• Post published:May 30, 2024

Step into the world of NABIYA Studio’s IP, ELEMENTS, now live in The Sandbox. Come along as we explore the journey that brought this vision to life, and shaped the creative vision of our studio.

A Seed of World

In the genesis of it all, much like any journey, was a simple idea—an aspiration to craft a unique experience, a new world, a landscape filled with poetic beauty and artistic allure. In this creative journey, we were drawn to the timeless wisdom encapsulated within Chinese cosmogony: a philosophy that delves into the origins and structure of the universe, embracing concepts such as yin and yang, the Five Elements, and the Tao. Just like the mix of yin and yang, the founders’ energy brought together a team of talented people to make this unique vision happen.

It’s with a strong commitment to doing things well and with heart that NABIYA Studio embarked on this adventure. This journey has been a bit wild, shaping the core of our studio. Like other game makers, creating our own game has been a real challenge, a non-stop effort to do our best, and finally, to share it with the world.

For NABIYA Studio, ELEMENTS is more than just a game or something to experience in the metaverse. It has bits of everyone’s story who passed the torch, helping to bring this world to life. It’s a lively expression of the creativity in our close-knit team.

From Sand to Gold

In a platform such as The Sandbox, where voxels rule with edges, NABIYA stands out by making things a little softer, throwing in some curves, and sprinkling a touch of poetry. That’s what we like to call the NABIYA touch, a bit of magic that makes each thing we create special. This isn’t just about appearances; it’s the studio’s DNA for crafting game worlds that aren’t just visually cool but also stir up something special inside you.

Yet, our creative intentions goes beyond what meets the eye. Taking a cue from kinetic art, the lively dance of movements became a cornerstone in our design process. ELEMENTS is not just about a static kind of beauty; it’s about the dynamic, ever-changing rhythm within the game environment. This focus on kinetic elements enriches the player’s experience, turning our creations from mere voxels to a vibrant, mesmerizing masterpiece. 

Our game was born to reflect the dance between the elements. In ELEMENTS, we wanted to breathe life into each element, granting them a distinct identity. From the fiery energy of fire to the calm vibes of water, each element in our game has its own unique culture. 

Earth City: The Jewel of the First World

In the First World, the universe where Elements is set, the Earth City is a truly unique place. Nestled within the Earth Realm, the city stands as a bastion of tranquility and continuity, firmly rooted in timeless values and an unwavering bond with the land. Here, community, family, and the nurturing of growth and harmony form the bedrock of existence.

It is a vibrant melting pot, where diversity thrives, and the resilience of the citizens shines brightest in the face of adversity. Now home to citizens from all five Elemental Realms and beyond, the city serves as a hub of peace, creativity, and unity—a melting pot filled with history and culture from each of the five elements, creating a beautiful landscape that shines like gold.

From the tranquil Wood District in the East to the bustling Water District in the North, the city thrums with life. Amidst the chaos gripping the rest of the First World, the Earth City stands as a beacon of hope and unity, welcoming beings from all realms and offering them a glimpse of home. Highlights include the impressive Stone Tower of Avani, the sensory feast of the Fire District, and the serene ambiance of the Hanging Baths in the Water District. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast, an adventurous explorer, a bookworm seeking knowledge, or a savvy barterer, the Earth City offers something for everyone to discover and delight in.

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Ready to experience the wonders of the Earth City for yourself? 

Exploring the Wood Realm’s Mysteries

In the heart of the Wood Realm, beneath a vibrant canopy that paints the sky with shades of green, lies a realm veiled in mystery and enchantment. Amidst the lush foliage and tangled vines, ancient whispers drift through the rustling leaves, beckoning intrepid adventurers to unravel the secrets hidden within.

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For those bold enough to heed the call, a journey awaits—to the very heights of the canopy and deep into the earth below. Along the way, they will encounter a cast of characters as diverse as the realm itself—enigmatic hermits, mischievous pixies, and noble creatures—all with tales to share and wisdom to impart. Each step taken delves further into the realm’s enigmatic depths, where elemental trials lie in wait. From fiery adversaries to the tranquil yet guarded slumber of the Tiger, protector of the Wood, every challenge tests the courage and resilience of the traveler.

Yet, as the journey unfolds and trials are faced, it becomes clear that the greatest tests are those of character—courage in the face of danger, wisdom to navigate the unknown, and compassion for all beings encountered along the way. As heroes press forward, confronting the spectral forces of the Buffalo and navigating perilous landscapes, they discover that true strength lies not only in overcoming obstacles but also in the bonds forged with allies and the empathy extended to all creatures of the Wood Realm.

Are you prepared to embark on this epic quest?

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