Real Soviet Bear is creating interactive streams
7

patrons

$48
per month
Greetings, Comrade! I'm Real Soviet Bear aka Miodrag Kovachevic and I need your support to continue improving my Bearsona system.

The Bearsonas are cute little bears that walk around streams. Each viewer who follows the channel gets one bear of their own that they can customize with hats, clothes or accessories. Here's how it works.



The system is a hybrid of Stream Avatars for the avatars and custom functionality for PhantomBot for a loyalty/levelling system. This let's viewers:

  • Earn XP by watching the stream
  • Unlock new costume pieces the higher level they are
  • Unlock commands they can use during a stream
  • Redeem time-limited items
  • And more to come...

The goal of the system is to offer a fun loyalty system that isn't gated behind spending money on the channel. I always disliked that Twitch had badges and features for viewers gated behind paywalls, so I wanted something for everyone.

WHO AM I?
I'm a professional game designer with 6 years of industry experience and before that another 5 years of games writing/journalism experience. I have been streaming for 3 years now, first on Hitbox and for the past 2 years on Twitch.

My strengths are game design and community management. This project is a practical application of those two onto streams. Rather than streaming game development, I instead try to build a game around streams.

WHY PATREON?
Since I am only Twitch affiliate, payouts are quite spread out. I was uncomfortable asking for money until earlier this year, but now I'm confident in the quality of the streams.

Twitch is not my day job, nor will it ever be! This is a hobby I want to invest in and improve (and have already invested over a thousand dollars total for the past 3 years). My primary goal is to make these monthly bearsona updates self-sufficient, while anything beyond that is a bonus. If down the line the channel could cover all of its expenses, that would be fantastic.

The milestones are all calculated based on how much each component costs. As I'm just a designer, so I need to commission artist and programmer time. If there is any leftover money between milestones, that will be spread to improve other features (like more sprite art or background art).

WHO IS WORKING ON THIS?
Aside from myself, I commission specific folk for different features.

All the bearsona and channel art is done by Lloyd Jones aka SuperGraffiti



Lloyd has helped establish the Real Soviet Bear brand to be approachable, friendly, while at the same time mature. We work really well together and have managed to deliver every monthly update on time.

The backgrounds will be done by 2bitcrook, most famous for Game Boy Demakes.



2bitcrook will supply simple backgrounds in the style above, making it feel more lively, without it feeling cluttered.

Finally, the coding part of the bot is done by my friend Rajsic Sasa. While we do not modify anything in the Stream Avatars application, we figure out clever tricks to piggy-back on it with custom bot functionality.

HOW RELIABLE IS ALL OF THIS?
The experience system launched in 2017 and has been built upon with a lot of trial and error until I got the format right. The bearsona system started on April 2018 and has had reliable monthly updates. We got the system going and it will continue operating until further notice. I will be posting plans for upcoming feature on the Patreon page and in my Discord, so you know where your money is used.


Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Special "Patron" Discord Role
  • Vote once a month for an upcoming costume theme
  • Special patron "halo" hat (must be requested in discord)
  • A "Thank you" shoutout on Twitter


Don't think this is "just $1"! It all adds up and I appreciate it.

Includes Discord rewards
Hat Comrade
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Request one bearsona hat or accessory each month (non-animated, subject to approval)
  • This hat will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Companion Comrade
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Request one bearsona hat, accessory or companion (non-animated, subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Animated Comrade
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Request one animated bearsona hat, accessory or companion (subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Fashion Comrade
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Request one set of clothes, an animated bearsona hat, accessory or companion (subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$48 of $85 per month
Bear Minimum

This will cover monthly expenses for new bearsona costume sets. A set usually has between 10 and 15 items (depending on theme) and contains a mix of clothes, hats, companions and accessories.
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Greetings, Comrade! I'm Real Soviet Bear aka Miodrag Kovachevic and I need your support to continue improving my Bearsona system.

The Bearsonas are cute little bears that walk around streams. Each viewer who follows the channel gets one bear of their own that they can customize with hats, clothes or accessories. Here's how it works.



The system is a hybrid of Stream Avatars for the avatars and custom functionality for PhantomBot for a loyalty/levelling system. This let's viewers:

  • Earn XP by watching the stream
  • Unlock new costume pieces the higher level they are
  • Unlock commands they can use during a stream
  • Redeem time-limited items
  • And more to come...

The goal of the system is to offer a fun loyalty system that isn't gated behind spending money on the channel. I always disliked that Twitch had badges and features for viewers gated behind paywalls, so I wanted something for everyone.

WHO AM I?
I'm a professional game designer with 6 years of industry experience and before that another 5 years of games writing/journalism experience. I have been streaming for 3 years now, first on Hitbox and for the past 2 years on Twitch.

My strengths are game design and community management. This project is a practical application of those two onto streams. Rather than streaming game development, I instead try to build a game around streams.

WHY PATREON?
Since I am only Twitch affiliate, payouts are quite spread out. I was uncomfortable asking for money until earlier this year, but now I'm confident in the quality of the streams.

Twitch is not my day job, nor will it ever be! This is a hobby I want to invest in and improve (and have already invested over a thousand dollars total for the past 3 years). My primary goal is to make these monthly bearsona updates self-sufficient, while anything beyond that is a bonus. If down the line the channel could cover all of its expenses, that would be fantastic.

The milestones are all calculated based on how much each component costs. As I'm just a designer, so I need to commission artist and programmer time. If there is any leftover money between milestones, that will be spread to improve other features (like more sprite art or background art).

WHO IS WORKING ON THIS?
Aside from myself, I commission specific folk for different features.

All the bearsona and channel art is done by Lloyd Jones aka SuperGraffiti



Lloyd has helped establish the Real Soviet Bear brand to be approachable, friendly, while at the same time mature. We work really well together and have managed to deliver every monthly update on time.

The backgrounds will be done by 2bitcrook, most famous for Game Boy Demakes.



2bitcrook will supply simple backgrounds in the style above, making it feel more lively, without it feeling cluttered.

Finally, the coding part of the bot is done by my friend Rajsic Sasa. While we do not modify anything in the Stream Avatars application, we figure out clever tricks to piggy-back on it with custom bot functionality.

HOW RELIABLE IS ALL OF THIS?
The experience system launched in 2017 and has been built upon with a lot of trial and error until I got the format right. The bearsona system started on April 2018 and has had reliable monthly updates. We got the system going and it will continue operating until further notice. I will be posting plans for upcoming feature on the Patreon page and in my Discord, so you know where your money is used.


Recent posts by Real Soviet Bear

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Special "Patron" Discord Role
  • Vote once a month for an upcoming costume theme
  • Special patron "halo" hat (must be requested in discord)
  • A "Thank you" shoutout on Twitter


Don't think this is "just $1"! It all adds up and I appreciate it.

Includes Discord rewards
Hat Comrade
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Request one bearsona hat or accessory each month (non-animated, subject to approval)
  • This hat will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Companion Comrade
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Request one bearsona hat, accessory or companion (non-animated, subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Animated Comrade
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Request one animated bearsona hat, accessory or companion (subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Fashion Comrade
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Request one set of clothes, an animated bearsona hat, accessory or companion (subject to approval)
  • This item will be available for all viewers to use
  • All the perks from the "Supporter" tier
Includes Discord rewards