The Wayward Fox is creating Serious Mobile Games
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Mobile Gaming!

What the bloody hell is wrong with mobile gaming!?
It's right garbage, it is! Disgusting, shameless, gem-guzzling  garbage!

But why is it such a stinking cesspool on the face of the gaming industry, so much so that many people are reluctant to even acknowledge it as part of the gaming industry at all?

That is a question I seek to both answer and address. I dive in to what really makes an App click with a user, what really motivates the design decisions of the producers, and to shine a big, bright spotlight right on all the shameless greed and unoriginality available for free* on the app store of your choosing.

More than just point out the problems, though, I seek to fix them. Granted this is not a task that I can accomplish on my own, but every single person who swims against this wave of ripe shite that is every Flappy Bird clone, every copy / pasted Clash of Clans rip off trying to pry your wallet open with a few gems, and every obtrusive, obnoxious, unskipable, auto-playing audio ad in every App you've ever downloaded, every one person trying to make something legitimately good makes a difference.

And so, we stand against it.

I never say "I" stand against it, we stand against it. Me, with all of you at my back.

I am an aspiring independent developer and video producer. What that means for you is two things:
Firstly,
by supporting me on Patreon, you are helping me to develop my first full-fledged game. When I say this, I do not mean a simple arcade style, 8-bit one button game, I mean a full fledged, serious, honest to goodness mobile game. Something that will really push the limits of mobile devices and help define tablets and phones as legitimate platforms for legitimate gaming. This project is still in the planning stages, and so not much information can be released about it at present; however all benchmark progress will be shown and open for discussion here on Patreon.
Secondly,
as games are long term projects that take a lot of time and effort, I will also be aiming to produce semi-regular videos on YouTube, analyzing the current mobile gaming market and just what about it makes me so angry every time I so much as glance at the App Store.
Additionally,
as a bonus separate from my regular updating schedule, crowd funding allows me the opportunity to work on a few other projects of interest to me, including video series on AI ethics, and the metaphysics of human versus machine languages. Aside from videos, I will also be able to work on some smaller mobile application tools that I feel the App Store is desperately needing. All of these projects will be posted and open for discussion here on Patreon.

AND HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
It's all free.
Everything I ever make, and I mean actually free. No cost of entry, no micro-transactions, no ads, none of that. I seek to provide the cleanest, most polished, respectful product possible, purely because I believe it ought to exist. To be able to follow this belief of mine and also be able to support my family financially would be all I should ever ask for in life. When you support The Wayward Fox, you are supporting independent development out of passion, not obligation. You are supporting an idea, a movement, and an investment into the way the world views software as a whole.



My name is Jessica Faye Kōzuki. I am The Wayward Fox, and this is my passion, as honestly as I can put it to words.
Thank you for supporting my dream.


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*includes in-app purchases
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I never allow ads in any of my content out of principle, save for YouTube, solely because I need the extra money to help support my family and ensure my own security. I feel that YouTube is a media established all of its own, and is in its own way separated from the software content I aim to produce. $430 is my monthly cost for rent with utilities. With the knowledge that my family's needs are primarily cared for, I have no reason to run any ads on my YouTube content.
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Mobile Gaming!

What the bloody hell is wrong with mobile gaming!?
It's right garbage, it is! Disgusting, shameless, gem-guzzling  garbage!

But why is it such a stinking cesspool on the face of the gaming industry, so much so that many people are reluctant to even acknowledge it as part of the gaming industry at all?

That is a question I seek to both answer and address. I dive in to what really makes an App click with a user, what really motivates the design decisions of the producers, and to shine a big, bright spotlight right on all the shameless greed and unoriginality available for free* on the app store of your choosing.

More than just point out the problems, though, I seek to fix them. Granted this is not a task that I can accomplish on my own, but every single person who swims against this wave of ripe shite that is every Flappy Bird clone, every copy / pasted Clash of Clans rip off trying to pry your wallet open with a few gems, and every obtrusive, obnoxious, unskipable, auto-playing audio ad in every App you've ever downloaded, every one person trying to make something legitimately good makes a difference.

And so, we stand against it.

I never say "I" stand against it, we stand against it. Me, with all of you at my back.

I am an aspiring independent developer and video producer. What that means for you is two things:
Firstly,
by supporting me on Patreon, you are helping me to develop my first full-fledged game. When I say this, I do not mean a simple arcade style, 8-bit one button game, I mean a full fledged, serious, honest to goodness mobile game. Something that will really push the limits of mobile devices and help define tablets and phones as legitimate platforms for legitimate gaming. This project is still in the planning stages, and so not much information can be released about it at present; however all benchmark progress will be shown and open for discussion here on Patreon.
Secondly,
as games are long term projects that take a lot of time and effort, I will also be aiming to produce semi-regular videos on YouTube, analyzing the current mobile gaming market and just what about it makes me so angry every time I so much as glance at the App Store.
Additionally,
as a bonus separate from my regular updating schedule, crowd funding allows me the opportunity to work on a few other projects of interest to me, including video series on AI ethics, and the metaphysics of human versus machine languages. Aside from videos, I will also be able to work on some smaller mobile application tools that I feel the App Store is desperately needing. All of these projects will be posted and open for discussion here on Patreon.

AND HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
It's all free.
Everything I ever make, and I mean actually free. No cost of entry, no micro-transactions, no ads, none of that. I seek to provide the cleanest, most polished, respectful product possible, purely because I believe it ought to exist. To be able to follow this belief of mine and also be able to support my family financially would be all I should ever ask for in life. When you support The Wayward Fox, you are supporting independent development out of passion, not obligation. You are supporting an idea, a movement, and an investment into the way the world views software as a whole.



My name is Jessica Faye Kōzuki. I am The Wayward Fox, and this is my passion, as honestly as I can put it to words.
Thank you for supporting my dream.


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*includes in-app purchases

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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All of my patrons will have unlimited access to regular personal VLogs from me, yours to do with as you please.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Your very own place on the wall of text that is the Special Thanks section of everything I make.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Access to Testflight closed betas of my games.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Exclusive access to non-public concept art and behind-the-scenes development extras. Once they're yours, they're yours to do with as you please, to keep for yourself, or share with the world.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
A personalized NPC either based on you or a design of your choosing in one of my games.
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
A fully fleshed out essential NPC or companion based on you or a design of your choosing, with your own quest line / back story.