The Sandbox, a number one decentralized gaming digital world and a subsidiary of Animoca Manufacturers, introduced at the moment that it has partnered with SLIPKNOT, essentially the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive band of the fashionable period, to deliver Knotfest into the metaverse — creating Knotverse, a Web3 residence for SLIPKNOT/Knotfest metaverse experiences, live shows, and way of life in The Sandbox.
The collaboration brings collectively innovators of their respective fields to create a one-of-a-kind assembly place for heavy music tradition within the metaverse. Knotverse will host Web3 experiences curated by Knotfest and SLIPKNOT particularly for the tradition. The Knotverse roadmap will see distinctive NFTs and generative collections, plus metaverse live shows, gaming experiences, fan experiences, distinctive collaborations, wearables and far far more. It can in the end provide followers of the heavy tradition utility via distinctive entry to new music, IRL occasions, competition experiences, merchandise, gear, masks, and extra.
Knotverse is thematically tied to SLIPKNOT‘s self-curated, vacation spot competition model and media web site, Knotfest. Historically an immersive, darkish carnival occasion that spans the globe and media web site www.knotfest.com, The Knotverse Lands in The Sandbox will inherit the competition’s darkish carnival theme and combine greater than 20 years of SLIPKNOT themes and imagery, authentically recreated in voxel type.
“After I began taking part in Quake on-line in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was one other stage”, says SLIPKNOT‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. “However on the time, I could not have Sid scratching subsequent to me, I could not provide visible artwork to followers. All we might do collectively was play the sport. However little concepts like that aren’t solely attainable now, they barely scratch the floor. We’re listening, we’re watching, and we’re going the place our followers are main us. And should you do not perceive otherwise you’re frightened, know that we’ll assist deliver our followers alongside. We’re getting on this for all of us, with all of us, and we won’t wait so that you can see what we now have arising.”
Half digital actual property, half amusement park, The Sandbox totally embraces the concept of the metaverse as a steady shared digital area the place worlds and heroes collide to make magic. On this spirit, The Sandbox crew is working carefully with SLIPKNOT to deliver their Lands to life in The Sandbox as the inspiration for Knotverse metaverse experiences.
“We’re proud to welcome SLIPKNOT and Knotfest as the primary heavy music band to open a house for his or her neighborhood in The Sandbox open metaverse,” stated Sébastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox. “We’re constructing the way forward for digital expression and social interactions and this partnership invitations a various, freethinking new viewers to expertise the advantages of true possession the place any SLIPKNOT NFT can be utilized not solely in The Sandbox however on some other appropriate platform.”
SLIPKNOT/Knotfest joins over 200 international manufacturers — together with Adidas, Snoop Dogg, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft and Rabbids, Shibuya 109, Gucci, HSBC, The Strolling Lifeless, The Smurfs and CryptoKitties — which have already fashioned IP partnerships to create voxelized variations of their worlds and characters within the metaverse.
For extra info, go to Knotverse.io.
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