In July deadmau5 published his second collaboration with Lights, “When The Summer Dies”. A month later, he announced that he would be releasing his own virtual world, Oberhasli, made with Manticore's CORE engine. Well, after that, once again, the two collided with the official music video for the single, which was created entirely with user-created worlds on CORE.
This incredible collaboration with the creators of deadmau5 and Core resulted in more than 130 contributions from around the world, ranging from gloomy underground cities to psychedelic visions and war-torn landscapes. Some of the participating creators come from unique backgrounds, many of whom had little to no experience in professional game development yet were able to create stunningly beautiful 3D worlds in just a few days.
"I've been experimenting with the confluence of music and technology for a long time, and now I can take it to a whole new level with games," said Joel Zimmerman, who is deadmau5. “It usually takes months and hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to make a music video. In this case, we were able to put together a video with breathtaking 3D worlds in just a few months by crowdsourcing the creation to the core community and deadmau5 fans. The quality of the interactive experiences and the speed with which they were created was incredible and shows why more and more artists are looking for unique ways within games to bring new experiences to their audiences. "
Check out the video below and keep scrolling to see some examples of fan submissions.
- Chinese (Creator of A Cyberpunk Dream – Game link and Video link) – Sino is a music producer for local artists in Pakistan who became a core creator. His income from Core helped him pay his bills, rent, etc., and supported his family during the pandemic. He switched careers and is now a full-time game developer.
- Dragonballduraq (Creator of Abandoned Stage Sub) – Dragonballduraq is a 19 year old high school graduate. She joined Core three days after the jam started and within seven days made a successful contribution by using Core for the first time and having no professional experience in game or environment development.
- BFM (Creator of Deadmau5 filing) – BFM has worked as a pizza delivery company for years and now makes core games in his spare time. He has won many core competitions and challenges and used his earnings to pay bills. The world of BFM uses a somber junkyard as a backdrop for the star of our jam, which is cyberpunk-themed.