Robin Baumgarten is creating Experimental Hardware Games & Playful Objects
26

patrons

$200
per Experimental Game
Hey! I'm Robin, an independent game developer in London. I make experimental hardware games and offer you making-of posts, behind-the-scenes documentation, source-code, and occasionally even a small custom hardware game for your support!

I have lots of wild ideas for weird experimental game controllers and custom hardware experiments - if I could, I would do nothing else with my life! Well, maybe get some sleep and food in between.



And so, to not let my dreams (just) be dreams, I'm asking you to help me make them real! I've put up this Patreon so I can make even cooler experimental games by buying better hardware parts, getting more tools and spending more time.

It's almost impossible to sell games with custom controllers without big production lines and time-consuming kickstarter campaigns, so I much rather spend my time inventing, tinkering and showing you cool stuff without worrying about commercialisation!

I will try my best to share my thought- and making-of process with you, and the source code of the custom controllers as well. If you choose one of the higher support tiers, I will even occasionally make a small custom controller just for you! One of my other hobbies is photography, so I'll make sure to get some high-quality close-up shots of my creations to you too!

I hope you see the value in creating these noncommercial experiments to find new ways for playful physical interaction, the pursuit of hands-on creativity, and furthering our understanding of what else games can be!









Tiers
Thank the Resistance
$2 or more per Experimental Game 2 patrons
I name one of the resistors I solder after you. One of the really cute ones, I promise!
Behind-The-Scenes Posts
$4 or more per Experimental Game 3 patrons
Access to the project feed with detailed photographic documentation of the making-of and discarded prototypes - if there were any! I've now got a good camera with a nice macro-lens so you get close-up shots of the action.

Source Code Get
$6 or more per Experimental Game 13 patrons
You get access to the full source-code of the prototypes I make, with detailed part lists. You'll also get the Patreon-Only Making-Of posts of the previous reward tier, of course!
Your Name Here
$10 or more per Experimental Game 5 patrons
I lovingly scribble your name somewhere onto one of my experimental prototypes and send you a photo of that! Maybe several times if the controllers are big enough.

You also get access to the source-code and posts!
Hardware Enthusiast
$25 or more per Experimental Game 3 patrons
You really appreciate the value of creating noncommercial experimental hardware game art! Every 10 (or so) patreon posts, I will send you a small custom controller game, including source code, instructions and all necessary hardware parts - but in true DIY fashion, you'll have to assemble it yourself!

You'll also get access to the source-code and posts of all the experiments.

Just to be clear: I will send out one physical reward for every ten (or so) funded Patreon things, not for each post!

Hardware Connoisseur
$50 or more per Experimental Game 0 patrons
Exactly like the Hardware Enthusiast package, except I'll carefully hand-assemble the controller for you. Neat!


Just to be clear: I will send out one physical reward for every ten (or so) funded Patreon things, not for each post!

Goals
$200 of $300 per Experimental Game
I can cover the cost of the hardware of many kinds of projects, from better tools, more sensors, 3D-printed parts and laser-cutting cases!
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Hey! I'm Robin, an independent game developer in London. I make experimental hardware games and offer you making-of posts, behind-the-scenes documentation, source-code, and occasionally even a small custom hardware game for your support!

I have lots of wild ideas for weird experimental game controllers and custom hardware experiments - if I could, I would do nothing else with my life! Well, maybe get some sleep and food in between.



And so, to not let my dreams (just) be dreams, I'm asking you to help me make them real! I've put up this Patreon so I can make even cooler experimental games by buying better hardware parts, getting more tools and spending more time.

It's almost impossible to sell games with custom controllers without big production lines and time-consuming kickstarter campaigns, so I much rather spend my time inventing, tinkering and showing you cool stuff without worrying about commercialisation!

I will try my best to share my thought- and making-of process with you, and the source code of the custom controllers as well. If you choose one of the higher support tiers, I will even occasionally make a small custom controller just for you! One of my other hobbies is photography, so I'll make sure to get some high-quality close-up shots of my creations to you too!

I hope you see the value in creating these noncommercial experiments to find new ways for playful physical interaction, the pursuit of hands-on creativity, and furthering our understanding of what else games can be!









Recent posts by Robin Baumgarten

Tiers
Thank the Resistance
$2 or more per Experimental Game 2 patrons
I name one of the resistors I solder after you. One of the really cute ones, I promise!
Behind-The-Scenes Posts
$4 or more per Experimental Game 3 patrons
Access to the project feed with detailed photographic documentation of the making-of and discarded prototypes - if there were any! I've now got a good camera with a nice macro-lens so you get close-up shots of the action.

Source Code Get
$6 or more per Experimental Game 13 patrons
You get access to the full source-code of the prototypes I make, with detailed part lists. You'll also get the Patreon-Only Making-Of posts of the previous reward tier, of course!
Your Name Here
$10 or more per Experimental Game 5 patrons
I lovingly scribble your name somewhere onto one of my experimental prototypes and send you a photo of that! Maybe several times if the controllers are big enough.

You also get access to the source-code and posts!
Hardware Enthusiast
$25 or more per Experimental Game 3 patrons
You really appreciate the value of creating noncommercial experimental hardware game art! Every 10 (or so) patreon posts, I will send you a small custom controller game, including source code, instructions and all necessary hardware parts - but in true DIY fashion, you'll have to assemble it yourself!

You'll also get access to the source-code and posts of all the experiments.

Just to be clear: I will send out one physical reward for every ten (or so) funded Patreon things, not for each post!

Hardware Connoisseur
$50 or more per Experimental Game 0 patrons
Exactly like the Hardware Enthusiast package, except I'll carefully hand-assemble the controller for you. Neat!


Just to be clear: I will send out one physical reward for every ten (or so) funded Patreon things, not for each post!