ANNOUNCING,
DYSTOPIAN WORLDS: a deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam

CREATE A BEAUTIFUL WORLD USING CORE AND
HAVE IT INCLUDED IN THE MUSIC VIDEO
FOR deadmau5 & LIGHT'S NEW SINGLE
WHEN THE SUMMER DIES

WIN PART OF A $50,000 PRIZE POOL
WITH BONUS SPECIAL PRIZES:

  • A lifetime guestlist pass for official deadmau5 events - valid anytime, anywhere!*

  • Invitation to a Meet-and-Greet at a future deadmau5 show!

  • deadmau5 prize bundles: deadmau5 merch, apparel, & a signed print!

  • Become one of twenty category winners who will get $2,000 each!

*Lifetime guestlist pass only valid for entry to Official deadmau5 events.
Please see the Official Rules

Winner

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when the summer dies

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what is core?

Core is a radically accessible game construction kit, community of creators, and game-playing platform, all in one. With Core, you can create multiplayer games, using the power of Unreal Engine, with no coding or art skills required. When you're ready to share your creations, publish them to the Core platform where they'll be instantly available to play. Not only is Core completely free, select creators can also monetize their games to make a living!

Core is like having an entire game studio in your hands. It gives you the power of Unreal Engine; lets you access hundreds of free, high quality music, sound, and art assets; and enables you to bring immersive, multiplayer worlds to life.

DYSTOPIAN WORLDS: A deadmau5 x CORE COLLAB JAM

Use Core to create the best dystopian world and have your work featured in deadmau5’s upcoming music video! Prizes include a lifetime pass to deadmau5 events, a meet-and-greet with deadmau5, and deadmau5 prize bundles.

All valid entries will also receive an exclusive profile picture. This artistic jam will be judged based solely on the aesthetic and environmental merit of entries - in other words, just make sure it looks great to be in!

Enter your email below to join:

Join our Core Creator Discord to learn tips and tricks and collaborate with fellow developers and fans:

Categories

War-TornCyberpunk/SciFiAbandoned StagesDystopian
In Addition:
Awards for the Best in Show and deadmau5's Favorite!

How to enter

Deadline: July 26, 12:00 PM PDT

Publish your Dystopian World in Core and fill out the form at the bottom of the page before 12:00 PM PDT on July 26th.

Winners will be announced after a short judging period thereafter.

Submission details and Official Rules are below.

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CATEGORIES

This jam has four categories - War-Torn, Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi, Abandoned Stages, and Dystopian.

  • War-Torn: Dilapidated structures, ravaged by time and conflict alike, are the centerpiece here. Your scene should evoke a sense of wonder and awe for what was lost.

  • Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi: The grimy undercities of dystopian worlds amidst fantastical technological accomplishments paints a wonderfully dystopian mood - your world should capture this dysphoria.

  • Abandoned Stages: The best musical venue, scarred by time's passage, should show the intense dichotomy between the hopeful vision of a packed show and the harsh reality of what is.

  • Dystopian: Dystopian is a wide theme - if you have an idea for a dystopian setting that doesn’t fit the above three themes, feel free to submit it under this category.

prizes

BEST IN SHOW

Submit your creation to one of the 4 categories, and our judges will declare one dystopian world to be the Best in Show! The winner of this award will receive $10,000, a deadmau5 prize bundle, and a guestlist for life pass to future deadmau5 events*.

*Lifetime guestlist pass only valid for entry to Official deadmau5 events

MUSIC VIDEO INCLUSION

Select entries from the jam will be featured in the
music video for deadmau5 & Light's new single When The Summer Dies!

deadmau5's PERSONAL FAVORITE

deadmau5 will also select his favorite submission from across all categories.
The creator of the selection will receive a meet-and-greet at a deadmau5 show !

$50,000 IN PRIZES
& MORE FROM deadmau5!

Category Prizes

Submit your game to one of the four categories. The top five submissions for each category will win $2,000 as well as the deadmau5 prize bundle.

War-TornCyberpunk/SciFiAbandoned StagesDystopian

Special prizes

Best In Show:

deadmau5's Favorite:

All Participants

  • Contest Exclusive Profile Pic

*Lifetime guestlist pass only valid for entry to Official deadmau5 events

PLUS, A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR CREATION
FEATURED IN AN UPCOMING deadmau5 MUSIC VIDEO

deadmau5 Prize bundle

The deadmau5 prize bundle includes:
deadmau5 - maun5ter - Dad hatdeadmau5 - 5eries_2 - mystery pina print signed by deadmau5

deadmau5 - maun5ter - Dad Hat

deadmau5 - 5eries_2 - mystery pin


FAQ / Details

What is Core?

Core is a radically accessible game construction kit, community of creators, and game-playing platform, all in one. With Core, you can create multiplayer games, using the power of Unreal Engine, with no coding or art skills required. When you're ready to share your creations, publish them to the Core platform where they'll be instantly available to play. Not only is Core completely free, select creators can also monetize their games to make a living!

Core is like having an entire game studio in your hands. It gives you the power of Unreal Engine; lets you access hundreds of free, high quality music, sound, and art assets; and enables you to bring immersive, multiplayer worlds to life.

Simply put, we want to help you create the game of your dreams. To get started, download the client at coregames.com.

If I'm a newcomer to Core, where's the best place to start?

Check out our getting started page to quickly get up to speed and begin creating. For a more structured set of tutorials, follow along with our free courses at Core Academy.

Can I make unique looking art in Core?

Yup! From high fantasy to dark wonderlands to modern military, we've got assets to match the mood - and thousands of primitives and materials to kitbash your own from scratch as well! Our art director's blog post describes the ideology behind it all, for those who are curious.

What do you mean by art-focused jam?

We'll primarily be judging the submissions by their aesthetic values, but limited gameplay will be help elevate submissions. Note that we provide plenty of tools to make it easy! See our 'frameworks' (create --> new project) for full sets of game logic you can drag and drop into your map.

Can I use community content?

As always, yes, it is encouraged! Please do give credit (in your game descriptions) to pay it forward.

Are there any submission specifications?

To enter, you must fill out the form below. Feel free to ask any questions in the relevant Discord channel (e.g. to confirm your entry was received successfully).

We encourage also including WIP shots, and anything else that helps show off the process, but this isn't mandated.

Can we use existing games?

As long as it fits the theme/category, yup! We do balance the judging based on what new/unique content was made, so existing games don't have an unfair advantage, but we want to encourage people to not 'reinvent the wheel' and to keep improving existing games - doing so helps you get up and running as fast as possible (important in a time-dependent jam), and also helps make a more fully-featured game you can really be proud of!

How are entries judged?

We will take into account any adherence to the theme and category, then will judge based on the aesthetics (50%), functionality (10%), and our overall impression (40%). Note that the interpretation of these is up to the judges' discretion, and they have the final say.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Sure, but they must be unique entries! You can not submit the same entry in multiple categories.

Can I update my entry after submitting?

Yes. But beware, judges will only be reviewing your entry once, so if you push a last-minute update and it has a game-breaking bug that will be reflected in your score. Because of this, it is heavily recommended to stick to the deadline. To keep things as fair as possible, judges will be playing the submitted games in a random order.

Can I work with a team?

Yes, and please do! For profile pics, please put all your collaborators' names (up to 5) and their credits in the game description for them to get this endowment too. Note that if your team wins, distribution of the prizing must be handled by yourselves (i.e. we'll give the prizing to the submitter, then they can allocate to team members).

What if I'm under 18?

Ask your parent or guardian to submit your entry on your behalf. They will receive the prize and then can pass it on to you at their discretion.

How are winners paid?

We use Tipalti to pay winners in their local currency. Winners will be contacted via email with the details. Please open a support ticket if you have questions regarding payment.

Where can I see the official rules?

Contests
Manticore Games, Inc. (“Sponsor”) will sponsor a contest for each of four (4) Dystopian Worlds: A deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam categories: (1) War-Torn, (2) Cyberpunk/SciFi, (3) Abandoned Stages, and (4) Dystopian, (each a “Dystopian Worlds: A deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam Contest”), in addition to one (1) award (collectively, with the Dystopian Worlds: A deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam Contest, the “Contests”.

Contest Period
Starts: Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 12:00pm PDT
Ends: Monday, July 26, 2021 @ 12:00pm PDT

How to Enter
Complete the submission form linked on this landing page. Entries for the Awards Contest will be comprised of eligible entries from the Dystopian Worlds: A deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam Contests. Each entry must be unique (for example, you cannot submit the same entry to multiple categories, but you may submit unique maps to different categories).

Prizes
For each Dystopian Worlds: A deadmau5 x Core Collab Jam Contest, the first through fifth place winner will receive Two Thousand Dollars (US$2,500.00), The prize winner for the Best Overall award will each receive Ten Thousand Dollars (US$10,000). All Contest entrants will also receive a genre profile picture. Contest, including all Entries and Prizes, is subject to the deadmau5 x Core Dystopian Worlds Collab Jam Official Rules.
Prizes will be paid through Tipalti. Winners must create or have a Tipalti account to collect their prize. For more details on Tipalti and potential tax implications, please see our Help Center article.
The contests are subject to the Core Contests Official Rules.

What if I have more questions?

The best way to get help is through the dedicated Discord contest channels; alternately email us at events@manticoregames.com and we'll do what we can for you.

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Core May Art Contest
“Through the Looking Glass”
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Core May Art Contest
“Through the Looking Glass”
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

Core May Art Contest
“Through the Looking Glass”
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

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