Cool Ghosts are creating Excellent, ad-free gaming videos
983

patrons

$2,975
per month
Hello! We’re Matt Lees and Quintin Smith, two freelance writers and video producers who love video games more than is even remotely practical. We’ve worked for the BBC, The Guardian, Vice, Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer and loads of other places.

Cool Ghosts is a site offering intelligent, funny, heartfelt videos with absolutely no adverts or sponsorship. Free from the need to chase hits, we can dedicate ourselves to making videos that do justice to how incredible (and incredibly weird) games are.

We don't produce a lot of work, choosing to focus on quality instead. YouTube’s monetisation systems won’t support this, but together we can flip the system on its head.

Games need that. 30 years of relentless marketing has led to an occasionally toxic and entitled culture around video games, where developers, writers and players alike have left games behind because of harassment.

With Cool Ghosts, we want to offer a positive, friendly, welcoming space for everyone to celebrate games and have fun. A place that simply says games are amazing and for everyone. A place that looks at old and new ways to play. A place where we’ll dress up as wizards, but have a serious point to make. 

If you think that sounds great, and you like the work we do, you should help us out!
Tiers
LITERALLY HELPING
$1 or more per month 482 patrons
Immediately gain the ability to inform strangers that we'd "probably be dead in a ditch" if it wasn't for you.
BECOME A FUNWRAITH
$5 or more per month 538 patrons
We will use our undead powers destroy everything you love, leaving nothing but fun.
Goals
$2,975 of $3,000 per month
Cool stuff without guff! This base amount is enough for us to reliably produce funny, intelligent videos and podcasts about games without ads, sponsors or compromise.
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Hello! We’re Matt Lees and Quintin Smith, two freelance writers and video producers who love video games more than is even remotely practical. We’ve worked for the BBC, The Guardian, Vice, Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer and loads of other places.

Cool Ghosts is a site offering intelligent, funny, heartfelt videos with absolutely no adverts or sponsorship. Free from the need to chase hits, we can dedicate ourselves to making videos that do justice to how incredible (and incredibly weird) games are.

We don't produce a lot of work, choosing to focus on quality instead. YouTube’s monetisation systems won’t support this, but together we can flip the system on its head.

Games need that. 30 years of relentless marketing has led to an occasionally toxic and entitled culture around video games, where developers, writers and players alike have left games behind because of harassment.

With Cool Ghosts, we want to offer a positive, friendly, welcoming space for everyone to celebrate games and have fun. A place that simply says games are amazing and for everyone. A place that looks at old and new ways to play. A place where we’ll dress up as wizards, but have a serious point to make. 

If you think that sounds great, and you like the work we do, you should help us out!

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Tiers
LITERALLY HELPING
$1 or more per month 482 patrons
Immediately gain the ability to inform strangers that we'd "probably be dead in a ditch" if it wasn't for you.
BECOME A FUNWRAITH
$5 or more per month 538 patrons
We will use our undead powers destroy everything you love, leaving nothing but fun.