The Sandbox has expanded to Germany with the acquisition of game development studio Sviper.
Sviper will add senior-level development, engineering and creative talent based in Hamburg, Germany, to The Sandbox, a blockchain gaming company which is owned by Animoca Brands.
The idea is to expand metaverse social and gameplay features for The Sandbox metaverse platform. “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,” said Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, in a statement. “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.” (...) Led by CEO Ole Schaper and chief product officer Mark Buchholz, the leadership team of Sviper has over 25 years of experience working with well-known brands in mobile, PC, and multiplayer gaming. Sviper has been collaborating with The Sandbox for over a year and is fully integrated into the platform’s ecosystem. “We are thrilled to join The Sandbox and contribute to the creation of a cutting-edge virtual world that combines gaming, creativity, and community,” said Schaper, CEO of Sviper, in a statement. “We believe that The Sandbox has enormous potential and we look forward to working with the team to bring this vision to life.” (...)