Adventure Gamers are creating comprehensive specialist coverage of the adventure game genre
73

patrons

$452
per month
Adventure Gamers started as a humble fan site in 1998 but grew into one of the premier online magazines of its kind and the largest English-language website devoted to the adventure genre. We specialize in covering computer and video games that focus on puzzle solving within a narrative framework, from the oldest text and graphic adventures (such as ZorkKing’s Quest, and Monkey Island) up through today’s most recent releases (such as Thimbleweed Park, Kathy Rain and Samorost).

With an audience of over 100,000 unique visitors every month, our goal is to be the trusted source for all international game news, previews, and reviews, interviews with people involved in adventure game development, and feature coverage of industry events such as the Game Developers Conference, E3, and gamescom. Our active forums are home to a large community of adventure gamers from all over the world.

Why Patreon?
We've been around for almost 20 years and want to be around for much longer, but if we’re to evolve, innovate, and continue to thrive in these challenging times for online magazines, we’re going to need your help. We don’t plan to reinvent the wheel, merely improve where we can and expand in exciting new ways, whether it’s providing extensive coverage in new formats like video, increasing the efficiency with which we can cover new game releases, or even exploring whether we can turn this into an actual physical magazine. 

There are lots of ways we know we can be better, but upgrading costs money we simply don’t have. Our website design is quite outdated, as is our forum software, and we're looking to provide options for readers to support us in our efforts to make Adventure Gamers a home for passionate genre fans that is going to be around for decades to come. Being privately funded unfortunately means that we are currently running at a loss each month, which limits our abilities in what we can deliver. Having an actual budget to work with will not only help us maintain daily operations but to keep looking ahead, allowing us to redesign the site, pursue physical magazine options, purchase proper video equipment for (regular) interviews, look into a mobile app, create a physical Aggies statuette, visit more events and much more. It's our dream to one day be able to work on Adventure Gamers full-time, instead of it being a side-project right now, largely driven by a team of passionate volunteers.

Adventure games tell us stories, present us with puzzles to solve, and give us new worlds to explore that we could otherwise only imagine. We want to share our passion for such experiences not only with like-minded gamers, but also introduce others who aren't aware of adventure games to this genre we all hold so dear. We can’t do this without you, so please consider supporting us. Along with the satisfaction of knowing that your pledge is making an important difference to the welfare of the site, we’ll provide a number of tangible benefits offered only to those making a monthly commitment, which we believe will make your Adventure Gamers experience even more rewarding.

We don’t like asking for money, and we wish we could go on being completely self-sufficient, but the time has come to admit that we can’t. Hopefully our reputation of honesty and integrity speaks for itself, but rest assured that every dollar donated will be channeled into the operation and advancement of the site, a goal that benefits everyone.

We truly believe that a healthy Adventure Gamers contributes to a healthy adventure genre. The success of any niche market is dependent on a dedicated grassroots community keeping the faith. We’ve been doing just that for nearly two decades now, and during that time the genre has emerged from its oft-proclaimed “death” throes to being flourishing at an unprecedented level of independent development. With your help, we can continue to lead the way in providing ongoing coverage of this genre resurgence, but there’s only one way that can happen: together.
Tiers
Adventurer
$1 or more per month 30 patrons
You're a fan of adventure games!


Access to the Patreon-only feed/updates (on this website), in which we'll share the site developments/plans on a regular basis.

AG Fan
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
You enjoy reading Adventure Gamers every month!


You won’t have to see any more banner ads on the website. Includes the Patreon-only feed/updates

AG Superfan
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
You read Adventure Gamers every week! 


You'll get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum on our website, in which you can help us with what features you'd like on our website. You'll get a vote in our yearly Aggie Awards. Also, Patreon-only feed/updates and no banner ads as with previous tier.


The Adventure Gamer
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
You read AG every day, passionate about the genre!


We'll send you an Adventure Gamers T-Shirt after your 6th donation, we'll already send you some stickers after your 2nd donation!


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum, Aggie Awards voting, Patreon-only feed/updates and no banner ads as with previous tiers.


Adventure Gamers all-star
$25 or more per month 7 of 50 patrons
You've been a dedicated Adventure Gamers fan for ages!


We'll send you an exclusive high-quality Adventure Gamers T-shirt for free! (After your third monthly donation)


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum, Aggie Awards voting, Patreon-only feed/updates, Adventure Gamers stickers and no banner ads as with previous tiers.


Adventure Gamers - Indie Partner
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a smaller Indie developer, that loves Adventure Games as much as we do. 


We'll work with you to drive more attention for your game, either a Kickstarter, your game-page on Steam/GOG or something else. Together we'll find a way to bring attention to your game, that our readers would also love and appreciate. 


This is only available for Indie developers. 

Adventure Gamers - Developer visibility
$100 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
You are the ultimate Adventure Gamers partner, as you create the adventure games we cover!


We'll clearly highlight your contributions, by displaying your company/game logo on our website's main-page next to the our hotbox (that currently lists ways to follow us), with a link to a (relevant!) page of your choice. 


You'll have the opportunity to provide us with one rectangle or leaderboard ad, which we'll always be running as part of our house-ad inventory, to promote your game(s). This can be changed monthly (as long the subscription is active).


We'll enable a Steam/GOG widget that allows our readers to buy your game on articles about it as well as your game pages. This will always be done in a non-intrusive way, which clearly provides value to our readers as well. 


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum and Patreon-only feed/updates.


-- As with all tiers, rewards are only applicable while the donations are active.

Goals
$452 of $500 per month
When we reach $500, we'll be able to tackle the forum and finally migrate to better forum software!
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Adventure Gamers started as a humble fan site in 1998 but grew into one of the premier online magazines of its kind and the largest English-language website devoted to the adventure genre. We specialize in covering computer and video games that focus on puzzle solving within a narrative framework, from the oldest text and graphic adventures (such as ZorkKing’s Quest, and Monkey Island) up through today’s most recent releases (such as Thimbleweed Park, Kathy Rain and Samorost).

With an audience of over 100,000 unique visitors every month, our goal is to be the trusted source for all international game news, previews, and reviews, interviews with people involved in adventure game development, and feature coverage of industry events such as the Game Developers Conference, E3, and gamescom. Our active forums are home to a large community of adventure gamers from all over the world.

Why Patreon?
We've been around for almost 20 years and want to be around for much longer, but if we’re to evolve, innovate, and continue to thrive in these challenging times for online magazines, we’re going to need your help. We don’t plan to reinvent the wheel, merely improve where we can and expand in exciting new ways, whether it’s providing extensive coverage in new formats like video, increasing the efficiency with which we can cover new game releases, or even exploring whether we can turn this into an actual physical magazine. 

There are lots of ways we know we can be better, but upgrading costs money we simply don’t have. Our website design is quite outdated, as is our forum software, and we're looking to provide options for readers to support us in our efforts to make Adventure Gamers a home for passionate genre fans that is going to be around for decades to come. Being privately funded unfortunately means that we are currently running at a loss each month, which limits our abilities in what we can deliver. Having an actual budget to work with will not only help us maintain daily operations but to keep looking ahead, allowing us to redesign the site, pursue physical magazine options, purchase proper video equipment for (regular) interviews, look into a mobile app, create a physical Aggies statuette, visit more events and much more. It's our dream to one day be able to work on Adventure Gamers full-time, instead of it being a side-project right now, largely driven by a team of passionate volunteers.

Adventure games tell us stories, present us with puzzles to solve, and give us new worlds to explore that we could otherwise only imagine. We want to share our passion for such experiences not only with like-minded gamers, but also introduce others who aren't aware of adventure games to this genre we all hold so dear. We can’t do this without you, so please consider supporting us. Along with the satisfaction of knowing that your pledge is making an important difference to the welfare of the site, we’ll provide a number of tangible benefits offered only to those making a monthly commitment, which we believe will make your Adventure Gamers experience even more rewarding.

We don’t like asking for money, and we wish we could go on being completely self-sufficient, but the time has come to admit that we can’t. Hopefully our reputation of honesty and integrity speaks for itself, but rest assured that every dollar donated will be channeled into the operation and advancement of the site, a goal that benefits everyone.

We truly believe that a healthy Adventure Gamers contributes to a healthy adventure genre. The success of any niche market is dependent on a dedicated grassroots community keeping the faith. We’ve been doing just that for nearly two decades now, and during that time the genre has emerged from its oft-proclaimed “death” throes to being flourishing at an unprecedented level of independent development. With your help, we can continue to lead the way in providing ongoing coverage of this genre resurgence, but there’s only one way that can happen: together.

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Tiers
Adventurer
$1 or more per month 30 patrons
You're a fan of adventure games!


Access to the Patreon-only feed/updates (on this website), in which we'll share the site developments/plans on a regular basis.

AG Fan
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
You enjoy reading Adventure Gamers every month!


You won’t have to see any more banner ads on the website. Includes the Patreon-only feed/updates

AG Superfan
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
You read Adventure Gamers every week! 


You'll get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum on our website, in which you can help us with what features you'd like on our website. You'll get a vote in our yearly Aggie Awards. Also, Patreon-only feed/updates and no banner ads as with previous tier.


The Adventure Gamer
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
You read AG every day, passionate about the genre!


We'll send you an Adventure Gamers T-Shirt after your 6th donation, we'll already send you some stickers after your 2nd donation!


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum, Aggie Awards voting, Patreon-only feed/updates and no banner ads as with previous tiers.


Adventure Gamers all-star
$25 or more per month 7 of 50 patrons
You've been a dedicated Adventure Gamers fan for ages!


We'll send you an exclusive high-quality Adventure Gamers T-shirt for free! (After your third monthly donation)


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum, Aggie Awards voting, Patreon-only feed/updates, Adventure Gamers stickers and no banner ads as with previous tiers.


Adventure Gamers - Indie Partner
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a smaller Indie developer, that loves Adventure Games as much as we do. 


We'll work with you to drive more attention for your game, either a Kickstarter, your game-page on Steam/GOG or something else. Together we'll find a way to bring attention to your game, that our readers would also love and appreciate. 


This is only available for Indie developers. 

Adventure Gamers - Developer visibility
$100 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
You are the ultimate Adventure Gamers partner, as you create the adventure games we cover!


We'll clearly highlight your contributions, by displaying your company/game logo on our website's main-page next to the our hotbox (that currently lists ways to follow us), with a link to a (relevant!) page of your choice. 


You'll have the opportunity to provide us with one rectangle or leaderboard ad, which we'll always be running as part of our house-ad inventory, to promote your game(s). This can be changed monthly (as long the subscription is active).


We'll enable a Steam/GOG widget that allows our readers to buy your game on articles about it as well as your game pages. This will always be done in a non-intrusive way, which clearly provides value to our readers as well. 


You'll also get access to an exclusive Patreon-only forum and Patreon-only feed/updates.


-- As with all tiers, rewards are only applicable while the donations are active.