Making Games Is Fun

is creating podcasts and portraits of people in the videogame industry

20

patrons

$85

per Episode

Hear people speak with passion about working in the games industry.

Learn about what drives them.

Listen to their personal histories, hopes, fears, inspirations.

Get deep dives into games that come from a place of honesty from game developers in a relaxed, non-press setting.


Twitter @makingamesisfun

Facebook www.facebook.com/makinggamesisfunpodcast

The guests on the Making Games Is Fun Podcast all share one
thing - a love of the games industry. They are developers, presenters, writers, marketers and artists.

Making Games Is Fun is here to shine a positive light on the people of the games industry; to lift them up and create an ongoing profile of what a games industry person looks like, and what a games industry job looks like, to promote diversity and encourage people to follow their own dreams. One episode might be an off-topic, silly ramble with friends; the next a breathlessly enthusiastic, nerdy design and dev chat; the next a serious, sobering dive into the interviewee's personal history and a fascinating story of how they made it to where they are today. Sometimes it's all three.

Who are you?




I'm Gareth "GaryDooton" Dutton, a man with a stupid nickname and the host of the Making Games Is Fun podcast. But it's more than just a podcast, it's an ever-growing photographic document. Since my first commissioned portrait photographing Suda51 for GamesTM Magazine ten years ago, I have been documenting the industry through photography, writing and now podcasting.


What Is Patreon?


Patreon is a subscription-based support platform that allows creative people to focus on making things they care about by supporting them financially. It allows a creator to have full control over what they are making and improves their work as a result. You support the creator by pledging to send a regular, tiny fee per month or per creation.


Why Patreon?


The games industry is brimming with people who make, talk about, play, critique and help create games and game communities, all of them passionate for their own reasons. I want to document the vast diversity of people who identify with and love videogames so much that they have built their careers and lives around them. I want to understand why games look like they do, whether it's a shiny, flashy console title or the one person success story of a bedroom coder. I want to chronicle the impact videogames have had on the lives of those involved.

I am proud of this series, and I intend to add to it indefinitely. 

A decade of experience and skill is involved in making these episodes and portraits as good as they are, and to get even a small kickback helps me continue to put them out regularly.



What Will You Do With The Money?

I have two daughters, one of whom is disabled. I look after them from 6am to 8pm every weekday ( providing they're in bed by then! )

I work on MGIF podcasts in the evening and on weekends, scheduling them in to guarantee regular episodic releases. My wife is a teacher, so half terms and other school holidays are an opportunity for me to stockpile interviews. The patreon money goes towards taking the edge off the monthly bills and makes my life that little bit less chaotic.

If the support grew to a dream level, I would incorporate travel and accommodation around the UK into the budget, making the podcast less London-centric. In addition, extra budget could and would be used to improve gear like fancier microphones and other audiovisual accessories.



How Often Do I Pay and How Much?


It's up to you! You will pay per podcast / creation uploaded. The great thing about Patreon is that you can set a monthly limit so that you're never charged more than you want to be. This protects you from scams and the like. I will be aiming to release a podcast every other Monday, so on average there will be two payments a month. I don't plan to release more frequently than this for quality reasons. If this sounds like too much, you can set a limit of one payment a month if you would prefer. 

Possible Setbacks / Issues


My nature of my youngest's illness means that, although she is generally in good health and we have a variety of ways to help her back to health at home, there will be times where she is suddenly taken into hospital. This may affect the schedule in at least a small way. To try and combat this I will aim to be a few podcasts ahead of schedule where possible so that they can be released, regardless of personal situation.



So Come Join Us!


Donate a little to the Making Games Is Fun podcast Patreon and help me continue my work making human stories about the games industry.

Twitter @makingamesisfun
Facebook  www.facebook.com/makinggamesisfunpodcast
Website www.garethdutton.com/mgif

Tiers
Supporting People Is Fun
$1 or more per Episode

You will gain access to the patron-only feed which will be a broad variety of mini bonus items based around me or my guests. These could be:


Personal news bits

diary updates

fun little micro videos of the people I interview

mini personal blogs about industry-related things

game-related stuff like what I've been playing


I will aim to give you at least one thing on a weekly basis, although
I will aim for more.


I encourage you to add comments and feedback on what you want this mini-section of the project to become. Most importantly though, you will have my utmost thanks!

$3 or more per Episode

* Gain access to each episode of Making Games Is Fun a whole week early. Why wait?


* All $1 tier rewards

Hear people speak with passion about working in the games industry.

Learn about what drives them.

Listen to their personal histories, hopes, fears, inspirations.

Get deep dives into games that come from a place of honesty from game developers in a relaxed, non-press setting.


Twitter @makingamesisfun

Facebook www.facebook.com/makinggamesisfunpodcast

The guests on the Making Games Is Fun Podcast all share one
thing - a love of the games industry. They are developers, presenters, writers, marketers and artists.

Making Games Is Fun is here to shine a positive light on the people of the games industry; to lift them up and create an ongoing profile of what a games industry person looks like, and what a games industry job looks like, to promote diversity and encourage people to follow their own dreams. One episode might be an off-topic, silly ramble with friends; the next a breathlessly enthusiastic, nerdy design and dev chat; the next a serious, sobering dive into the interviewee's personal history and a fascinating story of how they made it to where they are today. Sometimes it's all three.

Who are you?




I'm Gareth "GaryDooton" Dutton, a man with a stupid nickname and the host of the Making Games Is Fun podcast. But it's more than just a podcast, it's an ever-growing photographic document. Since my first commissioned portrait photographing Suda51 for GamesTM Magazine ten years ago, I have been documenting the industry through photography, writing and now podcasting.


What Is Patreon?


Patreon is a subscription-based support platform that allows creative people to focus on making things they care about by supporting them financially. It allows a creator to have full control over what they are making and improves their work as a result. You support the creator by pledging to send a regular, tiny fee per month or per creation.


Why Patreon?


The games industry is brimming with people who make, talk about, play, critique and help create games and game communities, all of them passionate for their own reasons. I want to document the vast diversity of people who identify with and love videogames so much that they have built their careers and lives around them. I want to understand why games look like they do, whether it's a shiny, flashy console title or the one person success story of a bedroom coder. I want to chronicle the impact videogames have had on the lives of those involved.

I am proud of this series, and I intend to add to it indefinitely. 

A decade of experience and skill is involved in making these episodes and portraits as good as they are, and to get even a small kickback helps me continue to put them out regularly.



What Will You Do With The Money?

I have two daughters, one of whom is disabled. I look after them from 6am to 8pm every weekday ( providing they're in bed by then! )

I work on MGIF podcasts in the evening and on weekends, scheduling them in to guarantee regular episodic releases. My wife is a teacher, so half terms and other school holidays are an opportunity for me to stockpile interviews. The patreon money goes towards taking the edge off the monthly bills and makes my life that little bit less chaotic.

If the support grew to a dream level, I would incorporate travel and accommodation around the UK into the budget, making the podcast less London-centric. In addition, extra budget could and would be used to improve gear like fancier microphones and other audiovisual accessories.



How Often Do I Pay and How Much?


It's up to you! You will pay per podcast / creation uploaded. The great thing about Patreon is that you can set a monthly limit so that you're never charged more than you want to be. This protects you from scams and the like. I will be aiming to release a podcast every other Monday, so on average there will be two payments a month. I don't plan to release more frequently than this for quality reasons. If this sounds like too much, you can set a limit of one payment a month if you would prefer. 

Possible Setbacks / Issues


My nature of my youngest's illness means that, although she is generally in good health and we have a variety of ways to help her back to health at home, there will be times where she is suddenly taken into hospital. This may affect the schedule in at least a small way. To try and combat this I will aim to be a few podcasts ahead of schedule where possible so that they can be released, regardless of personal situation.



So Come Join Us!


Donate a little to the Making Games Is Fun podcast Patreon and help me continue my work making human stories about the games industry.

Twitter @makingamesisfun
Facebook  www.facebook.com/makinggamesisfunpodcast
Website www.garethdutton.com/mgif

Recent posts by Making Games Is Fun

Tiers
Supporting People Is Fun
$1 or more per Episode

You will gain access to the patron-only feed which will be a broad variety of mini bonus items based around me or my guests. These could be:


Personal news bits

diary updates

fun little micro videos of the people I interview

mini personal blogs about industry-related things

game-related stuff like what I've been playing


I will aim to give you at least one thing on a weekly basis, although
I will aim for more.


I encourage you to add comments and feedback on what you want this mini-section of the project to become. Most importantly though, you will have my utmost thanks!

$3 or more per Episode

* Gain access to each episode of Making Games Is Fun a whole week early. Why wait?


* All $1 tier rewards