Shady Practices

is creating Insignia - Turn-Based PC / Mobile Game [RPG]

1

patron

$4

per month
Do you ever feel like the gaming industry has lost its luster? Are you fed up with malicious business practices ruining the art of the game? I know I've felt this way for a while now, and I'm actively striving to be the change I want to see in the industry!

I'm determined to take you with me on the great journey ahead. As we expand into the unknown, our horizons radiate ever further with hopes of a new tomorrow for the gaming industry! 

Now that the fluff is out of the way, here's the lowdown:

About me: I make video games for the purpose of entertaining others and sharing my stories. Simple as that.

Find out more about my current projects here! 
shadypracticegames.com

For a bit of extra feathering, my mantra for making games is: Make it for the fans, and have fun doing it. That being said, I focus on a more traditional implementation of game design, progression, and monetization from the golden age of gaming (Let's pretend this term has a concrete definition so we can all agree on something. Sounds good? Good.)

While there's a lot of trash being made recently that I don't subscribe to, I think it's more beneficial for you to know what I do preach: 

- Authenticity: The experiences I make are not directly coupled to the funds that make them possible in the first place.
No pay-2-win, overpriced DLC, or lootboxes
- Accessibility: Patreon is a platform for getting my games into players' hands. Money should be the last relevant factor in deciding whether or not to play my games.

- Transparency: I work hard to deliver content to my community. I want that work to be as straightforward as possible and I'm going to keep all my cards on the table. With frequent updates and newsletters, plus direct communication on social media, I keep you updated on the whole operation.

Tools - I work in both Unity and Unreal in both 2D and 3D. All assets in my final products are in-house or acquired legally through purchase of licenses to redistribute. This means that while the games take a bit of time to craft, they are well worth the wait.

Unreal: https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/downloa...
Unity: https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download

In all seriousness, my love for your support is unwavering and I seek only to please with the experiences I make. Thanks to the beauty of crowd funding, I hope to no longer bartend just to make ends meet (I'm kidding). As this is the case, no matter who you are, you can be a part of the process! Anything and everything is appreciated here. Ahri and I pledge a love for video games and their supporters, so we hope to reciprocate that love to any and all who choose to support us.

God bless y'all for read'n this far, and we wish yuh great fortune!
- Painter & Ahri




*Disclaimer* - I may use placeholder assets in unofficial versions of the game that are NOT for sale. This allows me as a small developer to craft a vision of what the game will feel like before the product is finished and released for sale. I do not claim to own everything that exists in these unofficial versions of games, but I do claim to own final products and official Patreon patron versions of the games where I strictly use my own assets. If you notice something recognizable or copyright infringing that warrants worry, feel free to notify me with inquiries at [email protected]
Tiers
The Slim Shady
$1 or more per month only 15 left

- You get the current version of the game! That's right, you will get the game in its current state sent straight to your inbox along with my love and affection <3


- For supporting me I thank you. Additionally you are welcomed onto the Discord R&D Team as an Intern! 


 Roses are red, violets are blue, you gave me a dollar, and I love you :D

Includes Discord rewards
Indie Investor
$5 or more per month

- You get the current version of the game and all future updates!


- You also become pre-approved to join the R&D Team as a new Junior Dev in my Discord chat 


 

This generous contribution earns you an official title of Indie Game Development Investor. You're really moving up in the world! 

Includes Discord rewards
Thicc N Shaded
$20 or more per month

For your trifled troubles, I offer an ease of burden:


- Every month I will send you a private tutorial video on a new topic where I teach you how something is made in a game and how you can do it yourself! 


-  You will get to vote on topics I cover in my YouTube videos before the polls reach the general public


- Your name/alias will be featured in my YouTube videos as a shout-out of gratitude for your contribution <3


- You are hired on as a Junior level Developer in my Discord! You're playing ball with the big boys bub!

 [Allows you to participate in giveaways :D]


- {All previous tier benefits}


 Hey you! 


Yeah you!


Your shadow is showing...


*wink* *wink*  


*licks lips intensely*

Includes Discord rewards
Caffeinated Overdose
$69 or more per month only 42 left

As a reward for your shady advances:


 - You get exclusive early access to each new patch: that means you get the newest version of the game a week before anyone else! 


- You get to name something in the game! I will embed your insignia in the game forever as a token of my appreciation!


- You are officially promoted to Senior level Engineer in my Discord with no increase in salary or bonus! For any inquiries on the matter please contact HR...

[Allows you to participate in giveaways :D] 


 - {All previous tier benefits} 

 

Incredibilis! Thank the Stars above for your contribution! <3

You've gone above and beyond to support our community, and I can't thank you enough! 


You have embraced the shadows fully and it's a pleasure to join you on this journey!


Your contribution has earned you the shadiest of rewards >:3

Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Instinct Dev
$299 or more per month only 7 left

This is sort of a joke tier as I don't know what I could offer you other than my eternal gratitude. I suppose I could meet you in the Denny's parking lot at night but my indie dev career hasn't bottomed out just yet... 


I'll send you my first-born in a vial. If it survives the journey then it's yours to keep!*


You are bestowed the title of Studio Director [Code God] in my Discord!


Oh! I've got an idea... How about you get to design your very own item to go in the game! I'll hop on a call with you and we can discuss what options work, and BLAM-OH! You get to shine eternal as your mark is stamped on the very 1's and 0's of the game!


 Maybe I'll send you suggestive photos of my dog dressed in lingerie? Idk, whatever you crazy kids are into these days, I'll make it happen!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1 of 10 patrons
At 10 Patrons, I will begin making YouTube videos documenting progress on the game and how I approach the development process!
1 of 6
Do you ever feel like the gaming industry has lost its luster? Are you fed up with malicious business practices ruining the art of the game? I know I've felt this way for a while now, and I'm actively striving to be the change I want to see in the industry!

I'm determined to take you with me on the great journey ahead. As we expand into the unknown, our horizons radiate ever further with hopes of a new tomorrow for the gaming industry! 

Now that the fluff is out of the way, here's the lowdown:

About me: I make video games for the purpose of entertaining others and sharing my stories. Simple as that.

Find out more about my current projects here! 
shadypracticegames.com

For a bit of extra feathering, my mantra for making games is: Make it for the fans, and have fun doing it. That being said, I focus on a more traditional implementation of game design, progression, and monetization from the golden age of gaming (Let's pretend this term has a concrete definition so we can all agree on something. Sounds good? Good.)

While there's a lot of trash being made recently that I don't subscribe to, I think it's more beneficial for you to know what I do preach: 

- Authenticity: The experiences I make are not directly coupled to the funds that make them possible in the first place.
No pay-2-win, overpriced DLC, or lootboxes
- Accessibility: Patreon is a platform for getting my games into players' hands. Money should be the last relevant factor in deciding whether or not to play my games.

- Transparency: I work hard to deliver content to my community. I want that work to be as straightforward as possible and I'm going to keep all my cards on the table. With frequent updates and newsletters, plus direct communication on social media, I keep you updated on the whole operation.

Tools - I work in both Unity and Unreal in both 2D and 3D. All assets in my final products are in-house or acquired legally through purchase of licenses to redistribute. This means that while the games take a bit of time to craft, they are well worth the wait.

Unreal: https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/downloa...
Unity: https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download

In all seriousness, my love for your support is unwavering and I seek only to please with the experiences I make. Thanks to the beauty of crowd funding, I hope to no longer bartend just to make ends meet (I'm kidding). As this is the case, no matter who you are, you can be a part of the process! Anything and everything is appreciated here. Ahri and I pledge a love for video games and their supporters, so we hope to reciprocate that love to any and all who choose to support us.

God bless y'all for read'n this far, and we wish yuh great fortune!
- Painter & Ahri




*Disclaimer* - I may use placeholder assets in unofficial versions of the game that are NOT for sale. This allows me as a small developer to craft a vision of what the game will feel like before the product is finished and released for sale. I do not claim to own everything that exists in these unofficial versions of games, but I do claim to own final products and official Patreon patron versions of the games where I strictly use my own assets. If you notice something recognizable or copyright infringing that warrants worry, feel free to notify me with inquiries at [email protected]

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Tiers
The Slim Shady
$1 or more per month only 15 left

- You get the current version of the game! That's right, you will get the game in its current state sent straight to your inbox along with my love and affection <3


- For supporting me I thank you. Additionally you are welcomed onto the Discord R&D Team as an Intern! 


 Roses are red, violets are blue, you gave me a dollar, and I love you :D

Includes Discord rewards
Indie Investor
$5 or more per month

- You get the current version of the game and all future updates!


- You also become pre-approved to join the R&D Team as a new Junior Dev in my Discord chat 


 

This generous contribution earns you an official title of Indie Game Development Investor. You're really moving up in the world! 

Includes Discord rewards
Thicc N Shaded
$20 or more per month

For your trifled troubles, I offer an ease of burden:


- Every month I will send you a private tutorial video on a new topic where I teach you how something is made in a game and how you can do it yourself! 


-  You will get to vote on topics I cover in my YouTube videos before the polls reach the general public


- Your name/alias will be featured in my YouTube videos as a shout-out of gratitude for your contribution <3


- You are hired on as a Junior level Developer in my Discord! You're playing ball with the big boys bub!

 [Allows you to participate in giveaways :D]


- {All previous tier benefits}


 Hey you! 


Yeah you!


Your shadow is showing...


*wink* *wink*  


*licks lips intensely*

Includes Discord rewards
Caffeinated Overdose
$69 or more per month only 42 left

As a reward for your shady advances:


 - You get exclusive early access to each new patch: that means you get the newest version of the game a week before anyone else! 


- You get to name something in the game! I will embed your insignia in the game forever as a token of my appreciation!


- You are officially promoted to Senior level Engineer in my Discord with no increase in salary or bonus! For any inquiries on the matter please contact HR...

[Allows you to participate in giveaways :D] 


 - {All previous tier benefits} 

 

Incredibilis! Thank the Stars above for your contribution! <3

You've gone above and beyond to support our community, and I can't thank you enough! 


You have embraced the shadows fully and it's a pleasure to join you on this journey!


Your contribution has earned you the shadiest of rewards >:3

Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Instinct Dev
$299 or more per month only 7 left

This is sort of a joke tier as I don't know what I could offer you other than my eternal gratitude. I suppose I could meet you in the Denny's parking lot at night but my indie dev career hasn't bottomed out just yet... 


I'll send you my first-born in a vial. If it survives the journey then it's yours to keep!*


You are bestowed the title of Studio Director [Code God] in my Discord!


Oh! I've got an idea... How about you get to design your very own item to go in the game! I'll hop on a call with you and we can discuss what options work, and BLAM-OH! You get to shine eternal as your mark is stamped on the very 1's and 0's of the game!


 Maybe I'll send you suggestive photos of my dog dressed in lingerie? Idk, whatever you crazy kids are into these days, I'll make it happen!

Includes Discord rewards