The Sandbox and DanceFight announce ‘The Wild Ones’ street dance avatar collection
Featuring some of the world’s top street dancers and their signature dance moves, the collection of 3,130 playable avatars will generate proceeds that directly benefit the participating dancers
Hong Kong - 10 April 2023 - The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced that it has partnered with DanceFight, the world’s leading dance battle app, to create The Wild Ones, an exclusive avatar collection based on 10 of the world’s top street dancers – and their best moves.
Comprising 3,130 playable (and danceable) voxel avatars for The Sandbox, the collection launches on 19 April 2023. It represents the creative vision and IRL movements of the world’s top street dancers, brought into The Sandbox from the DanceFight app community. Avatars are based on real-life personalities from the DanceFight mobile community and are customized with a combination of unique, randomly generated traits. Each avatar comes preloaded with a unique set of dance moves based on the IRL dancing of a renowned street dancer. Thus, each dancer’s iconic IRL moves and styles can now be used by avatar owners as they dance their way through the metaverse.
The Wild Ones were created to support a community of dancers who are extraordinarily talented. The dancers have been directly involved in the themes and design concepts that go into each of their avatars. And because these dancers are set up to receive the majority of sales from each avatar purchase, the Wild Ones have the potential to meaningfully and directly reward these artists.
The Wild Ones collection advances the partnership between The Sandbox and DanceFight, who are already collaborating to bring the authentic DanceFight experience to The Sandbox. The collaboration will bring head-to-head street dance competitions to the gaming metaverse for the first time, allowing players to fully express their dance skills, which now can include authentic street dance animations and avatars.
The Wild Ones Dancing Avatar Collection will be released in two waves:
Allowlist Release: 18 April 2023, 2pm UTC / 6am PST / 9am EST
Public Sale: 19 April 2022, 2pm UTC / 6am PST / 9am EST
Allowlisted users will have a chance to mint a maximum of two avatars per wallet within a 24-hour time period. When the public sale is live, users will have the chance to mint up to four avatars per wallet.
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 magic. Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds.
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About Virtual Arts, makers of DanceFight
The web3 entertainment company Virtual Arts Inc. created DanceFight - the world’s first mobile competition platform for skill-based, head-to-head video competition. The U.S.-based company is focusing initially on dance, but will rapidly expand to support all kinds of talent verticals, including singing, rap, skateboarding, other action sports and more. For more information about DanceFight and to download the app visit: https://dancefightapp.com and get inspired by the incredible community of dancers by following on Instagram and joining on Discord.
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 brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari. 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 2023, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company 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 Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be Media, PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 380 Web3 investments, including Colossal, 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.