ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exploding Kittens, the acclaimed tabletop game maker, today announced that the company has partnered with 3D laser printing pioneers Glowforge to release the first limited-edition printable non-fungible tokens ( NFT).
The 10 limited edition NFTs can be used to print a unique collectible hardwood box for the new Happy Salmon card game, Exploding Kittens. Once the NFT owner prints the collectible on a Glowforge 3D laser printer, it can never be printed again.
“We played with our Glowforge. We played with NFTs. And we played Happy Salmon a lot,” said Elan Lee, co-creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens. “By putting them all together, we thought we could do something amazing, delicious, and absolutely unique in the world. Plus, the unique box we created has a surprise that we think people will love.
The 10 NFTs will be given away in a free contest on Exploding Kittens’ Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will receive the NFT and can choose to keep their NFT, print the unique box using a Glowforge printer, or sell their NFT to another collector.
While NFTs have been used for digital art for years, Glowforge’s patent-pending technology now allows limited-edition designs and artwork to be digitally exchanged and then physically printed. The design file can only be printed by the owner of the NFT (either using their own Glowforge, or printed by Glowforge and then mailed to the owner), and once the design has been printed once, the design disappears forever. This creates a whole new way for designers, artists, and creators to share their work.
“My family has been playing Exploding Kittens games for years,” said Dan Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Glowforge. “Their games have always arrived in amazing boxes – one box was meowing and another had to be shaved with a razor. It was a huge challenge to come up with something even more amazing. Luckily, the Glowforge 3D laser printer makes it easy to create. sketching, designing and creating amazing things at the push of a button. We can’t wait to share this limited edition printable NFT with the world.
To learn more about the new NFT Exploding Kittens contest powered by Glowforge, visit explodingkittens.com.
About explosive kittens
Exploding Kittens is a leading games and entertainment company whose mission is to inspire people to connect, laugh and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10,000 via Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7 million in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the most backed project in Kickstarter history and has sold over 17 million games.
Launched by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and his family of games seek to transform traditional game night into an entertaining, person-to-person experience. Today there are over 10 games available for purchase as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app which is one of the top 30 premium games on iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch console, as well as a free app , Cat letter.
Glowforge is a Seattle-based startup that created the 3D laser printer. Glowforge’s cordless desktop laser allows designers, artists and makers to take products directly from digital design to reality. Unlike 3D printers which use additive technology to build plastic objects, Glowforge uses subtractive technology to cut and engrave products from durable and beautiful materials like wood, leather, acrylic, paper, fabric and even chocolate. A sleek, efficient design makes this industrial-grade technology beautiful and affordable, and a user-friendly cloud-based app makes it easy to create amazing things with Glowforge. For more information, visit Glowforge.com.