One game within the growing Metaverse scene with Fortnite and Roblox is Making Waves user-generated focused online game core. 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 has grown significantly since its launch last year. Now it’s taking its concept a little further, teaming up with electronic DJ and producer Deadmau5 for an experimental musical experience built entirely at the core.
with the upcoming overachieved event, Manticore Games teamed up with Deadmau5 to showcase some of the latest creation tools with Core and debut new music and mini-games created by the artist himself. Just before the start of the first live performance at the Corps on October 15th, I experienced the opening performance of the Oberhaisel concert and heard from the developers about the current landscape of Metaverse games.
For those still wrapping their heads around the so-called Metaverse, it essentially consists of interactive platforms that bridge the barriers between genres and aesthetics, allowing players to access a wide variety of characters, settings, and more. Allows activities to be combined into one seamless experience. One moment you can participate in a fast-paced competitive shooter, and the next, you can jump into an event like a game show obstacle course or a strategy simulation involving fantasy characters.
While Fortnite and Roblox are at the forefront of what we call the Metaverse experience, Core is steadily gaining more attention for giving players open access to developer tools, allowing users to craft games and events and share them with others online. Get the means to share with.
The core of the fun is in the world-building experience, creating elaborate events that can attract players, and that’s what Oberhaisel Music Festival is all about. Compared to Fortnite’s concerts, Core’s Deadmau5 event felt more interactive, like I was attending an elaborate funhouse, which quickly transformed into quirky and vibrant imagery that felt in line with Deadmau5’s signature sound. Deadmau5 will run shows in person on October 15, 16, 17, and after that, Oberhaisel will become a permanent main activity in the event core, so that anyone can check out on their own schedule.
Attendees begin in an EDM music hall, with Deadmau 5’s core incarnation driving the show. But when the first big beat hits, the floor gives way, pulling users through different environments that resonate and pulse with the beat of the music. It felt like a mild obstacle course in some ways, but ultimately it’s about bringing Deadmau 5’s music to life through a tragic visual experience. Right after the event, you can indulge in Deadmau5 curated mini-games, which include a Fall Guys-style game show where players compete to reach the finish.
Manticore Games CEO Frederic Deskamps said Core’s approach has been in the works for some time.
“The concept of the Metaverse has definitely entered the zeitgeist these days in tech and gaming, and I would say we were doing it before we were called out,” Deskamps said. “To give credit where credit is due, it was really Tim Sweeney [founder and CEO of Epic Games] who reactivated that concept in 2018. Many people pay attention to Ready Player One, but it was really just one of many things that captured the mix of sci-fi with fantasy. Where the core is different is very much rooted in UGC (User Generated Content), it’s idea of opening the world up to almost anyone’s creativity. That’s the beauty of it, we can see what happens to it.”
The Oberhasel event is, in some ways, the core’s first step into the mainstream. With Fortnite recently seeing concerts, movie trailer debuts and other real-world media seeping into the online world, the core is seeing one of the first examples of cross-over media that’s bespoke to the game. For Oberhassle, the devs said that Deadmau 5 used the same tools other players had to create a unique social hub where visitors could meet, as well as Deadmau 5 themed mini-games (created by the artist himself). who are bound by the experience of music.
The core is still in its early stages compared to other Metaverse games, but it shows great potential in the types of activities that can be crafted into the game. Currently, Core is exclusive on PC as an Epic Game Store, but the developers at Manticore Games are looking to expand further to other platforms. Along with consoles, they’re also experimenting with mobile, with plans to let players dive into the core and offer new experiences on the go.