Pixowl’s Sandbox Decentralized Blockchain Gaming Platform Opens $2 Million Creator Fund
Pixowl recently created a Creator Fund worth $2 million. It will reward its artists when they create items for The Sandbox blockchain-based game. Animoca Brand bought Pixowl in August at $4.875 million. This was part of a plan to shift to nonfungible tokens that could be used to identify in-game items. The tokens are used as a reward for artists to create and experience in the new The Sandbox game. This game is voxel-based and has blocky characters; it runs on mobile devices.
Other games such as CryptoKitties have adopted blockchain technology with much success. It allows players to have full ownership of the in-game items they create or buy inside a game. Pixowl has been working on The Sandbox for over six years. They aim to reward players that take tools made by the company to create more things inside the gaming world according to the Pixowl CEO. Besides that, they intend to move into both PC and mobile form.
Approved creators will create content and receive rewards via grants of either fiat or crypto. This will include the ECRO20 SAND token native to the platform. This token will mainly be utilized inside the Pixowl ecosystem. Sandbox is a community-powered platform that allows creators to monitor voxel assets and the gaming experience.
About The Game
The Sandbox thus far has 40 million installs. The monthly active user base is 1.2 million on mobile. However, the 2D game is still quite small compared to games such as Roblox and Minecraft. Another game that allows users to create items inside the fame is Fortnite. However, it has yet to adopt the blockchain tech.
Pixowl intends to create a 3D version of The Sandbox, which will run on blockchain tech. They will also make it possible for Mac and PC users to monetize non-fungible tokens inside the game.
They have been using 2D tech for six years according to the COO of Pixowl. While it works great as a mobile game, he said that they felt there was a chance to take the franchise and add multiplayer PC. This will lead to a better experience for the players. He added that they intended to fill out a niche, which was still not wholly covered.
The Sandbox wants to disrupt the market by offering a blockchain platform that can compete in the Minecraft or Roblox. The entire community of creators will have access to their own NFT builder ecosystem.
According to Madrid, the Pixowl CEO, they will create the first user-powered content NFT marketplace. The creator fund would offer an incentive for creators to own the assets and make money by publishing creation on the platform. In The Sandbox, creators can make animated or static voxel objects. The whole process will be as simple as using toy building blocks for kids. This process will be made possible by the VoxEdit tool that lets anyone create NFT objects. They will also be able to import pre-existing creations.