Draco is creating PixelShy
8
patrons
You can find project samples and changelog below the introduction!

I have been a Brony since April 2011 and a content creator for almost as long. After reading a number of books on Adobe Flash I started drawing backgrounds for a project known as Welcome to Ponyville.
Little did I know that I would soon not only use the software for drawing and animating but also coding my own interactive pieces!

After creating over forty strips for a pony blog, some being fully interactive and, of course, animated wherever possible, I decided to set on another project, one that I found extremely fun and (at the time) quite simple: A Tamagochi/The Sims/Petz game starring a colourful equine. That’s when the concept of PixelShy was born.

Today, the game has been in development for over two years. The concept of a single colourful equine’s changed into over 17, the initial idea of a two-minute-long intro changed into a colossal ten-minute HD piece and the three minigames became over 27 fully voiced mini engines. The game has become massive.





Throughout the creative process, many people have pledged their support, be it Voice Actors and Actresses, people who offered their musical scores or those who want to promote the project. While their help was uplifting, there is still much to be done and we could really benefit from more animators and VAs on the team.
I do not want to raise money for myself, yet some sort of remuneration for everyone helping is much in order. My job has recently become very taxing, so I plan to use the additional funds to hire skilled people, speeding up the development. This Patreon account has been created as both an incentive and to thank them all for their help in realising my dream: a full scale project with so much content that it would be virtually impossible to see it all in less than thirty hours of playing non-stop.


The money raised will be used for:
-existing VA compensation
-future VA compensation
-server maintenance – the game streams a lot of data, external servers guarantee comfortable use
-additional animators to speed up development
-additional music samples (bgm, ingame radio commercials, Shake Your Tail minigame)
-artwork (Jigsaw minigame)
-promotional artwork
-software subscription to make the game even better

You can also use PayPal to back the crew directly!
(Just message me so I can thank you personally!)


The game has been carefully thought through and heavily trimmed to offer the best experience one can think of, including:

-17 voiced characters from the show plus additional characters
-Voice talent of 14 Voice Actors/Actresses
-Around 35 minutes of recorded dialogue
-27 minigames and tasks
-Loads of interactive animations
-Dynamic melodies for background music
-Character looks changing based on how they is taken care of
-Dynamically streamed assets to minimise loading times
-Minimum of 30 hours of gameplay. 50 hours on average
-Player character customisation that actually alters how they are reacted to
-The main character acting as a personal secretary
-Changing environment, daytime and action dependent
-Ingame radio with fandom music, shows and commercials
-Artwork of 15 people across the fandom (can go up to 60)
-A reward system based on Player's performance
-Story involving beloved characters and their shenanigans
-Character interacting with the environment on their own
-Extensive Shy AI
-Plushies resembling famous characters
-40 Achievements and 9 trophies
-35 (55) Unlockable items and features (including plushies!)
-28 usable items
-Six needs to be satisfied
-One pony in distress

If you like the idea, please consider pledging and spreading the word! PixelShy is now a thing!


Cheers and thanks for stopping by!
Draco Blair
Tiers
Background supporter
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU for making PixelShy closer to completion!

Every little bit counts. You may have heard it a hundred times, but that doesn't make it any less true!
Animal caretaker
$5 or more per month
Above (  ^  )  +
- Name displayed in credits on site (when it's up)
- Poll access

-Non-spoiler sneak peeks

With this tier you automatically gets your(nick)name on the site (when created). What is more, you get access to polls on important topics whenever an issue arises. Your voice can change the game!

Some minor WIP screenshots are a nice touch too, right? :)

Changelog access has been moved into the free section

Awesome friend
$10 or more per month
^ +
- Skype/Discord access
- Suggestion box access
- Next to be done sneak peek
- Early access to minigames (3-day earlier)

Chatting about whatever you want whenever I'm available (I work too, you know!).
The suggestion box is where YOUR ideas for the game go. If they are taken into consideration, you are notified. They may then move onto the to-do list, which means I will try to implement it
Patrons also receive small tidbits of information about the mechanics of the next minigame to be prepared
Quality time organiser
$20 or more per month
^ +

- Early access to minigames (7-day earlier)
- Name displayed in DeviantArt game description

Whenever I finish a minigame, it's published on Deviantart. You will be able to play the game earlier than others, though it will still be published after a week.
You are also added to the DA's game description as a person who made it possible to create said game.
Shard collector
$35 or more per month
^ +

- An hour of exclusive group tutorials on animating / coding every two weeks on a topic of your choice
- Name displayed in game credits

Join the exclusive group of soon-to-be animators or coders. Every two weeks we will talk about a case study that we'll choose via voting. Very likely it will actually be multiple issues.
Additionally, your name will be added to the Credits section in the game itself!
Mirror mender
$45 or more per month
^ +

- Premium content sneak peek (when available)
- Much more profound voice in polls
- Betatesting
- Twitter shoutout

Some plot (pun!) information will slip into private streams only available to this tier patrons.
Patrons of this tier will also be allowed to test elements I deem ready(ish). even earlier than the $10 and $20 tier and their names will be then included in Deviantart descriptions
Whenever a new patron joins this tier, they will get a shoutout on Twitter together with BIG thanks
BFFF Plush!
$65 or more per month
SOLD OUT!

^ +

- Your OC as a plushie ingame!

LIMITED TIER
Your Original Character will be available as one of the plushes Fluttershy will sew in her free time. It will then add a small boon whenever she's resting! I may disagree with some ideas, but I'm sure we can reach a consensus as long as it's not a manticore-hydra son of Tirek.

Elligible: Schmuzart, Gustavo Capote and BerginatorGaming
BFFF!
$65 or more per month
All of the above except the SOLD OUT limited tiers

For those of you who would want to support the project AND get future rewards!
Goals
34% complete
Additional VAs

Additional Voice Actors will allow for more of our beloved characters to appear in the game! There is a limit, but when that's been taken care of, we will be able to use the money for other goals!
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You can find project samples and changelog below the introduction!

I have been a Brony since April 2011 and a content creator for almost as long. After reading a number of books on Adobe Flash I started drawing backgrounds for a project known as Welcome to Ponyville.
Little did I know that I would soon not only use the software for drawing and animating but also coding my own interactive pieces!

After creating over forty strips for a pony blog, some being fully interactive and, of course, animated wherever possible, I decided to set on another project, one that I found extremely fun and (at the time) quite simple: A Tamagochi/The Sims/Petz game starring a colourful equine. That’s when the concept of PixelShy was born.

Today, the game has been in development for over two years. The concept of a single colourful equine’s changed into over 17, the initial idea of a two-minute-long intro changed into a colossal ten-minute HD piece and the three minigames became over 27 fully voiced mini engines. The game has become massive.





Throughout the creative process, many people have pledged their support, be it Voice Actors and Actresses, people who offered their musical scores or those who want to promote the project. While their help was uplifting, there is still much to be done and we could really benefit from more animators and VAs on the team.
I do not want to raise money for myself, yet some sort of remuneration for everyone helping is much in order. My job has recently become very taxing, so I plan to use the additional funds to hire skilled people, speeding up the development. This Patreon account has been created as both an incentive and to thank them all for their help in realising my dream: a full scale project with so much content that it would be virtually impossible to see it all in less than thirty hours of playing non-stop.


The money raised will be used for:
-existing VA compensation
-future VA compensation
-server maintenance – the game streams a lot of data, external servers guarantee comfortable use
-additional animators to speed up development
-additional music samples (bgm, ingame radio commercials, Shake Your Tail minigame)
-artwork (Jigsaw minigame)
-promotional artwork
-software subscription to make the game even better

You can also use PayPal to back the crew directly!
(Just message me so I can thank you personally!)


The game has been carefully thought through and heavily trimmed to offer the best experience one can think of, including:

-17 voiced characters from the show plus additional characters
-Voice talent of 14 Voice Actors/Actresses
-Around 35 minutes of recorded dialogue
-27 minigames and tasks
-Loads of interactive animations
-Dynamic melodies for background music
-Character looks changing based on how they is taken care of
-Dynamically streamed assets to minimise loading times
-Minimum of 30 hours of gameplay. 50 hours on average
-Player character customisation that actually alters how they are reacted to
-The main character acting as a personal secretary
-Changing environment, daytime and action dependent
-Ingame radio with fandom music, shows and commercials
-Artwork of 15 people across the fandom (can go up to 60)
-A reward system based on Player's performance
-Story involving beloved characters and their shenanigans
-Character interacting with the environment on their own
-Extensive Shy AI
-Plushies resembling famous characters
-40 Achievements and 9 trophies
-35 (55) Unlockable items and features (including plushies!)
-28 usable items
-Six needs to be satisfied
-One pony in distress

If you like the idea, please consider pledging and spreading the word! PixelShy is now a thing!


Cheers and thanks for stopping by!
Draco Blair

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Tiers
Background supporter
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU for making PixelShy closer to completion!

Every little bit counts. You may have heard it a hundred times, but that doesn't make it any less true!
Animal caretaker
$5 or more per month
Above (  ^  )  +
- Name displayed in credits on site (when it's up)
- Poll access

-Non-spoiler sneak peeks

With this tier you automatically gets your(nick)name on the site (when created). What is more, you get access to polls on important topics whenever an issue arises. Your voice can change the game!

Some minor WIP screenshots are a nice touch too, right? :)

Changelog access has been moved into the free section

Awesome friend
$10 or more per month
^ +
- Skype/Discord access
- Suggestion box access
- Next to be done sneak peek
- Early access to minigames (3-day earlier)

Chatting about whatever you want whenever I'm available (I work too, you know!).
The suggestion box is where YOUR ideas for the game go. If they are taken into consideration, you are notified. They may then move onto the to-do list, which means I will try to implement it
Patrons also receive small tidbits of information about the mechanics of the next minigame to be prepared
Quality time organiser
$20 or more per month
^ +

- Early access to minigames (7-day earlier)
- Name displayed in DeviantArt game description

Whenever I finish a minigame, it's published on Deviantart. You will be able to play the game earlier than others, though it will still be published after a week.
You are also added to the DA's game description as a person who made it possible to create said game.
Shard collector
$35 or more per month
^ +

- An hour of exclusive group tutorials on animating / coding every two weeks on a topic of your choice
- Name displayed in game credits

Join the exclusive group of soon-to-be animators or coders. Every two weeks we will talk about a case study that we'll choose via voting. Very likely it will actually be multiple issues.
Additionally, your name will be added to the Credits section in the game itself!
Mirror mender
$45 or more per month
^ +

- Premium content sneak peek (when available)
- Much more profound voice in polls
- Betatesting
- Twitter shoutout

Some plot (pun!) information will slip into private streams only available to this tier patrons.
Patrons of this tier will also be allowed to test elements I deem ready(ish). even earlier than the $10 and $20 tier and their names will be then included in Deviantart descriptions
Whenever a new patron joins this tier, they will get a shoutout on Twitter together with BIG thanks
BFFF Plush!
$65 or more per month
SOLD OUT!

^ +

- Your OC as a plushie ingame!

LIMITED TIER
Your Original Character will be available as one of the plushes Fluttershy will sew in her free time. It will then add a small boon whenever she's resting! I may disagree with some ideas, but I'm sure we can reach a consensus as long as it's not a manticore-hydra son of Tirek.

Elligible: Schmuzart, Gustavo Capote and BerginatorGaming
BFFF!
$65 or more per month
All of the above except the SOLD OUT limited tiers

For those of you who would want to support the project AND get future rewards!