Manticore Games™ Opens Alpha For Core™, a Platform And Community For Player-Creators


Core is an all-in-one game construction kit, content exchange, and game-playing platform

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, March 16, 2020 - Manticore Games™ has opened up the Alpha for Core™, its free platform and community for player-creators. Core makes game design radically accessible, allows people to collaborate and remix shared content, and makes publishing games possible in a matter of seconds. The result is an endless universe of multiplayer games to play and worlds to explore. From first-time game makers to experienced developers, Manticore invites everyone to help redefine game creation, distribution, and play by joining the Open Alpha today at

"The new generation of gamers has grown-up expecting not just to play games but to create and modify them. After video and streaming, the next UGC revolution of participatory interactive entertainment is video games and it starts with Core, which is about creating and playing together," said Frederic Descamps, CEO at Manticore Games. "Thanks to Core, games and virtual worlds that required millions of dollars and took a massive amount of time to develop, test, and publish can now be live in a few days, or fewer. Our mission, starting with the Open Alpha, is to tear down industry barriers and enable experiences we have yet to encounter."

Core’s mission is to empower and discover a new generation of creators and give them the tools to learn, experiment, and create new forms of entertainment. The Core platform combines radical accessibility with the power of Unreal Engine to give creators a fast, easy way to make and publish high-quality online multiplayer games. Programming skills are not required but Core’s opt-in complexity lets more experienced users script game logic, create assets, and more, to produce original games. Or creators can remix and reimagine any content shared by others on the platform, generating new mash-ups within the community. With Core, creators can publish their work instantly.

“Core is for everyone who wants to experiment and express their creativity in new ways,” said Jordan Maynard, Manticore’s Chief Creative Officer. “Most gamers have had an idea they’ve been itching to see as a game and now, with Core, there is nothing standing in their way. Core is offering a full game studio and publisher in one free service. A YouTube and Twitch-like revolution is coming to how games are created and played — and Core is the launchpad of this new frontier.”

The Open Alpha allows for creating, publishing, and playing with full multiplayer already enabled. Manticore Games will be adding features on a regular basis to continue to improve the platform while it’s in development. For players, Core already offers an endless multiverse of free games and worlds to explore. This expanding universe of multiplayer games includes dozens of interactive experiences made by Core’s Closed Alpha creators as well as four complete games designed by Manticore Games, which showcase the diversity of game content possible in Core.

For more information about all of Core’s playable games and to join the Open Alpha, visit To receive the latest news about Core, follow along on Twitter at


Located in San Mateo, Calif., Manticore Games™ is the developer and operator of Core™, a platform and community for players and creators. Manticore Games was established by industry veterans from Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Respawn, Xfire, Roblox, Trion Worlds, Crystal Dynamics and Zynga. The company has received backing from Benchmark Capital, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), and Sapphire Sport.

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