Gaming platforms FlickPlay, The Sandbox take steps towards metaverse

Digital land plots on The Sandbox, a gaming platform that permits customers to construct a digital world utilizing non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are seen on this illustration image taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photograph

Gaming corporations FlickPlay and The Sandbox introduced a brand new partnership on Monday that can enable gamers to make use of a blockchain asset on each platforms, representing a key step within the constructing of the metaverse.

The concept of the metaverse entails individuals transferring freely between digital worlds on totally different platforms and taking their digital clothes and different belongings with them, an idea referred to as interoperability.

Such an concept is a few years away and would require collaboration between corporations and metaverse builders, together with Fb proprietor Meta Platforms Inc, Microsoft and Epic Video games.

FlickPlay is an app the place gamers can unlock digital collectibles by utilizing an interactive map of their precise environment, after which use their cellphone’s digital camera to overlay the collectibles onto the true world and work together with the objects to make movies and different content material. On Monday, the app introduced its first assortment of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) referred to as Flicky, which is able to function designs of an anthropomorphic chameleon sporting totally different garments.

A portion of people that purchase a Flicky will have the ability to use the NFT as their avatar on The Sandbox, an online and cellular sport the place gamers can construct a three-dimensional digital world.

Initially, Flicky homeowners will unlock a model of the chameleon to make use of on The Sandbox, however quickly they are going to have the ability to use the precise model of the digital asset that’s saved on the blockchain in each video games, stated Pierina Merino, founder and chief government of FlickPlay, including that the corporate is working with The Sandbox to succeed in interoperability by the top of the 12 months.

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The combination is notable as a result of it could be the primary to bridge an NFT within the digital world with utilization linked to the bodily world, stated Sebastien Borget, co-founder of The Sandbox.

The partnership with FlickPlay will assist “create a extra immersive expertise that extends into the metaverse and The Sandbox,” he stated.