Have You Got a Big Fragging Gun? Upload & Win the MyMiniFactory/Bethesda Softworks 3D Print Competition
Who’s down for some demon-slaying? There’s nothing we love getting in on more than a good competition to show off loads of dynamic designing talent—and one thing that we’ve noticed really gets the juices flowing is the inspiration of an intense video game.
Often, excitement can be enormous before a new game is even released, as in the case of the latest Doom game (due out May 13), a fierce first-person shooter which promises to be not just incredibly gory but also extremely challenging. As a shooting game, obviously weapons are the focus. With that in mind, to really get everyone inspired for heading to Mars, as well as yes, the fiery and horrific depths of hell, it’s time to design a whopper of a gun. The music’s pumping, adrenaline is flowing, and some rather belligerent demons are headed your way. It’s time to take them out first and as the creators of the game recommend: fight like hell.
With gobs of devil shooting, stomping, and survival in mind, some of our favorite folks over at MyMiniFactory are partnering with Bethesda Softworks for what they promise is going to be a one-of-a-kind competition, inviting you to submit a concept for how your Big Fragging Gun (BFG) or Bio-Force Gun, (or ahem, however you may refer to it) would look, and make an ideas post here. If you’ve played one of the previous versions of Doom, you may be familiar with epic proportions of this gun, and all in for creating your own version.
“This could be anything, from a weapon skin, weapon attachment, or player ID/logo etched into the gun,” says the MyMiniFactory team. “Let your imagination run wild!”
- Idea submissions open – 8th April 2016
- Idea submissions close – 2nd May 2016
- Winner announced – 2nd May 2016
The winner will receive a 1:1 scale, 3D printed replica of the BFG from the upcoming Triple-A title, Doom, produced by Bethesda Game Studios, one of the main game creators responsible for the first-person shooter genre, and for games such as Skyrim and Fallout.
The team at MyMiniFactory will 3D print the replica in multiple parts, assemble it, and then ship it to the winner. You may be surprised to hear that this piece is so complex—they expect it to take 1000 hours to print. Not only that, so that everyone can see exactly how they do it and be a part of the process, they will be live streaming the printing process on MyMiniFactory TV.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Bethesda for this unique contest,” said Romain Kidd, CEO of MyMiniFactory. “It is an amazing opportunity for fans to get their hands on an iconic piece of gaming history made physical through 3D printing. We can’t wait to see the BFG brought to life!”
Those entering the competition just need to submit their ideas for the BFG in the form of a sketch, photo mock-up, or any other details helping to conceptualize this rad weapon. The winner will be chosen by the highest number of votes. They encourage you to share it with the #MYBFG3D hashtag.
If your entry meets the simple outlined requirements, it will be hosted by MyMiniFactory.com on the Doom BFG Ideas contest page. To be chosen as the winner, your concept must be awarded the most ‘cheers.’ MyMiniFactory has stated that all ideas will go live upon ‘validation’ by their team and the Bethesda Community Manager.
“This gun is a monster,” states the MMF team.
Don’t say you weren’t fragging warned!
Do you have a BFG idea? Let’s discuss in the 3D Printed MyMiniFactory BFG Challenge forum over at 3DPB.com.
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