From the Taj Mahal to the gritty nightlife of a Cyberpunk style world, Core developers have been pushing the Core tool to the limit and this latest City Building Jam has shown just how far the Core Community has come.

75 incredible entries were submitted all fighting for the $25,000 prize pool. Ultimately a select few had to win, and here are the chosen few:

Best Overall: Kal’Theara by Amonbeaufils

Welcome to Kal’Theara — a city built around a monumental and magical statue, steeped with lore. Each piece of the city was crafted with intention, and it shows — the immersion, backstory, color palette, and architecture make it not just a place to visit, but a story you’ll want to unfold. Explore it yourself here!

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Cities Winner: Cyberpunk City by LotusCracker

Welcome to a near future of dazzling neon and back-alley tattoo parlors. While small, this scene’s level of detail, from the unique shops to the custom banners and carefully crafted lighting, culminated in an impressive take on an iconic setting.

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Cities Runner Up: Mechmanical Cove by Fazz

This robotic retreat oozed style, with whirring mechanics and cyan seas contrasting cleanly against the wooden scaffolding. Our judges really appreciated the unique styling, the intricate models, and the setting as a whole.

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Cities Third Place: Oan Outpost by PatrickWalker

This robotic retreat oozed style, with whirring mechanics and cyan seas contrasting cleanly against the wooden scaffolding. Our judges really appreciated the unique styling, the intricate models, and the setting as a whole.

Best Playable Winner: Suki Night Market by KidEgg

This deathmatch scene had some wonderful level design with verticality and clever pathing, custom weapons to fit the theme, and a gorgeous map with incredible detail and polish — from the custom neon signs to the steam rising off a stall’s wok, it was masterfully done.

Best Playable Runner Up: Obscure by Grunlock

Part platformer, part mystery, Obscure has you traversing the innards of a monolithic, monochromatic megastructure in an intensely atmospheric experience that drew us in.

Best Playable Third Place: Stonehenge by CommanderFoo

This thoughtful puzzle game, reminiscent of Myst, had a marvelous amount of thought involved. You, as an archeologist, are tasked with uncovering the mysteries of Stonehenge in this fast and polished experience.

Landmarks / Monuments Winner: The Taj Mahal by LaKwaai

This 17-hectare complex does what one of the seven wonders of the world is meant to — evokes awe. This ivory-white marble mausoleum was crafted with incredible scale, attention to detail, and polished to a reflective shine.

Landmarks / Monuments Runner-Up: Fallingwater by razo84

This clean, stylized depiction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1935 architectural classic encourages a meditative space that reflects the atmosphere of the real-life location. Exploring such a space in 3D was a sublime experience, and that garnered it an easy second place.

Landmarks / Monuments Third Place: Big Ben by Ocylix

This rendition of the classic landmark from the Palace of Westminster had a wonderfully detailed facade that called back to the original perfectly.

Real World Cityscapes Winner: Chefchaouen by NANIMOON

This vibrant Moroccan town was captured beautifully, with vibrant color and stunning detail. Check out famous photo spots, grab a cool drink, or perhaps take a dive in the pool and unwind in the afternoon sun.

Real World Cityscapes Runner Up: Lost in Singapore by MX2000

Marina Bay Sands is an iconic Singapore landmark, resplendent with majestic fountains, towering buildings, and gleaming lights. This entry did a great job of capturing that and the feeling of being lost in a large city; the sheer scope of this recreation made it stand out among other entries.

Real World Cityscapes Third Place: Santa Pod Raceway by boxlanepro

This historic drag racing venue located in the heart of the UK is packed with detail and activities. On race weekends you’ll be able to hunt for metal in the scrapyard, sell to the traders or directly to racers, build your car, buy a camera and take photos, or take part in the race action.

School Campuses Winner: University of Zamora by mjcortes782

This lovely entry encapsulated the ideal of a college campus — the image of it you have in your head that is brimming with familiarity and comfort. Inspired by locations such as Harvard, San Jose, and Hogwarts, this entry captures the splendor of a college campus.

School Campuses Runner Up: UCLA Royce Hall by Zulu

UCLA’s storied Royce Hall is an architectural marvel, and this recreation does it justice. The differing lighting scenarios and portals to different times of day were wonderful touches that really set it above and beyond!

School Campuses Third Place: Florida Polytechnic University by toxophilite

The architecture of such a unique building captured our attention in the best possible way; the sinuous architecture and execution were stand-out elements.

School Campuses Third Place: Florida Polytechnic University by toxophilite

The architecture of such a unique building captured our attention in the best possible way; the sinuous architecture and execution were stand-out elements.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Which was your favorite of the winners? Let us know and be sure to check out the worlds and learn about their various easter eggs here!