The Sandbox and Sandsoft Partner With Nuqtah to Boost Web3 Adoption in Saudi Arabia

The Sandbox
3 min readNov 23, 2023

New partnership will empower creators and foster inclusivity in the blockchain ecosystem

The Sandbox and its partner Sandsoft, the mobile-first game developer and publisher, and investor powered by AAA talent, are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nuqtah, a leading MENA-based web3 infrastructure enabler for corporations in the region. The partnership will support the emergence of a world-class Web3 gaming ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.

The partnership with Nuqtah will focus on creating exciting experiences that align with the unique tastes and preferences of Saudi Arabian gamers.

To kickstart this initiative, Nuqtah will launch a Design Contest using VoxEdit, the 3D editor of The Sandbox, for local creators in the region in early 2024. Winning creations will be featured on Nuqtah’s NFT marketplace. The Sandbox, Sandsoft and Nuqtah will also work jointly to enable creators to build experiences in The Sandbox metaverse that are specifically tailored to the Saudi Arabian region, while Nuqtah will list land and avatars from The Sandbox on its NFT marketplace.

Sebastien Borget, the COO and Co-founder of The Sandbox, commented: “We’re pursuing our journey of innovation and growth in the Saudi region following our recent partnership announcement with Sandsoft. Together with pioneers such as Nuqtah, we’ll collaborate to attract more local creators from Saudi Arabia into our user-generated content platform and enable them to monetize their digital assets creations on Nuqtah’s platform.”

Salwa Radwi, the CEO of Nuqtah, commented: “The partnership between The Sandbox, Sandsoft and Nuqtah is an exciting development for the decentralised gaming community. By collaboratively building local experiences, focusing on education, and attracting regional audiences, our aim is to create a vibrant and inclusive ecosystem that empowers creators and gamers. Launching a Design Contest with VoxEdit is a joint effort to empower the Saudi creators community in the metaverse.”

David Fernandez, the CEO of Sandsoft, commented: “At Sandsoft, our commitment has always been to uplift local talent, drive education, and responsibly promote emerging technologies. This partnership will spotlight emerging regional talent and create immersive local content for The Sandbox metaverse that inspires a new generation of creators. It’s a significant milestone in building a boundary-breaking metaverse community in the MENA region.”

The Sandbox, Sandsoft, and Nuqtah have committed to empowering creators, fostering inclusivity in the blockchain ecosystem, and driving educational initiatives for a passionate metaverse community. This marks the beginning of a strategic partnership paving the way for a joint venture to expand The Sandbox ecosystem across KSA, GCC, and MENA, shaping the future of decentralised gaming in Saudi Arabia.

About Sandsoft

Founded in 2020, Sandsoft is a fast-growth global mobile-first games developer, publisher and investor, powered by a diverse team of highly-experienced games makers. Sandsoft is committed to providing engaging and entertaining gaming experiences to an international audience, supported by an experienced global team with a proven track record and deep-rooted knowledge of the video games market. The company is composed of passionate game creators who have worked on some of the most successful game franchises ever released, including FIFA, Candy Crush, Need for Speed, Angry Birds and World of Tanks. Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, with offices in Spain, Finland, and China, Sandsoft aims to bridge continents, cultures, and people, fostering closer connections and contributing to the development of the global gaming ecosystem as a market leader.

About Nuqtah
Nuqtah is Saudi Arabia’s first Web3 infrastructure builder and the first to be licensed by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Investment. The firm aims to empower individuals, businesses and governments to unlock the new opportunities that the Web3 space offers to the region. Nuqtah allows users to easily build, deploy and monetize digital collectibles without having to navigate complicated blockchain infrastructure.