Big Bad Waffle is creating Isleward, the MMO Roguelike
11

patrons

$74
per month
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED FAIRLY EXTENSIVELY

WHAT IS ISLEWARD?
In simple terms, Isleward is a unique MMO roguelike with pixel graphics. What makes it so unique is that it's fully moddable and 100% open-source.

WHO AM I?
I'm a 30-something guy from South-Africa, who's been fortunate enough to work on his dream project since early 2016 with the support of a very loyal fanbase. Besides gamedev, I'm also into writing and music (both performing and recording).

WHY PATREON?
I would love to be able to work on Isleward full-time, but with a family to support, that simply isn't possible at the moment. Patreon allows me to reward loyal fans in a very structured way and also gives me the opportunity to give some visibility with regards to my goal to become completely independent. While this goal may still be fairly far off, in the meantime support goes a long way towards keeping servers up and running!

WHAT ARE GEM REWARDS?
Isleward will feature a shop in which you can spend real money on microtransactions. You will do this by purchasing coins and then exchanging them for anything from skin packs and ability effects to mounts and bank storage. Note that this does not mean that Isleward is pay to win. You will never ever be able to purchase anything that will make your character stronger. 

Gems are a different kind of digital currency. Unlike coins, you'll be able to spend them on supporter packs that will be released every few months. These packs will contain items unavailable for purchase with anything but real currency. Note that while microtransactions have not yet been added to Isleward (though it will be added sometime in 2017), gems will be awarded retrospectively. Meaning that you'll be awarded an amount of coins equal to how long you've been a patron.

WHAT WILL MONEY BE SPENT ON?
While this list may grow or shrink in the future, currently I'm spending money on keeping the website up, hosting the game's server (only one at the moment), hosting the API (for people who might want to build tools or websites) and paying for off-site data storage (player saves, etc...) As monthly proceeds grow, I can fork out for better servers. Meaning, stronger processors and more memory (which means I can add more content as well!)

THANKS FOR READING!
Isleward is still very much in its alpha stages and I'm truly excited to see it grow. So far, support has been wonderful (both monetary and otherwise) and I'm truly thankful for everything the community has done for me and this project.

If you're considering donating, I very much appreciate every contribution. Know that I will do my best to turn Isleward into the best version of itself it can possibly be.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
4 patrons
In a murky dungeon, you pass a wooden crate and smile; fondly remembering your first adventures and the thrill of finding a few coins or a pair of gauntlets in crates just like it. In this one, you discover a Basic Skin Pack!


This is a recurring reward. Skin packs are awarded to you (in part) before becoming available for purchase.

Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
While fishing, you spot something between the reeds. A backpack! Let's open it up...Oh! Nestled inside, you find a Premium Skin pack.


This is a recurring reward and also includes the previous tier's reward. Skin packs are awarded to you before becoming available for purchase

Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
The ocean might be a cruel mistress, but today, she smiles only for you. Washed up between the rocks, you find a small yet sturdy chest. Haphazardly dumped inside you find a tiny companion. Miraculously alive.


This is a recurring reward and also includes all previous tiers' rewards. Pets are awarded to you before becoming available for purchase.

Forgotten Casket
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
* All previous rewards

* Mounts

War Chest
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Some fancy text about this chest is incoming soon.


This is a recurring reward and also includes all previous tiers' rewards. Supporter Packs are awarded before they are available for purchase.

Ancient Reliquary
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
* All previous rewards

* Legendary Supporter Packs

Goals
$74 of $100 per month
The Galleon

With regards to server performance, this is probably as much as we'll need for the near-to-middle future. A much stronger CPU and way more memory means we can host both the live version and PTR on the same server. Not to mention, still afford a CDN and additional security.

This goal covers:
  • Website hosting
  • 4x CPU, 8GB memory server
  • CDN with edge nodes
  • Additional server security
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED FAIRLY EXTENSIVELY

WHAT IS ISLEWARD?
In simple terms, Isleward is a unique MMO roguelike with pixel graphics. What makes it so unique is that it's fully moddable and 100% open-source.

WHO AM I?
I'm a 30-something guy from South-Africa, who's been fortunate enough to work on his dream project since early 2016 with the support of a very loyal fanbase. Besides gamedev, I'm also into writing and music (both performing and recording).

WHY PATREON?
I would love to be able to work on Isleward full-time, but with a family to support, that simply isn't possible at the moment. Patreon allows me to reward loyal fans in a very structured way and also gives me the opportunity to give some visibility with regards to my goal to become completely independent. While this goal may still be fairly far off, in the meantime support goes a long way towards keeping servers up and running!

WHAT ARE GEM REWARDS?
Isleward will feature a shop in which you can spend real money on microtransactions. You will do this by purchasing coins and then exchanging them for anything from skin packs and ability effects to mounts and bank storage. Note that this does not mean that Isleward is pay to win. You will never ever be able to purchase anything that will make your character stronger. 

Gems are a different kind of digital currency. Unlike coins, you'll be able to spend them on supporter packs that will be released every few months. These packs will contain items unavailable for purchase with anything but real currency. Note that while microtransactions have not yet been added to Isleward (though it will be added sometime in 2017), gems will be awarded retrospectively. Meaning that you'll be awarded an amount of coins equal to how long you've been a patron.

WHAT WILL MONEY BE SPENT ON?
While this list may grow or shrink in the future, currently I'm spending money on keeping the website up, hosting the game's server (only one at the moment), hosting the API (for people who might want to build tools or websites) and paying for off-site data storage (player saves, etc...) As monthly proceeds grow, I can fork out for better servers. Meaning, stronger processors and more memory (which means I can add more content as well!)

THANKS FOR READING!
Isleward is still very much in its alpha stages and I'm truly excited to see it grow. So far, support has been wonderful (both monetary and otherwise) and I'm truly thankful for everything the community has done for me and this project.

If you're considering donating, I very much appreciate every contribution. Know that I will do my best to turn Isleward into the best version of itself it can possibly be.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
4 patrons
In a murky dungeon, you pass a wooden crate and smile; fondly remembering your first adventures and the thrill of finding a few coins or a pair of gauntlets in crates just like it. In this one, you discover a Basic Skin Pack!


This is a recurring reward. Skin packs are awarded to you (in part) before becoming available for purchase.

Pledge $5 or more per month
4 patrons
While fishing, you spot something between the reeds. A backpack! Let's open it up...Oh! Nestled inside, you find a Premium Skin pack.


This is a recurring reward and also includes the previous tier's reward. Skin packs are awarded to you before becoming available for purchase

Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
The ocean might be a cruel mistress, but today, she smiles only for you. Washed up between the rocks, you find a small yet sturdy chest. Haphazardly dumped inside you find a tiny companion. Miraculously alive.


This is a recurring reward and also includes all previous tiers' rewards. Pets are awarded to you before becoming available for purchase.

Forgotten Casket
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
* All previous rewards

* Mounts

War Chest
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Some fancy text about this chest is incoming soon.


This is a recurring reward and also includes all previous tiers' rewards. Supporter Packs are awarded before they are available for purchase.

Ancient Reliquary
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
* All previous rewards

* Legendary Supporter Packs