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The Sandbox Acquires German Game Studio Sviper

The newly acquired 40-strong team will expand the metaverse platform

The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is expanding into Germany by acquiring game development studio Sviper.

Animoca Brands is well known for its investments in Web3-based projects and its growing metaverse title, The Sandbox. The new partnership with Sviper will add development, engineering and creative talent to The Sandbox’s global team.

The team aims to build more engaging and fun experiences for users, focusing on social features, new multiplayer gameplay options and new Game Maker possibilities for creators.

The leadership team, led by CEO Ole Schaper and CPO Mark Buchholz, has over 25 years of experience working with popular mobile, PC and multiplayer gaming brands. Sviper has been collaborating with The Sandbox for over a year and is integrated into the platform’s ecosystem, making for a seamless transition. The Sviper team, based in Hamburg is 40 members strong and currently seeking new hires.

Expanding team

COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget said, “The Sandbox’s German team is a creative powerhouse that is already advancing the gameplay possibilities available to our internal teams and The Sandbox creators at large. From adding social features to designing rules creators can use to prototype game logic to implementing powerful multiplayer features, our Hamburg team is supercharging the metaverse’s creative potential.”

The Sandbox has created a space that is part virtual real estate and part amusement park. The title embraces the concept of the metaverse and intends to keep creating a digital space where worlds come together. We have seen various events within The Sandbox, such as a recent Valentine’s celebration hosted by Paris Hilton. The Sandbox hopes to inspire and empower its players to create their own experiences using original and well-known characters or worlds. 

Buchholz spoke on The Sandbox saying, “The Sandbox is a visionary enterprise with countless fascinating aspects beyond traditional game development. The ability to create innovative, social user-generated gaming experiences, the growing social platform, and the revolutionary aspects of Web3 are just some of the key features.”

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Paige Cook is a writer with a multi-media background. She has experience covering video games and technology and also has freelance experience in video editing, graphic design, and photography. Paige is a massive fan of the movie industry and loves a good TV show, if she is not watching something interesting then she's probably playing video games or buried in a good book. Her latest addiction is virtual photography and currently spends far too much time taking pretty pictures in games rather than actually finishing them.

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