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!
How To Enter
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
Rules & Eligibility
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!
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 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.
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 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.