Digital Empire Development is creating Video Games
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patron
$187
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Creating games is awesome. Writing code that controls how your game is played, designing models and assets, building immense landscapes, composing epic soundtracks, or recording hard-hitting sound effects - it's an incredible experience when many talented individuals work together to produce a work of art. But none of that is free. For better or worse, we exist in a world with an economy, where talented individuals require money to do things like eat or buy basketballs. 


What is Sol Prime?

Sol Prime is a space exploration game with heavy focus on player-driven research and development. In the game, you will be able to explore vast reaches of randomly generated space, terraform foreign worlds and establish colonies there, create new ship designs, mine resources, and advance technologically, all the while fighting off or avoiding hostile aliens.

Who are we?

Digital Empire Development is a three-man team comprised of Patrick "Apophix" Howe, Zac "Monatrox" Taylor, and John "Soggy Piggy" Rochek. We've all been gaming as long as we can remember, and have elected to make a career out of creating the games we would want to play. We stream game development on Twitch five out of seven days a week. When we're not working, we enjoy long walks on the beach and talking about our feelings. Making games for a living is our dream and we will make a name for ourselves in the industry. 

Why should you become our Patron?

  • Because you're irresponsible
  • Because we need your money more than you do
  • Because your mom won't notice it's missing 
  • Because skipping a few meals would probably help your diet anyway
  • Because we owe money to some bad people and if anything happens that's now on you
  • Because we want it
  • Because on your deathbed, you'll be wishing you contributed to this campaign

But in all seriousness, if you like what we're doing, if you believe in our dream, if you believe in our project, or if you just want to play Sol Prime and contribute to its completion, don't hesitate to become a Patron! 

Or maybe you just want goodies. That's fine too. Here's what you get for becoming a Patron:

$1/mo - You'll receive exclusive access to love and huggles from the entire dev team. You'll also be able to check out all of the concept art for Sol Prime.

$5/mo - You'll receive early access to our regular devlog videos. They go public on Monday, you'll be able to watch them on Saturday.

$10/mo - You'll be able to ask us anything, anytime on Patreon.

$20/mo - Now we're talking. For $20 a month, you'll officially become a producer of Sol Prime. Your name will be in the credits of the game, in the Bronze section. You'll also receive a copy of the game upon release. 

$40/mo - You'll become a silver level supporter, and gain exclusive pre-release access to the game. 

$60/mo - Advancing further up the hierarchy of precious metals, you'll become a gold level supporter. If you have a friend, you can give them your extra copy of the game you'll also receive at launch. If you don't, just horde it I guess. You'll also receive an exclusive Sol Prime t-shirt, and we'll send you a lanyard with our logo on it.

$80/mo - You'll become a platinum level supporter. You'll be able to add a planet name that could show up in-game. (Name subject to discretion of developers)

$100/mo - You'll become the highest level supporter, diamond level. Your name will show up as high as possible in the credits, and in the shiniest text. You'll also receive 3 extra copies of the game to give away.

$150/mo - You'll have access to the company Teamspeak server to ask the devs questions directly. Or just have a chat. Last night Apophix talked about hot dogs for 2 hours. 

$200/mo - You'll get to name one of the AI controlled races that could show up in-game. (Name subject to discretion of developers)

$500/mo - You'll be able to participate in the 24 hour monthly streams (during the playing section (unless you're a developer (that enjoys working for free (or I guess you would really be working for negative money (I don't know why anyone would do this (but we're not going to stop you))))))


And here's what we want to do with the money:

$150/mo - Start a regular devblog where we discuss with each other the work completed on the game throughout the previous week.

$300/mo - Do a public scheduled AMA on Twitch. Feel free to ask us literally anything, relevant to the game or otherwise.

$500/mo - Start a 24 hour monthly stream on Twitch. Each stream would be about half devstreaming and half playing games.

$1,000/mo - Fund a custom score for Sol Prime.

$2,000/mo - Fund more ship models for different alien races in the game.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Access to view concept art and eternal gratitude.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
$1 rewards + receive early access to view our regular devlog videos (Saturday instead of the following Monday)
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Both previous rewards + access to unlimited Q&A here on Patreon.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
BRONZE SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + name in credits + copy of the finished game on release
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
SILVER SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + pre-release access
Pledge $60 or more per month
1 patron
GOLD SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + exclusive Patreon Sol Prime t-shirt + lanyard + 1 extra copy of the finished game (combined total 2 copies of the game)
Pledge $80 or more per month
0 patrons
PLATINUM SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + add 1 planet name to the game (Subject to discretion of the developers)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
DIAMOND SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + 3 extra copies of the game (combined total 4 copies of the game)
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 patrons
MASTER SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + access to dev Teamspeak
Pledge $200 or more per month
1 patron
LEGENDARY SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + name one of the AI controlled races (Subject to discretion of the developers)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
PRIME SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + participate in 24 hour monthly streams
Goals
$187 of $300 per month
We'll schedule a time and host an AMA (or AUA I guess) on Twitch where anyone can ask us anything!
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Creating games is awesome. Writing code that controls how your game is played, designing models and assets, building immense landscapes, composing epic soundtracks, or recording hard-hitting sound effects - it's an incredible experience when many talented individuals work together to produce a work of art. But none of that is free. For better or worse, we exist in a world with an economy, where talented individuals require money to do things like eat or buy basketballs. 


What is Sol Prime?

Sol Prime is a space exploration game with heavy focus on player-driven research and development. In the game, you will be able to explore vast reaches of randomly generated space, terraform foreign worlds and establish colonies there, create new ship designs, mine resources, and advance technologically, all the while fighting off or avoiding hostile aliens.

Who are we?

Digital Empire Development is a three-man team comprised of Patrick "Apophix" Howe, Zac "Monatrox" Taylor, and John "Soggy Piggy" Rochek. We've all been gaming as long as we can remember, and have elected to make a career out of creating the games we would want to play. We stream game development on Twitch five out of seven days a week. When we're not working, we enjoy long walks on the beach and talking about our feelings. Making games for a living is our dream and we will make a name for ourselves in the industry. 

Why should you become our Patron?

  • Because you're irresponsible
  • Because we need your money more than you do
  • Because your mom won't notice it's missing 
  • Because skipping a few meals would probably help your diet anyway
  • Because we owe money to some bad people and if anything happens that's now on you
  • Because we want it
  • Because on your deathbed, you'll be wishing you contributed to this campaign

But in all seriousness, if you like what we're doing, if you believe in our dream, if you believe in our project, or if you just want to play Sol Prime and contribute to its completion, don't hesitate to become a Patron! 

Or maybe you just want goodies. That's fine too. Here's what you get for becoming a Patron:

$1/mo - You'll receive exclusive access to love and huggles from the entire dev team. You'll also be able to check out all of the concept art for Sol Prime.

$5/mo - You'll receive early access to our regular devlog videos. They go public on Monday, you'll be able to watch them on Saturday.

$10/mo - You'll be able to ask us anything, anytime on Patreon.

$20/mo - Now we're talking. For $20 a month, you'll officially become a producer of Sol Prime. Your name will be in the credits of the game, in the Bronze section. You'll also receive a copy of the game upon release. 

$40/mo - You'll become a silver level supporter, and gain exclusive pre-release access to the game. 

$60/mo - Advancing further up the hierarchy of precious metals, you'll become a gold level supporter. If you have a friend, you can give them your extra copy of the game you'll also receive at launch. If you don't, just horde it I guess. You'll also receive an exclusive Sol Prime t-shirt, and we'll send you a lanyard with our logo on it.

$80/mo - You'll become a platinum level supporter. You'll be able to add a planet name that could show up in-game. (Name subject to discretion of developers)

$100/mo - You'll become the highest level supporter, diamond level. Your name will show up as high as possible in the credits, and in the shiniest text. You'll also receive 3 extra copies of the game to give away.

$150/mo - You'll have access to the company Teamspeak server to ask the devs questions directly. Or just have a chat. Last night Apophix talked about hot dogs for 2 hours. 

$200/mo - You'll get to name one of the AI controlled races that could show up in-game. (Name subject to discretion of developers)

$500/mo - You'll be able to participate in the 24 hour monthly streams (during the playing section (unless you're a developer (that enjoys working for free (or I guess you would really be working for negative money (I don't know why anyone would do this (but we're not going to stop you))))))


And here's what we want to do with the money:

$150/mo - Start a regular devblog where we discuss with each other the work completed on the game throughout the previous week.

$300/mo - Do a public scheduled AMA on Twitch. Feel free to ask us literally anything, relevant to the game or otherwise.

$500/mo - Start a 24 hour monthly stream on Twitch. Each stream would be about half devstreaming and half playing games.

$1,000/mo - Fund a custom score for Sol Prime.

$2,000/mo - Fund more ship models for different alien races in the game.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Access to view concept art and eternal gratitude.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
$1 rewards + receive early access to view our regular devlog videos (Saturday instead of the following Monday)
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Both previous rewards + access to unlimited Q&A here on Patreon.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
BRONZE SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + name in credits + copy of the finished game on release
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
SILVER SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + pre-release access
Pledge $60 or more per month
1 patron
GOLD SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + exclusive Patreon Sol Prime t-shirt + lanyard + 1 extra copy of the finished game (combined total 2 copies of the game)
Pledge $80 or more per month
0 patrons
PLATINUM SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + add 1 planet name to the game (Subject to discretion of the developers)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
DIAMOND SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + 3 extra copies of the game (combined total 4 copies of the game)
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 patrons
MASTER SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + access to dev Teamspeak
Pledge $200 or more per month
1 patron
LEGENDARY SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + name one of the AI controlled races (Subject to discretion of the developers)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
PRIME SUPPORTER

All previous rewards + participate in 24 hour monthly streams