GAME JAM: Impact

The Sandbox Game Jams

Join us for a Game Jam in The Sandbox and enter a vibrant ecosystem where gaming meets culture and your wildest dreams become your new reality.

Work alongside your favourite brands and a diverse group of creators ranging from fresh-faced UGC builders and artists to professional studios! The Sandbox is by anyone for everyone — Let’s build the metaverse together!

Make an IMPACT

Enter in the universe of RadicalxChange where there is no time to rest in this latest Game Jam where you have 3 weeks to create your game!

How about an introduction to RadicalxChange?

RadicalxChange is a movement that seeks to rethink economic and political systems for the digital age. They believe that current technologies driven by capitalism exacerbate inequality. RadicalxChange proposes new methods of cooperation and collective decision-making. They use research and development to create new tools such as quadratic voting, common ownership, and large-scale citizen participation

How Do I Participate?

You must create a game with our free, no-code Game Maker software.

But first, you need to register!


() The event is online.

Once You Register

Please keep an eye on your email throughout the Game Jam — we will check in with you weekly with AMAs, workshops, resources, and more!

If you are new or inexperienced or just have more questions, worry not — we are just a question away on Discord!

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Please note that you must always use the version of the Game Maker which is available for download on Kick-Off day!

In the event that a new version is released during the Game Jam submission phase, DO NOT UPDATE YOUR GAME!

Your entries will be judged using the same version that was available during kick-off, and updating your game may cause it not to function properly during voting, which will negatively affect your score.

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Prizes 🏆

You stand a chance at a share of the 50,000 SAND, 20 LANDs and exclusive CATALYST Packs prize pool! SAND is The Sandbox’s native token, which can be used to purchase various items in our ecosystem such as ASSETs and LAND!

Additionally, the first 100 valid entries are rewarded a participation prize of 100 SAND each for a total of up to 10,000 SAND (conditions apply)!

Explore the exciting prizes below!


  • 15,000 SAND + 1×1 LAND + Gold CATALYST Pack


  • 8,000 SAND + 1×1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack


  • 5,000 SAND + 1×1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack


  • 3,000 SAND + 1×1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack

🎖️ 5TH — 10TH PLACE

  • 1,500 SAND + 1×1 LAND + Bronze CATALYST Pack

Honorable Mentions (up to 10)

  • 1,000 SAND + 1×1 LAND!

KYC (Know Your Customer)

To place in the Top 10, you must have completed KYC for the wallet provided in the registration form. Read more about KYC and our other Terms and Conditions.

If you are using a Team / Studio wallet without KYC, it must instead meet the conditions for a “Verified Creator”.

Please also note that other rules & conditions apply to receive prizes and rewards in the Game Jam.

Find out more about KYC and prize conditions under ⚠️Important Rules!

What are CATALYST Packs?

Read more about what CATALYSTs are and how to use them here!

Gold CATALYST Pack: 1 🟨, 3 🟪, 10 🟦, 50 🟩, 100 ⬜

Silver CATALYST Pack: 1 🟪, 5 🟦, 25 🟩, 50 ⬜

Bronze CATALYST Pack: 3 🟦, 10 🟩, 25 ⬜

Key dates 🗓️

  • April 24th
    Registrations Open — 10:00 AM UTC
  • May 6th
    Registrations Close — 11:59 PM UTC
  • May 6th
    Game Jam Kick-Off AMA & Theme reveal — 1:30 PM UTC on Twitch!
    With Game Jam Program Managers
  • May 7th
    Live Workshop — 1:30 PM UTC on Twitch!
    With our Game Maker Specialist, Cyber Dragon.
  • May 28th
    Submission Deadline — 5:00 PM UTC
    Form & Submission Guidelines will be sent in your emails.
  • June 29th
    Live Awards Ceremony on Twitch — 7 PM UTC
    With our amazing The Sandbox hosts!

Make sure to join the Live Awards Ceremony to take part in the celebration and for a chance to enter exciting giveaways!🎉

Winners will also be announced on Discord and Twitter/X for those who missed the Live Awards Ceremony.

🗣️Join our Discord for updates and announcements related to Game Jams and the Game Maker.

Checklist — Do you have the following?

  • An Account in The Sandbox! If you are a new user, please find a beginner guide here.
  • Our no-code Game Maker software to create your game (required). Download it for free here.
  • Our VoxEdit software to create your own custom assets (optional). Download for free here.

How to participate?

Please follow the steps below to get started!

  • Create a The Sandbox account by following these steps.
  • Download our no-code Game Maker software to create your game for free here (required).
  • Download our no-code VoxEdit software to create your own custom assets for free here (optional).
  • Join our Discord to stay up to date and meet other creators!
  • Form your team consisting of 1–4 people.
  • Register for the Game Jam.
  • Stay ready for the Game Jam Kick-Off and remember to check your emails!
  • Make sure to look at the 📚Resources section below to learn more about being a creator in The Sandbox.
  • Plan and build your game with our Production Guide!
  • Share your completed game to the Game Maker Gallery. We will email you with further instructions.
  • Submit your entry to the submission form which will be emailed to you.

Why participate in The Sandbox Game Jams?

The Sandbox is an exciting ecosystem where the lines between creators and brands are blurred and everyone comes together to build the future of the platform. Whether you have dreams of creating your own gaming franchise or working alongside your favourite brand, there is a special place for you in The Sandbox!

Explore our Map here!

Regardless of your experience level, Game Jams have much to offer for all creators!

Exciting prizes
Win exciting prizes, publishing opportunities, and recognition within The Sandbox’s community.

Game Jams are a great way to show off your game development prowess and become a recognized creator in The Sandbox’s ecosystem while also gaining valuable feedback and connections within the community.

Build Your Resume
With strict time constraints, these contests offer you a great opportunity to rapidly build your resume to show the world what you are made of!

Skill Enhancement
Sharpen your Game Maker skills and experiment with new ideas. The Game Jams are an opportunity to learn, grow, and refine your competences.

Take part in a vibrant community of fellow creators, where you can share your progress, exchange ideas, and collaborate with others who share your passion for game development. Don’t forget to join our Discord!

Important rules ⚠️

Please make sure that you read all the rules HERE!

It is very important that you do that to ensure that your submission is valid and follows our rules and guidelines.

Please note that, if a rule stated in this Game Jam, differs from one stated in our official documentation, the rule stated for this Game Jam takes precedence.

Some key rules to keep in mind includes:

  • Software: Your game must be designed in our Game Maker software using the same Game Maker version that was available on kick-off day.
  • Creation Date: Your game must be created on or after the kick-off date of this Game Jam.
  • Size: Your game must be no larger than 1×1.
  • Multiple Entries: You may submit more than 1 entry, however, the same team cannot place twice in the Top 10.
  • Staff: The Sandbox Staff is not permitted to enter Game Jam competitions.
  • KYC/Verification (Top 10): To place in the Top 10, all prize-winning wallets must have completed KYC or they must classify as “Verified Creators”. To qualify as a Verified Creator, you must fulfill one of two conditions:
  1. Your wallet is linked with a Game Maker Fund account.
  2. You have participated in 5 Game Jams and/or VoxEdit contests and placed in the Top 10 at least once.

Please note that you only need to meet one of these requirements to qualify.

Rules & Conditions — Prizes & Rewards

Please note that the following conditions apply in order to receive participation rewards:

  • You must submit a valid entry to the Submission Form sent to you by email, following all of our rules.
  • The entry may also not be marked as a “spam” entry serving the sole purpose of receiving a participation reward. Such entries are disqualified at the discretion of The Sandbox team.
  • Entries that place in the Top 10 or is picked as an Honorable Mention do not get participation reward in addition to their other prizes.
  • If you submit more than one entry, you will only receive participation rewards for one.
  • You must submit a valid experience to the Publishing Form which will be sent to you via email during the Game Jam.

Please note that the following conditions apply in order to receive SAND, LAND, CATALYSTs, and any other prizes that may be stated for placing the Top 10 and Honorable Mentions:

  • You must fulfill the KYC/Verification rules stated above.
  • If the same creator or team submits more than one entry and 2 or more of their experiences rank in the Top 10, the one with the highest score will maintain its rank. The other entry may be picked as an Honorable Mention.
  • You must submit your experience(s) to the Publishing Form which will be sent to you via email during the Game Jam.

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Failing to fulfill the above conditions will make you ineligible to receive prizes and rewards during the Game Jam.

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Judges & Voting

Voting consists of two phases and is done primarily by The Sandbox staff in collaboration with The Council and three Trusted Partner Judges.

Game Jams done in collaboration with The Sandbox’s partners may also include partner judges who will vote in phase 2.

Games are judged based on five categories, amounting to a maximum of 22 points per judge.

You can read more about how we rate your games here.

Resources 📚

  • Learn to use the Game Maker here.
  • Learn to use VoxEdit to create assets here.
  • Use our Production Guide to plan and build your game !
  • Join our community of creators on Discord, where you can ask for help, find teams to work with, read important updates, and make connections with other passionate game developers.
  • Download the Game Maker here.
  • Download VoxEdit here.
  • Save time and buy assets from our Marketplace here.

FAQs — ❓

If you have any questions or concerns, please read the rules and FAQs carefully first or consider whether the answer could be found in the resources linked above.

If you did not find an answer, we look forward to welcoming you in the Game Maker and Game Jam channels in our Discord where staff and fellow creators are ready and happy to help you!

Good luck to all participants!

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