Bad Game Hall of Fame is creating stories about "bad" video games
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patrons

$52
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"There's a story behind every video game. Bad games might be the most interesting."

The Bad Game Hall of Fame is dedicated to giving bad games the due process they deserve. Through examining their history, reviewing their contents, and measuring their impact, we hope to bring about a better understanding of these oft-dismissed releases. Along the way, we'd like to give readers a better understanding of how the games industry operates, and the pressure put on game developers to deliver these products in [often] short order.

I'd like to dedicate the time to giving in-depth coverage to all of those games and consoles commonly considered to be among "the worst of all time" -- seeing which ones deserve their bad reputation and which are maybe misunderstood. And while I'm at it, I wanna go out in search of more obscure games; finding some of the forgotten failures of video games past. We're gonna build this collection of content one piece at a time, and I'm gonna make sure it's fun to follow!

... But I'm only one person, and I've gotta pay to put food in me. You know the drill: The more money I'm able to make while pursuing this dream of mine, the more time and effort I can dedicate to it. That being said, I'm looking forward to putting the hours and effort into this project, and to putting every cent I'm able to towards bettering and expanding the Bad Game Hall of Fame. Some of my grander goals for this project that are only possible through crowdfunding include:

  • Collecting and preserving games and consoles covered on the site. We've gotta save these games from the sands of time, and I'd like to do my part!

  • Writing and publishing a book on bad games. Honestly, this is mostly for the vanity of my being able to say "I wrote the book on bad games," but there's also something to be said for having a proper published work out there dedicated to hated video games.

  • Possibly organizing game jams, supporting indie games development, and all other manner of cool stuff that helps the games industry!

Look, I'll be honest here: I feel weird asking for money to pursue this weird passion project of mine. If I have to keep paying for all this stuff out of pocket, I will, because it's still a ton of fun and I wanna keep working towards my goals anyhow. But I wanna get as much content out there as I can, on as frequent a basis as I'm able, and having additional income goes a long way towards accelerating the process. So please: If you're passionate about bad games, consider pledging in order to help spread the word on them.
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thanks for enjoying bad games! Or, uh, articles about bad games, at the very least?  You get all the cool behind-the-scenes stuff I can think of for a Patreon project about video game essays.

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
Includes Discord rewards
Connoisseur
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You like me! Right now, you like me! And I like you! I'll put your name / social media links on a fancy "Hall of Heroes" page on the website, so people can see how much we like each other!

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
  • Your name on the site's "Hall of Heroes" page!
Includes Discord rewards
Hall of Famer
$20 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Dang, you must really love reading about bad games! Tell you what: Suggest a game for me to write an article about.** If it's something that's accessible / worth writing about, I'll promise you a future article on it.

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
  • Your name on the site's "Hall of Heroes" page!
  • Suggest future article subjects for the site!


** We may need to play this by ear in the future, but let's say tentatively that I'll take one suggestion per person per three-month period.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$52 of $100 per month
Support Awesome Artists!
Meeting this goal would guarantee that every major article on the site will be accompanied by commissioned artwork from cool artists. This would be neat because it's been proven to help expand the reach of our content, because it adds a bit of flair to the website, and because supporting artists is just a nice thing to do.
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"There's a story behind every video game. Bad games might be the most interesting."

The Bad Game Hall of Fame is dedicated to giving bad games the due process they deserve. Through examining their history, reviewing their contents, and measuring their impact, we hope to bring about a better understanding of these oft-dismissed releases. Along the way, we'd like to give readers a better understanding of how the games industry operates, and the pressure put on game developers to deliver these products in [often] short order.

I'd like to dedicate the time to giving in-depth coverage to all of those games and consoles commonly considered to be among "the worst of all time" -- seeing which ones deserve their bad reputation and which are maybe misunderstood. And while I'm at it, I wanna go out in search of more obscure games; finding some of the forgotten failures of video games past. We're gonna build this collection of content one piece at a time, and I'm gonna make sure it's fun to follow!

... But I'm only one person, and I've gotta pay to put food in me. You know the drill: The more money I'm able to make while pursuing this dream of mine, the more time and effort I can dedicate to it. That being said, I'm looking forward to putting the hours and effort into this project, and to putting every cent I'm able to towards bettering and expanding the Bad Game Hall of Fame. Some of my grander goals for this project that are only possible through crowdfunding include:

  • Collecting and preserving games and consoles covered on the site. We've gotta save these games from the sands of time, and I'd like to do my part!

  • Writing and publishing a book on bad games. Honestly, this is mostly for the vanity of my being able to say "I wrote the book on bad games," but there's also something to be said for having a proper published work out there dedicated to hated video games.

  • Possibly organizing game jams, supporting indie games development, and all other manner of cool stuff that helps the games industry!

Look, I'll be honest here: I feel weird asking for money to pursue this weird passion project of mine. If I have to keep paying for all this stuff out of pocket, I will, because it's still a ton of fun and I wanna keep working towards my goals anyhow. But I wanna get as much content out there as I can, on as frequent a basis as I'm able, and having additional income goes a long way towards accelerating the process. So please: If you're passionate about bad games, consider pledging in order to help spread the word on them.

Recent posts by Bad Game Hall of Fame

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thanks for enjoying bad games! Or, uh, articles about bad games, at the very least?  You get all the cool behind-the-scenes stuff I can think of for a Patreon project about video game essays.

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
Includes Discord rewards
Connoisseur
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You like me! Right now, you like me! And I like you! I'll put your name / social media links on a fancy "Hall of Heroes" page on the website, so people can see how much we like each other!

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
  • Your name on the site's "Hall of Heroes" page!
Includes Discord rewards
Hall of Famer
$20 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Dang, you must really love reading about bad games! Tell you what: Suggest a game for me to write an article about.** If it's something that's accessible / worth writing about, I'll promise you a future article on it.

Includes
  • Access to patron-exclusive Discord channel on our associated server! 
  • Early access to articles-in-progress!
  • Exclusive patron-only content, including gameplay streams and patron-only polls!
  • Your name on the site's "Hall of Heroes" page!
  • Suggest future article subjects for the site!


** We may need to play this by ear in the future, but let's say tentatively that I'll take one suggestion per person per three-month period.

Includes Discord rewards