T2D Steering Committee is creating Torque 2D Game Engine
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The Torque 2D Game Engine was once the go-to engine for any 2D game. Built by GarageGames over a decade ago, hundreds of games were developed and released with its proved technology. In 2013, GarageGames released a open source version of the engine under the MIT licence. However, with the decline of GarageGames in the following years, the community driven Steering Committee has found it difficult to keep up with other engines.

It's time to change that!
If you're interesting in putting T2D back on top, then consider sponsoring an hour of development  time! It may not seem like much, but a single development hour a month can go a long way. By sponsoring an hour, you are guaranteeing that somebody will sit down and focus on T2D for at least an hour each month. And it's likely they'll keep going after that. Projects have a way of building momentum.

Can't the community just work on it for free?
Yes, they can. But over the last five years, very little has actually happened. The reality is that most programmers who are using T2D want to focus on making games - not the engine. It makes sense then to pitch in some money to help fix bugs and add features that everyone wants. And if you make a change to the engine, you're still welcome to give back to the community. T2D is a completely free engine after all.

Who does the work?
Donated funds will be distributed by the Steering Committee. For now, the obvious choice is the head of the committee, Peter Robinson. Peter started using T2D in it's early adopter days and has released two games using the engine. Since becoming the head of the Steering Committee, he has added features like the TextSprite and Object to Object Events. Our first goal is to be able to sponsor a full 20 hours a week of development time.

We can do this together!
If you depend on Torque 2D to make your games, now is the time to help jump start development again! Thanks for your support!
Tiers
Indie Sponsor
$5 or more per month

Grants access to our hidden posts and resources. Also supports the engine you love!

Basic Sponsor
$25 or more per month
This donation covers one hour of development time each month and keeps T2D moving forward. You have our deepest gratitude! 
Bronze Sponsor
$100 or more per month
Sponsor four hours of engine development and help keep T2D competitive! Sponsors at this tier or higher will receive priority when reporting bugs through Github.
Silver Sponsor
$250 or more per month
You are a hero for keeping T2D in the game with a full 10 hours of development time! In addition to receiving priority when reporting bugs, sponsors at this level will be able to request engine features from the Steering Committee.
Gold Sponsor
$500 or more per month

You're serious about making T2D the best 2D engine out there. This tier covers a full 20 hours of development time. In addition to receiving priority when reporting bugs and requesting features, sponsors at this level will be able to ask for coding help directly from the Steering Committee.

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Sponsor a full 20 hours of development time per week.
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The Torque 2D Game Engine was once the go-to engine for any 2D game. Built by GarageGames over a decade ago, hundreds of games were developed and released with its proved technology. In 2013, GarageGames released a open source version of the engine under the MIT licence. However, with the decline of GarageGames in the following years, the community driven Steering Committee has found it difficult to keep up with other engines.

It's time to change that!
If you're interesting in putting T2D back on top, then consider sponsoring an hour of development  time! It may not seem like much, but a single development hour a month can go a long way. By sponsoring an hour, you are guaranteeing that somebody will sit down and focus on T2D for at least an hour each month. And it's likely they'll keep going after that. Projects have a way of building momentum.

Can't the community just work on it for free?
Yes, they can. But over the last five years, very little has actually happened. The reality is that most programmers who are using T2D want to focus on making games - not the engine. It makes sense then to pitch in some money to help fix bugs and add features that everyone wants. And if you make a change to the engine, you're still welcome to give back to the community. T2D is a completely free engine after all.

Who does the work?
Donated funds will be distributed by the Steering Committee. For now, the obvious choice is the head of the committee, Peter Robinson. Peter started using T2D in it's early adopter days and has released two games using the engine. Since becoming the head of the Steering Committee, he has added features like the TextSprite and Object to Object Events. Our first goal is to be able to sponsor a full 20 hours a week of development time.

We can do this together!
If you depend on Torque 2D to make your games, now is the time to help jump start development again! Thanks for your support!

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Tiers
Indie Sponsor
$5 or more per month

Grants access to our hidden posts and resources. Also supports the engine you love!

Basic Sponsor
$25 or more per month
This donation covers one hour of development time each month and keeps T2D moving forward. You have our deepest gratitude! 
Bronze Sponsor
$100 or more per month
Sponsor four hours of engine development and help keep T2D competitive! Sponsors at this tier or higher will receive priority when reporting bugs through Github.
Silver Sponsor
$250 or more per month
You are a hero for keeping T2D in the game with a full 10 hours of development time! In addition to receiving priority when reporting bugs, sponsors at this level will be able to request engine features from the Steering Committee.
Gold Sponsor
$500 or more per month

You're serious about making T2D the best 2D engine out there. This tier covers a full 20 hours of development time. In addition to receiving priority when reporting bugs and requesting features, sponsors at this level will be able to ask for coding help directly from the Steering Committee.