International hit series Magnificent Century, has partnered with The
Sandbox, a popular metaverse platform, with a global launch event held in
Paris on July 12, 2023.
Produced by Tims Productions’ founder Timur Savcı, and broadcast in more than 140 countries
with more than 500 million viewers around the world, Magnificent Century stepped into the
metaverse with The Sandbox, a leading decentralised gaming virtual world and a subsidiary
of Animoca Brands. This partnership has rendered Magnificent Century the very first Turkish
series in the world to enter into The Sandbox metaverse and second global hit series after The
Within the scope of this new cooperation between The Sandbox and Magnificent Century,
magical atmosphere and iconic venues of Magnificent Century will be revived in The Sandbox
metaverse, transforming its unforgettable characters into avatars from the last quarter of this
year. Magnificent Century will also have a multitude of events with its place in The Sandbox
metaverse. Highly interactive gamified metaverse experience featuring Magnificent Century
will be available on The Sandbox for all series lovers around the world.
In the meantime, distinctive projects for Magnificent Century are planned with The Sandbox.
NFT and avatar collections are devised to be circulated among the projects. It is therefore
true to say that Magnificent Century fans from all around the world will be able to customise
their avatars with enriched items of their favorite characters. It will correspondingly be
conceivable for fans to bring their communities to the metaverse with creative experiences.
Gaming and crypto communities as well as Magnificent Century fans will similarly able to
benefit from the experiences and avatars offered on The Sandbox platform. It appears that The
Sandbox will be the “hub” for all the creators included in this ecosystem, particularly
Magnificent Century fans, who have adored the series since day one of its broadcast.
The global launch event, hosted by The Sandbox in Paris, started with a workshop themed
“Magnificent Century” attended by Tims Productions, the production company of the series,
and game studios Hungri Games and UGC90, and continued on with a panel on integrating
world-renowned TV series into The Sandbox Metaverse.
A signing ceremony was held at the end of the panel with the participation of Timur Savcı,
the producer of Magnificent Century and the founder of Tims Productions, Sebastien Borget,
co-founder of The Sandbox, and Arslan Kiran, the country manager of The Sandbox.
At the ceremony, Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox, said: “We’re
excited to welcome such a globally acclaimed Turkish series as “Magnificent Century”, at The
Sandbox and further strengthen our growing presence in this important region.”
Timur Savcı, the producer of Magnificent Century, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with
The Sandbox team in this exciting adventure. Magnificent Century has been a global TV
milestone breaking many records and now, by bringing it into the world of gaming through
this partnership, we continue to prioritise innovation. We’re happy and excited to be pioneers
in building a bridge between our treasured heritage and the new generation. And we can’t wait
to hear about The Sandbox players’ experiences in the Magnificent Century land where they
can play, explore and create new virtual worlds.”
Arslan Kiran additionally said: “The entrance of a world-renowned Turkish TV series into the
metaverse will form the foundations of a new web3 vision on the basis of the entire TV
While the players are to build gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain using the
platform’s main token SAND through The Sandbox, they own in-game assets and can
generate income from these assets.
Players, with the asset generation tool called VoxEdit, may well generate Voxel-based 3D
NFTs that can be used in-game, while trading these assets in The Sandbox’s NFT
marketplace. 95% of the income from the assets twisted are offered directly to the creators.
Pursuant to the report prepared in partnership with DappRadar and Blockchain Game
Alliance; The Sandbox’s trade volume increased by 114 percent in January 2023
compared to December 2022 and reached $1.5 million.
Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the
metaverse as a continuousshared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic.
Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The
Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg,
Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all
following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences
using both original and well-known characters and worlds.
The Sandbox, that entered Turkey in June 2022, announced Turkishverse, which includes
business partnerships in the fields of cinema, TV series and games, at the “Leave A Mark on
the Future” event held in November 2022. Collaboration with Magnificent Century at the
launch event held in Paris aroused great attention. The Sandbox continues to strengthen its
presence in Turkey and to carry Turkey to the metaverse with new partnerships in the fields of
cinema, series, games and sports.
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralised virtual worlds that has been fuelling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global instals on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralised and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.
About Tims Productions
Tims Productions was founded in 2006 by Timur Savcı. The company’s first production that year, the feature film, First Love (İlk Aşk), earned audiences’ and critics’ acclaim alike. The first television series produced by TIMS Productions was Daydreamers (Kavak Yelleri), based on the lives of four young adults, which ended up being a phenomenon that united viewers from all categories.
Following Daydreamers, the series Pendent, Only You, If Only I Were A Cloud, Es-Es, Guardian Angels, Pebble Stones, Little Secrets, Lovebird, Heartbreak Mansion, Game of Silence, Eternal and recently Hot Skull (Netflix original) have all taken their place among the popular and highly influential productions. Magnificent Century, with an epic budget, high-quality production and stellar cast, which started airing at the beginning of 2011 made all headlines in Turkey as well as worldwide. Its spinoff Magnificent Century: Kosem went on to become the export champion of Turkish drama series in 2017. TIMS also sold the English language format rights of its cult series, Game of Silence to Sony TV and NBC which was successfully adapted to American television and started airing on NBC on April 2016. This was a first in Turkish television history.
Having produced a total of 20 TV series and 6 feature films, Tims Productions is now considered among the top 2 production companies in Turkey.
For more information: https://eng.tims.tv/
About Magnificent Century
As soon as it premiered in 2011 in Turkey, Magnificent Century broke all rating records and became an instant worldwide hit, airing in more than 140 countries and watched by more than 500 million people. Based on the life of the tenth Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Sultana Hurrem, a slave girl who rose up the ranks to become a queen, Magnificent Century has been the most-watched Turkish TV series ever. Winning a total of 33 awards, the popular period drama still continues to take the world by storm.
Magnificent Century Trailer: https://bit.ly/3PPSCI4