Thirsty Robot is creating Billy Saves the World
12

patrons

$217
per month
Thank you so much for coming this far, as I know everyone and their hamster has a Patreon at this point, so I appreciate you giving me your time.

My name is Cooper Bibaud, and I’m making video games under the indie label: Thirsty Robot.

My first game is called Billy Saves the World and I'm really excited about it. I believe it's a unique blend of genres that somehow feels very familiar, yet strangely one-of-a-kind — all wrapped up in a super silly sci-fi love story.

It has the spirit of a classic point-and-click adventure game like Monkey Island, even though you never point, and never click. Instead, you’ll explore a beautiful 2D open-world. It’s sort of a Metroidvania kinda thing, without exactly being a Metroidvania kind of thing.

Talk like Telltale through conversations that change the story based on what you choose. Changes may be as small as hearing a different joke, or as big as ending up in a completely different area than someone else playing the game and making multiple play-throughs feel fresh.

Run, slide, and wall-jump your way through dozens of action/platform levels and challenges spread across the alien world if adventuring or puzzle solving isn't your cup of tea. Each level offers multiple routes, hidden secrets, time trials, and optional quests!

BSTW was designed to allow you to craft your gameplay experience. If you prefer traditional, challenging "levels" — you’ll find those. If you prefer to progress by solving puzzles — you’ll find that. Maybe you enjoy taking things slower for a more casual explorative experience — we’ve got you covered.

Patreon

If you want to play this game, but want to play it sooner, then please consider donating $1 a month which will give me the time to do exactly that. With enough support, I could work one less day serving tables, and one more day serving you by finishing this game.

Don’t have a buck to spare but like the game? Join me anyway! You can still be involved in a crucial way by commenting on posts and telling me what you like (and what you don’t), and sharing this page with other people who might like it!

I’ll be here regardless making this little game, so I hope to see you around in any way you see fit. For more details on how my Patreon works, please see my FAQ! Thanks again for your time, and I hope you'll join me and the rest who want to help Billy save the world.
Tiers
Official Membership
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting me in the most real way possible -- with your cash. A single dollar may not seem like much, but I promise it is. 


With this, the game will be finishing a little sooner, thanks to you.


Special Membership
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
This is completely unnecessary, but entirely appreciated. Thank you so much for going above and beyond with your wallet. Perks include:


  • Those who maintain this level of support will receive a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of Billy Saves the World.
Complete Membership
$12 or more per month 1 patron
You're either a really good friend taking pity on me, or my parents. Or maybe you just really, really want to play my games. Either way, I cannot thank you enough for this level of support. Perks include:


  • Those who maintain this level of support will receive a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of Billy Saves the World."
  • Unlock the Complete making of process with exclusive photos and videos via Lens.
  • Receive Complete Access to all archived content while in this tier.
Goals
$217 of $250 per month
Q&A PERK
My main goal is to reach $600. That amount would allow me to spend one less day serving tables, and one more day serving you by making video games for everyone to enjoy. This is another step to achieving that goal. So thank-you.

As a thank-you, I will host a Q&A / AMA where I will answer anything (within reason) about myself, my projects, or why pineapple on pizza isn't a crime against humanity.
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Thank you so much for coming this far, as I know everyone and their hamster has a Patreon at this point, so I appreciate you giving me your time.

My name is Cooper Bibaud, and I’m making video games under the indie label: Thirsty Robot.

My first game is called Billy Saves the World and I'm really excited about it. I believe it's a unique blend of genres that somehow feels very familiar, yet strangely one-of-a-kind — all wrapped up in a super silly sci-fi love story.

It has the spirit of a classic point-and-click adventure game like Monkey Island, even though you never point, and never click. Instead, you’ll explore a beautiful 2D open-world. It’s sort of a Metroidvania kinda thing, without exactly being a Metroidvania kind of thing.

Talk like Telltale through conversations that change the story based on what you choose. Changes may be as small as hearing a different joke, or as big as ending up in a completely different area than someone else playing the game and making multiple play-throughs feel fresh.

Run, slide, and wall-jump your way through dozens of action/platform levels and challenges spread across the alien world if adventuring or puzzle solving isn't your cup of tea. Each level offers multiple routes, hidden secrets, time trials, and optional quests!

BSTW was designed to allow you to craft your gameplay experience. If you prefer traditional, challenging "levels" — you’ll find those. If you prefer to progress by solving puzzles — you’ll find that. Maybe you enjoy taking things slower for a more casual explorative experience — we’ve got you covered.

Patreon

If you want to play this game, but want to play it sooner, then please consider donating $1 a month which will give me the time to do exactly that. With enough support, I could work one less day serving tables, and one more day serving you by finishing this game.

Don’t have a buck to spare but like the game? Join me anyway! You can still be involved in a crucial way by commenting on posts and telling me what you like (and what you don’t), and sharing this page with other people who might like it!

I’ll be here regardless making this little game, so I hope to see you around in any way you see fit. For more details on how my Patreon works, please see my FAQ! Thanks again for your time, and I hope you'll join me and the rest who want to help Billy save the world.

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Tiers
Official Membership
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much for supporting me in the most real way possible -- with your cash. A single dollar may not seem like much, but I promise it is. 


With this, the game will be finishing a little sooner, thanks to you.


Special Membership
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
This is completely unnecessary, but entirely appreciated. Thank you so much for going above and beyond with your wallet. Perks include:


  • Those who maintain this level of support will receive a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of Billy Saves the World.
Complete Membership
$12 or more per month 1 patron
You're either a really good friend taking pity on me, or my parents. Or maybe you just really, really want to play my games. Either way, I cannot thank you enough for this level of support. Perks include:


  • Those who maintain this level of support will receive a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of Billy Saves the World."
  • Unlock the Complete making of process with exclusive photos and videos via Lens.
  • Receive Complete Access to all archived content while in this tier.