February 22, 2017

Players can win statues of dragons from War Dragons through an in-game tournament


Brooklyn, NY and SAN FRANCISCO – FEBRUARY 22, 2017Pocket Gems, a leading developer of original mobile games and entertainment, announced today a partnership with Voodoo Manufacturing (www.voodoomfg.com), the software-optimized 3D printing manufacturing company. Through the partnership, War Dragons players can win limited-edition 3D figurines of playable dragons from the game.

“We’re constantly looking for unique new ways to engage with our players and we’ve had our eye on 3D printing for a while,” said Chris Luhur, director of marketing at Pocket Gems. “The idea of rewarding players with real-life prizes for winning something in a virtual world is a new concept for mobile games and we’re really excited to try it out.”


To be eligible for a statue, players must perform well and earn prizes throughout game’s Winter 2017 season. Winners will receive a code to redeem a rare statue of Kinarra, a fan-favorite playable dragon from the game, via the War Dragons shop.

War Dragons is a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game that puts players in control of the ultimate dragon army. Players can join a guild, help their teammates launch attacks, and hold off enemy raids in true real-time fashion. Since launching in April 2015, War Dragons has seen:

  • 1.3 billion battles fought.
  • 49 million dragons hatched.
  • 75 million cumulative hours played.

“We’re seeing 3D printing transform the way promotional products are designed and made, especially in gaming” said Max Friefeld, Co-Founder and CEO of Voodoo Manufacturing. “We’re excited to help Pocket Gems bring War Dragons to life with these one-of-a-kind rewards for their players.”


Voodoo Manufacturing created one thousand, 6″ x 6″ x 6″ statues using 3D printing technology. The company specializes in small-batch production of plastic parts, ranging from 1 to 10,000 unit runs at injection molding costs.


Here is a video of how Kinarra was created. For more information, please visit War Dragon’s Store.


About Voodoo Manufacturing

Founded in 2015 by a team of Y Combinator alum, Voodoo Manufacturing offers fast, affordable and scalable 3D printing services that allow anyone to easily turn an idea into a physical product. From prototypes and functional parts to marketing materials, Voodoo powers the creation of real and valuable 3D printed products for a wide range of applications. By helping designers, entrepreneurs, professionals and engineers make products and realize their visions, Voodoo is making manufacturing more accessible than ever before.


About Pocket Gems

Founded in 2009, Pocket Gems is a leading developer of original mobile games and interactive entertainment. As one of the pioneers in games for smartphones, Pocket Gems’ titles have been downloaded more than 250 million times across iOS and Android. The Pocket Gems team has grown to 200 people based in San Francisco. To learn more about War Dragons, visit www.wardragons.com

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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