Alban Delamarre and Jaeson Clayborn

is creating Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0

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Welcome to our Patreon page!

We believe butterfly and forest conservation are critical components of biodiversity preservation because if we can preserve butterfly populations then we can protect other insect species, too.

Our motto: "For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum

Through interactive gaming, virtual reality applied to butterfly and forest conservation activities can reach a broad audience and initiate a paradigm shift towards coexistence between humans and butterflies under urban settings. Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0 is a game designed to teach players about butterflies and plants in dry forest ecosystems in the Florida Keys (USA). Tasks include butterfly and plant identification and the removal of an invasive ant species. The immersive virtual environment allows players to explore the forest without swarms of mosquitoes and oppressive heat present in the real environment. Rethinking a different way of communicating butterfly conservation and environmental stewardship through gaming, we can reach many who might otherwise remain untouched by traditional education routes. Virtual gaming, designed to educate the player through meaningful tasks and measurable outcomes, presents another avenue for direct knowledge acquisition and passive empathy through direct experiences.
Tiers
Caterpillars
$2 or more per month
  • Get early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
Chrysalis
$3 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
Lyside sulphur butterfly
$6 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
Red-banded hairstreaks
$10 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
  • Ability to vote on new organisms to be added to the game!
Schaus's swallowtail butterfly
$42 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
  • Ability to vote on new organisms to be added to the game!
  • YOU, YES YOU, GET TO PICK AN ORGANISM TO BE CREATED AND RELEASED INTO THE GAME!!!
Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
"Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0" is a forest experience in your living room. Our prototype will take you to elusive ecosystems inhabited by charismatic butterflies and dubious invasive species. When we reach $1,000 per month, we will add new levels that take you to other ecosystems around the world and introduce you to new species.
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Welcome to our Patreon page!

We believe butterfly and forest conservation are critical components of biodiversity preservation because if we can preserve butterfly populations then we can protect other insect species, too.

Our motto: "For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum

Through interactive gaming, virtual reality applied to butterfly and forest conservation activities can reach a broad audience and initiate a paradigm shift towards coexistence between humans and butterflies under urban settings. Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0 is a game designed to teach players about butterflies and plants in dry forest ecosystems in the Florida Keys (USA). Tasks include butterfly and plant identification and the removal of an invasive ant species. The immersive virtual environment allows players to explore the forest without swarms of mosquitoes and oppressive heat present in the real environment. Rethinking a different way of communicating butterfly conservation and environmental stewardship through gaming, we can reach many who might otherwise remain untouched by traditional education routes. Virtual gaming, designed to educate the player through meaningful tasks and measurable outcomes, presents another avenue for direct knowledge acquisition and passive empathy through direct experiences.

Recent posts by Alban Delamarre and Jaeson Clayborn

Tiers
Caterpillars
$2 or more per month
  • Get early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
Chrysalis
$3 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
Lyside sulphur butterfly
$6 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
Red-banded hairstreaks
$10 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
  • Ability to vote on new organisms to be added to the game!
Schaus's swallowtail butterfly
$42 or more per month
  • Early access to the creation and release of new organisms and ecosystems introduced into Frontier Earth: Butterfly World 1.0!
  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) patron-only newsletter.
  • Behind-the-scenes videos displaying work in the computer lab and field.
  • Ability to vote on new organisms to be added to the game!
  • YOU, YES YOU, GET TO PICK AN ORGANISM TO BE CREATED AND RELEASED INTO THE GAME!!!