As they announce here Forbes is planning a virtual event in the Metaverse, hosted in the Sandbox and developed by Polygonal Mind.
Forbes members will receive a wearable NFT as their ticket to enter the metaverse.
Attendees will have the chance to explore the Forbes metaverse, which will contain many mementos that are true to Forbes form including the NFT gallery, with Forbes’ virtual NFT Billionaires on display, all of which are fictional virtual investors with enormous theoretical portfolios and a virtual net worth based on live New York Stock Exchange Pricing.
During the event, members can embark on a fun and challenging quest to find different areas of the metaverse property, including a DJ booth, bar, and dance floor.
The Sandbox is best known for its two smash mobile hits The Sandbox (2011) and The Sandbox Evolution (2016), which combined generated 40 million downloads across iOS and Android. In 2018, developer/Publisher Pixowl decided to bring this successful User Generated Content gaming IP and large community of creators from mobile to the blockchain ecosystem.
The goal: disrupt existing game makers like Minecraft and Roblox by providing creators with true ownership of their creations as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and reward them for their participation in the ecosystem.
Examples of this strategy including kicking off its three-part LAND sale in collaboration with popular brands like Tony Hawk, Snoop Dog, and Playboy, among others.
Featured Builder: Polygonal Mind
Metaverse environments like The Sandbox need to be customized to the particular requirements of client projects. Organizations can take on this work themselves or if they lack the skills or time, can outsource to a Metaverse Builder.
In the case of Forbes they chose to work with Polygonal Mind, a creative development studio that imagines, designs and develops stunning environments, avatars, games and experiences.
Their team is highly focused on the Metaverse, with a vision for an open, interoperable and fair Metaverse for all to enjoy. Their studio is divided into several teams and 75% of them are artists.
They offer the Metaverse Builder, a project with the mission of potentiate and accelerate the Metaverse development.
They aim to grow the ecosystem behind various platforms such as Decentraland, CryptoVoxels, The Sandbox and VRChat, among others, by developing buildings and tools useful for their communities. Thanks to the blockchain they can prove exclusivity, value and ownership over creations.