Animoca Brands acquires Pixowl, developer of The Sandbox game for mobile and blockchain
Leading Creator of Original and Licensed Builder Games Brings Strong Portfolio and Operational Talent to Animoca Brands While Gaining Access to Company Brands and Partners
HONG KONG and SAN FRANCISCO – August 27, 2018 – Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (ASX:AB1) and Pixowl, Inc. today announced that Animoca Brands has acquired Pixowl through a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The Acquisition enhances Animoca Brands’ operational base and mobile development proficiency, providing an experienced development team that will help to lower the company’s operational costs while increasing its capabilities, including in the area of blockchain development.
“Our acquisition of Pixowl provides powerful strategic and operational synergies with Animoca Brands,” said Yat Siu, co-founder and director of Animoca Brands. “Pixowl’s experienced developers will significantly increase our development capabilities. Its founders are highly respected game industry veterans who have developed multimillion dollar franchises. We believe the blockchain version of The Sandbox has incredible potential. Pixowl shares our vision of blockchain gaming, NFT’s, and games as a platform. Like us, it has a number of world-renowned brand licenses, including Snoopy and Goosebumps. We look forward to utilising the many opportunities for growth conferred by this acquisition.”
“Animoca Brands is a perfect fit for Pixowl and we are happy to add our brand relationships to its portfolio while accelerating growth for our key IP, The Sandbox, with a new 3D version that will integrate blockchain technology and demonstrate our vision of a next-generation User Generated Content gaming ecosystem,” said Arthur Madrid, the CEO and founder of Pixowl.
SHREK™ COMES TO THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION
Pixowl teams with Universal Brand Development to bring DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-winning – Shrek™ – to their hit title THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION.
Players can add a Shrektastic touch to their pixel universes with new downloadable Shrek content, featuring six exclusive new elements in 2D sandbox pixel style, including favorites like Donkey, Gingy, Shrek’s infamous swamp hut, and more! Shrek elements can be mixed and matched with all The Sandbox Evolution elements for Ogreriffic new game levels and challenges that can be shared in the online Gallery.
THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION, developed by Pixowl, is an acclaimed 2D pixel-art world builder mobile game, which has been downloaded over 25 million times. Fans and community have the opportunity to craft, build & destroy their very own pixel worlds, manipulate and discover over 300 elements (such as ambient life, traps, platforms, enemies, electronics, fantastic creatures, medieval armies, decorations, etc.) and interactions, and add controllable heroes.
THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION with Shrek is available for download here. To know more about THE SANDBOX EVOLUTION, players visit the website here and join the growing community on
MANY THANKS TO PIXOWL TEAM!
#TSBEvolution has launched! >> http://bit.ly/TSBEvolution
We couldn’t have achieved this goal without all our Pixowl team members and our contributors. Many thanks to them! #credits
This game came from all of us and we’re very proud of it! It’s the result of our individual efforts, our commitment and our passion.
We launched it on both iOS and Android simultaneously, reaching a new milestone for the studio. We will continue to strive to make this game the best it can be!
The Sandbox Evolution – Official Launch Date
After almost 2 years in the making, we’re finally getting closer to the launch of our long awaited sequel of our first hit game The Sandbox: The Sandbox Evolution! >> https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/43013-the-sandbox-evolution?locale=en
We’ll need your support on the launch date: June 23rd, and the easiest way to do so is by clicking on this link below then on SUPPORT with FACEBOOK or SUPPORT with TWITTER (or both) buttons to help spread out the word on the day!