Torus Becomes First iPhone Game to Offer 3D Printed Achievements

[] Oakland, California – Torus 1.1.0 is the first iPhone video game to offer 3D printed achievements! Reward Torus 3D prints are unlocked for purchase at 3000, 6000, 9000 and 12,000 points. An achievement 3D print is also unlocked for just completing your first game! When you have finished playing, the hi-score table view displays an ordering link for the score value you have reached.

The 3D print of the base hook players use in Torus to catch falling rings is a free download available now for home 3D printing. A 3D print can also be ordered for home delivery at the shop on Shapeways. Shapeways handles the production, shipment and customer service for all Torus video game achievement 3D printed models. Each Torus ring is printed with a different Shapeways material reflecting its score value and color in the game.

Played 1 game: Polished Alumide (nylon and aluminum)

The bonus achievement Torus Played One Game Reward is unlocked by playing a single game of Torus, a free download from the App Store. After completing the game a link will be displayed to order this alumide 3d print from Shapeways.

Higher scores will display different links to order each Torus type:
* 3000+ points: White Strong & Flexible (nylon plastic)
* 6000+ points: Coral Red Strong & Flexible (nylon plastic)
* 9000+ points: White Detail (acrylic-based photopolymer)
* 12000+ points: Stainless Steel (bronze infused)
* Base Hook: Black Strong & Flexible (nylon plastic)

The Base Hook is available now directly from the Shapeways shop. The model STL file can also be downloaded for 3D printing at home. The Torus rings are printed by Shapeways with a bed of powdered source material, then laser sintering the powder with a laser layer by layer, solidifying the powder as each row of the solid is formed.

Each Torus ring is approximately 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) in diameter and 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) high. The rings fit over the base hook 3d print. The hook cylinder is 8 mm wide, and the base itself is 5 centimeters (2 inches) by 5 centimeters. A unique, colorful desk set of base 3D print and achievement Tori is formed by the base and rings as you progress through the game.

The original Torus for iPhone features 5 music tracks, absorbing ambient audio surrounds you while Tori fall towards the Oakland Estuary off Jack London Square. The various Torus colors fall at different rates, the faster the Torus, the more points it’s worth. Instead of aiming the rings at a peg, the peg moves on a platform to catch the cascading Tori within the tennis court like playing field. The game uses the iPhone/iPod touch’s accelerometer to control movement of the platform: simply tilt the unit to control the platform’s movement.

Missed Tori count against health points. If you miss too many, you lose. But, if you catch glowing green Tori, your health increases. Synchronized catch, bump and miss locational sound effects combine with an intensifying pace to enhance accelerometer interaction. The deceptive simplicity of the game design and intuitive interface allow casual gamers to enjoy a commute or a break, while enabling more serious gamers to unlock the 3D printed achievements at the higher score levels.

All models available for purchase are early integration test versions. The materials are not watertight, not dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not foodsafe. Please note that the 3D printed products are intended for decorative purposes. They are not suited to be used as toys or to be given to underage children. The products should not come in to contact with electricity and be kept away from heat.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
* 14.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Torus 1.1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.Torus 1.1.0
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Torus 3D Prints on Shapeways
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Mark Morris is an independent software developer located in the Jack London Square area of Oakland, California. Shapeways is the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. Torus for iPhone and all 3d models are (c) Mark S. Morris 2008 – 2012. iPhone, iPod, Mac, and Mac OS X(R) are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks used herein property of their respective owners.

###Mark Morris
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