Now, San Francisco-based integral reality startup Mixed Dimensions, the company behind MakePrintable cloud-based 3D CAD file repair software, has announced its first official foray into the gaming world.
“Assassin’s Creed Origins and Star Trek Online fans will soon be able to bring a part of their favorite virtual worlds into the physical world through the GamePrint solution,” Michael Makdah from Mixed Dimensions told 3DPrint.com.
The company is using its 3D printing studio and MakePrintable, which recently introduced its Mammoth next-generation repair technology to users, to 3D print collectibles and ships from popular video game franchises like Bard’s Tale and Assassin’s Creed, and the Star Trek Online platform, which has been brought to life with 3D printing before.
Mixed Dimensions has announced the first wave of video game publishing partners, which will demonstrate the new GamePrint technology to gamers all around the world this year.
Mo Taslaq, the CEO of Mixed Dimensions, said, “The creation of our GamePrint solution was fueled by our team’s desire to build a bridge between our favorite digital gaming worlds and the real world. The ‘Trial of the Gods Figurine’ from Assassin’s Creed Origins and the numerous, customizable, in-game starship options in Star Trek Online represent the beginning of the growing integral reality experience we have created. We can’t wait for gamers to hold these gameplay moments in the palms of their hands, starting this month!”
The GamePrint service is a platform for capturing and 3D printing gameplay moments, as a way to foster connections between game developers and players. GamePrint takes Mixed Dimensions’ proprietary 3D printing technology and combines it with an artistic approach to production, so creators are able to capture, create, and 3D print on-demand their own amazing gameplay moments, as well as dioramas, characters, and vehicles.
For instance, right now at the Ubisoft store, you can pre-order an exclusive, limited edition ‘Trials of the Gods’ figurine from Assassin’s Creed Origins for $499.99. That seems like a lot of money to me, but considering the 3D printed and hand-painted object, which features a large base and detailed busts of the Egyptian gods Anubis, Sekhmet, and Sobek, weighs 3 lbs and comes with a certificate of authenticity, maybe that’s a good deal? I’m not sure, I’m not a gamer myself. Regardless, only 100 units are available, and shipping will begin in March.
In addition to fans of Assassin’s Creed Origins having the opportunity to turn part of their virtual world into a 3D printed reality through GamePrint, Star Trek Online users can do the same.
“It’s always been a dream of ours to have the starships featured in Star Trek Online cross over into the physical universe. Thanks to Mixed Dimensions’ new GamePrint service, our captains can now order high-caliber, custom 3D models of their favorite in-game ships and have them delivered directly to their doorsteps,” said Stephen Ricossa, Executive Producer for Star Trek Online.
Several other gaming franchises, including Bard’s Tale IV, Elex, and Darksiders III, are also scheduled to take advantage of the GamePrint solution by Mixed Dimensions. In addition, the company will also offer a line of unpainted, pre-posed figures from Battleborn, Borderlands 2, Brothers in Arms, Duke Nukem, and Homeworld.
The GamePrint platform, according to the Mixed Dimensions website, also enables “new models of monetization for game developers,” as gamers can also use the service to customize their own action figures and 3D print personalized models.
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