Emma Kinema is creating a unionized game industry.
128
patrons
$868
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Hi there! I’m Emma Kinema, a game developer turned labor organizer.

Early in 2018 I co-founded a movement and organization called Game Workers Unite. Although I have loved my career in the game industry, I want to put it aside and focus entirely on my real passion: organizing workers and unionizing the game industry. To do that, I need your help.

Since its founding I've helped shape Game Workers Unite from a small group of game developers venting online into an international organization with 25+ local and national chapters, a national union, several active organizing campaigns, hundreds of members, thousands of supporters, and international press coverage.

With your support I can afford to scale back on my game development work and focus full-time on being an organizer, ensuring that Game Workers Unite can continue to grow and improve our industry.

We've already accomplished so much in so little time and I can't wait to see what the future holds. Help get us there by enabling me to dedicate my life to labor organizing.

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I'm a frugal person so somewhere around $2000 a month will cover my personal cost of existence under capitalism. Any potential extra funds in the future would go to GWU related travel.

Groceries: $100
Healthcare: $115
General Bills: $187
Student Loans: $364
Transportation: $492
Rent: $725
Total Monthly Living Costs: $1983

GWU Related Costs: $??? (Extra goes to self-funded buses and flights to assist organizing campaigns and attend industry events)

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Also, I'm working on an unannounced visual novel that's gay, personal, and weird (a triple threat!) with an amazing artist. So more on that in the future. <3
Tiers
Comrade
$1 or more per month 90 patrons
I appreciate every single dollar and cent, whatever the amount you are able to give! <3

To thank you for supporting my fight to unionize games:
  • I will personally thank you on Twitter!
  • I will post one report a month on Patreon about the behind-the-scenes work I'm doing with Game Workers Unite. Excluding confidential operational security related subjects.
  • You can ask me about my work, labor organizing, politics, games, whatever through the Patron-only Community Zone™.
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$868 of $1,258 per month
Traveling Vagabond Spreading the Word

Ayyyyyyyy, I can afford to do things like "leave my house" and "visit other towns."

For real though, this will fund my ability to travel regularly between Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego for organizing purposes.

Groceries + Healthcare + Bills + Student Loans + Transportation Covered
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Hi there! I’m Emma Kinema, a game developer turned labor organizer.

Early in 2018 I co-founded a movement and organization called Game Workers Unite. Although I have loved my career in the game industry, I want to put it aside and focus entirely on my real passion: organizing workers and unionizing the game industry. To do that, I need your help.

Since its founding I've helped shape Game Workers Unite from a small group of game developers venting online into an international organization with 25+ local and national chapters, a national union, several active organizing campaigns, hundreds of members, thousands of supporters, and international press coverage.

With your support I can afford to scale back on my game development work and focus full-time on being an organizer, ensuring that Game Workers Unite can continue to grow and improve our industry.

We've already accomplished so much in so little time and I can't wait to see what the future holds. Help get us there by enabling me to dedicate my life to labor organizing.

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I'm a frugal person so somewhere around $2000 a month will cover my personal cost of existence under capitalism. Any potential extra funds in the future would go to GWU related travel.

Groceries: $100
Healthcare: $115
General Bills: $187
Student Loans: $364
Transportation: $492
Rent: $725
Total Monthly Living Costs: $1983

GWU Related Costs: $??? (Extra goes to self-funded buses and flights to assist organizing campaigns and attend industry events)

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Also, I'm working on an unannounced visual novel that's gay, personal, and weird (a triple threat!) with an amazing artist. So more on that in the future. <3

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Tiers
Comrade
$1 or more per month 90 patrons
I appreciate every single dollar and cent, whatever the amount you are able to give! <3

To thank you for supporting my fight to unionize games:
  • I will personally thank you on Twitter!
  • I will post one report a month on Patreon about the behind-the-scenes work I'm doing with Game Workers Unite. Excluding confidential operational security related subjects.
  • You can ask me about my work, labor organizing, politics, games, whatever through the Patron-only Community Zone™.