I’ve now set up a Patreon page for CRPG Dev. My page is at:
My game releases will continue to be free to download and play just in case anyone thought otherwise.
Unlike Kickstarter or Indiegogo, Patreon is an ongoing form of crowdfunding where you can pledge an amount of money to help support projects or content creation that you are interested in on a monthly or per item of content basis. You specify how much you want to pay to suit your budget, what you think the content is worth or the value you place on the effort that went into creating it. Patreon campaigns tend to focus on multiple items – videos, games, songs – rather than just one big project such as a single game.
As a Patron you can choose which level of pledge suits you and this in turn gives you access to different levels of reward. This could for example be early access to content, your name in a game, extra updates or additional content. There are lots of different rewards that content creators are offering to their Patrons.
Patreon also provides an advertisement free, online community where Patrons can read about new CRPG Dev developments, discuss topics of interest and gain advance access to game releases directly from within the site. There is also the opportunity to contribute more directly to the development of the games through Skype or Google Hang Out type events or through invitations to submit characters, items or quests for inclusion in the games.
The CRPG Dev Patreon page has been set up for a single monthly amount rather than an amount per game release / per piece of content model. I thought this was the most straightforward and sensible model for CRPG Dev. If you later decide you no longer want to be a Patron then you can easily remove your pledge.
Personally I’ve been really inpressed with Patreon and I think it offers a great alternative to Kickstarter or Indiegogo. I’m supporting a couple of people on it and I like the way it works with sneak peaks at upcoming content, chat on the forums and extras
Anyway please take a look at the page and let me know what you think, what you would like to see via Patreon or any other thoughts you might have. Thanks.