Simon Thomley is creating Video Games and Related Utilities/Media
18

patrons

$56
per month
Hello?
I'm Simon Thomley, better known to some as "Stealth", or by the name of my business, "Headcannon". I've been a software developer for a long time, and have created and participated in a multitude of personal projects, as well as having worked under multiple contracts with Sega on the Sonic the Hedgehog brand (Note that anything else that I do is neither as an agent of any other party with which I have ever worked, nor is it in any way endorsed by those other parties)

Some of my current projects include:

  • Headcannon Game Engine - A versatile, multiplatform 2D Game Engine with development utilities, freely-available for non-commercial projects!
  • Fantastic Franklin - A wacky puzzle-platformer in which you have to guide an egg safely through various hazards. Planned to feature a level editor!
  • Flamingo - A fast-paced action-platformer starring a ninja-like female theif!
  • Vertebreaker - Paying homage to/parodying Castlevania, a twitch-action platformer starring a skeleton who weilds a demonic backbone that functions as both a whip and a grapple!

When I can, I also like to do freely-available hobby stuff, some examples of which you can find on the Headcannon website in the sub-section for my hobby projects, as well as on my Youtube channel

And, speaking of Youtube, I am now creating videos and live streams dedicated to video games and video game development! Some subjects/formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • Let's Plays
  • Game Reviews
  • Other Software/Item Reviews
  • HCGE Tutorials
  • Other Programming Tutorials (Ex: C, M68K Assembly)
  • Tech Explanations (Ex: Tech aspects of classic hardware/games)

  • Gameplay Streams
  • Coding Streams(? Possibly)

Finally, I am also now providing testing/coding/feedback services as described in the Patron tier listing to the right!


Why are you using Patreon?

I love what I do, but it takes time, and time costs money. When you subscribe to my Patreon, you are buying me that time. Your patronage allows me to spend more time creating content for everyone to enjoy, and at a high enough level, will allow me to spend some time helping others as well!

My goal is to work on my projects and content full-time. Do you like what I do? Then please consider helping me continue to do it! Each dollar frees up a small portion of my time, and they all add up!

That said, if another sufficiently-desirable opportunity presents itself, I may take another contract job (and thus, temporarily diminish or suspend personal projects, videos, and services). In that case, you should feel free to reduce or delete your pledge for its duration as you see fit. Any funds I receive from Patreon while on a contract will be considered "a tip" (given specifically to myself), and will add up to emergency funds and additional resources to use when my own projects resume (Note that these contracts tend to generate one-time payments - I don't receive recurring "royalties"/"commission"/etc)

Want to send a one-time tip through PayPal? Use my AOL email address "MStealthA", and still receive the appropriate rewards as described on this campaign! Can’t contribute right now? That’s ok, just share the link to this campaign to help spread the word!




What else have you got?

Aside from my website and Youtube channel, don't forget to also follow me on twitter, and for the occasional informational text dump, see also my tumblr! I also have a Discord Server for support and discussion regarding any of my projects!

If you want more content in the form of particular articles/videos/streams, let me know; I'll see what I can do if it keeps you guys pledging!
Tiers
Contributor
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit is one step closer to a goal!


You gain access to private patron content such as early status updates/reveals! You will also gain access to the private patron channel(s) on the Headcannon Discord server, where you can receive priority support for Headcannon projects, along with the following abilities in any channel:


  • Change Nickname
  • Use external emoji 
  • Embed Links
  • Embed Files
Includes Discord rewards
Contributor+
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Gain all $1 perks, and while you remain a patron, have your name listed:

 

  • On a special Patrons section on the Headcannon website!
  • In the credits for any project build released during that period!
  • At the close of any video created during that period!

  

Please provide the name that you would like to see used (must not include offensive content)

Includes Discord rewards
Early Bird
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, plus early access to videos and clips intended to become videos! Also:

 

  • Ask me questions and I will answer them in one of my videos (Subject to approval and relevance of subject matter)!
  • Make priority suggestions for upcoming videos (Subject to approval, please be patient as there may be several in queue)!
Includes Discord rewards
Secret Squirrel
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, plus access to a private dropbox containing an in-development version of HCGE and related files! These files will be updated throughout development as updates to the engine and resource/demonstration files are made. You will also gain access to an additional Discord channel for discussing these updated versions and higher-priority assistance


Many features in the development build may be undocumented/transitional/incomplete, so be prepared to update any projects as necessary, and when in doubt, ask me in the hcge-indev channel on Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Promo
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I will briefly mention your game project (whether it uses HCGE or not) in a monthly "Patron Feature" compilation video! (Games for which the author does not own the IP [IE: "Fan Games"] will feature separately from games for which the author owns the IP [IE: "Original Games"]. Game must not include offensive content. These videos will not count against any guarantees made in the stated campaign goals)
Includes Discord rewards
Consultation
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, and for one hour out of the month, I will consult with you personally on your game project (whether it uses HCGE or not)! You choose the service(s) that I will provide during that time, which can include but are not limited to:

 

  • Gameplay testing for user experience
  • Bugtesting to search for unknown bugs
  • Testing of known bugs to search for reproduction steps
  • Provide feedback and advice
  • Check existing code for issues
  • Provide new code for new features
  • Live chat via text or private youtube stream

 

You choose how I interact with your project, and subject to scheduling, you also choose when within the month I do it. Pick a time when your project can most benefit from a round of testing, coding, or feedback!

 

All information is treated as confidental unless you explicitly state that it isn't

 

If your hour isn't redeemed within the pledge month, it will carry over into the next up to a maximum of 8. Each hour may be redeemed individually or in groups

 

If the full-time goal is met, this translates to priority service over non-patrons

Includes Discord rewards
Consultation+
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain "Consultation" level perks, plus one additional hour! At this level, increased pledges gain an additional half-hour for each $15. The same carryover and individual/group redemption rules apply, but pledges of $240 or more will allow for the appropriate amount of time over 8 hours within each month

  

If the full-time goal is met, this translates to priority service over non-patrons

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$56 of $1,500 per month
Guaranteed one video every two weeks. Could be a Let's Play, could be a review, could be a tech video. It's a mixed bag!
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Hello?
I'm Simon Thomley, better known to some as "Stealth", or by the name of my business, "Headcannon". I've been a software developer for a long time, and have created and participated in a multitude of personal projects, as well as having worked under multiple contracts with Sega on the Sonic the Hedgehog brand (Note that anything else that I do is neither as an agent of any other party with which I have ever worked, nor is it in any way endorsed by those other parties)

Some of my current projects include:

  • Headcannon Game Engine - A versatile, multiplatform 2D Game Engine with development utilities, freely-available for non-commercial projects!
  • Fantastic Franklin - A wacky puzzle-platformer in which you have to guide an egg safely through various hazards. Planned to feature a level editor!
  • Flamingo - A fast-paced action-platformer starring a ninja-like female theif!
  • Vertebreaker - Paying homage to/parodying Castlevania, a twitch-action platformer starring a skeleton who weilds a demonic backbone that functions as both a whip and a grapple!

When I can, I also like to do freely-available hobby stuff, some examples of which you can find on the Headcannon website in the sub-section for my hobby projects, as well as on my Youtube channel

And, speaking of Youtube, I am now creating videos and live streams dedicated to video games and video game development! Some subjects/formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • Let's Plays
  • Game Reviews
  • Other Software/Item Reviews
  • HCGE Tutorials
  • Other Programming Tutorials (Ex: C, M68K Assembly)
  • Tech Explanations (Ex: Tech aspects of classic hardware/games)

  • Gameplay Streams
  • Coding Streams(? Possibly)

Finally, I am also now providing testing/coding/feedback services as described in the Patron tier listing to the right!


Why are you using Patreon?

I love what I do, but it takes time, and time costs money. When you subscribe to my Patreon, you are buying me that time. Your patronage allows me to spend more time creating content for everyone to enjoy, and at a high enough level, will allow me to spend some time helping others as well!

My goal is to work on my projects and content full-time. Do you like what I do? Then please consider helping me continue to do it! Each dollar frees up a small portion of my time, and they all add up!

That said, if another sufficiently-desirable opportunity presents itself, I may take another contract job (and thus, temporarily diminish or suspend personal projects, videos, and services). In that case, you should feel free to reduce or delete your pledge for its duration as you see fit. Any funds I receive from Patreon while on a contract will be considered "a tip" (given specifically to myself), and will add up to emergency funds and additional resources to use when my own projects resume (Note that these contracts tend to generate one-time payments - I don't receive recurring "royalties"/"commission"/etc)

Want to send a one-time tip through PayPal? Use my AOL email address "MStealthA", and still receive the appropriate rewards as described on this campaign! Can’t contribute right now? That’s ok, just share the link to this campaign to help spread the word!




What else have you got?

Aside from my website and Youtube channel, don't forget to also follow me on twitter, and for the occasional informational text dump, see also my tumblr! I also have a Discord Server for support and discussion regarding any of my projects!

If you want more content in the form of particular articles/videos/streams, let me know; I'll see what I can do if it keeps you guys pledging!

Recent posts by Simon Thomley

Tiers
Contributor
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit is one step closer to a goal!


You gain access to private patron content such as early status updates/reveals! You will also gain access to the private patron channel(s) on the Headcannon Discord server, where you can receive priority support for Headcannon projects, along with the following abilities in any channel:


  • Change Nickname
  • Use external emoji 
  • Embed Links
  • Embed Files
Includes Discord rewards
Contributor+
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Gain all $1 perks, and while you remain a patron, have your name listed:

 

  • On a special Patrons section on the Headcannon website!
  • In the credits for any project build released during that period!
  • At the close of any video created during that period!

  

Please provide the name that you would like to see used (must not include offensive content)

Includes Discord rewards
Early Bird
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, plus early access to videos and clips intended to become videos! Also:

 

  • Ask me questions and I will answer them in one of my videos (Subject to approval and relevance of subject matter)!
  • Make priority suggestions for upcoming videos (Subject to approval, please be patient as there may be several in queue)!
Includes Discord rewards
Secret Squirrel
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, plus access to a private dropbox containing an in-development version of HCGE and related files! These files will be updated throughout development as updates to the engine and resource/demonstration files are made. You will also gain access to an additional Discord channel for discussing these updated versions and higher-priority assistance


Many features in the development build may be undocumented/transitional/incomplete, so be prepared to update any projects as necessary, and when in doubt, ask me in the hcge-indev channel on Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Promo
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I will briefly mention your game project (whether it uses HCGE or not) in a monthly "Patron Feature" compilation video! (Games for which the author does not own the IP [IE: "Fan Games"] will feature separately from games for which the author owns the IP [IE: "Original Games"]. Game must not include offensive content. These videos will not count against any guarantees made in the stated campaign goals)
Includes Discord rewards
Consultation
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain all previous perks, and for one hour out of the month, I will consult with you personally on your game project (whether it uses HCGE or not)! You choose the service(s) that I will provide during that time, which can include but are not limited to:

 

  • Gameplay testing for user experience
  • Bugtesting to search for unknown bugs
  • Testing of known bugs to search for reproduction steps
  • Provide feedback and advice
  • Check existing code for issues
  • Provide new code for new features
  • Live chat via text or private youtube stream

 

You choose how I interact with your project, and subject to scheduling, you also choose when within the month I do it. Pick a time when your project can most benefit from a round of testing, coding, or feedback!

 

All information is treated as confidental unless you explicitly state that it isn't

 

If your hour isn't redeemed within the pledge month, it will carry over into the next up to a maximum of 8. Each hour may be redeemed individually or in groups

 

If the full-time goal is met, this translates to priority service over non-patrons

Includes Discord rewards
Consultation+
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
Gain "Consultation" level perks, plus one additional hour! At this level, increased pledges gain an additional half-hour for each $15. The same carryover and individual/group redemption rules apply, but pledges of $240 or more will allow for the appropriate amount of time over 8 hours within each month

  

If the full-time goal is met, this translates to priority service over non-patrons

Includes Discord rewards