Core, a leading platform for user-created games, interactive experiences and live events, has partnered with Metaverse Gaming League (MGL) in the anime jam contest, where participants can create anime games and experiences that could win them a share of $50,000.
Developers are encouraged to put their creative skills to the test by paying homage to the anime’s iconic styles and themes. Using Core’s creation tools, they can recreate their favorite places and characters or create new gameplay and environments inspired by anime and manga. In addition to competing for the grand prize of $10,000, games and experiences will be judged in the following categories, with each category offering prizes of $5,000 (1st), $2,000 (2nd), and $1,000 (3rd). ):
- Mecha – What’s more iconic than mechs and anime? Pay homage to the classics with detailed models, environments or gameplay involving action-packed mechs.
- Fantasy – Create a game, beautiful landscape, exciting story or meme based on the fantasy anime trope to channel your inner Isekai!
- Slice Of Life – Turn your favorite anime locations into a space where you can actually hang out with your friends, while taking a break from the real world.
- Ninjas, Samurai and Magical Girls – A catch-all category for shounen/shoujo lovers! Create a competitive ninja brawler, story-based environment, place to hang out in your favorite magical girl costume, or anything else you can imagine.
Check out the Core x MGL Anime Jam promo:
The winning anime creations will be showcased to a large audience of gamers at a Metaverse Gaming League live event in March. Players will enjoy anime games and experiences during the event, which will be streamed live on Twitch, with $6,000 being given away to attendees in real time. In addition to rewarding great competitive play, Metaverse Gaming League ensures players of all skill levels can earn prizes while enjoying their time in the Metaverse. Metaverse Gaming League is operated by Dubit, the metaverse game studio and branded virtual worlds developer.
According to Patrick Mead, CTO at Dubit, “We are thrilled to be working with Core to reward developers for their creativity and vision, and to bring live esports into a Game Jam for the very first time. Core is one of the major metaverse platforms, as it offers everyone the opportunity to bring their ideas to life for others, which is a perfect fit for MGL, where we reward meaningful participation as well as pure skill in live-streamed events and brand across the metaverse.
Mattie Fairchild, Senior Director of Community and Developer Relations at Manticore Games, added, “Game Jams are one of our favorite ways to inspire creators around a theme, and now they’ll have the chance to rally to one of Core’s most popular: anime. . Core gives every creator, regardless of skill level, the tools to create stunning metaverse experiences, so we can’t wait to see how our growing community of 15,000+ developers imagines mecha, ninja, and all. just stay. We’re thrilled to partner with Metaverse Gaming League to bring a substantial prize pool, multiple ways to win, and the amazing exposure bonus to their audience at a live esports event.
The Core platform is completely free and offers the power of Unreal Engine without any coding or art skills. Anime Game Jam creators will benefit from a library of pre-made anime elements to kick-start their projects and can instantly publish their finished creations to the platform.
Submissions open March 17, 2022 and winners will be announced live after a week of judging. The Metaverse Gaming League live event will take place on April 2, 2022. Click here for more information.
Dan Sarto is the publisher and editor of Animation World Network.