Metaverse meets Metaverse: Star Atlas + The Sandbox Community Contest

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A revolutionary contest to kick off metaverse interoperability offers you a chance to win a fleet of spaceship NFTs and SAND.

Those familiar with Star Atlas know that living on the frontier of tomorrow is all about space exploration, collaboration and adventure. Even as we continue to build out our metaverse, we’re constantly on the hunt for people and creative communities who share our values.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with our friends at The Sandbox!

The Sandbox is a wildly popular community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel assets and gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain. Read more about The Sandbox below.

The Contest

Hold on to your voxelized space helmets! This cross metaverse space-themed contest — the first of its kind — will give you a chance to use your creativity to make your mark on our shared history and win valuable prizes.

Your Mission

Imagine a trip to a territory controlled by one of the three main Star Atlas factions — MUD, ONI or USTUR — and create your very own NPC (non-player character) of a being you would meet there. Use the free VoxEdit software, the NFT creator for The Sandbox, to bring your character to life.

While exploring the galaxy, you also get inspired by the cosmic marvels to fill the void with sound and creativity and design an immersive and entertaining headpiece for the NPC with VoxEdit software. Get inspired by the astral beats from BLOND:ISH, the metaverse artist and creator who already lives and creates on both Star Atlas and The Sandbox ecosystems.

Star Atlas — The Sandbox Partnership /// Asset Creation Contest /// Metaverse Ecosystem Interoperability

The Rewards

We’re celebrating this groundbreaking partnership by offering major prizes from not one — but two — metaverse ecosystems!

Winners will split 50,000 SAND and each receive Star Atlas spaceships as listed below (the value of SAND and each ship is a rough estimate and subject to change on the open market).

  • 1st place: 20,000 SAND and an Opal Bitboat — a total of ~$50,000 USD*
  • 2nd place: 15,000 SAND and 2x Calico ATS Enforcer + a Calico Medtech — a total of ~$35,000 USD*
  • 3rd place: 8,000 SAND and an Ogrika Mik, a Busan Thrill of Life and a Calico Medtech — a total of ~$18,500 USD*
  • 4th to 10th place: each receive 1,000 SAND and a Busan Trill of Life — a total of ~$3,000 USD* (Approximate value at May 2, 2022 rates.)

Learn more about the contest and rewards.

For the headpiece design contest, the entry that can best immerse and entertain a space traveler will be selected by BLOND:ISH, and receive two lustrous Star Atlas spaceships:

an Ogrika Mik and a Busan Thrill of Life (valued at roughly $1,600)

Star Atlas — The Sandbox Partnership /// BLOND:ISH Headpiece Creation Contest /// Metaverse Ecosystem Interoperability

While we won’t know the final results for a number of weeks, we do know one thing: eleven adventurers who choose to enter this contest will leave it at the end by blasting off in their new ships. And they’ll all be in a very happy mood.

Head to the official landing page to learn about all of the contest rules and key dates — don’t wait, the contest is already open for submissions!

If you’d like to know more about out friends at The Sandbox, here is an introduction:


The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand having partnered with major IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and more.

Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.

Don’t waste time, deep space explorer! Rush to the contest page and start building your NPC for Star Atlas!

The galaxy’s future depends on you!

Visit this page to start creating now.


Star Atlas is a next-gen gaming Metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol establishes a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas create an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, visit, join a faction at and send your spaceships on a deep space mission by enrolling them into a Faction Fleet.


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