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The Sandbox Hits 5.7 Million Accounts Created

Discover how The Sandbox hits a milestone of 1,000 user-generated experiences, unveiling a 500,000 SAND reward pool. Dive into the growing creator community and future plans.

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The Sandbox Hits 5.7 Million Gamer Accounts Created

In a significant stride for the metaverse and web3 gaming, The Sandbox, a virtual land teeming with brands, gaming companies, and creators, has achieved a noteworthy milestone of hosting over 1,000 user-generated experiences. Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox commented on the platform's evolution, citing over 5.7 million accounts have been created.

The platform, likened to Lego-like games, continues to grow as a hotspot for digital creativity and immersive gaming ventures. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about The Sandbox's latest milestones and their substantial addition of 500,000 SAND into the reward pool of its Builders’ Challenge creator program.

The Sandbox Hits 5.7 Million Gamer Accounts Created

More About The Sandbox?

The Sandbox, a decentralized virtual world boasting over 27,000 landowners in its alpha phase, now hosts nearly 700 live player-created games with 50,000-100,000 monthly active users. Fueled by the $SAND token, The Sandbox features a user-friendly Game Maker, empowering creators in game design, asset creation, and world-building.

Recent partnerships with over 400 top brands, including FaZe Clan, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, and Ubisoft, have broadened the platform's appeal. The metaverse now boasts over 20 branded avatar collections, allowing players to express themselves through digital identities.

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UGC and SAND Tokens

The Sandbox has achieved several noteworthy milestones, such as hosting over 1,000 user-generated experiences and over 5.7 million accounts created. To celebrate this achievement and further fuel creativity within its community, The Sandbox has introduced a substantial addition of 500,000 SAND tokens into the reward pool of its Builders' Challenge creator program. This move aims to incentivize creators while fostering an environment conducive to innovation and exploration.

The infusion of SAND tokens, distributed among the top ten creators based on final rankings, brings the total reward pool to an impressive 1.5 million SAND, equivalent to approximately $950,000 USD. This enhancement presents a lucrative opportunity for top creators to potentially earn over $100,000 within a ten-week timeframe, reaffirming The Sandbox's commitment to nurturing its creator ecosystem.

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Exceptional Growth

Despite being in an alpha state, The Sandbox has experienced exponential growth, with 330,000 creators and over 200 professional studios now part of its vibrant community. The recent launch of the Marketplace on Polygon has further accelerated momentum, with creators listing over 3,300 unique assets and minting over 500,000 copies.

The Sandbox Map, once sparsely populated, now boasts a plethora of experiences, showcasing a vibrant tapestry of user-generated content and brand collaborations. Borget emphasized the platform's evolution, highlighting its transition from a nascent community to a bustling hub of creativity and interaction.

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Partnerships and Sales

The standout performance is evident in the non-LAND NFT sales, which experienced a substantial 43% increase during the final quarter of 2023. This surge is attributed to a significant uptick in non-LAND mints, totaling 30,194 and marking a noteworthy year-on-year surge of 246%. Key contributors to these mints were avatars from collaborations such as Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix with Ubisoft, as well as the Extraordinary Attorney Woo and The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa NFT collections.

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Interestingly, public LAND sales took the lead in driving overall sales in Q4, constituting 44% of the total volume. Nevertheless, private LAND trading also saw a commendable 19% increase during the same period. However, auction sales, public LAND sales, and estate sales all experienced a decline, resulting in a 42% decrease in total revenue, primarily due to a drop in primary sales volume.

Despite a modest 8% decrease in SAND staking during Q4, The Sandbox witnessed a substantial recovery, with the SAND market cap soaring by 89% to reach an impressive $1.2 billion by the end of 2023. This boost can be largely attributed to an 86% surge in the price of SAND, climbing from $0.31 to $0.58.

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Future Roadmap

Looking ahead, The Sandbox remains committed to empowering its creator community through interactive programs such as Game Jam contests, which have attracted over 2,500 participants in 2024 alone. These initiatives not only appeal to creators but also attract brands seeking to engage with the burgeoning creator economy and web3 gaming culture.

As 2024 unfolds as a pivotal year for web3 gaming and metaverse experiences, The Sandbox stands poised for continued success with its ambitious roadmap and growing creator ecosystem. With a steadfast focus on investing in the creator community, The Sandbox remains optimistic about the future as it continues to evolve and expand its platform.

While challenges persist, including improving onboarding speed and enhancing user experience, Borget remains confident in The Sandbox's trajectory. With ongoing initiatives such as game jams and partnerships with brands, the platform is well-positioned to shape the next generation of the creator economy within the metaverse.

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Final Thoughts

Sebastien Borget, co-founder of The Sandbox, expressed his enthusiasm regarding this achievement, highlighting the burgeoning creator economy within the metaverse. With over 5.7 million accounts created, the platform has seen remarkable growth and engagement since its inception, attracting both individual creators and professional studios alike.

The Sandbox's achievement of reaching 1,000 user-generated experiences marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the metaverse. As the platform continues to grow and innovate, it remains a beacon of creativity and collaboration in the ever-expanding digital landscape. 

The Sandbox aims to drive mass adoption by 2025, with short-term goals including transitioning from alpha to beta and enhancing features around achievements, battle passes, and creator monetization. Long-term plans involve expanding to mobile, embracing cross-chain interoperability, and leveraging AI for procedural content generation.


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March 25th 2024

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March 25th 2024

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