Are we in a 3d-printing boom? The scale of ambition from some tabletop gamers is clear as a desktop app designed to create and manage whole towns has raised tens of thousands of euros on Kickstarter.
There’s already a Townbuilder web app from Townsmith. This Kickstarter brings that same system to the desktop, ensuring it’s compatible. There’s a subscription attached, but it’s optional. You can join in from the pitch page.
Townbuilder lets tabletop terrain makers into a custom and modular system of 1-inch grid-based designs. There are no slicer supports, so prep to do.
The asset pack already available for the web app will come to the desktop, and there’s no plan to discontinue the browser-based solution. Why bother with the desktop app at all? It’ll work offline and, we’re told, be faster.
Townbuilder now has assets of 16 themes and over 6000 individual models for you to work with.
There are early birds still open, and if you’ve already backed previous Kickstarters from the team, then options for you to get into the app at different costs.
Returning backers can get the Townbuilder Desktop app as a reward with pledges of €25, that’s about £21.
New backers look at pledging €40, or about £34, to catch up. However, that’s still better than the €85 retail value you’d have to pay if you miss this Kickstarter too.
There are very many higher tiers, some with their own early birds, that add in themes from asset packs such as Aztec, Ancient Mediterranean, Desert, Underground, Streets, Castle, and so forth.
€300 marks the highest and all-in tier, which would otherwise have a retail price of €720 and includes a 12-month subscription.
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