The Sandbox Announces “Heroes vs. Villains” Game Jam

The Sandbox Announces

The Sandbox, an innovative game-making platform, and metaverse, is launching a thrilling “Heroes vs. Villains Game Jam.” Game developers and enthusiasts are invited to craft games focusing on the timeless battle between good and evil.

Game developers worldwide are set to face an exciting challenge with The Sandbox’s latest Game Jam. The theme provides a broad canvas, allowing participants to weave compelling narratives through intense showdowns, strategic confrontations, or profound storylines portraying heroism and deceit.

What’s in It for the Participants?

  1. Rewarding Experiences: Successful entries can win a portion of the 50,000 SAND prize pool. The prizes are divided among the top ten, with the first-place winner taking home 10,000 SAND.
  2. Special Recognitions: Beyond the primary awards, judges will identify standout games in categories like “Honorable Mention”, “Rising Star”, and “Best Newcomer”, further diversifying the pool of awardees.
  3. Skills and Exposure: This Game Jam is more than just a competition. It’s a chance for developers to refine their skills, gain valuable feedback, and strengthen their portfolio. Plus, successful projects may earn creators a spotlight within The Sandbox community.
  4. Community Engagement: Engaging in the Game Jam introduces participants to a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded developers, fostering collaborations, idea exchanges, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Timelines and Deadlines

The event starts today, August 14th, with game submissions due by August 27th, 3 PM UTC. After a thorough evaluation period, winners will be announced in a grand Live Awards Ceremony on Twitch, scheduled for September 23rd, 6 PM UTC. Missed the ceremony? No worries! Winner announcements will also be made on Discord and Twitter between September 24th and 25th.

Entry Protocols and Criteria

Participants must ensure their games are crafted using The Sandbox’s Game Maker software (version 0.8.6). The platform has laid down specific guidelines for game creation, including playability, originality, and thematic adherence. Importantly, copyrighted material is prohibited, and entries must be unique. Games are expected to offer at least five minutes of engaging gameplay, and the use of certain assets is restricted to maintain fairness and authenticity.

Judging will consider creativity, design coherence, gameplay quality, and an overall ‘Wow Factor.’ The Sandbox staff, The Council, and potentially partner judges will manage the evaluation process.