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What about meta? Manticore hosts a couple of meta-panels on the meta verse inside the game world Core.
San Mateo, California-based Manticore hosts more than 50,000 core games and online experiences, providing a platform and tools for players to create their own games. Based on the Epics Unreal game engine, the games have a more realistic world and versions of animated characters compared to the more popular Roblox. Metaverse is the expected universe of virtual worlds, all of which are interconnected, as in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One.
On October 15, Manticore will hold hybrid panels where leaders from the gaming, music and entertainment industries share their vision for the metaverse. They will be centered around the future of live music, virtual music events and how big brands tell stories through metaverse, said Frederic Descamps, CEO of Manticore Games, in an interview with GamesBeat. Panelists will stream from within a dynamic Core environment that anyone can watch live on twitch.tv/corelive.
The first panel takes place at 9:30 Pacific Time. and focus on the future of live music. Bands, brands and fans rewrite the rules of live music, and concerts are just the beginning. Panelists will include artists, event builders and tech leaders rethinking the meaning of “live” with digital, VR and XR experiences.
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Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, will moderate the music panel. Joel Zimmerman, known as Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”), will join the panel when he launches his latest song in Core. They are joined by Mxmtoon, a singer-songwriter and actor who recently starred in the adventure game Life is Strange: True Colors; Jillian Rothman, member of Warner Music Group’s New Business & Ventures team; and Mikael Moore, talent manager and managing partner of the Wondaland Arts Society.
The second panel will focus on the games and is about the creators of the metaverse. Fans create metavers of games, content and experiences, and they use great intellectual qualities to do so. This panel will include executives from media, entertainment and creative brands who will discuss how to leverage “user-generated events” to build their IP. The event ends at 12.00 Pacific.
The panel includes Rob Lowe, CEO of Lego Ventures’ Digital Play investment group; Jordan Maynard, creative director at Manticore Games; Athena Demos is the founder and co-producer of Big Rock Creative (BRCvr), a global creative community that hosted the official virtual reality experience for Burning Man; and CA in LA, which consists of Courtney Birk and Ashleigh Coffelt. They have created over 100 movies and played thousands of songs together.
The company is working on creating the right environment for the panels now. Descamps wants it to be a relaxing environment.
“The point is, there are actually events you can organize in Core, and we want a whole host of more features to come in the coming weeks and months,” he said.
Descamps said his interest in metaverse goes even further than Neal Stephenson’s 1992 Snow Crash novel – the first book to refer to “metaverse.” Descamps also liked the multiverse of the fantasy novel Michael Moorcock (like me), who wrote about the “multiverse” in The Eternal Champion with heroes and anti-heroes like Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum.
Core itself can accommodate dozens of players in one instance, but it can create lots of “instances” of the panels so many people can see as needed. People can see the panels outside of Core on Twitch.
Descamps used to organize gaming events in San Francisco years before he started Manticore Games, and now the company is creating the tools to host events in Core. In this way, the panels show the capacity.
“We develop, you know, tools and systems for people to organize all sorts of events in Core,” Descamps said. “Everything you want to see in the Deadmau5 concerts is available to all creators,” Descamps said. “There are already functions for people to arrange events. They can really be whatever you want. And you will be there as a creator of players. ”
Core has also got users to organize programming courses in multiple languages. There is a lot of variation in Core as it is appropriate for a competitor to metaverse.
“I watch the games and I get emotional,” he said. “And we have creators who make good money.”
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