The Sandbox is a virtual world where users can play and build games, create assets, and interact with user generated content (UGC). This platform uses smart contracts to allow participants to stake and trade SAND tokens.
The Sandbox has three integrated products: Game Maker, The Sandbox Marketplace, and the Sandbox DAO. Each product is designed to help creators and users produce UGC.
Game Maker is a free, easy-to-use program that lets anyone create 3D games in The Sandbox metaverse. The software allows users to install characters, structures, and quests. It also provides visual scripting tools.
VoxEdit is a free, open source, 3D modeling and animation package. Artists can use it to design voxel-based NFTs (non-functional objects) and upload them to the Sandbox marketplace.
The Sandbox Marketplace is a centralized platform where users can buy and sell ASSETS – voxel assets created in VoxEdit. In turn, these creations are registered on the IPFS network. These creations can be used to make unique gaming experiences for Game Maker users.
SAND is a governance token of The Sandbox DAO. SAND holders can vote on platform changes. They can also stake SAND to increase their chances of discovering rare items.
LAND is a virtual asset that can be purchased with SAND. LAND can be acquired via public sales and through NFT platforms like OpenSea. As a result, prices for LAND will likely be higher than those on the official marketplace.
With the sandbox, it’s possible to test new code lines and variations. The sandbox helps ensure the quality of the final product.