The Sandbox has announced that their Alpha Season 3 has hit 200,000 monthly players, marking a huge milestone for the Season, which has seen The Sandbox provide an unrivaled Metaverse experience.
In addition, they announced 39,000 daily users visit the metaverse, with 1.6 million users visiting The Sandbox website in the past 30 days alone.
If that wasn’t enough of an indication of The Sandbox’s growing popularity, 1.6 million hours in total have been played for Season 3 alone.
What is the Sandbox?
Sandbox is an Ethereum-based play-to-earn game. Sandbox also incorporates DeFi, NFTs, and blockchain into a 3D metaverse. This Sandbox has led to a significant increase in the use of Blockchain in gaming.
Some advantages it provides include verified ownership, online and digital scarcity, monetization/play-to-earn strategies, and gaming inter-compatibility. As a result, both crypto and non-crypto video game fans are drawn to it.
A token called LAND serves as The Sandbox’s representation of virtual lands. Players can create and alter games in this virtual setting. A player’s gaming experiences can also be created, owned, and sold.
These experiences are developed on LAND and converted into Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), which can subsequently be converted into SAND tokens and offered for sale on the Sandbox Marketplace.
What are Alpha Passes?
In the Alpha, players can Play and Earn by using the Alpha Pass to explore the Metaverse.
The user’s wallet must contain the NFT ticket for the benefits to be redeemed at the end of the season! The only operating system that Alpha works with is Windows.
What is The Sandbox Season 3?
Alpha Season 3 (AS3) of The Sandbox builds on the popularity of Alpha Season 2, which drew more than 325,000 players. Players can reinvent themselves during AS3 by making an avatar or selecting one of the 140,000 playable NFTs.
They can then enter a Web3 ecosystem where gaming, music, art, architecture, and fashion all coexist to usher in the future of entertainment.
Play in a Rabbids experience using a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT avatar that has in-game utility thanks to The Sandbox’s dedication to open metaverse interoperability. This new type of Web3 gameplay lets players be owners and interact directly with multiple brands and IPs.
In an interview, Sébastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox, promised that the upcoming third season of Alpha would feature “more multiplayer experiences, more partners, more creators, more rewards for owners and players through play-and-earn mechanics, more collections, and more excitement. Each day will offer new and fun things to experience as we continue evolving The Sandbox metaverse.”
What experiences are playable in The Sandbox Season 3?
Over a period of ten weeks, more than 90 experiences have been and will be revealed. The biggest season of The Sandbox will be available for you to play, and it will feature thrilling solo and multiplayer experiences.
Every player will have access to fantastic content. There are:
27 brand partners’ experiences, including
- Snoop Dogg
- The Walking Dead
- Warner Music Group
- Ubisoft’s Rabbids
- World of Women
- The Smurfs
- Steve Aoki
- Care Bears
- and Atari.
There will also be:
- From The Sandbox, 17 experiences
- Twenty experiences were funded by The Sandbox Game Maker Fund.
- 12 independent creators’ experiences via user-generated content (UGC)
- as well as 16 Game Jam experiences.
As Aimee at P2E Diary reports, you can even have a metaverse wedding via the ‘A Love is Forever’ update.
What else can you do on The Sandbox Season 3?
In addition to all of these wonderful experiences, you can:
- Complete more than 650 quests.
- Play entertaining new games.
- Due to the limited availability of 10,000 Alpha passes, play and earn SAND tokens.
- With the Season 3 Alpha Passes, you can earn up to 500 SAND.
- Owners of land, NFT, and avatars can earn exclusive rewards.
Why is The Sandbox Season 3 Important for the Metaverse?
With the ability to take their digital assets from Web3 communities and use them directly as avatars in The Sandbox, over 140K NFT owners from collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club, Doggies, World of Women, CoolCats, Clone X, and Aoki will be able to use their digital assets from Web3 communities in The Sandbox Alpha Season 3. This will be Web3’s greatest use case for interoperability to date.
The team created a game that is even simpler to play than earlier Alpha Seasons in the spirit of the industry uniting to conquer. It encourages the typical player to take a step further and consider The Sandbox to be a game that just so happens to enhance its environment through the usage of blockchain technology. And unlike what it might seem, this is quite valuable.
For those who work in the Dapp sector, adoption is a common theme. And for anyone looking for business prospects in the cryptocurrency industry.
No matter how cutting-edge the information and mindset underlying blockchain technology may be, nothing (or very little) matters if they can’t be utilized by those who stand to gain from them.
Games have been able to remove themselves from the C-word while public interest in cryptocurrency ventures is minimal.
It is clear that the industry is not yet over when Web2 brands are wrapped into the Metaverse in this manner while subtly incorporating Web3 and decentralized finance concepts into the gaming economy.
Do you want a top-notch The Sandbox adventure?
The Everyrealm: Fantasy Islands Villa Tour is one of the experiences available. It allows players to explore the Frostbite Villa in the Fantasy Islands and includes:
- A dedicated Fantasy Island experience
- Many hours of gameplay and quests
- Frequent contests
- Raffle draws
- and even a leaderboard.
Don’t forget about the benefits for owners of LAND, AVATARs, and NFTs, too!