It's built on top of Unreal Engine 4 and includes tools for level design, modelling and logic, including Lua scripting.
Core is in Open Alpha which means anyone can start building, sharing, and playing games. However, Core is not complete, and we will be adding several features and making improvements over time.
Sharing the games is all handled inside the platform:
- One-Click Publishing: When you choose, your game will be instantly hosted on the Core platform where it can be discovered and played by the community. No complicated server configuration needed!
- Core Worlds: Core is also a social hub where you can hang out in a network of connected worlds. Feast at a castle banquet, swim in a zero-g space station, or visit a theme park. Build your own world and connect to others.
- Creative Collaboration: Core is a platform where creators build and publish for players around the world. You can choose to build games from scratch, or remix and re-imagine content shared by other creators.
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On monetization: "We are in Open Alpha now and do not have monetization turned on yet. Monetization will start with the Open Beta in a few months. Meanwhile, we invite creators to get an early start in creating in Core so that they have great content by the time monetization starts."
About the team: "Located in San Mateo, Calif., Manticore Games™ is the developer and operator of Core™, a digital playground and community designed to unleash imagination and explore new play experiences. Manticore Games was established by industry veterans from Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Respawn, Xfire, Roblox, Trion Worlds, Crystal Dynamics and Zynga."
Manticore Games talked about their innovative product Core, a service platform that combines accessible game development tools and a vast community for creators and their audience.