How 3D Printing Has Influenced the Gaming World

Graften 3D printer with motorcycle (PHOTO CREDIT: Graftencom on pixabay)
Graften 3D printer with motorcycle (PHOTO CREDIT: Graftencom on pixabay).

3D printing has re-imagined many different industries, even gaming. Let’s explore how 3D printing has influenced the gaming world.

The level of freedom that comes from 3D printing has yet to be seen until now. People can create different characters, props, accessories, and consoles. It grants the free expression to produce these games at home. The following is a look into how 3D printing has influenced the gaming world.




Build Your Own Game Pieces

You don’t necessarily have to own a 3D printer yourself. There are various 3D printing businesses waiting to be creative alongside of you. You can even find companies that will print a figurine of you. Giving people the ability to use their self-expression and bring to life their characters is a unique experience. Giving your character different props and sets unique to your gaming world, you can immerse yourself in the game because you have endless possibilities.

Make Your Own Game

Why not go ahead and produce your very own board game. Thanks to 3D printing, this is now a reality. Before, you would’ve been limited with the scale or customization of the game—but not anymore. You can also create a prototype and then allow other gamers to test it out if you make the files available.




Mods and Accessories

Not only can you create personal characters and props, but it’s also to enhance the environment and comfort of your gaming experience. There are multiple innovative and functional 3D printable bracket mounts, console add-ons, controller chargers, charging stations, and more. Add-ons can include but are not limited to controller grips that allow a gamer to hold their controller more comfortably. Because gaming is an ever-evolving world, people are always looking for imaginative ways to improve their experience.

Ergonomic and Accessible Pieces

The introduction of 3D printing gives everyone a chance to game, including those with specific physical needs. You can now find 3D printed tactile symbols and braille dice for the visually impaired. More people can participate in gaming because any tabletop board game and accessories can have versions catered to their specific needs.

It’s clear that 3D printing has influenced the gaming world in an impactful way. Be conscientious of waste when you’re creating, because the verdict is still out on the effects 3D printing has on the environment.

Graften 3D printer (PHOTO CREDIT: Graftencom on pixabay)
Graften 3D printer (PHOTO CREDIT: Graftencom on pixabay).

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