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The Sandbox Presents Ragnarok Online 20th Anniversary Game Jam

Posted August 31, 2022 3:27 pm
4 min
By Jethro Sandico

Virtual world and gaming ecosystem The Sandbox is holding a “Game Jam” from September 7 – October 9, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ragnarok Online, a well-loved Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) classic.

The Sandbox is giving away 250,000 $SAND to winning participants in different categories. 

Ragnarok Game Jam

Ragnarok Game Jam

Romantic Fantasy MMORPG Ragnarok Online enters The Sandbox metaverse as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. 

To participate you’ll need to create their version of “iconic and representative” content from Ragnarok Online for the past couple of decades. This includes all types of interactive content featuring the Ragnarok universe and the stories within it.

Winners will be awarded their share of the 250,000 $SAND prize pool.

Awards

  1. Overall Winners

The top 3 winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place: 10,000 $SAND
  • 2nd Place: 8,000 $SAND
  • 3rd Place: 7,000 $SAND
  1. Participation Awards

Winners for the participation awards will be selected through a raffle when Game Jam entries exceed 500. Here are the categories and their corresponding prizes:

  • Best Idea: Top 25 participants will receive 5,000 $SAND each.
  • Best Design: Top 10 participants will receive 3,000 $SAND each.
  • Participation Award: 500 participants will receive 100 $SAND each.
  1. Event Award
  • User’s PICK: 10 winners will be selected via user voting and will be awarded with 1,000 $SAND each.
  • Game Maker Guide: Participants need to share their Game Maker guide video on YouTube (click here for the submission link). Top 20 winners will receive 500 $SAND each.
  1. Social Event
  • Subscription Event (gleam.io): 500 lucky winners will be airdropped a Ragnarok special NFT ‘Novice.”

Dates to Remember

  • Submissions open on September 7 (13:00 pm UTC)
  • Submissions close on October 9 (14:59 pm UTC)
  • Reviews and voting starts on October 10 – 28
  • Result announcement: November 7

How To Submit Entry

The Sandbox’s Game Maker “Gallery” feature will serve as a form for participants to upload their entries. After this, contestants should use the title “RAGNAROK GAME JAM – Game Title,” and fill up the submission form by clicking here.

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, share, and monetize gaming experiences. Originally built on the Ethereum blockchain, The Sandbox allows users to create digital assets (NFTs) and upload them on the marketplace, as well as integrate them into games using Game Maker.

LAND is the core of The Sandbox metaverse, a parcel of digital real estate that users can acquire and shape to their liking. Owning a piece of property on The Sandbox gives landowners the option to populate them with ASSETS, or rent them out for additional revenue.

As of this writing, LAND has a total volume of 157,800 $ETH ($253,399,974), and a floor price of 1.1 $ETH ($1,766.41). The most expensive piece of LAND will cost you 1,000,000 $ETH ($1,605,830,000), per OpenSea.

Currently, The Sandbox is among the top 5 NFT games by volume, registering 11,630 users and a total volume of $140.52 million for the past 30 days.

Tokenomics

The Sandbox utilizes the ERC-20 token $SAND, which is the main utility token, governance token, and currency of The Sandbox ecosystem. 

You can use $SAND to purchase NFTs such as ASSETS, LAND, GEMS, and CATALYSTs from the game’s marketplace. $SAND can also be used for staking onto LAND, or a liquidity mining pool to earn rewards, such as GEMs.

As of this writing, $SAND is trading at $0.9732, with a $1,433,773,628 market cap, and a 24-hour volume of $214,260,431 (per CoinMarketCap). 

About Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online is an MMORPG created by South Korean video game corporation Gravity in 2002. Subsequently, the game influenced the creation of an animated series, Ragnarok the Animation, as well as a sequel game, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second.

Drawing inspiration from Norse mythology, the game allows players to interact in a 3D environment using 2D characters as avatars. Primarily, Ragnarok’s server-supported gameplay includes Player vs Environment (PvE), Player vs Player (PvP), and Guild vs Guild. 

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