MakerBot is proud to launch our next product with a text adventure entitled “Key Features” created by Andrew Plotkin. Text adventures, also known as interactive fiction, have been around since the early days of computing. In this adventure, when you enter the room you’ll find objects that will help you solve a mystery. But there’s something innovative and special about this text adventure that’s never been done before! In the game when you pick up an object, like a key, you’ll get a link to Thingiverse.com where you can download the design file and make it on your MakerBot! In the past you’ve had to check your inventory list to know what you’ve got. In this game you can just look in your actual pocket to see the parts you’ve created with the MakerBot. Only those who can make their way through this adventure will have the hint to what MakerBot will be announcing at CES! Start playing now!You really shouldn’t have wandered away from your tour guide. The gleam of glass in a deserted room caught your eye for just a moment… but with that mob of chattering tourists out of sight, the MakerBot facility doesn’t seem quite as friendly as it did a moment ago.Servos hiss behind you — but that’s not the guidebot’s cheery mask looming out of the shadows. It’s a security bot! You’re in trouble now. You duck into the laboratory. Or is it a showroom? Test chamber? You pull the door shut; hopefully you can hide out until the robot has passed.
It’s 20 years in the future and you’re on a tour at MakerBot Industries HQ.