8 years later, the Mech design made it clear it needed pilots and a reason to Mech around. At that time, PeltaPeeps were hanging out as another pelta doodle when the Magic Table turned them into game stars. It was Thanksgiving and the table had left another game design to be found. It took a few weeks to put it all together. The PeltaPeeps were being worked into the new game piece design and an old tessellating pattern looking like fish scales was introduced into the mix. That's when they took a look at the dusty Mech tessellation and it was love at 1st byte.
(Below some PetaPeeps clowning around on the game pieces)-
With the Magic table dropping ongoing backstory hints, things started gathering steam and tapped additional designs some of which were made several decades earlier. Also, turns out memes can be weaponized and Mechs are naturals to be fitted with meme systems, thus MemeMechs. This lead to a bit of analog game art in the form a 12x12 inch UV print on a Baltic birch panel with a UV printed tessellated frame.
UV printing is a type of inkjet printing on steroids. The acrylic ink is instantaneously cured by intense UV light moving with the printhead. The moment ink hits the surface being printed it's cured and adhered. Not only can UV prints handle printing on and stick to a wide range of surfaces such as wood, metal, glass and so on, but they can also print on objects of various thickness and even round shapes. And these printers extend printing to relief, full color images on materials of any color by extending CMYK to add printing white as well as clear varnish in multi-layer. Think a full color print on a clear drinking glass with a Braille caption below it in relief. So naughty tactile ink ridges on analog game pieces that finger tips can OD stroking is just the beginning!