There’s something about designing something and seeing it come to life on the tabletop that really brings out the gamer excitement in me. Whether it’s designing a gaming accessory, a model, or even a fully-fledged tabletop game, the act of creating something and putting it to use during your game nights is just awesome. This is the whole idea behind Mech Maker, a brand new tabletop mech wargaming app that’s up on Kickstarter.
Bring brought to us by Imagimod, Mech Maker allows you to create and customize your own mech miniature and even 3D print it to have the model shipped right to your house! Through the app you can purchase Battle Packs which add all sorts of parts to your arsenal. Using these parts you’ll design a mech model by choosing its components, colors, size, and pose all before having it 3D printed and shipped to your home. If you’re lucky enough to have a 3D printer lying around, you can download the schematics and print the model yourself!
Perhaps one of the coolest things about Mech Maker isn’t even the app itself. What’s a hidden gem is the ability to create your own game using the mech models you come up with and post the game’s rules online for others to vote on and use. It’s a great way to get into designing your own game, and before you know it you’ll have a big game on your tabletop that can be shared across continents. The Mech Maker campaign still has about 23 days to go, and they’re still looking for plenty of funding. Head on over to the campaign page and check it out for yourself!