The creators of the popular hit TV series, the Walking Dead, have partnered with the Sandbox, a virtual gaming platform based on NFTs.
Sandbox will bring the Walking Dead universe to their platform allowing players to interact with their favorite characters and put their own twist on their story line. Players will also be able to own and trade Walking Dead items in The Sandbox.
The Co-founder of The Sandbox was inspired to create Sandbox from the invention of the Crypto Kitties game, one of the earliest applications for recreation in blockchain. He said:
“We immediately saw the potential to apply that technology, not just to create virtual cats, but to enable anyone to make their own NFTs, exchange them with other users, monetize them on the marketplace, and use them to build games and be rewarded for the time they spend on the platform.”
The Sandbox platform is continuing to grow in users and is one of the largest crypto gaming platforms around.
What is Sandbox?
The Sandbox is an online gaming platform where users can create, own, and profit from their gaming and assets together in an immaculately built virtual world. Like in Decentraland, players are able to access a number of features. The Sandbox allows players to own their own piece of digital real estate. Users may also create items in the virtual world through a feature called VoxEdit and add them to the user interface.
Like Decentraland, Sandbox is user-generated game which creates unlimited impossibilities for it’s users to create inside The Sandbox.
Sanbox is an NFT ERC721 on the Ethereum blockchain. ERC721 tokens are like ERC20 tokens for NFTs. They may be bought on DEXs like Uniswap and stored in MetaMasks wallets. ERC721 is a “standard interface for NFTs”.
Sandbox has many different games in their ecosystem. So, the new Walking Dead game will be one of many others.
It’s fascinating how games and media are continuing to become more popular as NFTs. There are more and more use cases for NFTs, especially in the art world, but it will be interesting where. the trend will lead to.
Additionally, video games on the blockchain like Sandbox are entering a new field never explored before because it bridges the world’s of fintech and gaming. Sure, it’s not the first time that people have made money through video gaming. In World of Warcraft, for example, users have sold items and accounts for a long time and earned a good fortune doing so. However, adding blockchain to the world of gaming is the next step in the gaming industries evolution. And furthermore, blockchain will facilitate the user ability to monetize on characters and in game items in a way it has never been seen before.
Aaron is passionate about blockchain and has been an investor in cryptocurrencies for the past years. He enjoys engaging with other people in the cryptocurrency community online, particularly on Telegram, and learning from experts.