The Sandbox introduces: the Game Maker Fund

The Sandbox
Oct 23, 2019 · 5 min read

We are awarding grants to help game makers create, share and monetize amazing voxel games in our upcoming blockchain gaming platform.

We are happy to announce that we created the Game Maker Fund, an exclusive program that will reward the first 100 original game proposals that get accepted. Yes, you read that right: we’re offering free exposure for the games you create in The Sandbox, one of the most anticipated blockchain game of 2019.

Our goal with the Game Maker Fund is to create amazing experiences to be ready at the launch of The Sandbox Metaverse by Q2 2020.

You will be able to create your own games and include thousands of voxel assets, while keeping full ownership and copyrights of your creations.

The Game Maker Fund will only reward the first 100 game proposals that get accepted, so quit the hesitation and join now!

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a decentralized, community-driven platform where creators can monetize their creations, voxel assets and gaming experiences on the blockchain. We’re aiming to disrupt the market by being the first blockchain platform offering the large community of creators its very own non-fungible token (NFT) builder gaming ecosystem.

About The Sandbox Game Maker

The Game Maker is The Sandbox visual scripting tool that allows players to terraform a land, place elements upon it and a logic layer to create games.

Our GameMaker tool will offer 3 levels of complexity to create your game:
• Basic : Expand game templates with new levels and challenges
• Advanced : Add new elements and give your game a unique look and feel
• Expert : Tweak behaviours and create new gameplays

You will be free to monetize them using our SAND currency, and trade everything you create in The Sandbox Marketplace.

How does the Game Maker Fund work?

The Sandbox’s Game Maker Fund is an initiative supporting all talents without any distinction of age, gender or country of origin. The Fund will be used to reward and incentivize Game Crafters to submit unique experiences. As the number of proposals that can be submitted per candidate is limitless, we encourage you to submit as many as you can!

During a preproduction phase, applicants will be guided through the redaction of a Game Design Document that will help to ensure that the project is doable and interesting. We’ll use this phase to understand the creators needs in term of gameplay bricks and refine our guidelines to the creation of the game.

This phase validated, the project enters in production, and we’ll grant SAND to the Creators to allow them to buy the LANDs and the items they need to create their experience.

The Game Maker tools will launch during Q1 2020 but the selected creators will have access to special alpha builds earlier to let them start creating their experience

How to participate in the Game Maker Fund:

First of all, if you want to become one of our Game Crafters, you have to get registered and send us your presentation so we can evaluate your proposition. You can either create the assets you will need or use the ones available on the store. Be aware that we set the bar high because we want to offer the best game experiences to our players.

As regards to the content of the game proposal, it should be submitted together with the full name of the crafter, details of the game experience, relevant paperwork, mockups and appealing previews. As we are only awarding grants to 100 games, you need to stand out from the crowd. So make sure your game proposal amazes and convinces our judges!

Selection process

Our judges are members of The Sandbox Community, and they’ll judge based on the range and quality of the game proposal, as well as the originality of the design. In addition to that, judges will evaluate the artistic imagination of the artistic proposition (if the candidates produces its assets) and the amusement and playability of the whole game experience.

Take into consideration that we are looking for creators who:

  • are able to create an original online game experience
  • can attract players in a meaningful way
  • show artistic imagination throughout their work
  • can develop a long-term relationship with the players and the platform

Additional information

The Fund payments will be granted on a per game basis and divided in delivery phases, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per game. The amount to be granted to each game that gets accepted depends on the scale and complexity of the game experience. As the main aim of the Game Maker Fund is to generate 100 amazing game experiences, you should send us as many great games as you can create!

And don’t forget that being part of the program means you and your game will receive free exposure for a 6-months term in the “Highlights” section of The Sandbox Marketplace. Not bad, huh?

Why choose The Sandbox

As we mentioned above, The Sandbox is a decentralized world building platform where the attention is put on our players and creators. That’s why we created VoxEdit, our voxel-editing software with which you can easily create anything you can think of. You can create voxel art from scratch or import existing creations. To create is way simpler when aided by our editing software, and we offer a wide range of videos and tutorials for those of you who aren’t quite familiar with these type of softwares.

On top of that, after your creations are finished, you’ll be able to publish them and monetize them once The Sandbox is launched!

We also invite you to get involved in The Sandbox Community via Discord, Telegram, Twitter and Facebook!

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