Currently, in open alpha and coming to the Epic Games Store on April 15, Core is a free PC gaming platform from San Mateo, California-based company Manticore Games. Built on top of Unreal Engine, Core is both a game-construction kit and playing destination. Perhaps its most groundbreaking aspect is that it makes game development significantly faster and easier. To begin playing and making games on Core, users simply need to download the client, which not only houses all of the games on the platform but assets as well. Facilitating accessible game creation without requiring users to know how to code, Core offers numerous gameplay templates and genres such as first-person shooter, battle royal, MMO, and more. Core does much of the heavy lifting and handles 3D modeling, game logic, and even networking. More technical users do have the ability to start empty projects from scratch, however, and also have the option to code. 

When games are ready, they can be quickly hosted and shared with other Core players around the world. Not only are users able to play and create games, but they are also able to generate community content and share revenue. 

To learn more about the platform and how it’s making game development more accessible, we interviewed Manticore Games CEO Frederic Descamps, Chief Creative Officer Jordan Maynard, and Chief Technical Officer Steve Timson.

Source: Unreal Engine Blog

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