The music video for When The Summer Dies, an electronic beat and single from deadmau5 was made using Core.
Manticore’s Core platform allows people to create online D&D dungeons, as it has done in partnership with Wizards of the Coast.
But it doesn’t have to, it can be used for space games, other fantasy, urban horror. The goal is to make computer game creation as easy as it is to get into Twitch streaming or podcasting. Deadmau5 and gamers used it to create When The Summer Dies.
Deadmau5 didn’t create the video alone. Core creators chipped in, using in-game content and taking less than two weeks.
Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5) told the press;
I’ve been experimenting with the confluence of music and tech for a long time, and now with games, I’m able to take it to a whole other level. Typically it takes months and hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars to make a music video. In this case, we were able to pull together a video with stunning 3D worlds in just a couple of 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 made was unbelievable and demonstrates why more artists are seeking out unique opportunities inside of games to extend new experiences to their audiences.”
The call to action for the When The Summer Dies saw 130 entries, including from Sino, a music producer for local artists in Pakistan and who created A Cyberpunk Dream, Dragonballduraq, the 18-year-old behind Abandoned Stage Sub and Amonbeaufils a French PhD student and creator of Blasted Moons.
When The Summer Dies isn’t the only Manticore and deadmau5 collaboration. Oberhasli is due out on October 14th, which will be a virtual world built with Core.
Deadmau5 is touring Canada, heading into America in October with two Las Vegas dates on the 23rd and 24th, and in Miami from the 28th to 30th.
Update: Added the word “Building” to the headline “D&D Building” software as Core isn’t owned by WotC, just has had partnerships.
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