Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the company has teamed up with Glowforge, the 3D laser printing pioneers, to debut the world’s first limited-edition printable non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The 10 limited-edition NFTs can be used to print a unique, collectible, hardwood box for Happy Salmon, Exploding Kittens’ newest card game. Glowforge’s tech is indeed unique. After the NFT owner prints the collectible on a Glowforge 3D laser printer, it can never be printed again.
Elan Lee, Co-Creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens said:
“We’ve been playing with our Glowforge. We’ve been playing with NFTs. And we’ve been playing a whole lot of Happy Salmon. Putting them all together, we thought we could do something amazing, delightful, and absolutely unique in the world. Also, the unique box we created has a surprise that we think people are going to love.”
10 NFTs will be given away in a free contest on Exploding Kittens’ Facebook and Instagram pages (5 given away on each platform). The winners will receive the NFT and can choose to either 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 traded digitally, then printed physically. The design file is only printable by the owner of the NFT (either using their own Glowforge, or printed by Glowforge and then mailed to the owner), and after the design has been printed once, the design file disappears forever. This creates an entirely new way for designers, artists, and creators to share their work.