In a distant galaxy, a strange and alien world has been discovered. It is a verdant earth-like planet with sprawling, robotic animal life. So the most scientific scientists of Earth decided to send their best and their brightest to explore this world for new technologies, and unravel the mysterious origins of these so called Mechs. To survive you must be a brilliant scientist, the best of engineers, and possess rugged survivalist instincts. You have to be a— Mechsplorer.
Hitch a ride on the Mechsplorer 1 to an alien world. Their exploration is so far off world that getting word of the Robotson family is intermittent at best. The following episodes are a brief account of the antics and discoveries they have made thus far.
Kai can’t wait to go exploring, but she’s got to keep track of Robby, her little brother, and make sure he doesn’t get into any kind of trouble. What awaits them is the first of many discoveries.
Kai discovers a Chip Chip—a cross between a parrot and bluetooth speaker. They mimic everything they hear. But not everyone in the Robotson family knows this about the common Chip Chip.
Kai and Roy spend some quality time together as they explore a nearby stream. Desperate to impress his brilliant daughter, he gets a little too close to the wild mechlife.
Normally we have a lot to say about our process but, this 'Making Of' video says at all. Enjoy the character designs, models, digital jungles, concept art and set breakdowns as we peak under the hood at how Mechsplorers was made.
Kai is a bookish student of mechanical life with her handy mechpad and always on the lookout with her goggles. Robby is Kai’s little brother who needs near constant supervision, but he is belligerently curious, yielding interesting if not chaotic discoveries. Mia, the brains of the operation, is always ready with her lab coat to take on a new project. No one knows what Roy does, but maybe he’s out here to find himself.
The Robotsons might have been the first to set foot on this mechanically rich planet, but they certainly won’t be the last. This world has a habit of attracting all kinds of otherworldly characters, adversaries, rivals, friends and frenemies. While some seek to help this planet thrive, others seek to exploit all Mechanical life, harness its energy or seek to crack the mysteries of this far-away planet.
The Robotsons will need all the gadgets and mech-know-how to navigate each new discovery. We designed a whole line of gadgets and tools. While some gadgets are meant to power every aspect of their mission, others feel more like a state of the art camper, picnic table and chairs. Mechsplorer one contains everything the Robotson’s would ever need.
Mechanical life is as diverse, and cute and strange as organic life. At this point you’ve heard of the Hippopotamus and Mechrodile. But look closely and a log might be crawling with Beta Beatles. Or you might find a bolt fly being caught up in the tongue of a T.O.A.D.—whatever that stands for.
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