Game development isn’t cheap and I’ve been self funding myself since 2010. Life has gotten in the way a few times which is why there have been a lot of setbacks along the way. I’ve always declined donations in the past but have reached a point where I am struggling for additional resources and have finally decided to allow donations.
I know there are sites such as Patreon, Indiegogo and Kickstarter that can be used to ask for funding but I don’t feel like I have a big enough project (yet) to warrant that level of community support.
What will Donations be used for?
- We are currently working on a project in RPG Maker MV that is set to be a Post-Apocalyptic Open World RPG using Yanfly’s Plugins. This project is intended for Commercial Release but as I am the sole member of the team funding the Project, development has been slow. Currently we have a lot of original art assets made for the game but not much else. As this is a priority for us most Donations will go towards our monthly art budget which would ease some of the burden on me. Later money will be used towards other costs such as audio, voice acting and marketing. Once enough of the game is produced we will move to a more professional platform such as Patreon to ask for funding.
- Website Maintenance. I currently pay for the domain name and a WordPress premium subscription which allows me to monetize the ads (as of August 2018). As website traffic increases hopefully this will offset some of the yearly cost but any donations I receive may be used towards this.
- Donations may also be used towards costs for older projects such as The Thing 2 RPG which is Fan Made & Free to Play for everyone.
- If there is enough demand I would be willing to port The Thing 2 to the RPG Maker MV Engine which would support better performance, better gameplay features and a bigger resolution. This would require reworking a lot of the art assets though and I estimate would cost around $5,000 and around 6 to 12 months to develop.
If you are willing to support us at this time it would be much appreciated. I am accepting donations via Paypal. (Click Here to Donate)