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The Sandbox opens early access for LAND owners to launch UGC experiences in the metaverse

With the release of publishing features, players can start  exploring new playable user-generated content


12 July 2023 - The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced a set of new features allowing users to launch their own gamified experiences on the platform. This update is the another step toward further decentralization of The Sandbox as it shifts to a model powered mainly by user-generated content.

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All LAND owners will be able to launch their experiences in The Sandbox to the public this fall with the full-scale launch of publishing. In the meantime, LAND owners who have already built their experiences can now apply for early launch. The features rolling out today include:


  • The ability for anyone creating experiences in The Sandbox to publish a landing page describing their experience

  • The ability for anyone building an experience and owning LAND in The Sandbox to make their experience landing page visible at their LAND location on the map

  • The ability for LAND owners with a completed experience to apply for early greenlight ahead of public launch.


Starting today, players will also be able to explore brand new experiences from The Sandbox partner builders, directly accessible via the virtual map at Some of these experiences include the following: 


  • Astro Archeologist

    • About the game: In this isometric action game, you are an Astro Archaeologist who explores ancient alien ruins to learn about the demise of their civilization.

    • About the creators: Sandja Studio is a studio for The Sandbox based in Thailand. They reached out to the Game Maker Fund to produce Astro Archaeologist, a revolutionary adventure game based on advanced mechanics that provides a unique experience for the players.

  • Sigma Island Mysteries (coming soon)

    • About the game: Welcome to Sigma Island. Search for clues and make strategic choices in this immersive game. Puzzles, quests and hidden secrets await.

    • About the creators: VK Gaming is a Game Studio from Australia that focuses on creating narrative and mystery experiences in The Sandbox. Sigma Island Mystery is its first experience and it will immerse you in a fascinating mystery that will test your nerves and neurons. 

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  • Floor is Cake

    • About the game: Jump, dodge, and strategize in The Floor is Cake! Avoid red tiles, collect blue tiles, & use green tiles as safe havens. Got what it takes?

    • About the creators: Hailing from Seattle, WA, Tuschay Studios is an independent multi-award winning game development, Web3, illustration, and marketing studio founded in 2010. It is the creator behind the Funguy Family.

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  • Riddztecia

    • About the game: Choose whether to steal the crown or to retrieve it in this competitive multiplayer experience!

    • About the creators: Datasylum Studio is a devoted team passionately crafting unique voxel games on The Sandbox. With an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, it strives to bring you fun and engaging games. 

  • Junkyard Dogs: Space Journey

    • About the game: Launch into the extraordinary universe of The Junkyard Dogs: A Space Journey, an immersive gaming experience that merges the enigmatic with the adventurous. Your epic saga begins on a solitary space station, poised on the precipice of a black hole and throbbing with untapped potential.

    • About the creators: Junkyard Dogs is an inclusive Web3 community and entertainment company focused on creating metaverse experiences.

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“Today marks a major step towards opening the metaverse and empowering both builders and LAND owners, allowing them to launch their experiences to players around the world, engage their community, and potentially monetize their experiences through NFT access restriction features,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “This is a significant milestone, as user-generated content will now co-exist and grow alongside brand partners, contributing to a greater diversity of experiences that will lead new players into the metaverse with true digital ownership.”

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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 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 the 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 and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ 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 original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, 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, Life Beyond Studios, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of over 450 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 or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

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