Xavier Ekkel is creating Game Jams and Experimental Games
4

patrons

$102
per month
Hi!  I'm Xavier Ekkel - an independent game developer from Australia, with an interest in creating experimental games, and exploring the medium of games as an artform. I also hosts game jams!

Tell me about your jams!


I single-handedly organise a wide variety of distinctive game jams, including the annual Music Game Jam, the biennial Movie Game Jam and TV Game Jam, as well as Meta Game Jam and xkcd Game Jam - with plans for numerous other unique jams in the future!

I try to make my jams the best possible experience for the participants. Each of my jams has content creators I've recruited to give feedback and a spotlight to the entries, prizes (which I pay for out-of-pocket), and a space of sharing and discussion via my Game Jammers Discord community - which is approaching 1000 members!

In combination, my jams have facilitated the creation of hundreds of let's play videos, and over 400 games, including Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning, Mimi's Delivery Dash, The Man Who Fell Sideways, and Pitching!

Tell me about your games!


I'm committed to designing and developing experimental games and experiences - games that explore what typically goes unexplored within the medium of video games, including games that evoke particular feelings, convey particular messages, and utilise unusual game mechanics.

I've made a games about creative struggle, prison, phone addiction, and even nothing, and I'm currently making The Value of Friendship, which lets you personally explore and reflect on the value of your friendships through importing your actual Facebook data.
Not to mention numerous collaborative projects and works-in-progress that you'll be able to play in the near future!

I also have a very big project in the works for the duration of next year, which will introduce many new exciting rewards for all patrons. Speaking of Patreon...

What is Patreon?


Patreon basically allows you to throw money at someone per month, so they can keep doing what they're doing.

Ideally, I'd be able to make artgames and host game jams forever,
but... I need enough $ to eat!

So here's the deal - if you pledge to support me each month (for probably the price of a coffee), I'll give you some awesome rewards in return, including:

  • your name in the credits of my games
  • previews, early access, and input into my upcoming games, jams, and other projects
  • access to The Vault, containing my unreleased game ideas, notes, and files, from my childhood up to now
  • placing Easter Eggs (hidden jokes/features) in my games
  • and even experimental games based on your ideas!

Plus you'll be helping to ensure that I can keep running my jams and making games; and maybe someday, with your help, I'll be able to earn an income which classifies as 'above the poverty line'!


Thank You for Supporting Me <3


Games/JamsTwitterDiscordEmailPayPal

All rewards will be delivered during the first week of each month!
Tiers
Tutorial Island
$1 or more per month 1 patron
All Patrons on $1 or more will receive the following rewards:


🙌 My gratitude!!


🕗 Early access and previews of my upcoming games and game ideas, including my game schedule. Help decide what I make in the future!


🗣️ Access to Patron-only channels on my Discord server, where you will have an opportunity to give suggestions and feedback on upcoming jams, ideas, and projects.


📝 Access to patron-only posts including polls, progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings. Includes access to the entire archive of past posts.


🔜 Plus a lot more in 2019!

Includes Discord rewards
Lumbridge (NAME IN CREDITS)
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
🎬 Your name in the credits of my new games!


🐦 I will follow you on Twitter for as long as you pledge support, meaning your tweets will be consumed by me daily.


🔜 Plus a lot more in 2019!


(+ all previous rewards
🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🔜)

Includes Discord rewards
Draynor Manor (VAULT ACCESS)
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
🔓 Access to the Vault, containing my unreleased game ideas, notes, and files, from my childhood up to now! Regularly updated.


You also get access to a Vault discussion channel on Discord, and the opportunity to vote on your favourite Vault items - which might end up in either a future game or the Vault-inspired documentary-style game I'm planning.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🎬 🐦 🔜)


Includes Discord rewards
Port Sarim (FREE GAMES)
$10 or more per month 1 patron
🎮 Free access to all of my future paid personal game releases for as long as you pledge support.


🚗 Exclusive download of my game 'No Wheels Racing', a one-joke game for Meta Game Jam that I never released because it was so bad.


🎬 Acknowledged as a Super Supporter in the credits of my new games.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🎬 🐦 🔜 🔓)

Includes Discord rewards
Al Kharid (GROUP HANGOUT)
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
📞 Once-a-month patron-only hangout, where we can chat about whatever you want to!

You can also use this time to get live feedback on your game, brainstorm with me, and for an in-depth Q&A!


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬)

Includes Discord rewards
Varrock (LIMITED)
$50 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
🐣 Include an 'Easter Egg' designed by you (within reason) into my next big game! This could be a hidden joke, item, message, or feature!


Unlocks after 3 consecutive pledges at this tier or higher, and thereafter always lets you include an Easter Egg in whatever my next big game is whilst you support at this tier or higher.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞)

Includes Discord rewards
Falador (LIMITED)
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
🕹️ I will make a 10-second microgame based on your idea, every month!


When I've made enough of these, I'll bundle these into a microgame collection (which you'll get for free)!


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Edgeville (LIMITED)
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ I will make an experimental game based on your idea!


This could be either every month, or on the same game for as long as you pledge support.


Email me to discuss details!


50%-off from Wilderness tier, first-come first-served.


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Wilderness (LIMITED)
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ I will make an experimental game based on your idea!


This could be either every month, or on the same game for as long as you pledge support.


Email me to discuss details!


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Crandor (LIMITED)
$4,200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ The game commission tier!


I will work with you to make a game based on your design, which won't be shared with anyone else (unless you want it to be) and will be owned entirely by you, source code and all.


Email me to discuss details!


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$102 of $150 per month
The big one five zero!

With this amount, I'll eventually be able to afford a desktop computer (fun fact: despite majoring in computer science and being both a gamer and a game developer, I've never owned a desktop computer in my life)!
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Hi!  I'm Xavier Ekkel - an independent game developer from Australia, with an interest in creating experimental games, and exploring the medium of games as an artform. I also hosts game jams!

Tell me about your jams!


I single-handedly organise a wide variety of distinctive game jams, including the annual Music Game Jam, the biennial Movie Game Jam and TV Game Jam, as well as Meta Game Jam and xkcd Game Jam - with plans for numerous other unique jams in the future!

I try to make my jams the best possible experience for the participants. Each of my jams has content creators I've recruited to give feedback and a spotlight to the entries, prizes (which I pay for out-of-pocket), and a space of sharing and discussion via my Game Jammers Discord community - which is approaching 1000 members!

In combination, my jams have facilitated the creation of hundreds of let's play videos, and over 400 games, including Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning, Mimi's Delivery Dash, The Man Who Fell Sideways, and Pitching!

Tell me about your games!


I'm committed to designing and developing experimental games and experiences - games that explore what typically goes unexplored within the medium of video games, including games that evoke particular feelings, convey particular messages, and utilise unusual game mechanics.

I've made a games about creative struggle, prison, phone addiction, and even nothing, and I'm currently making The Value of Friendship, which lets you personally explore and reflect on the value of your friendships through importing your actual Facebook data.
Not to mention numerous collaborative projects and works-in-progress that you'll be able to play in the near future!

I also have a very big project in the works for the duration of next year, which will introduce many new exciting rewards for all patrons. Speaking of Patreon...

What is Patreon?


Patreon basically allows you to throw money at someone per month, so they can keep doing what they're doing.

Ideally, I'd be able to make artgames and host game jams forever,
but... I need enough $ to eat!

So here's the deal - if you pledge to support me each month (for probably the price of a coffee), I'll give you some awesome rewards in return, including:

  • your name in the credits of my games
  • previews, early access, and input into my upcoming games, jams, and other projects
  • access to The Vault, containing my unreleased game ideas, notes, and files, from my childhood up to now
  • placing Easter Eggs (hidden jokes/features) in my games
  • and even experimental games based on your ideas!

Plus you'll be helping to ensure that I can keep running my jams and making games; and maybe someday, with your help, I'll be able to earn an income which classifies as 'above the poverty line'!


Thank You for Supporting Me <3


Games/JamsTwitterDiscordEmailPayPal

All rewards will be delivered during the first week of each month!

Recent posts by Xavier Ekkel

Tiers
Tutorial Island
$1 or more per month 1 patron
All Patrons on $1 or more will receive the following rewards:


🙌 My gratitude!!


🕗 Early access and previews of my upcoming games and game ideas, including my game schedule. Help decide what I make in the future!


🗣️ Access to Patron-only channels on my Discord server, where you will have an opportunity to give suggestions and feedback on upcoming jams, ideas, and projects.


📝 Access to patron-only posts including polls, progress updates, test images and videos, and other musings. Includes access to the entire archive of past posts.


🔜 Plus a lot more in 2019!

Includes Discord rewards
Lumbridge (NAME IN CREDITS)
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
🎬 Your name in the credits of my new games!


🐦 I will follow you on Twitter for as long as you pledge support, meaning your tweets will be consumed by me daily.


🔜 Plus a lot more in 2019!


(+ all previous rewards
🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🔜)

Includes Discord rewards
Draynor Manor (VAULT ACCESS)
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
🔓 Access to the Vault, containing my unreleased game ideas, notes, and files, from my childhood up to now! Regularly updated.


You also get access to a Vault discussion channel on Discord, and the opportunity to vote on your favourite Vault items - which might end up in either a future game or the Vault-inspired documentary-style game I'm planning.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🎬 🐦 🔜)


Includes Discord rewards
Port Sarim (FREE GAMES)
$10 or more per month 1 patron
🎮 Free access to all of my future paid personal game releases for as long as you pledge support.


🚗 Exclusive download of my game 'No Wheels Racing', a one-joke game for Meta Game Jam that I never released because it was so bad.


🎬 Acknowledged as a Super Supporter in the credits of my new games.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🎬 🐦 🔜 🔓)

Includes Discord rewards
Al Kharid (GROUP HANGOUT)
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
📞 Once-a-month patron-only hangout, where we can chat about whatever you want to!

You can also use this time to get live feedback on your game, brainstorm with me, and for an in-depth Q&A!


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬)

Includes Discord rewards
Varrock (LIMITED)
$50 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
🐣 Include an 'Easter Egg' designed by you (within reason) into my next big game! This could be a hidden joke, item, message, or feature!


Unlocks after 3 consecutive pledges at this tier or higher, and thereafter always lets you include an Easter Egg in whatever my next big game is whilst you support at this tier or higher.


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞)

Includes Discord rewards
Falador (LIMITED)
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
🕹️ I will make a 10-second microgame based on your idea, every month!


When I've made enough of these, I'll bundle these into a microgame collection (which you'll get for free)!


(+ all previous rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Edgeville (LIMITED)
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ I will make an experimental game based on your idea!


This could be either every month, or on the same game for as long as you pledge support.


Email me to discuss details!


50%-off from Wilderness tier, first-come first-served.


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Wilderness (LIMITED)
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ I will make an experimental game based on your idea!


This could be either every month, or on the same game for as long as you pledge support.


Email me to discuss details!


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards
Crandor (LIMITED)
$4,200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
🕹️ The game commission tier!


I will work with you to make a game based on your design, which won't be shared with anyone else (unless you want it to be) and will be owned entirely by you, source code and all.


Email me to discuss details!


(+ all previous non-🕹️ rewards

🙌 🕗 🗣️ 📝 🐦 🔜 🔓 🎮 🚗 🎬 📞 🐣)

Includes Discord rewards