Game Design Contest

Ends April 07, 2018

This contest has ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Game Design Contest

This past year has been great for cosplay with the release of popular games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Destiny 2, and Monster Hunter World. For this contest, you're tasked to re-create a prop from a video game of your choice for the chance to win prizes from Robo3D, BQ, and Adafruit. Spin up your favorite game and choose your favorite prop, then design and re-create it using 3D printing. To make your design stand out, use additional techniques like painting and/or the inclusion of electronics. Feel free to add your own unique twist to the prop, and as long as your entry is associated with a video game you'll be eligible to win!

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  • Logo 2x
  • Bq logo detail 12

How To Enter

  1. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, upload it to Pinshape and make sure to check a box on the upload form that says:

    Submit this model to the Game Design Contest

    Upload My Design Now

Rules & Eligibility

  1. Entries must be your original work and cannot be remixed from a pre-existing design.
  2. Entries cannot have been previously submitted to a Pinshape contest.
  3. Entries must comply with Pinshape’s content policy.
  4. Entrants can submit as many unique entries as they would like.
  5. Contest open worldwide.
  6. Entries must be inspired by a video game, but you're free to put your own personal spin on it.

Judging Criterion

  • 10 points

    design excellence

Please note - having your model 3D printed does help illustrate ease of printing and image quality.
If you are a 3D designer who don’t have access to a 3D printer, please use this thread in our forums to reach out to a maker in the community who can print your design for you!


Jake Misra

Product Quality Engineer

Jake Misra is a Product Quality Engineer at Formlabs, and runs the Make it Yourself YouTube Channel. He's designed props from a number of different games including the Ancient Arrow from Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Borealis Sniper Rifle from Destiny 2. Check out Jake's channel to learn many of the techniques that he uses for his creations.

Adrian Tanner

Mechanical Engineer

Adrian Tanner is a Mechanical Engineer at Formlabs who's recreated a number of designs from Destiny 2 including the Ghost and Fatebringer Pistol. His newest creation is a 3D rendition of the tide pod, and he includes prominent warnings that the design should not be eaten after printing.

Carlos Perez

International 3D KAM

Carlos Perez is part of the international sales team focused on BQ's 3D products . He manages 3D products and robotics throughout South America and Central Europe, and provides technical training for international distributors. He's enthusiastic about the near infinite possibilities of 3D printers and works each day to convey this to his clients.

Braydon Moreno

Co-Founder Robo

Braydon is the Co-Founder of Robo; a designer and manufacturer of personal 3D printers based out of San Diego, CA. Braydon is on a mission to bring accessible 3D printing to the world to inspire people's passion within. He was honored with receiving Forbes 30 under 30 for the year 2017 in manufacturing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of files can I submit for the challenge?

We accept .STL, .OBJ, .FORM, .PDF, .DOCX, .TXT and .ZIP files. You can submit up to a max of 150 files and 25 photos (this is photos of the design not files for the design). 100MB is the maximum total file size.

What happens to my design if I win?

You will keep ownership of the design and it will remain available to everyone in the Pinshape community to enjoy!

Can I submit designs I’ve made available on other sites or for other contests?

Yes you can. If it isn’t on Pinshape yet and it is something you’ve designed, it’s fair game!

Do I still own my designs when I post them?

Of course! We will never take over control of your work, we’re on your side.

When/how will the winners be announced?

The winner will be announced in the week following the end of the contest, in a post on the Pinshape blog. If you’re a winner, you’ll be contacted directly by the Pinshape team.

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