The Sandbox Alpha Metaverse Launches on November 29

Sandbox (SAND) price jumped over 30% in 24-hours, hitting an ATH, after the announcement of the opening of the Sandbox Alpha Metaverse event on Nov 29, 2021.

The Sandbox, the virtual property and gaming firm of Animoca Brands, has announced that they are going to launch a part of their Metaverse on November 29, 2021, through a multi-week play-to-earn (P2E) Alpha event. This launch will open up a part of the Sandbox metaverse to players for the first time after four years in development. However, only a few lucky players can enjoy the full experience of the platform. 

The virtual gaming world of Sandbox enables its users to use the play-to-earn model to monetize their time spent in the Sandbox Metaverse. Within the game, the players can also buy land and create nonfungible tokens (NFT). In fact, they can also complete various quests to earn SAND, the native token of the Sandbox project. You may also stake the SAND token if you wish. 

The company made this announcement on November 17. In their announcement, the company said that the Sandbox Alpha Metaverse event will begin on November 29, 2021, at 1 UTC and will continue till December 20, 2021. The official Twitter handle of The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) tweeted on November 16, 2021, at 6.54 pm:

"Get ready for The Sandbox Alpha!

📅 Launching on November 29th.

🌍 Anyone can experience the Alpha hub and three experiences.

5,000 Alpha Passes with content, NFT, and 1,000 Sand!

Get all the details below 👇"

The announcement also said that this event will enable a select group of 5,000 users to earn:

  • Up to 1,000 SAND coins (which is worth around US$3,500 currently)
  • 3 exclusive NFTs (non-fungible tokens) 

These NFTs are created by the Sandbox teams and will be available for grab only during the Sandbox Alpha event. These 3 exclusive NFTs can be used in the Sandbox Metaverse. They are:

  1. A medieval-style gate
  1. A blue and black dragon
  1. A long sword

All 5,000 selected users will get full access to the event by using The Alpha Pass. While the Sandbox Landowners can grab 1,000, the Sandbox account holders can grab another 2,250 daily social contests over a period of three weeks. From Nov 29 to Dec 19, 2021, these golden rockets will also be on sale on the NFT secondary market of OpenSea. 

Players who don’t have the pass will not be eligible for P2E rewards. However, they can access 3 experiences along with a multiplayer gaming mode called the Alpha Hub (featuring a range of locations and quests). 

Yat Siu, Animoca Brands co-founder and chairman, said:

"I would recommend it to people who want to experience it. You know, just go to the places, experience them, join the community on Discord, have a chat with them. See what it's all about before you make the plunge to buy land, because you know, it's like buying real estate anywhere in the world... I mean, you're not going to just fly over to New York and say, "I'll take that."

The price of the Sandbox token (SAND) has touched a new all-time high (ATH) at US$3.61 earlier today (Nov 17, 2021). The price of Sand has seen exponential growth in 2021. In the last 12-months, its price has increased by 8,663.5%.