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Metaburst October 18th, 2023

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Get ready to dive into the latest news about the most exciting experiences in the metaverse. The latest news about the most exciting experiences in the metaverse. Today, we’re highlighting a Minecraft film festival, how gamers can compete for a gaming PC in Nickelodeon’s new and exciting event, and an unexpected Fortnite collab.

MyMetaStories Minecraft Film Festival

MyMetaStories, a European film festival hosted by Unifrance, launched in Minecraft from October 13-16. The virtual festival featured 13 short films within Minecraft's virtual cinema. The films spanned various genres and languages while offering a unique and playful viewing experience. Unifrance aims to reach Minecraft's diverse player base, introducing them to independent cinema. While the concept raises questions about the future of film festivals in video game worlds, Unifrance remains open to exploring new ways to engage viewers and expand the reach of independent cinema.

Nickelodeon Minehut Challenge Series

From now until December 7th, players have the opportunity to participate in the Nickelodeon Minehut Challenge Series, with the chance to win a specially customized Nickelodeon PC. Every week, players will encounter thrilling new games that provide them with fresh chances to secure their place in the finals. The top 20 players each week will have the opportunity to compete in the Grand Finals, where the coveted prize is the incredible Slimed Powered Gaming PC, generously provided by Nickelodeon and Minehut.

Free Skin Alert: Alan Wake x Fortnite

The surprise collaboration between Fortnite and Alan Wake, shocked the gaming community when it was unveiled during an update on October 10, 2023. With the release of Alan Wake 2 on October 27, 2023, Epic Games is capitalizing on Fortnite's popularity by allowing players to cosplay as Alan Wake in-game. Additionally, players who purchase any edition of Alan Wake 2 from the Epic Games Store receive the Alan Wake Outfit and Alan's Messenger Bag Back Bling in Fortnite as a bonus reward. This offer is valid until October 27, 2024, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, giving players more than a year to take advantage of it.

As the metaverse continues to expand, it’s exciting to see all the different ways brands can participate in these immersive worlds. MyMetaStories film festival took an exclusive event to a virtual space where everyone can partake in the communal experience of watching film. Nickelodeon created a gaming competition in Minehut with the real world reward of a custom gaming PC. Lastly, Fortnite continues to celebrate pop culture figures across genres and IP by bringing them to its players. Check back in next week to hear about more exciting developments in the metaverse!


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