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[GB] GMK Symbiote — Incubation in progress... (CLOSED)
« on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 04:04:17 »
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⯈  S:\>_ Uplink established...

⯈  S:\>_ Containment protocol S.Y.M.B. activated
⯈  S:\>_ Subsystems status: EMERGENCY POWER ONLINE. SYSTEMS CRITICAL.


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DATA_LOG_S20210609: 
All containment efforts have failed. 
Symbiote spread out of control.


Introducing GMK Symbiote, an unknown life-form that possesses the ability
to combine with mechanical objects, metamorphosized into a new type of hybrid organism.
What started as a symbiotic relationship, turned into complete absorption of the host machine.

A retrofuturistic sci-fi themed mechanical keyboard keyset with pale & organic colors.
Features translucent Membrane keys and new Standard Galactic Alphas.



Airlock PURGE
WARNING! ᒲᒷ⅂ ̣ ᔑᒲㇷ∷!𝗂₸ㇷᓭฆᓭ ฆリ !𝗂∷ㇷ⊣∷ᒷᓭᓭ 🞻SYS ERR!
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⯈ S:\>_ Purge unsuccessful, total infestation imminent

Projected contamination ground zeroes:

├── US: Omnitype
├── EU: Oblotzky Industries
├── UK: Proto[Typist]
├── CA: Deskhero
├─┬ OCE: Daily Clack
│ └───── Daily Clack - Deskpads
├── SEA: Ilumkb
├── CN: ZFrontier CN
└── ASIA/INT: ZFrontier EN

Data recovery still processing... ◰◱◲◳

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Estimated incubation period end: Q3_2022


Central Core
The central core infected by the Symbiote. Retains type variant ISO-UK.
Combine with other forms to reach maximum potential of the evolution cycle.
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Standard Galactic
It tries to communicate with you using strange glyphs. The Standard Galactic Alphabet (SGA),
originally created for the Commander Keen video game series. Replaces keys from A-Z.
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Metamorphosis
Allows the Symbiote to adapt to even more types of different hosts.
A metamorphic transformation that grows various tentacle lengths in the process.
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Anomaly
A specialized form of the Symbiote able to combine with even the rarest of host machines.
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Mutation
A mutation that spreads to all available vertical host columns.
Includes mutation variants [M1-M10].
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Containment
Activate containment protocol S.Y.M.B. in an attempt to prevent the Symbiote from consuming everything.
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Sequence
The Symbiote sequence. Purpose unknown. Infects the entire F-row or any vertical column.
Trait [F13] does not offer protection against the sequence.
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Membrane *TRANSLUCENT*
The Symbiote develops external translucent membranes across the surface of the host.
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Recovered render data


Finder Works Hyphen

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CannonKeys Satisfaction 75

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Polycarbonate Norbaforce

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RAMA Keycap - Protomodifier

├── Produced by RAMA WORKSฎ
├── Cherry profile Escape key (row 1, 1.00 units wide)
├── Compatible with MX style switches
└── Made of Aluminium, anodized (Protomodifier Purple), enamel infilled (Strange Pink)


Deskpad specifications

├── Size: 900 x 400 x 4mm
├── Bottom: Rubber layer
├── Top: Cloth material
├── Edges: Stitched (Graphic Printed Over Stitching)
└── Variants: Sequence (Biosynthetic Pale Purple) & Tissue (Strange Pink)

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Colors

├── Protomodifier Purple
├── Strange Pink
├── Biosynthetic Pale Purple
├── Nucleus White (an off-white very light pink)
└── Translucent Membrane Pink


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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 04:13:55 »
Some of you might have seen early captured footage of the Symbiote and are wondering why it looks slightly different now. It underwent a metamorphosis since then.

Symbiote has taken over this repl░░░ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ
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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:24:12 »
Very cool

Obligatory you put B in the base kit but not enough shifts to support an Alice layout.
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:27:12 »
well done

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:28:57 »
Amazing renders as always  :thumb:

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:32:57 »
Absolutely naughty

Best renders in the game, so stoked to see it all come together :eek:
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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:36:05 »
The presentation is out of this world! (haha get it?)

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:36:14 »
oh das neat

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:40:22 »
2 days, nice. I was expecting other colors, interesting.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:40:38 »
Oh, just noticed that the Membrane kit has transparent keycaps, that's very cool!

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:41:23 »
Love it :)

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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:44:05 »
Sick
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:46:58 »
That's hot, could you explain more how those novelties are done? Also insane renders as always  :eek:

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:49:35 »
Absolutely insane... this is just chief kiss :-*

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:49:44 »
love it

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:57:13 »
bless you for putting UK-ISO in base. GLWS.

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 07:59:48 »
Absolutely stunning. Definitely going to grab some kits. <3

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 08:01:04 »
Looks awesome! Can't wait 'til 2024 for the color-matching completion!

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 08:03:10 »
Hyped for Galactic alphas!

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 08:14:07 »
Looks very good :thumb:

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 08:30:51 »
the colorway is not for me but this is one of the best thought-out sets and best presented ICs I've seen in a while. GLWGB

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 09:13:36 »
Looks really interesting, but I'm having a hard time gauging the colors. Any chance for a color comparison to other sets like you did in the past for GMK Dracula?
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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 09:25:12 »
The concept here is really cool and I'm super into the idea of the standard galactic alphas but the mods being English text + icon kinda ruins that for me. I'd prefer fully icon mods as a way to lean into the theme and allow the galactic standard alphas to shine without requiring new molds.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 09:43:42 »
ne prices avail?

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 09:56:44 »
Spawn more overlords

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:16:23 »
I wish membrane were a whole ass base kit

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:22:30 »
Is the translucent keys double shot?!

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:25:58 »
woww. membrane kit is epic

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:29:02 »
damn thats cool

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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:39:39 »
pikku-allu does not disappoint, this is epic

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 10:59:56 »
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Are the membrane key caps going to look like this?

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 11:09:25 »
Why is everything you make unbelievable, I'll be getting most kits.

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 11:30:03 »
Wow, Pikku's renders never cease to amaze me.

Nice to see icon+text as well!

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 11:47:16 »
Phenomenal, I especially love the membranes kit.
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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:06:49 »
With the translucent caps do you have any prototypes of them? I'm not sure in reality if the legends will come out that crisp with the level of contrast between the 1st and 2nd shot, is the translucent shot polycarbonate or an ABS blend?

I've been testing similar things (below is a transparent PC with GiD) not using a pigmented polycarbonate but at least from what I've seen/tested legends have not come out as crisp as that render without a much higher contrast.



(Just to clarify above image is about worst case scenario for being able to have legible legends since it's a transparent PC. From a normal viewing distance the ESC is not visible)

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:31:44 »
Sick Renders! Also would like to know more about membrane keys

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:39:52 »
Thank you everyone for the kind words, makes this all worth it. Criticism and questions are appreciated just as well.

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Are the membrane key caps going to look like this?
Is the translucent keys double shot?!
With the translucent caps do you have any prototypes of them? I'm not sure in reality if the legends will come out that crisp with the level of contrast between the 1st and 2nd shot, is the translucent shot polycarbonate or an ABS blend?

I've been testing similar things (below is a transparent PC with GiD) not using a pigmented polycarbonate but at least from what I've seen/tested legends have not come out as crisp as that render without a much higher contrast.

Show Image


(Just to clarify above image is about worst case scenario for being able to have legible legends since it's a transparent PC. From a normal viewing distance the ESC is not visible)

Yes, everything is doubleshot. I did use the GMK Laser translucent keys as reference when creating the renders. Can't say for certain exactly how the Membrane keys will look like, the inner structure may differ slightly for example. There is a disclaimer in the kit image.

There should be enough contrast between the legends and the rest of the keycap like in the renders though. The inner structure, and therefore the legend, is the same color as the alpha legends. The outer layer is colored translucent plastic (not transparent) which will make the inner structure appear darker aside from the legends it doesn't cover. As far as I know the plastic GMK uses is all ABS.

The concept here is really cool and I'm super into the idea of the standard galactic alphas but the mods being English text + icon kinda ruins that for me. I'd prefer fully icon mods as a way to lean into the theme and allow the galactic standard alphas to shine without requiring new molds.

I was considering icon mods at one point, but ended up going with text+icon. The text novelties (Containment) are also designed around text+icon mods.

Looks really interesting, but I'm having a hard time gauging the colors. Any chance for a color comparison to other sets like you did in the past for GMK Dracula?

Yes, I will be adding a comparison. The colors are warmer than most purple sets.
« Last Edit: Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:45:25 by pikku-allu »

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 12:55:42 »
Will there be any collabs or artisans?

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 13:00:41 »
Thank you everyone for the kind words, makes this all worth it. Criticism and questions are appreciated just as well.

With the translucent caps do you have any prototypes of them? I'm not sure in reality if the legends will come out that crisp with the level of contrast between the 1st and 2nd shot, is the translucent shot polycarbonate or an ABS blend?

I've been testing similar things (below is a transparent PC with GiD) not using a pigmented polycarbonate but at least from what I've seen/tested legends have not come out as crisp as that render without a much higher contrast.

Show Image


(Just to clarify above image is about worst case scenario for being able to have legible legends since it's a transparent PC. From a normal viewing distance the ESC is not visible)

Yes, everything is doubleshot. I did use the GMK Laser translucent keys as reference when creating the renders. Can't say for certain exactly how the Membrane keys will look like, the inner structure may differ slightly for example. There is a disclaimer in the kit image.

There should be enough contrast between the legends and the rest of the keycap like in the renders though. The inner structure, and therefore the legend, is the same color as the alpha legends. The outer layer is colored translucent plastic (not transparent) which will make the inner structure appear darker aside from the legends it doesn't cover. As far as I know the plastic GMK uses is all ABS.

Thanks for the transparency, pardon the pun. I hope they come out how you envisage.

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 13:04:08 »
These renders are so damn good, love the translucent keys ✨

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 14:32:26 »
Well, I'll be picking this up around my bday, so happy birthday to myself. ᓵ𝙹リᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 14:39:40 »
I love the look of the Standard Galactic and Membrane kits. Personally, I think the Membrane kit would look good with or without the legends.

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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 14:47:18 »
This is sick

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:49:38 »
Interested to see this compared to bingsu colors

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:58:31 »
Some of you might have seen early captured footage of the Symbiote and are wondering why it looks slightly different now. It underwent a metamorphosis since then.

Symbiote has taken over this repl░░░ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ ᓵㇷリᓭ⚍ᒲᒷ
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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:15:33 »
I sorta wish this had gone to IC even for a few days, so the initial post could be screengrabbed for posterity as what the top tier of set hype / renders looks like


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Re: [GB] GMK Symbiote — Infestation imminent
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:18:51 »
WTB keycaps that are either blank or have legends you can see.  Thanks.   :thumb:

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:33:40 »
I want to say I'm in, because I love the idea, love the execution, but I feel like it's not dark enough for me. Those alphas got my eyes hurting.

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:35:31 »
I want to say I'm in, because I love the idea, love the execution, but I feel like it's not dark enough for me. Those alphas got my eyes hurting.

Oooh, a mono kit with alpas the same as the mods.  That actually be badass. 

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:35:43 »
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