Sandbox acquires German Sviper to add metaverse gaming talent

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Sandbox expanded into Germany with the acquisition of game development studio Sviper.

Sviper will be adding senior development, engineering and creative talent based in Hamburg, Germany, to Sandboxa blockchain game company owned by Animoca Brands.

The idea is to extend the metaverse social and gaming features to the metaverse platform The Sandbox.

Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, said in a statement: “The Sandbox German team is a creative powerhouse that has pushed the gameplay possibilities available to our in-house teams and the creators. create The Sandbox in general. “From adding social features to designing rules that creators can use to prototype game logic to implementing powerful multiplayer features, our Hamburg team is strengthening creative potential of the metaverse.”


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Sebastien Borget (centre) with members of Team Sviper.

Sviper was founded in 2016 and is known for its creative work with great brand partners and high-level talent. Sviper will be working on adding new social features, new multiplayer gaming options, and new Game Builder capabilities for creators at The Sandbox. Agnio Capital acts as an M&A advisor to Sviper regarding the transaction.

Arthur Madrid, CEO of The Sandbox, said: “We have built a great deal of trust with The Sandbox Germany team as they have demonstrated tremendous quality and innovation by working with major partners and come up with ideas for new game concepts.” .

Led by CEO Ole Schaper and chief product officer Mark Buchholz, Sviper’s leadership team has more than 25 years of experience working with well-known brands in mobile, PC and many more. player. Sviper has been partnering with The Sandbox for over a year and is fully integrated into the platform’s ecosystem.

Schaper, CEO of Sviper, said in a statement: “We are excited to join The Sandbox and contribute to the creation of a cutting-edge virtual world that combines gaming, creativity and community. “We believe The Sandbox has tremendous potential and we look forward to working with the team to make this vision a reality.”

Sviper’s team currently has 40 members, is based in the game technology center in Hamburg and is currently recruiting for The Sandbox in Germany. caring talent can be applied here.

“Sandbox is a visionary business with a multitude of compelling facets beyond traditional game development,” Bucholz said in a statement. “Web3’s ability to create innovative, user-generated gaming experiences, evolving social platforms and revolutionary aspects are just some of the key features.”

Team Sviper in Hamburg, Germany.

Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox’s blockchain-based world fully embraces the idea of ​​the metaverse as a seamlessly shared digital space.

Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft’s Rabbids, Cut The Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all follow The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and popular characters and worlds.

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