As I was browsing Kickstarted, I stumbled upon the game Mecha 1945, a tactical combat game involving gigantic robots battling in Manhattan. I’m a bit of a sucker for mechs, so I had to see what it was about. I was surprised to find half way down the page this stretch goal:
I’ll provide a website (which need to be funded by a stretch goal) with a 3D conception module. This will allow you to assemble arms, legs and torsos to create the mecha that suits you the best. This way, you’ll have a 3D model that you’ll be able to create with a 3D printer.
If the stretch goal for the 3D website is reached, I’ll provide ten arms, legs and torsos to assemble. These models will be under Creative Commons licensing so they can be modified freely.
That’s right, 3D printable figurines. It a cool idea. I’m not entirely sure what the stretch goal is that has to be met to get this built, but it’s cool to see this technology being used in games.
Here are some pictures from the campaign. The describes how Mecha 1945 plans to pull off the figure builder and the second shows some of the miniatures.
Be sure to check out the campaign for Mecha 1945 on Kickstarter. It ends November 4th, 2015.