The Sandbox is a blockchain-based gaming platform that allows users to create, share, and monetize their own gaming experiences.
In its 2022 Year in Review, The Sandbox highlighted several key achievements, including the successful launch of its Alpha and Beta versions, which saw over 600,000 transactions and 2 million items sold.
The company also announced several high-profile partnerships with major brands, including Atari, The Walking Dead, and Deadmau5.
Looking ahead to 2023, The Sandbox plans to launch its full version, which will feature improved graphics and gameplay, as well as additional features like multiplayer functionality and a creator fund to support the development of new games.
The company also plans to expand its ecosystem with the launch of a new gaming platform called VoxEdit, which will allow users to create and animate 3D voxel models for use in The Sandbox and other games.
In 2022, the Game Maker made significant headway in bringing more gamification mechanics to the metaverse, with a major upgrade to v0.7 in May, unlocking, among others, the following features:
- MacOS compatibility, offering the exact same features as PC to millions of Mac users
- Avatar navigation: walking, sitting on the ground, and improvements to auto-climb
- New dance animations were added to the random section of the Emote wheel
- Loading times, UI improvements, and much, much more!
- Check out all the major updates made to the Game Maker in 2022 in this changelog.
Additionally, The Sandbox plans to continue building out its metaverse, which allows users to explore and interact with a virtual world made up of user-created games and experiences.
The company has also hinted at potential collaborations with other blockchain-based projects and game developers, suggesting that 2023 will be a year of continued growth and innovation for The Sandbox and the wider blockchain gaming industry.