Flippfly is creating One Tiny Game a month + Cats Fly Helicopters
31
patrons
$237
per month

WHO ARE WE?


We are Flippfly! This little game company was founded by brothers Forest (artist/sound designer) and Aaron San Filippo (game designer/programmer) in 2012. We made a game called  Race The Sunwith the help of 1,144 Kickstarter backers And we've been creating and publishing games ever since. Allison Salmon (programmer) joined our team full-time in 2016, and Jon Coughlin (programmer/aerospace engineer) is working with us on our next big project.



WHAT ARE WE MAKING?


CATS FLY HELICOPTERS

This is our current big project. It's a playful, open world playground full of cat people, set in an optimistic version of the 1990s. You're a young cat from a humble home with a supportive family that survives by collecting scrap metals, and the game is about making a career for yourself and helping to make your town happier. You start out with a little home-built helicopter, and gradually upgrade your equipment as you master your flight skills.

It's a huge project for a team this small, and we're probably crazy to try to make it - but it's coming along nicely and we couldn't be more excited about it. You can expect Patrons to get first access to private betas, and an inside view of the development process, as well as lots of input on what we put into the game.

Here's some early alpha footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKvbwAOw0Hg&feature=youtu.be


TINY GAMES


In 2016-2017, we created a "prototype showdown" where we made a ton of prototypes, and let everyone vote on the one we'd finish. In fact this is how Cats Fly Helicopters became our main project. 

Going forward we will spend some time each month making tiny experimental games and our Patrons will get exclusive first access to every one! Some of these will be new projects, some will be twists on things we've made before, or mini games that eventually make their way into a bigger games. Also, if you sign up at the Insider level, you'll get access to the entire catalog of Tiny Games created so far!

Tiny Games So Far:
#1: 
Trampoline Park (May 2019)
#2: 
Bubbles On The Beach (June 2019)

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • One new TinyGame every month (Insider Tier)
  • Cats Fly Helicopters went into beta on April 1st. $5 and above Patrons will get keys on the first of each month.
  • Vote on TinyGames and features, then watch us create the thing that gets the most votes! (Insider Tier)
  • We're going do regular live-streams of our development process giving Patrons an inside view of what it's like to run a game company. (Beta Tester Tier)
  • Discord community: You'll get exclusive access to the Patreon discord channel, where we'll drop in for Q&A and listen to your feedback and ideas. (All Tiers)
  • Prizes! We're going to try and do contests for our backers. More info coming soon.
  • We love to recognize the contributions of our community, and you can expect shout outs on our livestreams (All Tiers)
  • Want to support us at a higher level? You'll get access to our nightly build Discord channel where you can see the automated build notes from the projects we're working on (Team Member Tier)

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Our goal has always been to stay independent, and to keep working on creative, Flippfly-owned projects where we can retain full creative control. In 2019 that's really, really hard. Market pressures are forcing a lot of tiny indie shops like ours to close up, sell out to bigger publishers, or to spend their time doing "work for hire" development. We have a lot of big ideas, and we'd love to be able to make them happen!

Our sincere hope is that this Patreon will help us move towards a more sustainable future, and our dedicated friends are going to be critical to that goal. If you've enjoyed any of our games, or like what you see here, we'd love for you to join us in that effort and become a Patron!

FAQ

Q: What platforms will you support?
TinyGames will support Windows/Mac/Linux, DRM-free
Cats Fly Helicopters will be Windows/Mac/Linux for now - we'll be evaluating Linux support throughout the beta period to make sure we can support it well.

Q: What if I sign up as a patron and then have to stop later?
That is absolutely fine! Every little bit of support helps us, even if it's only for a month. You'll get access to all the goodies we deliver for the months you're a Patron.

Q: What are TinyGames?
Small games created by us, generally in less than a week. These will be experimental, unique, and probably a little buggy :) But they'll be made for you, with love. Think of them like artisanal, home-baked videogames.

Tiers
Flippflier
$1 or more per month
  • "Flippflier" status in Discord.
  • Access to Patron-only discord channel and occasional livestreams
  • We'll mention you in a livestream.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Beta Tester
$5 or more per month
  • Access to private limited-time betas for Cats Fly Helicopters. 
  • Beta Tester status on Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Insider
$10 or more per month
  • One Tiny Game a month that's yours to keep! Includes access to entire back-catalog of Tiny Games.
  • Vote on prototypes and features in our games, then watch us create the thing that gets the most votes!
  • "Insider" status in Discord .
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Team Member
$15 or more per month
  •  A digital copy of one of our games (your choice!) for you or for a friend.
  • Nightly build reports: When we add features to our active projects, our nightly automated build server will post the change notes to a special discord channel for all of our active projects. This tier will give you unprecedented insight into what we're working on on a daily basis. You'll know what's coming in our next update before we announce it publicly!
  • We'll put your name in the credits of any games we ship while you're a Patron.
  • Team Member status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly SuperPal
$25 or more per month only 9 left
  • Get a digital copy of every game we launch while you're a patron.
  • We'll draw you a personalized cat avatar in the style of our new game.
  • "SuperPal" status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Hero
$50 or more per month only 8 left
  • Share the happiness! We'll send you a digital copy of one of our games of your choice every single month for you to share with your friends!
  •  We'll send you a bunch of Flippfly stickers and other stuff in the mail for you and friends!
  • We'll give you a shout-out in all of our regular updates.
  • "Flippfly Hero" status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$237 of $500 per month
Wow, this would cover our office rent!
  • We'll do a livestream where we literally draw 100 Cats
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WHO ARE WE?


We are Flippfly! This little game company was founded by brothers Forest (artist/sound designer) and Aaron San Filippo (game designer/programmer) in 2012. We made a game called  Race The Sunwith the help of 1,144 Kickstarter backers And we've been creating and publishing games ever since. Allison Salmon (programmer) joined our team full-time in 2016, and Jon Coughlin (programmer/aerospace engineer) is working with us on our next big project.



WHAT ARE WE MAKING?


CATS FLY HELICOPTERS

This is our current big project. It's a playful, open world playground full of cat people, set in an optimistic version of the 1990s. You're a young cat from a humble home with a supportive family that survives by collecting scrap metals, and the game is about making a career for yourself and helping to make your town happier. You start out with a little home-built helicopter, and gradually upgrade your equipment as you master your flight skills.

It's a huge project for a team this small, and we're probably crazy to try to make it - but it's coming along nicely and we couldn't be more excited about it. You can expect Patrons to get first access to private betas, and an inside view of the development process, as well as lots of input on what we put into the game.

Here's some early alpha footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKvbwAOw0Hg&feature=youtu.be


TINY GAMES


In 2016-2017, we created a "prototype showdown" where we made a ton of prototypes, and let everyone vote on the one we'd finish. In fact this is how Cats Fly Helicopters became our main project. 

Going forward we will spend some time each month making tiny experimental games and our Patrons will get exclusive first access to every one! Some of these will be new projects, some will be twists on things we've made before, or mini games that eventually make their way into a bigger games. Also, if you sign up at the Insider level, you'll get access to the entire catalog of Tiny Games created so far!

Tiny Games So Far:
#1: 
Trampoline Park (May 2019)
#2: 
Bubbles On The Beach (June 2019)

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • One new TinyGame every month (Insider Tier)
  • Cats Fly Helicopters went into beta on April 1st. $5 and above Patrons will get keys on the first of each month.
  • Vote on TinyGames and features, then watch us create the thing that gets the most votes! (Insider Tier)
  • We're going do regular live-streams of our development process giving Patrons an inside view of what it's like to run a game company. (Beta Tester Tier)
  • Discord community: You'll get exclusive access to the Patreon discord channel, where we'll drop in for Q&A and listen to your feedback and ideas. (All Tiers)
  • Prizes! We're going to try and do contests for our backers. More info coming soon.
  • We love to recognize the contributions of our community, and you can expect shout outs on our livestreams (All Tiers)
  • Want to support us at a higher level? You'll get access to our nightly build Discord channel where you can see the automated build notes from the projects we're working on (Team Member Tier)

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Our goal has always been to stay independent, and to keep working on creative, Flippfly-owned projects where we can retain full creative control. In 2019 that's really, really hard. Market pressures are forcing a lot of tiny indie shops like ours to close up, sell out to bigger publishers, or to spend their time doing "work for hire" development. We have a lot of big ideas, and we'd love to be able to make them happen!

Our sincere hope is that this Patreon will help us move towards a more sustainable future, and our dedicated friends are going to be critical to that goal. If you've enjoyed any of our games, or like what you see here, we'd love for you to join us in that effort and become a Patron!

FAQ

Q: What platforms will you support?
TinyGames will support Windows/Mac/Linux, DRM-free
Cats Fly Helicopters will be Windows/Mac/Linux for now - we'll be evaluating Linux support throughout the beta period to make sure we can support it well.

Q: What if I sign up as a patron and then have to stop later?
That is absolutely fine! Every little bit of support helps us, even if it's only for a month. You'll get access to all the goodies we deliver for the months you're a Patron.

Q: What are TinyGames?
Small games created by us, generally in less than a week. These will be experimental, unique, and probably a little buggy :) But they'll be made for you, with love. Think of them like artisanal, home-baked videogames.

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Tiers
Flippflier
$1 or more per month
  • "Flippflier" status in Discord.
  • Access to Patron-only discord channel and occasional livestreams
  • We'll mention you in a livestream.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Beta Tester
$5 or more per month
  • Access to private limited-time betas for Cats Fly Helicopters. 
  • Beta Tester status on Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Insider
$10 or more per month
  • One Tiny Game a month that's yours to keep! Includes access to entire back-catalog of Tiny Games.
  • Vote on prototypes and features in our games, then watch us create the thing that gets the most votes!
  • "Insider" status in Discord .
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Team Member
$15 or more per month
  •  A digital copy of one of our games (your choice!) for you or for a friend.
  • Nightly build reports: When we add features to our active projects, our nightly automated build server will post the change notes to a special discord channel for all of our active projects. This tier will give you unprecedented insight into what we're working on on a daily basis. You'll know what's coming in our next update before we announce it publicly!
  • We'll put your name in the credits of any games we ship while you're a Patron.
  • Team Member status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly SuperPal
$25 or more per month only 9 left
  • Get a digital copy of every game we launch while you're a patron.
  • We'll draw you a personalized cat avatar in the style of our new game.
  • "SuperPal" status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Flippfly Hero
$50 or more per month only 8 left
  • Share the happiness! We'll send you a digital copy of one of our games of your choice every single month for you to share with your friends!
  •  We'll send you a bunch of Flippfly stickers and other stuff in the mail for you and friends!
  • We'll give you a shout-out in all of our regular updates.
  • "Flippfly Hero" status in Discord.
  • Everything from lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards