcome the Mad Mecha IP into The Sandbox metaverse, and we hope to see it attract new audiences from South East Asia to our gaming virtual worlds, enabling fans and users to create their own adventures and stories with their favorite characters,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox.
Quote from Kee Yong Pin (Monsta’s Chief Operating Officer)
“We are excited to bring the Mad Mecha project into the immersive gaming metaverse of The Sandbox. We believe that Mad Mecha has the potential for immense growth on this platform, especially with such a passionate and dedicated community. It will offer a unique experience for both our existing and future audience base, very different from our previous projects,” said Kee Yong Pin, Monsta's Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for the upcoming Mad Mecha project.
He added, “We can’t wait to introduce our lineup of stylish collectible robots. We have a lot of ideas and are working eagerly on various digital collectibles for The Sandbox community.”
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 Adidas, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs, 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.
Monsta is a character media company that specializes in producing high quality 3D-animated series, movies, and consumer products. For over a decade, Monsta has been one of the major players in the South East Asian animation field, well-known for its popular animated franchise BoBoiBoy, Papa Pipi, Fly With Yaya and the highly-anticipated upcoming animated series Mechamato, which was listed in the 'Hot Properties playlist for October 2021' by C21Media.
As a content developer, Monsta's ambition has always been to bring fresh animation with good values to the global market, now delving fast into digital content marketing, where they find themselves continuously needing to challenge the status quo, experimenting with new types of content and embracing the fast-paced world of media and entertainment that caters largely to kids and family audiences.
For more information about Monsta, visit their official website: www.monsta.com.