AMA RECAP WITH SANDBOX GAME

08 Oct 2020 17:45
AMA  RECAP WITH SANDBOX GAME

Hello, We had an AMA with SandBox Game on October 6th, 2020. For those of you who are late to follow or watch, you can read the following AMA recap.

Guest 1. Sebastien Borget (Co-Founder & Coo)
2. Amy (Lead Community Manager)
Moderator CryptoFun Team
Online participant 2064
Live Question 645

Segments:

  1. Introduction
  2. Twitter Questions
  3. Live Questions

Introduction

Cryptofun :

Welcome to the CryptoFun community , thanks for taking the time for today's AMA !
We are glad to meet here @sebastienborget


Sebastian :

Hi everyone, nice to meet you all to answer all your questions about $SAND tokens and The Sandbox


Cryptofun :

perfect, let's we star. AMA's Series cryptofun with Sandbox started... Before we start our first session, can you tell us a little about your background? @sebastienborget


Sebastian :

Yes of course, let me tell you about my background.
I am also the president of the Blockchain Game Alliance, a non-profit organization with 150+ members from the blockchain & gaming industry. That's great, then what else can you tell me here about your background ? This is my 4th company, started in 2008 with my partner and co-founder. I have been involved before in mobile gaming with a game studio that I created in 2011 and sold to Animoca Brands in 2018. And before in peer-to-peer technology, one of the very first application of decentralized technology.


Cryptofun :

An amazing experience, I hope your experience can motivate us. Okay let's to move the first session. In this session I will give some questions, if you feel that you have given enough answers, you can say "done" are you ready, ? @sebastienborget


Sebastian :

Yes of course


Cryptofun :

great Q1 : Could you please explain in detail with a simple understanding of the SandBox Platform ?


Sebastian :

The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences in the Ethereum blockchain using NFTs and $SAND, the platform's utility token. We are combining user-generated content (UGC) with NFTs, enabling anyone to make its own NFTs using VoxEdit (our 3D Editor). Then you can own, trade and monetize these NFTs as you want. At its core, The Sandbox is an ecosystem for Players and Creators, consisting of three main components: a Voxel Editor (named “VoxEdit”), a Marketplace, and the Game itself. These 3 main components are:
1. First VOXEDIT: it is a 3D modeling and animating package that allows users to create and animate 3D objects such as people, animals, foliage, and tools
2. Then the MARKETPLACE: it allows users to upload, publish, and sell their ASSETS made in VoxEdit, as Non-Fungible Tokens (Both ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens).
3. And finally the GAME MAKER: it allows players to build 3D games for free. With the help of pre-assigned behaviors and visual settings, no coding knowledge is required.

What can players do?
We are preparing a MMO-RPG inspired gameplay, where players will need to complete quests across the map (kill enemies, collect items etc), either in lands made by players or in procedurally generated lands. layers can collect tokens and resources and trade them with other players, creators, artists etc on the platform. This business model is called play-to-earn, as anything they collect in the game is truly owned by players, they can trade it to other players (inside the marketplace or outside on other websites), transfer it to other players or even resell it through our currency $SAND. We will be opening the public beta of the game in December 2020. You can see on this video the 3 products in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkf1CrkF7Y

You can join us as well on our community Telegram sandboxgameindonesia


Cryptofun :

wow what a great platform ... i am very happy to hear your explanation ...
ok can we move on to the second question?

Q2. Can you explain the features of the game on your platform? What is the difference with games on other platforms ?


Sebastian :

At its core, The Sandbox is an ecosystem for Players and Creators, consisting of three main components: a Voxel Editor (named “VoxEdit”), a Marketplace, and the Game itself.
The 3 main components are:
- First VOXEDIT: it is a 3D modelling and animating package that allows users to create and animate 3D objects such as people, animals, foliage, and tools.
- Then the MARKETPLACE: it allows users to upload, publish, and sell their ASSETS made in VoxEdit, as Non-Fungible Tokens (Both ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens).

- And finally the GAME MAKER: it allows players to build 3D games for free. With the help of pre-assigned behaviours and visual settings, no coding knowledge is required. We will be opening the public beta of the game in December 2020. Right now, we have the VoxEdit; the Marketplace and the Game Maker in Alpha. You can check this file to see the difference between our platform and others. Ok done


Cryptofun :

perfect, sandbox game is cool

Q3 : Could you please tell us...does your platform have its own token? What is the name of your token and what are the benefits for the token holder? @sebastienborget


Sebastian :

Yes, The Sandbox game platform has its own native token, called SAND. We use bloth NFTs and $SAND tokens to empower players and creators. We are thrilled to see the demand for $SAND and also want to confirm our long term vision on building a gaming metaverse. $SAND will enable players to create, play, own, govern, trade and earn within The Sandbox virtual world gaming platform. It is the ERC-20 token that will be used all across The Sandbox metaverse. $SAND tokens have the following utility on The Sandbox platform
1/ Medium of exchange: Players can potentially collect SAND through gameplay, and subsequently spend $SAND to play games, purchase equipment, or customize Avatar characters. Creators can spend SAND to acquire ASSETS and LAND. Artists can spend SAND to upload ASSETS to the Marketplace and buy GEMs for defining item rarity.
2/ Governance: $SAND allows holders to participate in governance decisions. SAND owners can vote themselves or delegate voting rights to other players of their choice.
3/ Staking: Users can stake $SAND tokens to earn rewards, as well as GEMs and CATALYSTs for ASSETS creation.
And of course, users can earn $SAND by participating in the platform. Every user contributes to value of our ecosystem. How can you earn $SAND by creating and playing?
- Selling ASSETS: Users can create and sell ASSETS as NFTs on the marketplace
- Owning a LAND: Buy a LAND in one of the LAND sales. Players can then either rent them or populate them with content to increase the LAND's value.
- Building Games on the Game Maker: Creators can build and monetize games using the Game Maker on the LANDs that are owned by players.
- Playing and participating in the game: In the Game, not only can creators profit from their creations, players can play-to-earn by collecting resources, rewards, and tokens.
You can learn more about our SAND/ETH liquidity mining pool here.
In Phase 1, we are launching our SAND Liquidity Mining program with 1,500,000 SAND fixed amount per month distributed in Rewards. In Phase 2, in coming weeks, we will introduce Yield multipliers based on LAND NFTs ownership. Liquidity mining sandbox.game


Cryptofun :

Q4 : What are some achievements of the projects and what is next on the roadmap?


Amy :

We are aiming to become one of the leading established key players in the space of virtual worlds with blockchain-based digital LANDS, reaching over 1,000,000 MAUs over the next five years. To achieve this, we will be working on:

Next 6 months :
Game Maker – Official Release 1.0 and major updates with more gaming packages, Behaviours and Visual Scripting Partnerships – New IPs and Premium NFTs to be announced Foundation – Launch of the Foundation DAO with SAND staking for voting on Creators Fund management. To date, The Sandbox team has secured over 50 partnerships from major brands such as Atari and Shaun the Sheep and award-winning mobile game studios. Partnerships include top decentralized games such as MyCryptoHeroes, Axie Infinity, and industry partners such as Matic, MakerDao, Klaytn, OpenSea, Bitski, Dapp.com, and DappRadar. Some of these partners will recreate games from their renowned IPs such as ATARI with their games Roller Coaster Tycoon, Asteroids and Pong that will populate several ESTATEs across the metaverse they will also create a theme-park like universe based on a variety of their game titles. Ok done :)


Cryptofun :

Last question

Q5 : How secure is the game, can hackers somehow steal gamers asset or hack the game, are there any vulnerabilities found out in past, what's plan devs has ,as in future may be millions or billions assets gets traded in game if it gets hugely popular ?


Sebastian :

We are trying to make it as secure as possible. All our smart contracts have been audited by 2 security audit companies: Certik and Solidified. All our code is available publicly
https://github.com/thesandboxgame/sandbox-smart-contracts
https://github.com/thesandboxgame/sandbox-smart-contracts/tree/master/documentation/audits
Also, the fact we are using Blockchain Techbnology, the content is no longer centralized. but every user owns their content. Players and Creators own their creations and game items, tokenized as NFTs. With The Sandbox, we aim to overcome these limitations by building a decentralized gaming platform where creators are able to craft, play, share, collect, and trade without central control, enjoying secure ownership with the ability to earn cryptocurrency (SAND).

This ownership will be established and guaranteed through the use of NFTs, where every in-game item will have a unique and immutable blockchain identifier. We do believe millions of players are interested in exploring the benefits of decentralization, interoperability, and the creator's ecosystem. We hope to provide more trust and transparency than centralized walled garden games. Done


Segment 2 Questions from Twitter


Cryptofun :

Q1. from @belln1234

Do you have a plan to help boost token demand and scarcity? will there be a burning or repurchasing program to create price and demand stability? @sebastienborget


Amy :

There are no burn mechanisms. The $SAND consumed returns into the supply and then will help grow the Foundation and the Staking Pool. This will generate more economic incentives. More details to be found on our whitepaper : Sandbox Whitepaper


Cryptofun :

okay next question

Q2. from @AAA4466L

Is the SandBox platform only used for gaming? And I still don't understand what are the uses and advantages of Non-Fungible Token (NFT). Is this useful for users or can it be sold on the SandBox platform?


Amy :

Yes The Sandbox platform is mainly used for gaming but different profiles can find different ways in which they can enjoy themselves on our metaverse


Sebastian :

The main use-case for The Sandbox is GAMING. it is also a strong differentiator with existing decentralized virtual worlds. The experience of our team in gaming, over 8 years developing successful games that have attracted million of players. Making a game that is fun, visually appealing and has good mechanics so you want to stay and keep playing it for a long time is our priority. Bring leading gaming Brands & IPs and leverage on those key brands building great experiences as well as trust. Through the brands and their fans, we can reach mainstream gamers and creators through their favorite brands.


Cryptofun :

it is fitting that your team looks professional 😁 it turns out 8 years of experience in this field

Q3. from @Cristubista

What uses can we give SAND? What characteristics make this Token something special? Is this the only Token that will be supported within the SandBox? @aminata_c


Sebastien :

I think we already replied the question above


Amy :

This was already answered previously by Sebastien
As said above it will not be the only token on our platform


Cryptofun : 

Q4. from @Agiel03618091

Does your platform already have an application in the Playstore, or is it one of your project plans for the future?


Amy :

Our platform is currently built for desktop and works both on PC or Mac, but in the future the games made with our Game Maker should also be playable on mobile. We're aiming for mobile gameplay to be available in 2021 on our Roadmap


Sebastian :

You can check our roadmap on Roadmap Sandbox.Game


Cryptofun :

The last question from this segment..

Q5. from @LayloMedallin

What does The SandBox plan to do to attract more users in the upcoming time?


Sebastian :

The Sandbox is a pioneer in the space of blockchain gaming, NFTs and true digital ownership, and we are thrilled to have Atari, Square Enix and more major IPs to be announced soon, who will collaborate and publish games on our platform! Our current community growth strategies of The Sandbox include:
- Partnering with content companies to onboard well-known IPs.
- Conducting LAND token sales to promote the generation of user-created content.
- Conducting AMAs to educate the community.
- Constantly engaging with the public on social media channels.

Through the brands and their fans, we can reach mainstream gamers and creators through their favorite brands. Bring leading gaming Brands & IPs and leverage on those key brands building great experiences as well as trust. https://medium.com/sandbox-game/the-sandbox-launches-free-online-community-for-learning-game-making-3193e8c46c17


Cryptofun :

Amazing.. i like with point 3 education for community


Segment 3 Live Questions

Q1. @ryadrian95 :

Does Sandbox have offices in the real world or only work in cyberspace? How many people are on your team right now? Is sandbox games suitable for all ages or age restricted?


Amy :

We do have offices across the world. Our teams are based in Argentina, France, Italy, UK, Korea, Japan and so on, we count around 40 people on our team and our still growing!


Q2. @Pacotous99 :

I am excited about the many partnerships with Sandbox. There are several well-known game developers like Atari and Paladin Studio. Will the games run on your platform?


Amy :

To date, The Sandbox team has secured over 50 partnerships from major brands such as Atari, Care Bears and Shaun the Sheep and other game studios. Our partnerships include top decentralized games such as MyCryptoHeroes, Axie Infinity, and industry partners such as Matic, MakerDao, Klaytn, OpenSea, Bitski, Dapp.com, and DappRadar. Some of these partners will recreate games from their renowned IPs such as ATARI with their games Roller Coaster Tycoon, Asteroids and Pong that will populate several ESTATEs across the metaverse they will also create a theme-park like universe based on a variety of their game titles.

Shaun the Sheep will build a new version of their Mossy Bottom Farm as well faithful renditions of the Cryptokitties identity. Others will create a unique ecosystem that our communities could bond over like Sandbox Networks the second-largest MCN company in Korea, racing games (Battle Racers, Axie Infinity), or simply work towards improving decentralized exchanges together (MakerDAO, Metamask, Matic, OpenSea, DMarket, Opera, Gitcoin or Status.) As part of our Presale 4 Event announcements, Binance invested in The Sandbox and intends to bring SAND trading markets directly to the Metaverse as well, and you can Find their locations on the Metaverse Map today. And last but not least we can also count on partners like Square Enix (with their valuable portfolio of IP, including FINAL FANTASY, DRAGON QUEST, TOMB RAIDER, and many others) that participated in an investment round into The Sandbox last year. We've also new major partnerships ongoing, yet to be announced. These will be Entertainment Brands (think Hollywood Movies) and big Gaming studios. So stay tuned! Each of these partners, receive LANDS on our map.


Q3. @Tony253210:

To generate incomes I need to be a content creator? Or i can obtain revenues just playing freely?


Amy:

No there are many ways in which you can earn while playing You can earn $SAND by:
- Selling ASSETS: Users can create and sell ASSETS as NFTs on the marketplace
- Owning a LAND: Buy a LAND in one of the LAND sales. Players can then either rent them or populate them with content to increase the LAND's value.
- Building Games on the Game Maker: Creators can build and monetize games using the Game Maker on the LANDs that are owned by players.
- Playing and participating in the game: In the Game, not only can creators profit from their creations, players can play-to-earn by collecting resources, rewards, and tokens.

Governance is also an important aspect of our decentralized platform. We want to reach the objective that within the next 5 years; 100% of the $SAND tokens will be in the hands of the community and players and we will only be developing services for the platform, but the governance and decision will be made by token holders. $SAND is a governance token that allows holders to participate in Governance decisions of the platform, using a DAO structure. They can exercise voting rights on key elements such as Foundation grant attributions to content and game creators and feature prioritization on the platform Roadmap. SAND owners can vote themselves or delegate voting rights to other players of their choice.


Oezank:

I think this is very exciting ..

Q4. @nsnur10:

Can you explain about "Turning Players into Makers", How did The Sandbox get players to participate in making games?


Amy:

In October 2019, we launched a $2M Creator Fund to help players build, share and monetize amazing games on The Sandbox gaming platform. This Game Makers Fund will be supervised by the Foundation's DAO, whose role is to support the ecosystem of The Sandbox, managing the offering grants to incentivize high-quality content & games production on The Sandbox gaming platform. As of today, the Foundation has funded over 15 game projects and granted 100 artists to produce NFTs. We expect that the overall valuation of the metaverse will be growing through the valuation of all games funded by the Foundation, creating a virtuous circle that enables the funding of bigger games.
As bigger and higher quality games are produced and published on the platform, more players will come and participate within the economy of The Sandbox Ecosystem.
You can check some of these amazing creations on our newsletter https://gamemakersandbox.substack.com and youtube channel Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/ and another one https://www.youtube.com/


Oezank:

okay, you've answered the best questions .. so maybe that's enough ..


Amy:

Yep thank you all for having us here


Cryptofun:

well... I declare that AMA's Series Cryptofun with SandBox has been completed. thanks to Mr. Sebastian @sebastienborget, who took the time to attend this event, thank you for this knowledge, I hope we will understand more about SandBox Game.
Thanks to the participants. the winners will be announced soon.
Don't forget Join @sandboxnews telegram channel and @sandboxgame


Amy:

Cheers everyone Thank you @Oezank


Cryptofun:

well, thanks also for you. We're going to open the chat because I think it's over And thanks to all participants you are cool..



All about The Sandbox :

Website: http://www.sandbox.game/
Medium: Medium the sandbox.game
Github: Github the sandbox.game
Twitter: Twitter The Sandbox.game
Telegram Group: Telegram Group Official
Telegram Channel: Telegram Channel Official
Whitepaper: Sandbox Whitepaper

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Oezank
Oezank is a Crypto enthsiast who has more than 3 years of experience observing Crypto projects and strongly believes in blockchain technology in Indonesia.
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