War Mats, Gaming Enhanced
War Mats connects game artists with quality manufacturing to produce deeper character and immersion to your game at a good price.
New Artist joins War Mats with 3x6 Trench Map - Gabriel
"I found photos of the original Deathstar trench model used for filming the movie, studied them, and puzzled out the tile arrangement, filling in the blanks with similar patterns of tiles. The finished product is actually 9 feet by 17 feet, but by request I've cropped it down to keep the trench scale closer to the X-wing scale for 6 feet by 3 feet." - Gabiel
Gaming is a constantly evolving industry. The size and scope of every type of gaming market is growing. Now more than ever gaming has the potential to be a really fun and interesting pastime. Without a doubt there is a place for console, computer and app gaming. However there is also something to be said for other more physical, and less virtual, forms of gaming. This fact holds more weight when we play games with our friends and family. Not only is this a social venture but it also brings families closer together. Father, and former California National Guardsman combat engineer, Kory Harris created War Mats as a way to facilitate new game designs.
Kory Harris has a legitimate entrepreneurial history and he will draw on that experience as War Mats is launched. Three years ago Kory started an online business called You Surviving. The business was successful in selling outdoor sporting equipment and survival supplies. In its best year the business made over 60,000 dollars in revenue. Kory chose to pursue this new venture because he considered this idea to be more interesting personally. His new company will create unique gaming mats which are meant for tabletop games. These mats will be tailored to new versions of tabletop games as they are produced. To Kory War Mats is a means for Kory to enhance the Star Trek or X-Wing miniature game which he regularly plays with his son. When Kory tried to find a quality mat on the existing market he found that the selection of high quality game mats was sorely lacking. In response Kory decided to fill the gap in the market himself. The War Mats each measure three feet wide by three feet long. The mats were originally made from a durable 14 oz. premium no curl vinyl material. At this time game designers have requested that the mats should now be made with natural rubber complete with a slip-resistant bottom. Or in other words designers want the mats to use the same material as a mouse pad.
Risks and challenges
We have found manufactures which can product high quality mats. We had them produce 3 different prototypes which were delivered to us for proof of concept. We accepted the quality of work. To make the mats affordable and to compete with the current competition, we are seeking enough funding to produce these three designs and deliver one (your choice) to each $40 backer. Shipping will be free in the U.S. The War Mats will be ready to ship within 2 months of funding this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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