MOD: Hello Mr Sebastien Borget welcome to our community😊
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Yes 🙂 Let’s do this
MOD: Hi everyone and welcome to the AMA on Forum Crypto Moonlight Official Group. We’re honored to host an Ask-Me-Anything session with The SandBox.
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Ready for the first questions 🙂
MOD: Today we will have 3 session in this AMA
Segment 1: project introduction
Segment 2: Question from Twitter
Segment 3: Free asking
SESSION INTRODUCTION PROJECT
MOD: Q1. Can you tell us a little bit about what you did before entering the world of cryptocurrency and what is your role now in The Sandbox?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: I’m 35 years old and this is my 4th company, the 3 previous ones have beem acquired. I was involved in peer-to-peer technology, mobile gaming and cloud media streaming.
Then at the end of 2017, we have been interested in blockchain technology and especially NFTs, and we found combining it with the User-Generated Content made by the Sandbox players would be the perfect match.
I am also the president of the Blockchain Game Alliance, a non-profit organization with 150+ members from the blockchain & gaming industry.
Let me do a quick intro The Sandbox
The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences in the Ethereum blockchain using NFTs and $SAND, the platform’s utility token.
We are combining user-generated content (UGC) with NFTs, enabling anyone to make its own NFTs using VoxEdit (our 3D Editor). Then you can own, trade and monetize these NFTs as you want.
We’ve sold for more than $1,750,000 worth of #NFTs, our LANDS (ERC-721) over 4 presales, some of them finishing within minutes to a few hours with high demand.
In the coming year, our experienced and dedicated team will build an unique way to play in a virtual world where you can play, create, collect, earn, govern, and own anything in the game.
You will be able to enter a virtual world where you can build, own and monetize games, next to gaming giants Atari, Square Enix and more!
$SAND tokens are now listed on Binance, Huobi, Upbit Korea, Crypto.com, Poloniex, WazirX, Kyber Network and WBF. (You can find us on CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko, we’re now in the Top #200-250 tokens)
Here’s a Teaser of The Sandbox:
MOD: Q2.What is The Sandbox and how does it work? What technology do you use for The Sandbox?
Ms. Amy: Hey everyone I will take up that question 🙂
At its core, The Sandbox is an ecosystem for Players and Creators, consisting of three main components: a Voxel Editor (named “VoxEdit”), a Marketplace, and the Game itself.
These 3 main components are:
– First VOXEDIT: it is a 3D modeling and animating package that allows users to create and animate 3D objects such as people, animals, foliage, and tools.
– Then the MARKETPLACE: it allows users to upload, publish, and sell their ASSETS made in VoxEdit, as Non-Fungible Tokens (Both ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens).
– And finally the GAME MAKER: it allows players to build 3D games for free. With the help of pre-assigned behaviors and visual settings, no coding knowledge is required.
The Sandbox is an ecosystem for Players and Creators, consisting of three main components: a Voxel Editor (named “VoxEdit”), a Marketplace, and the Game itself.
What can players do?
We are preparing a MMO-RPG inspired gameplay, where players will need to complete quests across the map (kill enemies, collect items etc), either in lands made by players or in procedurally generated lands.
Players can collect tokens and resources and trade them with other players, creators, artists etc on the platform. This business model is called play-to-earn, as anything they collect in the game is truly owned by players, they can trade it to other players (inside the marketplace or outside on other websites), transfer it to other players or even resell it through our currency $SAND.
We will be opening the public beta of the game in December 2020.
MOD: Q3. Can you please explain to us what LAND is, how does LAND work, and how can we get benefit from LAND?
Mr. Sebastien Borget:
MOD: You can all find out about LAND through the following video. You can watch it 😊
Mr. Sebastien Borget: $SAND is a fungible (ERC-20) utility token that serves as the basis for all transactions within The Sandbox, plus governance and staking as mentioned right before
LAND is a non-fungible (ERC-721) #NFT that represents a digital piece of real estate in The Sandbox metaverse. There is a limited number of LANDS, 166,464 in total, each with a unique location.
Players can own, create and publish game experiences on their LAND. The game can be accessed through a virtual map where the locations of LANDs and proximity to larger Estates and key positions will play a role in the gameplay, economy and visibility of games.
LAND will have the capability to be rented out to other players, and owners can invite other creators into their LAND to help create an experience collaboratively.
In short, LANDS are like digital spaces that you can use to build games and earn $SAND !
That’s it — it’s really easy to undersrtand the concept of LAND even if you are not familiar with crypto, because it relates to real-estate.
MOD: Q4. There are so many games out there of incredible quality. What is your strategy to attract people to join the game you create?
Ms. Amy: There are lots of incredible games out there indeed
The Sandbox is a pioneer in the space of blockchain gaming, NFTs and true digital ownership – we have really been pushing the industry and awareness in general forward
We are creating an appealing gaming metaverse that aims at attracting all types of people: young & old players, casual & pro gamers, newbie creators & professional artists.
Making a game that is fun, visually appealing and has good mechanics so you want to stay and keep playing it for a long time is our priority
Players will not come for the technology, but for the fun and the experience. Then they can benefit from the advantages offered by our decentralized model, collecting tokens, earning rewards and being able to trade game items, their creations, lands etc…
Then, besides make a great game – we have a clear growth strategy, based on
– Partnering with content companies to onboard well-known IPs.
– Conducting LAND token sales to promote the generation of user-created content.
– Conducting AMAs to educate the community.
– Constantly engaging with the public on social media channels.
– Marketing and User Acquisition to gamers, which we have experience with since we have been 8. years in the industry of games
Here’s a video while we wait for the next question!
MOD: Q5. We know that currently the ethereum network has a problem, namely the high cost between transactions, so why did your project still choose the ethereum network? What is the reason behind it?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Check out this playlist
MOD: Dont forget to watch this video guys 😉
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Hope you like this and want to play soon!
MOD: Sure, i want try the game after this AMA 🥳 Thank you for answering all of my questions
SESSION QUESTION FROM TWITTER
MOD: Q1. From @Citralstr3
How much is the minimum amount required for staking $SAND? And how is it going to be profitable for people who are staking $SAND?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: There is no minimum required!
Ms. Amy: Users can stake $SAND tokens to our liquidity mining program easily 🙂
Mr. Sebastien Borget: In Phase 1, we are launching our SAND Liquidity Mining program with 1,500,000 SAND fixed amount per month distributed in Rewards
In Phase 2, in coming weeks, we will introduce Yield multipliers based on LAND NFTs ownership.
You can learn more about our SAND/ETH liquidity mining pool here
MOD: Q2. From @djvenz133
As far as i know, SANDBOX is developing a lot of products such as Vox Editor, Market Place, Game Maker… So when you develop so many products at the same time you are afraid that the development team will be overloaded and unable to develop these best products?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: We have assembled the right senior team who has experienced in building games for millkions of players that last for years with liveops. The team has now been growing to 70 people.
We have already shipped 3 of the.4 products in Alpha or Beta.
VoxEdit is regularly updated, has been downloaded over 100,000 times and has several hundreds artists using it on daily basis
The Marketplace / Dashboard is live and we ran successful LAND presales on it
the Game Maker is in Beta, hundreds of creators using it as well now
and the last part we are working on is the game client, which we are aiming to launch in Beta in December 2020
we have been working 3 years already and delivered consistently on our roadmap the products
We waited to launch our products before our token, which is quite unique in the industry
MOD: Q3. From @untillthemoon
I think The Sandbox game has very great potential to attract more gamer /user in the future. So how will you handle a huge amount of users playing on your platform at the same time without network congestion?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Thank you!
It’s a combination of factors and optimisations
First we have co-created the ERC-1155 standard to improve the efficiency of tokenizing millions of games assets
MOD: Q4. From @todeearths
If I see from your site, the games are more friendly for PC users. Do you have a plan to make an application so that your project is friendly to smartphone users?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Yes absolutely
it is in our roadmap for 2021 To launch also on mobile, and later in 2022+ on other platforms including consoles
Here’s our roadmap: http://www.sandbox.game/roadmap
Next 6 months:
Game Maker – Official Release 1.0 and major updates with more gaming packages, Behaviors and Visual Scripting
Partnerships – New IPs and Premium NFTs to be announced
Foundation – Launch of the Foundation DAO with SAND staking for voting on Creators Fund management
Next 1 year:
Multi-platforms – Availability of Game on smartphones and tablets devices
Multiplayer – First user-generated games with multiplayer modes
Next 3 years:
Game Maker – Co-Building Mode – creating games with Friends, Custom Scripting with programming 3rd layer and major updates with more gaming packages and Behaviors
Games Platform – Over 1,000 Games available by 2022
Game Maker – Major updates with more gaming packages and behaviors added
Events – Additional Seasons with big rewards to earn
MOD: Q5. From @dmsaly14
How easy to use Voxedit technology to create 3D object? CAN I USE IT WITHOUT BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF CODING? Do I need to be expert on any special language like c++, java?
Ms. Amy: VoxEdit is pretty intuitive and was created with a no code approach so that anyone could try their hands at it with no hassle
Here are some guidelines that you can refer to for starters
1) https://guidelines.voxedit.io/#/home – written guide & guidelines
2) http://tinyurl.com/VoxEdit – video guides
SESSION FREE ASKING
MOD: Second session is ended. Next, we will proceed to the third session. Which maybe is the hardest session.
It may not be easy for you to choose a good question, but you should pick the best 5 questions from the members,
Are you ready to choose the best question from the members?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Ready!
Q1. From @RoZerius
Is it easy for a new user who doesnt have any experience with blockchain technology to playing on Sandbox? Are there any guide for them?
Ms. Amy: It is pretty easy to use our products and appprehend them, actually that is our focus
Q2. From @drzy16
Is the SANDBOX Platform only used for gaming, or are there other industries you believe will adopt your tools?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: One of The Sandbox unique strenghts is indeed our focus on gaming – this is the main background of our team, where we have the most expertise and a key differentiator with other decentralized virtual worlds
Our tools enable to create games and all sorts of experiences without any programming knowledge, it’s all drag and drop — no code !
We are seeing among our community of LANDS holders and creators various profiles of users, including Artists, Game Makers, but also collectors, events organizers etc
Ms. Amy: As I said earlier we have a no-code approach so that everyone unfamiliar with it can still be able to use both the game maker and voxedit. We’ve also partnered with Arkane so that users can create an account using either Facebook, Twitter or Google and a wallet will be created automatically without them having to interact too much with the blockchain aspect
Mr. Sebastien Borget: so we think there wil be a vwide variety of content in The Sandbox. For sure
Q3. From @JesusFre1tes
What are the differences between The Sandbox ( of 2011) and The sandbox evolution (of 2016)? Since then, what improvements has the game presented? Currently, what is the status of The Sandbox in terms of the ease of generating revenue from ETH tokens?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Great question ! Here it is in 1 tweet 🙂
And one medium article https://medium.com/sandbox-game/the-evolution-of-the-sandbox-762f0023349
Essentially, we are moving from a 2D, mobile only, single player, centralized game whre creators cannot own or monetize their creations.
To a 3D multiplayer, multiplatforms, decentralized virtual world that uses NFTs and SAND tokens
Q4. From @LSilv1ani
DeFi is one of the hottest topics in the blockchain space right now. Can #sandbox share your opinion on DeFi with us? Do you think DeFi will disrupt the existing financial system? What is the Unification approach to the DeFi sector?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: Good question as well!
There are several aspects of DeFi in The Sandbox.
The tokens collected by the players are ERC-20 and can be exchanged as valuable resources between the different type of users (hence a circular economy).
There are many ways in which users can monetize their time on the platform
– Selling ASSETS: Users can create and sell ASSETS as NFTs on the marketplace
– Owning a LAND: Buy a LAND in one of the LAND sales. Players can then either rent them or populate them with content to increase the LAND’s value.
– Building Games on the Game Maker: Creators can build and monetize games using the Game Maker on the LANDs that are owned by players.
– Playing and participating in the game: In the Game, not only can creators profit from their creations, players can play-to-earn by collecting resources, rewards, and tokens.
We launched the SAND LIquidity Mining Rewards program and are giving 1,500,000 SAND per month distributed as Yield Rewards to the users providing liquidity to the pool
Currently we have over $2.2M SAND/ETH in the pool, multiplied x10 from 1 month ago
Our community has been amazing and we are grateful and want to reward them for their contribution to the growth and success of the sandbox, through their contribution.
Q5. From @JesusFre1tes
How can we introduce value, in the eyes of The Sandbox, in the games that users will create with their products? And, how can we improve the value they put in their creations, and therefore, how do we value them?
Mr. Sebastien Borget: This is a very important question – glad you ask it! Our team has been working and continues working hard to provide a value system to the various NFTs that Creators can make
so that Game Makers adding these NFTs into their games or players buying the NFTs can see the clear benefits and impact (the Utility of the NFTs)
The value system of our NFTs rely on Gems and Catalysts that allow to set the Scarcity of an NFT and its attributes
By restricting the availability of Gems and Catalysts, we are not only making sure that not everyone can make the most Legendary (and Powerful assets)
so it takes time and effort to get these Gems/Catalysts, through playing, through reaching certains level in the game
But also we enable a circular economy between Players and Creators and staking
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