The Sandbox acquires German game developer Sviper GmbH

The Sandbox, the virtual world and Animoca Brands subsidiary, has announced its newest acquisition – this time, of the German game dev – Sviper GmbH. Founded in 2016 and known for its creative excellence working with major brand partners and its senior-level talent, Sviper has been a growing player ever since.

Sviper adds development, engineering, and creative talent to The Sandbox’s global team and will empower the creator generation to build more engaging and fun forms of experiences focusing on social features, new multiplayer gameplay options, and new Game Maker possibilities for creators. Agnitio Capital acted as M&A adviser to Sviper in connection with the transaction.

Led by CEO Ole Schaper and CPO Mark Buchholz, the leadership team of Sviper has over 25 years of experience working with well-known brands in mobile, PC, and multiplayer gaming. Sviper has been collaborating with The Sandbox for over a year and is fully integrated into the platform’s ecosystem. Sviper’s team currently has 40 members, based in the gaming tech hub in Hamburg, and it is now hiring for The Sandbox in Germany. Interested talent can apply here.

“We are thrilled to join The Sandbox and contribute to the creation of a cutting-edge virtual world that combines gaming, creativity, and community,” said Ole Schaper, CEO and Co-Founder of Sviper. “We believe that The Sandbox has enormous potential and we look forward to working with the team to bring this vision to life.”

The Sandbox is a visionary enterprise with countless fascinating aspects beyond traditional game development,” said Mark Buchholz, CPO and Co-Founder of Sviper. “The ability to create innovative, social user-generated gaming experiences, the growing social platform and the revolutionary aspects of Web3 are just some of the key features.”

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