A game that is making waves within the growing metaverse scene alongside Fortnite and Roblox has been the core of user-generated focused online play. Developed by Manticore Games, Core is an online platform that gives players the tools to create a variety of activities and share them online, and it has grown considerably since its debut last year. Now he’s taking his concept a little further by teaming up with electronic DJ and producer Deadmau5 for an experimental music experience built entirely on Core.
With the next Oberhasli Event, Manticore Games worked with Deadmau5 to showcase some of the latest Core authoring tools and introduce new music and minigames created by the artist himself. Right before the debut of the first live performance on October 4. 15 on Core, I had the opportunity to experience an early sample of the Oberhasli concert and heard from the developers about the current landscape of metaverse games.
For those who are still thinking about what the so-called metaverse is all about, it is essentially interactive platforms that remove barriers between genres and aesthetics, allowing players to combine various types of characters, settings and other activities in one experience. perfect. One moment you could be participating in a fast-paced competitive shooter game, and the next, you could jump into an event similar to game show obstacle courses or strategy simulations with fantasy characters.
While Fortnite and Roblox are at the forefront of what we call metaverse experiences, Core has been gaining increasing attention for offering players open access to development tools, giving users the means to create and share games and events. with others online.
The fun of Core is in the experience of building worlds, creating elaborate events that can attract players, and that is what the Oberhasli Music Festival is all about. Compared to Fortnite music concerts, Core’s Deadmau5 event felt more interactive, like he was participating in an elaborate house of fun that quickly morphed into a wave of bizarre, vibrant visuals that felt in tune with the sound. characteristic of Deadmau5. Deadmau5 will personally run shows on October day. 15, 16, 17 and beyond, the Oberhasli event will become a permanent main activity on Core for anyone to view in their own time.
Attendees begin in an EDM music room, with Deadmau5’s avatar Core directing the show. But when the first major beat falls, the floor gives way, pushing users through various environments that reverberate and pulse with the beat of the music. It felt like a light obstacle course in a way, but ultimately it’s about seeing Deadmau5’s music come to life through a mind-blowing visual experience. Right after the event, you can jump into select Deadmau5 minigames, which include a Fall Guys-style game show where players compete to reach the finish line.
Frederic Descamps, CEO of Manticore Games, said the Core approach has been in the works for some time.
“The concept of the metaverse has definitely entered the spirit of the age in technology and gaming these days, and I’d say we were doing it before it was called,” Descamps said. “To give credit to where it belongs, it really was Tim Sweeney [founder and CEO of Epic Games] who reactivated that concept in 2018. A lot of people pay attention to Ready Player One, but that was just one of many things that captured the mix of sci-fi with fantasy. Where the core is different is that it is deeply rooted in UGC (User Generated Content), this idea of opening up the world to almost anyone’s creativity. That’s the beauty of it, we can see what happens to him. “
The Oberhasli event is, in a way, Core’s first step into the mainstream. With Fortnite recently having concerts, movie trailer debuts, and other real-world media seeping into the online world, Core is seeing one of the first examples of cross-media tailor-made for the game. For Oberhasli, the developers said that Deadmau5 used the same tools other players had to create a unique social hub where visitors can mingle, along with Deadmau5-themed minigames (made by the artist himself) that tie into the musical experience.
Core is still in its early stages compared to other metaverse games, but it shows great potential in the kinds of activities that can be crafted in the game. Core is currently on PC as an Epic Game Store exclusive, but the developers at Manticore Games are looking to expand further to other platforms. Along with consoles, they are experimenting with mobile devices as well, with the plan of allowing gamers to dive into the core and create new experiences on the go.