Corvo Bianco Entertainment is creating video games
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patrons

$38
per month
Salve Internet! My name is Carmine Siena and I am the founder and CEO of Corvo Bianco Entertainment, an independent video games studio based in Cologne, Germany.
Games are my absolute passion. Being raised with games and a love for technology, I always aimed for entering the industry either in one of the big players or with my own studio. The latter has come true this year. For more than a decade, games design and programming were a hobby, developing small casual games an amusement. Now, I want to take the next step and devote myself to a bigger project – Villanus: Imperium Romanum – whose development I started a few months ago.

What is Villanus: Imperium Romanum?
Villanus: Imperium Romanum
is a real-time strategy game focusing on city building, resource management and business simulation which will be published for Windows, MacOS and Linux. As the name suggests, it is set in ancient Rome. You will be a praeses – a governor of Rome – being tasked with building a city and lead it to prosperity. To do so, you have to manage production facilities, fulfil the needs and wants of your citizens, trade with other cities or countries and substantiate your position by honouring the great empire.
The game will include a singleplayer endless game mode as well as a singleplayer campaign. It is also planned to create additional contents after publishing the game, depending on the feedback of the community.
I am developing the game completely on my own, including all programming, design and project management tasks. The soundtrack will be composed by a very talented musician – Markus Strausfeld (YouTube, Instagram) – who I am glad to be close friends with.


Why should you become a patron?
Are you as passionate about games as I am? Do you love strategy games as much as I do? Would you love to see this game being developed? Then do not hesitate and become a patron! "But...wait a second! What's in it for me?" you might ask yourself. A fair question.
Becoming a patron gives you some very special and exclusive benefits. Depending on the tier you choose, these range from access to patron-only contents, early access to devlogs, your name being mentioned in videos and/or the final game's credits, direct involvement in the development process, access to alpha/beta testing phases and more. Just have a look on the right-hand side to see all the tiers and their benefits.

Why did I choose Patreon?
The production of a video game is very time, energy and resource consuming – especially, when you are a one-man studio and simultaneously doing your master's studies. In order to dedicate as much time as possible to this project to 1) finish it within an appropriate time frame and 2) have it in the best quality possible, I need to stay financially stable. The most sustainable way for you and for me is to offer the option of directly funding this project, thus linking you to the development process in an early stage of development.
If pledges grow to a certain level, I can quit my side job to really focus on Corvo Bianco Entertainment and Villanus: Imperium Romanum. Not only that: the more time I have to engage in the development, the more features I am able to implement into the game.
Tiers
Quaestor
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Gratum sum! As a quaestor of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• access to patron-only content

• sneak peek of info regarding the current state of development

Aedilis
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Valde gratum sum! As an aedile of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• access to the Villanus: Imperium Romanum Discord server

• your name being listed at the end of every devlog

Praetor
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Vero gratum sum! As a praetor of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• early access to the devlogs (24 hours prior to publishing)

Consul
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Honoratum sum! As a consul of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• your name being called at the end of every devlog

• access to alpha and beta testing phases (when running)

Imperator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Commotum sum! As an imperator of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• access to a monthly hangout with other imperators where you are able to ask me anything about the game, its development, the studio and even myself ;)

• your name being listed in the credits of the game

• for those who have been an imperator at least 6 months when the game will be released: a 25% discount on the purchase of the game

Numen
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Attonitum sum! As a deity of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• your Latinised name given to an in-game character of your choice

• two high-quality posters with exclusive concept art (printed, as well as digital as wallpapers)

• for those who have been an imperator at least 6 months when the game will be released: a 50% discount on the purchase of the game

Goals
$38 of $100 per month
Optimus – one step further towards realising Villanus: Imperium Romanum! You guys are awesome :)
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Salve Internet! My name is Carmine Siena and I am the founder and CEO of Corvo Bianco Entertainment, an independent video games studio based in Cologne, Germany.
Games are my absolute passion. Being raised with games and a love for technology, I always aimed for entering the industry either in one of the big players or with my own studio. The latter has come true this year. For more than a decade, games design and programming were a hobby, developing small casual games an amusement. Now, I want to take the next step and devote myself to a bigger project – Villanus: Imperium Romanum – whose development I started a few months ago.

What is Villanus: Imperium Romanum?
Villanus: Imperium Romanum
is a real-time strategy game focusing on city building, resource management and business simulation which will be published for Windows, MacOS and Linux. As the name suggests, it is set in ancient Rome. You will be a praeses – a governor of Rome – being tasked with building a city and lead it to prosperity. To do so, you have to manage production facilities, fulfil the needs and wants of your citizens, trade with other cities or countries and substantiate your position by honouring the great empire.
The game will include a singleplayer endless game mode as well as a singleplayer campaign. It is also planned to create additional contents after publishing the game, depending on the feedback of the community.
I am developing the game completely on my own, including all programming, design and project management tasks. The soundtrack will be composed by a very talented musician – Markus Strausfeld (YouTube, Instagram) – who I am glad to be close friends with.


Why should you become a patron?
Are you as passionate about games as I am? Do you love strategy games as much as I do? Would you love to see this game being developed? Then do not hesitate and become a patron! "But...wait a second! What's in it for me?" you might ask yourself. A fair question.
Becoming a patron gives you some very special and exclusive benefits. Depending on the tier you choose, these range from access to patron-only contents, early access to devlogs, your name being mentioned in videos and/or the final game's credits, direct involvement in the development process, access to alpha/beta testing phases and more. Just have a look on the right-hand side to see all the tiers and their benefits.

Why did I choose Patreon?
The production of a video game is very time, energy and resource consuming – especially, when you are a one-man studio and simultaneously doing your master's studies. In order to dedicate as much time as possible to this project to 1) finish it within an appropriate time frame and 2) have it in the best quality possible, I need to stay financially stable. The most sustainable way for you and for me is to offer the option of directly funding this project, thus linking you to the development process in an early stage of development.
If pledges grow to a certain level, I can quit my side job to really focus on Corvo Bianco Entertainment and Villanus: Imperium Romanum. Not only that: the more time I have to engage in the development, the more features I am able to implement into the game.

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Tiers
Quaestor
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Gratum sum! As a quaestor of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• access to patron-only content

• sneak peek of info regarding the current state of development

Aedilis
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Valde gratum sum! As an aedile of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• access to the Villanus: Imperium Romanum Discord server

• your name being listed at the end of every devlog

Praetor
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Vero gratum sum! As a praetor of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• early access to the devlogs (24 hours prior to publishing)

Consul
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Honoratum sum! As a consul of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• your name being called at the end of every devlog

• access to alpha and beta testing phases (when running)

Imperator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Commotum sum! As an imperator of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• access to a monthly hangout with other imperators where you are able to ask me anything about the game, its development, the studio and even myself ;)

• your name being listed in the credits of the game

• for those who have been an imperator at least 6 months when the game will be released: a 25% discount on the purchase of the game

Numen
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Attonitum sum! As a deity of Rome you help me to realise the development of Villanus: Imperium Romanum and will be granted:


• all the benefits of the previous tiers

• your Latinised name given to an in-game character of your choice

• two high-quality posters with exclusive concept art (printed, as well as digital as wallpapers)

• for those who have been an imperator at least 6 months when the game will be released: a 50% discount on the purchase of the game