Ahoy is creating Video Game Documentaries
1,187

patrons

$2,107
per month
Hello! My name is Stuart Brown - best known for my YouTube channel, 'Ahoy'.

I produce documentary-style video content about video games and their impact on culture: history, influence and artefacts of design. As a one man team, I'm responsible for all aspects of production: script-writing, graphics, voiceover, gameplay recording, editing and music.

I've been doing this for a while now - and so far I've been reliant on advertising revenue: an inefficient but passive way to monetise that works very well for some channels - but less so for mine.

I've always been reluctant to make demands of my audience - not once have I implored anyone to like, comment, or subscribe - and it is with the same reluctance that I seek crowdfunding. What changed my mind was the realisation that as a creator, ALL my income must ultimately derive from my audience - who else?


I'd like to carry on doing what I do best, and with your help - I can.

In exchange for your support, I will pledge the following:

  • Continued focus on well-designed content with no compromise in quality.
  • All such content freely available on the Ahoy YouTube channel - for everyone. 
  • Full-time commitment: no other commercial work undertaken while crowdfunding active.
  • No sponsorships, paid reviews/placements or endorsements in videos. YouTube adverts will remain, at least for now.
  • No laurels rested upon: I will continue to experiment, develop new concepts and endlessly strive to improve and deliver the best result possible.


Lastly, I'd like to thank all of you for your support over the years - whether through donations, your kind words or just silent attention. Ultimately, you are the reason I do this - the motivation that fuels my quest to make the best video game content possible.

There's no shortage of gaming videos on YouTube - but nobody makes content quite like mine.
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1044 patrons
Any contribution vastly exceeds individual ad revenue, so I'm placing all rewards in a low tier.
  • Monthly patron-only update vlogs. See my face! Watch my spirit wither on grueling projects!
  • Access to a patron-only Discord chat server - where I'll be on-hand to answer your questions, post behind-the-scenes content and otherwise hang out.
  • Exclusive access to my very own game, KRUSH - bugs and all. Never publicly released before!
  • Absolvement of any/all guilt related to the use of AdBlock on my videos. A single dollar is more than a lifetime of ad revenue (probably).
Includes Discord rewards
Above
$5 or more per month 153 patrons
At the $5 tier, you will get all the benefits of donating $1 - and in addition, I'll have a beer in your honour.
Includes Discord rewards
& Beyond
$10 or more per month 50 patrons
You're just being silly now.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$2,107 of $3,000 per month
New Office/Studio
Currently I work from home - and while I have my own room to work in, I'm not always able to record without noise or interruption. With this sort of funding, I'll seek somewhere better equipped - and with fewer distractions.
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Hello! My name is Stuart Brown - best known for my YouTube channel, 'Ahoy'.

I produce documentary-style video content about video games and their impact on culture: history, influence and artefacts of design. As a one man team, I'm responsible for all aspects of production: script-writing, graphics, voiceover, gameplay recording, editing and music.

I've been doing this for a while now - and so far I've been reliant on advertising revenue: an inefficient but passive way to monetise that works very well for some channels - but less so for mine.

I've always been reluctant to make demands of my audience - not once have I implored anyone to like, comment, or subscribe - and it is with the same reluctance that I seek crowdfunding. What changed my mind was the realisation that as a creator, ALL my income must ultimately derive from my audience - who else?


I'd like to carry on doing what I do best, and with your help - I can.

In exchange for your support, I will pledge the following:

  • Continued focus on well-designed content with no compromise in quality.
  • All such content freely available on the Ahoy YouTube channel - for everyone. 
  • Full-time commitment: no other commercial work undertaken while crowdfunding active.
  • No sponsorships, paid reviews/placements or endorsements in videos. YouTube adverts will remain, at least for now.
  • No laurels rested upon: I will continue to experiment, develop new concepts and endlessly strive to improve and deliver the best result possible.


Lastly, I'd like to thank all of you for your support over the years - whether through donations, your kind words or just silent attention. Ultimately, you are the reason I do this - the motivation that fuels my quest to make the best video game content possible.

There's no shortage of gaming videos on YouTube - but nobody makes content quite like mine.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1044 patrons
Any contribution vastly exceeds individual ad revenue, so I'm placing all rewards in a low tier.
  • Monthly patron-only update vlogs. See my face! Watch my spirit wither on grueling projects!
  • Access to a patron-only Discord chat server - where I'll be on-hand to answer your questions, post behind-the-scenes content and otherwise hang out.
  • Exclusive access to my very own game, KRUSH - bugs and all. Never publicly released before!
  • Absolvement of any/all guilt related to the use of AdBlock on my videos. A single dollar is more than a lifetime of ad revenue (probably).
Includes Discord rewards
Above
$5 or more per month 153 patrons
At the $5 tier, you will get all the benefits of donating $1 - and in addition, I'll have a beer in your honour.
Includes Discord rewards
& Beyond
$10 or more per month 50 patrons
You're just being silly now.
Includes Discord rewards