Joshua McLean

is creating 8 Bits to Infinity, a game jamming community

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Discord: Exclusive access to the Supporter-only channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server, plus access to exclusive Patron-only updates.


Shout-out: A shout-out at the end of every stream. Please contact me if you want to use a handle other than the one on your Patreon account for shout-outs.


Feedback: Get priority and a higher time cap for game jam feedback on stream. Patrons are guaranteed to be included in a stream if their game is on the list prior to the stream's conclusion. In addition, patrons receive up to 30 minutes of feedback, three times the usual 10-minute cap.

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Super Supporter
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All Supporter tier rewards, plus:


Twitch sound: A custom 5-10 second sound of your choosing that you can trigger via chat with a personal command.


Free music: Full DRM-free download of commercial releases (singles, albums, and OSTs), unless I am unable to share due to contracts etc. (Note that these are not released under a Creative Commons license.)

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About

Hello, world! My name is Joshua McLean. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Patreon campaign.

I'm a game developer and composer, and I founded the 8 Bits to Infinity game development community to support fellow developers in polishing their skills. We promote rapid iteration and quality criticism through monthly game jams and an emphasis on open, detailed feedback.

One part often overlooked during jams is the importance of audio. With limited time, developers must take shortcuts somewhere. To help mitigate this problem, I provide royalty-free audio not only for game jams, but for any games, videos, streams, and film - even commercial work.

Another vital part of game development (I would argue the most important part) is honest, critical feedback. I provide such feedback on my streams for game jam games, open to every game jam out there. I also look at published commercial games through the same critical eye when I stream them. No game is perfect!

    Join me in this mission to welcome new developers, sharpen the skills of experienced developers, and improve game development and game audio overall. Awesome Patreon supporters get several cool benefits:

    • A shout-out at the end of every stream and video.
    • A custom role and exclusive access to the VIP channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server.
    • Longer and more in-depth game prototype feedback on stream (or in recorded form).
    • Access to polls to decide the direction for my free royalty-free game music.

    Looking for other (free) ways to support? Here's a few:

    • Follow me on Twitter (and retweet, of course ;)
    • Follow and watch on Twitch (this helps a ton)
    • Join the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord and become an active member of the community
    • Share links to this campaign or to anything on here

    I have a question or comment. How can I get in touch?

    Please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

    I truly appreciate the time you've taken to look at this campaign. Thank you!

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