As one of the premier metaverse platforms, our mission at The Sandbox is to serve as a global hub for creators. With our ongoing enhancements to the Game Maker, regular Game Jams designed to inspire creators, our revolutionary Builders’ Challenge, and numerous other initiatives, we’ve witnessed a significant influx of individuals joining our vibrant creator community and embarking on the creation of distinctive Experiences.

We’re continually working on new programs and innovative ways to engage our creators so that they may find success on The Sandbox. To that end, The Sandbox is officially kicking off worldwide Builders Bootcamps.

These events gather top creators and deep dive into core gaming mechanics with the best level designers from The Sandbox, sharing tips about using the new Game Maker 0.10 to unleash popular Game Types such as Tower Defense, Resource Management, Obby Race and much more. Each event will include two jam-packed days.

Reasons to Participate

Each bootcamp will be an exclusive immersive event at well selected venues and streamed for those unable to attend. Participants will spend two days learning-by-doing with experts from The Sandbox’s level design team and meeting top creators. For their participation, participants will receive a CATALYST package, LAND or SAND bonus for Experiences built using Game Maker 0.10.

Day One: Mastering the Game Maker Rules System

The first day of the Bootcamp is dedicated to the Game Maker Rules System, which serves as a crucial component of The Sandbox system. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Game Rules System, which forms the foundation for developing more immersive and dynamic gameplay experiences.
  • Explore the effective utilization of the player’s Heads-Up Display (HUD), a vital component for enhancing game interaction and immersion.
  • Practice using time-saving Presets and Debug tools to quickly integrate and troubleshoot advanced gameplay logic.

This day of the Bootcamp aims to empower creators with the fundamental building blocks necessary to craft dynamic and responsive gameplay within The Sandbox platform.

Day Two: Exploring Game Genres and Enhancing Player Engagement

On the second day of bootcamp, the focus will shift towards the diverse range of gameplay genres currently evolving within The Sandbox. Participants can expect to:

  • Dive deep into five popular game genres, exploring their distinctive gameplay patterns and mechanics.
  • Uncover innovative techniques to inject fun into their games to attract a wider audience.
  • Explore the potential of motivating players to unlock fun and exclusive gameplay options within an Experience through NFT ownership.

This session is designed to provide concrete examples of advanced and expert design approaches that creators can apply to their projects. By incorporating these strategies, creators can enhance engagement and drive monetization of their Experience. The goal is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary for achieving greater success in their creations.

The first Builders Bootcamp will be held in Paris, France, on May 13 and 14, 2024, at Vitality Hive professional team venue 102 Bd De Sébastopol. To secure a spot for in-person attendance, please complete the form provided. Please note that seating is limited, and selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We will reach out to you to confirm if you’ve been chosen. Make sure to register here.

You can find the Builders Bootcamp 2024 timeline for all the upcoming Builders Bootcamps below. We will have Bootcamps from Paris to Korea, India, Turkey, and more.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many Builders Bootcamps this year and beyond!

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