Animoca Brands’ decentralised gaming virtual world, The Sandbox, has partnered with Skybound Entertainment to bring the popular ‘The Walking Dead’ experience to the virtual open gaming metaverse.
The carefully integrated ‘The Walking Dead’ game experience will encourage gamers to unite with friends and other players to overcome the day-to-day requirements of surviving a walker-infested habitat in the virtual world.
Through the power of The Sandbox, voxel versions of favourite The Walking Dead popular characters, such as Rick Grimes, Michonne and the iconic walkers, can be combined with a horde of assets to allow users to recreate memorable comic book storylines to forge their own adventures.
“Whole new level of entertainment”
The Sandbox COO and co-founder Sebastien Borget said: “Our collaboration with The Walking Dead provides a whole new level of entertainment to our gaming metaverse, being one of the most exciting additions to our growing list of well-known IPs that exist alongside user-generated worlds created within The Sandbox.
“Fans will be able to step into an immersive, action-packed The Walking Dead experience as well as add their favourite Skybound characters and assets to their very own game worlds.”
Fan-made adventures and stories
In addition to the dedicated The Walking Dead experience on The Sandbox map, users will also be able to create their own fan-made adventures and stories featuring characters, game items, equipment, wearables and decorative digital assets from The Walking Dead franchise.
As a first step to bring The Walking Dead into The Sandbox’s metaverse, the team will give users the possibility to get pieces of virtual real estate close to The Walking Dead’s spot in the metaverse, enabling fans and gamers alike to be as close as ever to their beloved brand.
Important to offer The Walking Dead experience
Skybound Games & Merchandise Dan Murray said: “Bringing The Walking Dead comic book franchise to The Sandbox metaverse will offer fans a ground-breaking opportunity to play, create, socialise, inhabit and interact within a novel multiplayer gaming virtual world.
“It was important to us to offer a rich The Walking Dead experience in The Sandbox and leverage this first chance for players to create and share their own, user-generated new adventures featuring characters created by Robert Kirkman.”
Launch its first public Alpha
The Sandbox is scheduled to launch its first public Alpha for players within months, enabling anyone to experience a social hub and gain the power to build a fantastic collection of fantasy and role-playing adventures that can be traded with other players, creators, and artists on the platform.
Skybound Entertainment is a multi-platform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, and events.
The company owns some of the popular properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible and Super Dinosaur.