The Sandbox announces partnership with Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab to build new Web3 experiences
Experiences will feature collectibles based on ZeptoLab’s iconic character Om Nom that offer players and fans in The Sandbox true digital ownership
HONG KONG – 7 February 2023 – The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced a partnership with ZeptoLab, the global gaming company behind the highly popular games Cut the Rope, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, King of Thieves, and Bullet Echo. The partnership will bring new experiences to the metaverse through the creation of a new space and Web3 engagement with the ZeptoLab community through entertaining experiences and digital collectibles based on true digital ownership.
The new LAND created by ZeptoLab will enable players to manage the Om Nom Cafe in the city of Nomville and serve customers of the themed cafe in an exciting and challenging arcade management game based on ZeptoLab’s successful intellectual property that has been downloaded billions of times worldwide.
In addition to Om Nom Cafe, ZeptoLab and The Sandbox will develop digital collectibles, building on the model created around the Nommies from Cut the Rope 2 and the Ancestors from Cut the Rope: Time Travel, as well as accessories and equipment to customize avatars.
“We are thrilled to welcome ZeptoLab to The Sandbox,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “I look forward to seeing all the creations the Cut the Rope community will build in the metaverse using collectible digital items that they can truly own.”
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, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, and CryptoKitties, 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 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 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.
ZeptoLab is a global company that creates FUN games filled with INNOVATION and polished with its signature QUALITY. After the success of Cut the Rope series, which has more than 1.6 BLN downloads and is now a part of the ZeptoLab Green, the company released C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, King of Thieves, and Bullet Echo, massive multiplayer mobile titles with more than 500 MLN combined downloads so far. ZeptoLab games can be enjoyed on iOS and Android, as well as some other mobile platforms.