Constructing an idea!
Hi! My name is Johnny Andrade, im brazilian and I decided to create a profile on Patreon to raise funds to continue the development of my game, called GamiGami Invaders. As everyone knows, being indie means not being tied to a third party nor be obliged to follow orders or rules imposed by companies. It is being free to decide the future of your projects and the way you want to create them.
As you may know, its not always that an indie budget is sufficient to pay the bills, so I humbly come to ask for the help of anyone who wants and can sponsor us. This is my first game (solo) project and it began just over two years and is already in a well advanced stage, with only the placement of the last five bosses and some other minor things. At the beginning, i devoted my spare time to do all the game from concept to programming in Actionscript 3, but with time I was seeing that my coding skills wasnt enough. It was then that I decided to put a exclusive programmer to deal with this area. The programmer is then working with me for over two years and during this time we matured a good friendship with a lot of confidence in each other. I was then responsible for the rest of the game, including design, art, sound effects, music, and all tests that do not include encoding.
From some time I decided to prioritize this game because I think I have at hand something really innovative because it is a hybrid of shooter and platform and after extensive research, I could not find anything like this. So I decided to invest all my time in my idea and decided to quit my job due to my lack of time being hindering the development process of the game. Because of this, I've been doing what I can to keep going with the bills but the things are far from easy, then I decided to launch the project to the public and seek for sponsors.
This new patronage system offers you a good chance to learn and keep in touch directly with indie developers (developer, in my case). Dont loose this opportunity!
The estimate time for this project to be complete is one more year but can be extended if I see the need of improvements. The goal is to make a good enough game to turn it into a referenced game by adding new concepts to the shooter genre.
GamiGami Invaders are planned to be released for Flash, iPhone, iPad, Android and PC through Steam.
I'll be at your disposal to clarify and answer any questions.
PS: For brazilian patrons without international credit card, you can support this Patreon using this: https://app2.brasilprepagos.com.br/paypal/ebay/ . Credits for this last paragraph goes to Andre Asai! Search for him on Patreon and support him too! :)