Manticore will split 50/50 money spent on Perks by players on Core with the gamers who designed the games.
The company made a splash at PAX this year when they had a whole bunch of D&D celebs play through some fan-made Dungeons & Dragons themed adventures. There was a $20,000 prize fund attached.
The platform, Core, is designed so that people without any coding or art skills, but with a good idea can create computer games and make them public. Manticore secured a deal with Wizards of the Coast to include D&D in this which lead to the Design-A-Dungeon contest.
Today, Manticore has explained how these dungeon designers can make money from their creations. As some YouTubers, Tiktok and Instagrammers have found it possible to turn their creative talents into their fulltime job, Manticore hopes the same comes true for game designers on Core.
Of course, Core can be used to create a wide range of games – not just dungeon crawls.
Frederic Descamps, CEO and co-founder, Manticore Games said,
Core is already leading the UGC Multiverse revolution by empowering a new generation of creators to make and publish games more easily than ever before. Now, with Perks, we’re establishing an economy that favors creators.
“By sharing 50% of Perks’ revenues, we pass more earnings on to creators than any other UGC platforms, which share only 24.5% at most or don’t allow monetization at all. With Perks, Core will create an explosion in creativity as well as tremendous new economic opportunities for game creators worldwide, similar to what has happened with other UGC platforms such as YouTube, Twitch and TikTok.”
Perks are things like in-game cosmetics, passes, memberships, subscriptions or even access to a premium model. They’re not intended to be pay-to-win but ways to enhance your time as a player on a Core-powered game.
This is nothing less than the fundamental democratization of game creation — the most leading-edge economic system the games industry has seen.
Of course, if you’re already making money off your Twitch or YouTube streams, then the next step for creators is to stream themselves playing games they’ve designed. That’s the scenario in which you can get paid for creating D&D-themed dungeons and exploring them.
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