A Letter from our Founders: Introducing Sceneri, the Future of Social Creation

Sceneri's founders on sharing their vision, origin story, and how it all culminates in a passionate team excited to create a new way of making and playing games.

A Letter from our Founders: Introducing Sceneri, the Future of Social Creation

Hello and welcome to Sceneri, the next-generation platform that combines the power of game engines and the creativity of sandbox games. In today's rapidly evolving gaming industry, disruption and innovation are the keys to success. As industry insiders with years of experience in game development, we believe that the time for a revolutionary change in the games platform and game engine space is now.

A time lapse view of creating a realistic forest biome in Sceneri from an iPad

The Birth of Sceneri

Sceneri is the result of our desire to bridge the gap between creative sandboxes and game engines. Our aim was to create a platform that prioritizes ease of use, a low entry barrier and the ability to instantly publish, enabling us to scale up and become a powerhouse in a new genre of toolsets. While traditional labels like "game platform" or "game engine" fall short on their own, when combined, they define what Sceneri represents.

Understanding the Evolution

We often receive questions about why we aren't exclusively targeting AAA developers or focusing solely on being a games platform. The answer lies in the natural evolution of the games industry. We draw parallels between the rise of modding and the emergence of creative sandboxes like Minecraft and Roblox. Modding, the process of modifying video games, has played a significant role in shaping the industry, creating communities of independent developers who extend the lifespan and appeal of games.

The Modding Community: A Game Changer

Modding is the art of changing video games, from minor tweaks to major overhauls, to enhance their replay value and appeal. Modding emerged on Windows PC with games like Doom and Quake, which spawned thousands of mods and new game modes. Having access to modding tools from Crysis was a turning point in our careers. Modding also led to the rise of creative sandboxes like Garry’s Mod, Minecraft, and Roblox, as well as many successful games that originated or were influenced by mods, such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, PUBG, and League of Legends. We see modding as a leading source of innovation and learning in the games industry.

A mod for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2011) allowing playing as a bunny.

The Rise of Creative Sandboxes

As the industry progressed, young creators gravitated towards creative sandbox games which boast vibrant modding communities that have kept the games relevant many years after their initial releases. Additionally, the appeal of games like Minecraft and Roblox lies in their ability to foster creativity and social interaction, something traditional game engines have not been able to achieve.

A user-authored mod for Minecraft (2011), adding raytraced reflections to water surfaces.

Sceneri: The Future of Social Creation

Sceneri represents the next evolution of social game creation, merging the realms of creative sandboxes and game engines into a unified platform. Our goal is to provide a space where anyone can play, create, and share games and 3D content, regardless of their device or location. By focusing on young casual creatives and emerging professionals, we fill a niche that industry giants like Unity and Unreal Engine cannot.

Cross-Platform Capability and Instant Publishing

Sceneri's strength lies in its cross-platform nature. With the same editor and tools available on every device, users can seamlessly publish their creations for the entire Sceneri community to experience. view from the Sceneri mode from iPad, showing the ability to play, create and share on any device.

Empowering Creativity for All

Sceneri breaks down barriers to entry by offering a user journey that starts with remixing existing scenes and games and progresses to full visual scripting, allowing creators to build their own game logic from scratch. This approach opens up new possibilities for a wide range of users, from beginners to experienced developers. Sceneri promises to revolutionize creation and gameplay experiences, making them accessible to the masses.

As co-founders of Sceneri, we envision a future where social creation and gaming go hand in hand. By combining the strengths of creative sandboxes and game engines, Sceneri empowers users of all ages and skill levels to create and share their own interactive experiences. We are currently in beta testing phase, but we are always looking for more testers and feedback. If you are interested in joining us on this journey, please sign up on our website or join our official Discord for updates and announcements.

We can’t wait to see what you will create with Sceneri!


Collin & Filip

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