Roxy is creating Shield Cat, the Game
24

patrons

$139
per month

 Who are you? 

I'm Roxy, a professional Artist as well as a programmer, music maker, video maker, and most importantly, game developer. I've been drawing professionally doing commissions for people for years now, doing paid and free art for several hundred people. If you're interested in more about that, please visit my  Weasyl or FurAffinity to see my prior art, or visit my Commissions Queue and Website to see more info about commissions and prices. You can also talk to me on Twitter and Mastodon, where I am highly active and post a lot more than I do on art sites.


 What's this Patreon for? 

I'm making a game! I've always wanted to make a game, ever since I was messing around in RPG Maker 2000 back in 2001 or so, on my first computer which ran Windows 98 and could hardly run the software. Then I got Gamemaker 4, and taught myself how to code. Problem is, I'm not rich. I live paycheck to paycheck, which is why I haven't made a game yet, but I'm tired of it. I want to make a game now, before it's too late, and I'm ready - even if it takes 10 years, even if no one supports me on Patreon, I will make this game regardless.


 What's the game about? 

Before I tell you about that, meet Lance:

He is the main character of the game. You can read about his control scheme  here! The game controls are very important to me, so it's the first thing I'm working on. The game needs to be fun to play, and after going through a ton of ideas, I came up with something that works, I think.

I want to create a game which is inspired by games that made up my childhood and were inspirational to me, such as Startropics 2, Zelda 1 and 3, and most importantly, The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. To that end, Lance attacks by spinning his tail and throwing his shield, but I'm doing more than just making a game that copies other games I've played - I want to make something original.


(He doesn't have his tail or shield in these sprites because I'm animating that separately)


 How Much Do You Have Done? Do You Have A Demo? How can we know you can do this? 

I don't have much right now, as I'm just starting with this. 

However, I know the ins and outs of Gamemaker from playing around with it off and on over the years. I also like to think I know a lot about game design, animation, and the like. My game will be an action platformer RPG, which is my favorite kind of genre and the kind I'm best at (Guess who fights Lingering Will in Kingdom Hearts 2 Critical Mode for fun?) I've also done music covers in Famitracker, but now I've been making my own compositions, which people seem to like. I figure, if this project takes like 6-8 years, I'll have time to learn how to compose music properly by the time the game is done. I know a fair bit about it, but there's always more to learn.

So, that's pretty much where I'm at, I've got all this knowledge that can be applied to making games, which is something I've always wanted to do, and now I'm gonna do it. 

 Why Patreon and not like, Kickstarter or something? 

I'm not nearly famous enough to get the kind of support I'd need to make the game on Kickstarter at this time, and I also don't want to take that much money from people at once. I like to think that I can see this through to the end. I mean, I gave up on art so many times, but now I'm really good at it (or that's what everyone tells me, anyways) and I've been drawing solid for about 4 years now for tons of clients. I've found a determination that won't go out so easily though, but, just in case I find out in a couple years or so that I'm just not able to do it, everyone on Patreon can just cancel out their pledge and that's it, rather than me taking a bunch of money up front and then ghosting on everyone.




 I believe in you Roxy! How can I support you? 

You can either support me on Patreon, or if you prefer, you can give me a one-time support on  KoFi. You can find out what kind of prizes you'll get by looking at the different tiers, and I'll be able to add more later as time goes on. If you don't have any money to support, that's ok! You can still follow me on Patreon for regular updates, or you can also follow and reach out to me on social media.


 I do not believe in you Roxy, I think you're in over your head 

You can believe whatever you want, but I know that I can do this. I'm ready to make a game, and bring it to everyone, and if one person plays it and thinks it's cool, that's fine by me. But I'm gonna do it, no matter what.

  End of Patreon Page Description  

Thank you for reading through this, or skimming through it if you just looked quickly to see if any important words popped out. Also, if you decide to support me (financially or not) then thank you, I really appreciate it. People's support is gonna help me get through this, because I know how hard it is to make a game real, and I know a lot of people who try and quit. I won't be one of them.


Thank you!

Tiers
Peanut Tier
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
"What do I get for $1?"
  • Access to HD and source files, art archive, and WIP sketches
  • Access to process videos uploaded to Youtube, in their original quality. 
  • 10% Off Any Commission*
  • Access to concept art, WIPs, and more from the game.
  • A copy of the game when it's complete, as long as you pledge enough**
  • Access to private Patron Only posts, whenever I post one of those.


*Discounts on commissions do not stack, like you can't pledge to a 15% off tier and then say you get the 10% off reward as well for 25% off (you can combine the Patreon discount with other discounts though, such as holiday icons and other promos)


**People who pledge a total lifetime of $20 US or more on Patreon will receive a copy of the game when it's finished for free ($20 is not the final price, it's just the number I have right now.) All tiers qualify for this, but higher tiers will get there faster. You will get this, even if you discontinue your support later on (unless you disappear from Patreon's system entirely)

Almond Tier
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
If you pledge at this tier, you will get
Acorn Tier
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Popular pledge amount!!!!!


If you pledge at this tier, you will get the following:

  • 10% Off Any Commission
  • Everything else from the lower tiers
  • Access to Special Commission Types
  • Demos and alpha builds of the game to try out and bug test.


Pecan Pie (1 Slice) Tier
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  •  15% Off Any Commission
  •  Everything else from the lower tiers
Resort Island Tier
$50 or more per month 1 patron

  • 15% Off Any Commission
  • Everything else from the lower tiers 

 

Goals
$139 of $1,200 per month
If I can reliably get this much money per month, I will be able to quit my job and work on art and the game full time. This will cover my rent as well as some bills, and I'll make the rest up with commissions. (Remember, after taxes that I'll have to pay, this comes out to about $780 USD)
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 Who are you? 

I'm Roxy, a professional Artist as well as a programmer, music maker, video maker, and most importantly, game developer. I've been drawing professionally doing commissions for people for years now, doing paid and free art for several hundred people. If you're interested in more about that, please visit my  Weasyl or FurAffinity to see my prior art, or visit my Commissions Queue and Website to see more info about commissions and prices. You can also talk to me on Twitter and Mastodon, where I am highly active and post a lot more than I do on art sites.


 What's this Patreon for? 

I'm making a game! I've always wanted to make a game, ever since I was messing around in RPG Maker 2000 back in 2001 or so, on my first computer which ran Windows 98 and could hardly run the software. Then I got Gamemaker 4, and taught myself how to code. Problem is, I'm not rich. I live paycheck to paycheck, which is why I haven't made a game yet, but I'm tired of it. I want to make a game now, before it's too late, and I'm ready - even if it takes 10 years, even if no one supports me on Patreon, I will make this game regardless.


 What's the game about? 

Before I tell you about that, meet Lance:

He is the main character of the game. You can read about his control scheme  here! The game controls are very important to me, so it's the first thing I'm working on. The game needs to be fun to play, and after going through a ton of ideas, I came up with something that works, I think.

I want to create a game which is inspired by games that made up my childhood and were inspirational to me, such as Startropics 2, Zelda 1 and 3, and most importantly, The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. To that end, Lance attacks by spinning his tail and throwing his shield, but I'm doing more than just making a game that copies other games I've played - I want to make something original.


(He doesn't have his tail or shield in these sprites because I'm animating that separately)


 How Much Do You Have Done? Do You Have A Demo? How can we know you can do this? 

I don't have much right now, as I'm just starting with this. 

However, I know the ins and outs of Gamemaker from playing around with it off and on over the years. I also like to think I know a lot about game design, animation, and the like. My game will be an action platformer RPG, which is my favorite kind of genre and the kind I'm best at (Guess who fights Lingering Will in Kingdom Hearts 2 Critical Mode for fun?) I've also done music covers in Famitracker, but now I've been making my own compositions, which people seem to like. I figure, if this project takes like 6-8 years, I'll have time to learn how to compose music properly by the time the game is done. I know a fair bit about it, but there's always more to learn.

So, that's pretty much where I'm at, I've got all this knowledge that can be applied to making games, which is something I've always wanted to do, and now I'm gonna do it. 

 Why Patreon and not like, Kickstarter or something? 

I'm not nearly famous enough to get the kind of support I'd need to make the game on Kickstarter at this time, and I also don't want to take that much money from people at once. I like to think that I can see this through to the end. I mean, I gave up on art so many times, but now I'm really good at it (or that's what everyone tells me, anyways) and I've been drawing solid for about 4 years now for tons of clients. I've found a determination that won't go out so easily though, but, just in case I find out in a couple years or so that I'm just not able to do it, everyone on Patreon can just cancel out their pledge and that's it, rather than me taking a bunch of money up front and then ghosting on everyone.




 I believe in you Roxy! How can I support you? 

You can either support me on Patreon, or if you prefer, you can give me a one-time support on  KoFi. You can find out what kind of prizes you'll get by looking at the different tiers, and I'll be able to add more later as time goes on. If you don't have any money to support, that's ok! You can still follow me on Patreon for regular updates, or you can also follow and reach out to me on social media.


 I do not believe in you Roxy, I think you're in over your head 

You can believe whatever you want, but I know that I can do this. I'm ready to make a game, and bring it to everyone, and if one person plays it and thinks it's cool, that's fine by me. But I'm gonna do it, no matter what.

  End of Patreon Page Description  

Thank you for reading through this, or skimming through it if you just looked quickly to see if any important words popped out. Also, if you decide to support me (financially or not) then thank you, I really appreciate it. People's support is gonna help me get through this, because I know how hard it is to make a game real, and I know a lot of people who try and quit. I won't be one of them.


Thank you!

Recent posts by Roxy

Tiers
Peanut Tier
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
"What do I get for $1?"
  • Access to HD and source files, art archive, and WIP sketches
  • Access to process videos uploaded to Youtube, in their original quality. 
  • 10% Off Any Commission*
  • Access to concept art, WIPs, and more from the game.
  • A copy of the game when it's complete, as long as you pledge enough**
  • Access to private Patron Only posts, whenever I post one of those.


*Discounts on commissions do not stack, like you can't pledge to a 15% off tier and then say you get the 10% off reward as well for 25% off (you can combine the Patreon discount with other discounts though, such as holiday icons and other promos)


**People who pledge a total lifetime of $20 US or more on Patreon will receive a copy of the game when it's finished for free ($20 is not the final price, it's just the number I have right now.) All tiers qualify for this, but higher tiers will get there faster. You will get this, even if you discontinue your support later on (unless you disappear from Patreon's system entirely)

Almond Tier
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
If you pledge at this tier, you will get
Acorn Tier
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Popular pledge amount!!!!!


If you pledge at this tier, you will get the following:

  • 10% Off Any Commission
  • Everything else from the lower tiers
  • Access to Special Commission Types
  • Demos and alpha builds of the game to try out and bug test.


Pecan Pie (1 Slice) Tier
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  •  15% Off Any Commission
  •  Everything else from the lower tiers
Resort Island Tier
$50 or more per month 1 patron

  • 15% Off Any Commission
  • Everything else from the lower tiers