Nickolai Boulton is creating videos on game design
21

patrons

$158
per high-quality video
Yo! I'm Nick! I'm a video editor and video game design enthusiast, I pride myself on making refined and well edited videos on game design! (and maybe other stuff)

I have covered and coined various topics about the elements that make video games great including: Defining Game GenresMechanical Aesthetics, Mechanical Pacing, Mise-En-Play, and Motifs in Mechanics. I've also created Long-Form Analytical Videos and even Cute Reviews.
Every video I try and explore and expand the knowledge of games by approaching them from a critical stance, discovering what makes games great, diving into the little nuances that define and experience, and giving credit where credit is due to the developers who create our favourite games.

So Why Patreon?
Youtube is a cruel and fickle system, as someone who has worked freelance for larger channels that depend on Youtube's algorithm for survival, I decided that I do not want to approach my own creative outlet with the same restrictions that come with youtube. 
With Patreon, I can make my own videos ad-free. I can cover any topic I find enjoyable, I determine the length of my videos, I don't have to result to clickbait titles and thumbnails.
Most importantly, I can have my content suit the desires of myself, and the people who choose to support me, as opposed to an advertising algorithm. With that support, I can make high quality work without sacrificing my ambitions to do so.

Pledging and supporting
First and foremost, my videos will always be free-to-watch on Youtube and will remain ad-free. 
You will only be charged for any Well-edited Video. I pride myself on creating high-quality work, so this will include videos like: Game Design Archive, Reviews, Video Essays, or Long-form analysis. This also means you won't be charged if I were to release an update/announcement video or other kind of personal project.
In terms of upload schedule, there will be a maximum of 2 videos per month but only once the funding goals reach the point where I can survive from Patreon support. If I were to reach my $800 goal, pledges will be changed from "Per Video" to "Monthly" since at that point I can make video production my full-time job.

To put this into perspective: You can change my life and help me towards reaching my dreams, for less than the price of a KitKat bar.


$1 - Tip Jar
Any help is appreciated, so you will have your name scroll past in the credits of every video! On top of this, you'll get early access to videos and able to keep up with my Patreon blog posts to stay in the loop! 

$5 - Splendid Supporter
For the dedicated folk, this is bang for your buck! You will have access to a close-knit Discord channel where you can take part in the Game Guild, where we play a game once a month and discuss its design together.
On top of that, there will be: Polls which votes for video subjects, Behind the scenes, Access to my handmade VFX, Monthly newsletter, and bonus content with additional thoughts on a posted video, as well as all previous rewards! 

$10 - Special Thanks!
Generosity should be praised! On top of everything else, you will have your name called out at the end of every video! 
(You can leave me a note on Patreon/ Discord if you'd rather be referred to by a specific name as long as it isn't overly offensive.)

$40 - Art Commission
On top of video editing, I'm also a digital artist, with this reward I will draw you a shiny banner/ avatar unique to just you!
(Commissions will start after the first payment goes through, NSFW content can be discussed, you hold all rights to your work and will receive the PSD files so you can even edit them as you see fit!)

$100 - Money Bags
If you choose this you are a super duper nice generous person and I'll be eternally thankful!

Thank you so much for any and all support, it means the world to me.
Stay splendid!

Tiers
Tip Jar!
$1 or more per high-quality video 10 patrons
Any and all support is appreciated! You're amazing! <3

Includes
  • Name in credits will scroll past at the end of a video!
  • Early Access to videos!
  • Patron-only content feed
Splendid Supporter!
$5 or more per high-quality video 7 patrons
Dedication deserves reward!
Access to community Discord server, voting polls, extra thoughts, and more!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • Access to the Discord
  • Behind The Scenes!
  • Extra thoughts on video topics.
  • Monthly newsletter!
  • Nick's VFX Library
  • Vote for future videos
Includes Discord rewards
Special Thanks!
$10 or more per high-quality video 4 patrons
My sincerest thanks!
I will say your name, no matter how ridiculous it is at the end of every video.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • Shout out in every video!
  • Special colour for the Discord, how luxurious!
Includes Discord rewards
Art Commission!
$40 or more per high-quality video 2 of 20 patrons
For being so generous, I'll draw you up a custom avatar/ banner that you can show off to the internet!
(That includes PSD files and you hold all rights to that work)
(Terms and conditions apply)

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • An exceptionally grand shout-out at the end of every video!
  • Unique custom art!
Includes Discord rewards
SSS-Rank Nice Person!
$100 or more per high-quality video 0 patrons
"But Marge, why be a patron when we could get... THE MYSTERY BOX????"

(Full disclosure: This is for people who are financially irresponsible and just wanna flex on how much they want to show support.)
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$158 of $200 per high-quality video
I can afford general upgrades and access to tools which will be used to increase the quality and frequency of videos!
(Video editing software + plugins and VFX packs, which increase workflow)
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Yo! I'm Nick! I'm a video editor and video game design enthusiast, I pride myself on making refined and well edited videos on game design! (and maybe other stuff)

I have covered and coined various topics about the elements that make video games great including: Defining Game GenresMechanical Aesthetics, Mechanical Pacing, Mise-En-Play, and Motifs in Mechanics. I've also created Long-Form Analytical Videos and even Cute Reviews.
Every video I try and explore and expand the knowledge of games by approaching them from a critical stance, discovering what makes games great, diving into the little nuances that define and experience, and giving credit where credit is due to the developers who create our favourite games.

So Why Patreon?
Youtube is a cruel and fickle system, as someone who has worked freelance for larger channels that depend on Youtube's algorithm for survival, I decided that I do not want to approach my own creative outlet with the same restrictions that come with youtube. 
With Patreon, I can make my own videos ad-free. I can cover any topic I find enjoyable, I determine the length of my videos, I don't have to result to clickbait titles and thumbnails.
Most importantly, I can have my content suit the desires of myself, and the people who choose to support me, as opposed to an advertising algorithm. With that support, I can make high quality work without sacrificing my ambitions to do so.

Pledging and supporting
First and foremost, my videos will always be free-to-watch on Youtube and will remain ad-free. 
You will only be charged for any Well-edited Video. I pride myself on creating high-quality work, so this will include videos like: Game Design Archive, Reviews, Video Essays, or Long-form analysis. This also means you won't be charged if I were to release an update/announcement video or other kind of personal project.
In terms of upload schedule, there will be a maximum of 2 videos per month but only once the funding goals reach the point where I can survive from Patreon support. If I were to reach my $800 goal, pledges will be changed from "Per Video" to "Monthly" since at that point I can make video production my full-time job.

To put this into perspective: You can change my life and help me towards reaching my dreams, for less than the price of a KitKat bar.


$1 - Tip Jar
Any help is appreciated, so you will have your name scroll past in the credits of every video! On top of this, you'll get early access to videos and able to keep up with my Patreon blog posts to stay in the loop! 

$5 - Splendid Supporter
For the dedicated folk, this is bang for your buck! You will have access to a close-knit Discord channel where you can take part in the Game Guild, where we play a game once a month and discuss its design together.
On top of that, there will be: Polls which votes for video subjects, Behind the scenes, Access to my handmade VFX, Monthly newsletter, and bonus content with additional thoughts on a posted video, as well as all previous rewards! 

$10 - Special Thanks!
Generosity should be praised! On top of everything else, you will have your name called out at the end of every video! 
(You can leave me a note on Patreon/ Discord if you'd rather be referred to by a specific name as long as it isn't overly offensive.)

$40 - Art Commission
On top of video editing, I'm also a digital artist, with this reward I will draw you a shiny banner/ avatar unique to just you!
(Commissions will start after the first payment goes through, NSFW content can be discussed, you hold all rights to your work and will receive the PSD files so you can even edit them as you see fit!)

$100 - Money Bags
If you choose this you are a super duper nice generous person and I'll be eternally thankful!

Thank you so much for any and all support, it means the world to me.
Stay splendid!

Recent posts by Nickolai Boulton

Tiers
Tip Jar!
$1 or more per high-quality video 10 patrons
Any and all support is appreciated! You're amazing! <3

Includes
  • Name in credits will scroll past at the end of a video!
  • Early Access to videos!
  • Patron-only content feed
Splendid Supporter!
$5 or more per high-quality video 7 patrons
Dedication deserves reward!
Access to community Discord server, voting polls, extra thoughts, and more!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • Access to the Discord
  • Behind The Scenes!
  • Extra thoughts on video topics.
  • Monthly newsletter!
  • Nick's VFX Library
  • Vote for future videos
Includes Discord rewards
Special Thanks!
$10 or more per high-quality video 4 patrons
My sincerest thanks!
I will say your name, no matter how ridiculous it is at the end of every video.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • Shout out in every video!
  • Special colour for the Discord, how luxurious!
Includes Discord rewards
Art Commission!
$40 or more per high-quality video 2 of 20 patrons
For being so generous, I'll draw you up a custom avatar/ banner that you can show off to the internet!
(That includes PSD files and you hold all rights to that work)
(Terms and conditions apply)

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
  • An exceptionally grand shout-out at the end of every video!
  • Unique custom art!
Includes Discord rewards
SSS-Rank Nice Person!
$100 or more per high-quality video 0 patrons
"But Marge, why be a patron when we could get... THE MYSTERY BOX????"

(Full disclosure: This is for people who are financially irresponsible and just wanna flex on how much they want to show support.)
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards