Pixowl is an independent mobile developer with 10's of millions of downloads under its belt, all thanks to its highly popular The Sandbox series of games. The studio was just purchased by the publisher Animoca Brands for an upfront consideration of $4.875 million in cash and shares. The thing to understand is that The Sandbox is among the world’s largest independent user-generated content platforms and gaming ecosystems, and while it is no Minecraft or Roblox, it surely has a lot of potential to find just as much success.

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