The sandboxone of the leading decentralized virtual gaming worlds and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced today that it has teamed up with Tony Hawk Inc. and Autograph to bring a Tony Hawk LAND in The sandbox to create, marking Tony Hawk’s first entry into the Metaverse.
As part of this partnership, Tony Hawk Inc. and The sandbox work together on Tony Hawk’s 6×6 LAND to build the largest virtual skate park ever created. In addition, Autograph will create Tony Hawk avatar NFTs based on Tony Hawk and his most iconic skateboards, gear and apparel, including the legendary skateboard that helped Tony Hawk land the 900 at the 1999 X Games. The sandbox will make these NFTs interoperable in their open metaverse, transforming Autograph’s faithful avatars into 3D voxel versions that have in-game experience capabilities, providing added utility and value to their owners.
Tony Hawk is a legendary skateboarder, entrepreneur and founder of The Skatepark Project. He became a professional skateboarder at 14 and was considered the best competitive skateboarder in the world at 16. He was world champion for twelve years in a row, continues to perform at international demos and exhibitions and remains the world’s most famous extreme athlete. For him, skateboarding is a sport, an art form and a way of life. Among countless other accomplishments, he was the first skateboarder to land a 900 – one of skateboarding’s most technical tricks. Hawk was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame as a charter member.
“I’ve been a fan of new technologies all my life, so I’m fascinated by the Metaverse and look forward to bringing our culture into the virtual landscape of The sandbox to bring”, so Tony Hawk.
“Tony Hawk embodies the tenacity to constantly strive for improvement and never give up. That’s what made him a skateboarding legend and a successful entrepreneur.” Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The sandbox. “We share his passion for innovation, creativity and the drive to constantly create something new: this is the energy that drives our entertainment metaverse. There’s no better way to bring skateboard culture into The sandbox than to follow the example of the greatest skateboarder of all time, whose legacy stretches from the sport’s and lifestyle’s dawn to the present day and beyond.”
“At Autograph, we strive to create otherwise impossible experiences for fan communities, and this is a step toward our goal of connecting them to Tony Hawk and each other in unique ways and at scale,” says Dillon Rosenblatt, co-founder and CEO of Autograph. “We’re happy to be with you The sandbox and Tony Hawk to work on this and many other actions.”
The sandbox – part amusement park, part virtual lot – embodies the idea of the metaverse as a continuous, shared digital space where different worlds and heroes collide to create a magical experience. Tony Hawk joins over 300 existing partnerships including the Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, The Smurfs, The Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO and CryptoKittiesthey all follow the vision of The sandbox-Teams to improve and expand the Metaverse.
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