The Sandbox, a Metaverse development platform, has recently expanded its operations in Germany by acquiring Sviper, a gaming studio based in Hamburg. The acquisition is aimed at leveraging the creative excellence and engineering talent of Sviper’s team to enhance the Metaverse social and gameplay features.
Sviper has been collaborating with The Sandbox for the past year, and the integration of the two platforms was an anticipated move. The acquisition brings development, engineering, and creative talent to The Sandbox’s global team, which will empower creators to develop more engaging and fun experiences.
🇩🇪 The Sandbox team is expanding in Germany! 🇩🇪
We are proud to announce the acquisition of German company @SviperGames, a game development studio founded in 2016 and known for its creative excellence working with major brand partners and its senior-level talent. pic.twitter.com/oSOprQk3VB
— The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) February 28, 2023
Led by Ole Schaper and Mark Buchholz, Sviper has over 25 years of combined experience collaborating with top brands in mobile, PC, and multiplayer gaming. Currently, Sviper has 40 team members and is hiring more talent to focus on Metaverse centered development.
According to Sebastien Borget, cofounder and COO of The Sandbox, the acquisition has supercharged the platform’s creative potential. The Hamburg team is already advancing the gameplay possibilities available to internal teams and The Sandbox creators at large by adding social features, designing rules for prototype game logic, and implementing powerful multiplayer features.
Arthur Madrid, cofounder and CEO of The Sandbox, shares Borget’s sentiments and has built a high level of trust with The Sandbox Germany team. Both parties are thrilled by the potential of working together, as noted by Schaper, who expresses excitement about contributing to the creation of a cutting-edge virtual world that combines gaming, creativity, and community.