3DRacers started funding campaign for smartphone-controlled 3D Printed Game

3DRacers started funding campaign for smartphone-controlled 3D Printed Game

3D Racers – an Italian start-up has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for smartphone-controlled game, which is a combination of an app-controlled toy Anki Drive and Scalextric, the real Mario Kart. The company’s goal is to make at least $25,000 from the game’s investors and they have already got more. They are planning to launch the game this autumn.

3DRacers started funding campaign for smartphone-controlled 3D Printed Game

Being a game, 3D Racers includes toy cars race all over the track on the floor. The players can control the cars with a smartphone application. The races include pit stops and warm-up laps. If you choose “battle mode, it throws turbos and videogame-style power-ups into the mix.

Players can customize their cars with online tools. If you have an access to a 3D printer, you can download files and print them yourself, either at home or by one of the members of the 3D Hubs printing network.

3DRacers started funding campaign for smartphone-controlled 3D Printed Game

There is also a “Pilot electronic board” coming with 3D Racers. It can be used to fit components together and build cars. If you have some technical skills, you will have a chance to hack the board and modify the interface of the application on your smartphone.

3DRacers started funding campaign for smartphone-controlled 3D Printed Game

3D Racers wish for the game to be used by children during classes when they learn programming skills. Among the benefits of its crowdfunding campaign is a classroom edition for non-profit organizations and schools with an educational e-book, available at $400.

 

One of 3D Racers’  competitors is Anki Drive. It became famous in June 2013 at the keynote presentation during WWDC event by Apple, and launched its app-controlled game last year in the UK. However Anki Drive are focused more on another side of the game: artificial intelligence. Players can compete with other vehicles, which can control themselves and adjust to your driving manner.

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