GAME JAM: Into the Unknown

The Sandbox
8 min readFeb 15, 2024

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!

Into the Unknown!

Enter the unknown with Mocaverse and The Sandbox for this next exciting Game Jam where you have 3 weeks to create your game!

What is Mocaverse? — Learn more HERE!

Draw inspiration from the vibrant Mocas and join them on a journey through the mysterious portal… where will they end up?

Theme Reveal!

It’s time to take your Moca friends’ hands and head into the portal to see what lay on the other side!

It’s… the future! 🤯

Vast futuristic landscapes and bustling hi-tech cities stretch as far as the eye can see. Gather your friends, scope out your enemies, and embark on a futuristic adventure with the Mocas!

THE THEME IS: Multiplayer in the future! You must design a multiplayer game that takes place in a futuristic environment.

Now, let us introduce you to the Mocas!

How Do I Participate?

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

But first, you need to register!

REGISTER HERE by February 28th!

(!) The event is online.


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!

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!

BRAND OPPORTUNITY: Mocaverse would like to welcome you on their LAND! Taking part in this Game Jam offers participants the chance to get published on the Mocaverse Estate.

But why stop here? Mocaverse would also like the opportunity to reward the winners with some exclusive Mocaverse prizes for their hard work!

Explore the exciting prizes below!


  • 15,000 SAND + 1x1 LAND + Gold CATALYST Pack
  • 500 Realm Points / teammate + 1 Lucky Neko (Silver) + Realm Point Marketing*


  • 8,000 SAND + 1x1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack
  • 400 Realm Points / teammate + 1 Lucky Neko (Silver) + Realm Point Marketing*


  • 5,000 SAND + 1x1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack
  • 300 Realm Points / Teammate + 1 Lucky Neko (Bronze) + Realm Point Marketing*


  • 3,000 SAND + 1x1 LAND + Silver CATALYST Pack
  • 200 Realm Points / Teammate + Lucky Neko (Bronze)

🎖️ 5TH — 10TH PLACE

  • 1,500 SAND + 1x1 LAND + Bronze CATALYST Pack
  • 150 Realm Points / Teammate

⭐Honorable Mentions (up to 10)

  • 1,000 SAND + 1x1 LAND!
  • 100 Realm Points / Teammate

*Mocaverse will provide a marketing budget paid in Realm Points for the TOP 3 entries for up to 6 months!

More info on the marketing budget will follow in the emails we send you during the Game Jam.

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”. Find out more under ⚠️Important Rules.

What are Realm Points?

Realm Points are your way to grow in the Mocaverse ecosystem. In order to claim and utilise them, you first need a Moca ID.

Moca IDs will be available to claim for all participants who submitted a valid entry.

You may use Realm Points to upgrade your Moca Tier, get access to exclusive experiences, or claim physical & digital assets, tokens, and goods.

Learn more about Realm Points and Moca ID.

What are Lucky Nekos?

You may explore the Lucky Neko collection on OpenSea HERE!

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 🗓️

February 15th

Registrations Open — 10:00 AM UTC

February 27th

Registrations Close — 11:59 PM UTC

February 28th

Game Jam Kick-Off AMA & Theme reveal — 1:30 PM UTC
With Game Jam Program Managers & Mocaverse Special Guests!

February 29th

Live Workshop — 1:30 PM UTC
With our Game Maker Specialist, Cyber Dragon — More info in your emails.

March 13th

Week #3 AMA: Get ready to submit! — 1:30 PM UTC
With Game Jam Program Managers

March 18th

Submission Deadline — 5:00 PM UTC
Form & Submission Guidelines will be sent in your emails.

April 6th

Live Awards Ceremony on Twitch — 7 PM UTC
With our The Sandbox hosts & Mocaverse Special Guests!

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.

Exposure: 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.

Community: 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 1x1.
  • 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.

Judges & Voting

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

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!