One of the more interesting companies we have covered this year has been Toyze. Launched around the middle of the year, the company is based around a mobile application which combines gaming with 3D printing.
Since their launch, they have been rapidly bringing new companies on board, allowing their users to choose from an ever expanding array of their favorite mobile gaming characters which are able to be personalized and then 3D printed if they choose. Up until now, the company, which describes themselves as the “first app store for 3D-printed customizable game characters,” had signed agreements with the creators of games such as Cut The Rope, Talking Tom Cat, and Pou among others.
Today, Toyze has announced another major deal, this time with global game developer and publisher Game Insight. As part of the deal, Game Insight will be bringing characters from three of their more popular games, The Tribez, Dragon Eternity and Mirrors of Albion to the Toyze app. In doing so, this will allow fans to customize these characters, and once done, have the option to get those characters 3D printed in full color.
“Game Insight is one of the most successful players in the international mobile gaming industry and we are thrilled to give their fans the ability to bring their legendary characters to life as shareable 3D models and toys,” said Toyze CEO Vilius Rinkunas. “Our customers have already created more than 500,000 3D models and we will continue announcing more game developer partnerships as well as characters in the coming weeks and months.”
The first characters to be made available to Toyze users will be those found in the game The Tribez. 3D Models of all seven main characters from the game will be available for customization. The Tribez is extremely popular on both the Android and iOS platforms, with over 24 million players worldwide, and frequently ranks as one of the top ten games in over 100 different countries.
For those of you new to the Toyze app, it is available on both Android and iOS. Once downloaded, users are able to quickly choose from their favorite characters from several popular games. The characters can then be customized, with different clothes, accessories, and more. Those characters can also be easily shared via the various social channels out there such as Facebook and Twitter, and if the user desires, he/she can pay a small fee to have those characters 3D printed and delivered right to their door step.
With a company like Game Insight on board, who is among the leaders when it comes to mobile gaming, with over 250 million users, this is a huge step for Toyze to hopefully garner the attention of a much larger audience. Let us know if you have used Toyze in the past, and what you think about this deal with Game Insight. Discuss in the ‘Toyze & Game Insight Join Forces’ forum thread on 3DPB.com.