Design Doc is creating Video Essays on Game Design
32

patrons

$109
per month

Hey, potential Patreon patrons! We make Design Doc, a video essay series about the things we love in the world of game design. Like how the design of Roller Coaster Tycoon has aged super well. Or how Battle Chef Brigade could really use a sequel. Or how FFX and FFXIII are both linear games but in very different and very important ways.

I started working on Design Doc in 2016 during my final semester of college. Originally under the title "Feedback at Play", the first 3 episodes were all part of my thesis project that explored the role of graphic design in games and how they can intuitively teach new players. Since then I have continued to work on Design Doc with my brother Mike as a fun way to talk about game design and to improve myself as a writer and editor. Since the start of 2018, the channel began to gain traction and now it's basically a full-time job.

We've been releasing roughly-monthly videos on YouTube for over a year now and we would love for you to lend us a hand. We want to make these videos better and faster, but YouTube ad revenue doesn't cover all the expenses and labor needed to do it. So, we think fan support on Patreon is the best way to make that happen.

With your help, we want to speed up the release schedule and invest in better recording equipment - you can see the details in the stretch goals.

In return for your generous support, you could get access to Patreon-exclusive posts, early access to videos, the ability to vote on future topics, or just the satisfaction of helping us keep this show running. Every little bit helps, and will collectively help us get these ideas to your eyeballs in a timely, expedient fashion.

Thanks for your help. We can't wait to get more episodes out to you!
Tiers
Consulting Doc
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
At this level, you get:

 

  • Access to Patreon-only posts
  • View what we're thinking about for new video topics
  • Warm fuzzies, and ad-block conscience absolution


Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you. 

Good Design, Personified
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Wow! At this level, you get everything above plus:
 
  • Early access to finished videos
  • Vote on topics for new videos.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.

A Great Rival
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Amazing! At this level you get everything above, plus:

 

  • Get Patreon-backer Design Doc stickers mailed to you (one time, after the first month's payment) 

 

Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.

Fantasy Anime Julia Child
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy... At this level you get everything above, plus: 


  • Your name in the end credits of every new video.


Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.

Goals
$109 of $300 per month
Faster Design Doc: At $300, we can bump up our release schedule to a new episode every 3 weeks.
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Hey, potential Patreon patrons! We make Design Doc, a video essay series about the things we love in the world of game design. Like how the design of Roller Coaster Tycoon has aged super well. Or how Battle Chef Brigade could really use a sequel. Or how FFX and FFXIII are both linear games but in very different and very important ways.

I started working on Design Doc in 2016 during my final semester of college. Originally under the title "Feedback at Play", the first 3 episodes were all part of my thesis project that explored the role of graphic design in games and how they can intuitively teach new players. Since then I have continued to work on Design Doc with my brother Mike as a fun way to talk about game design and to improve myself as a writer and editor. Since the start of 2018, the channel began to gain traction and now it's basically a full-time job.

We've been releasing roughly-monthly videos on YouTube for over a year now and we would love for you to lend us a hand. We want to make these videos better and faster, but YouTube ad revenue doesn't cover all the expenses and labor needed to do it. So, we think fan support on Patreon is the best way to make that happen.

With your help, we want to speed up the release schedule and invest in better recording equipment - you can see the details in the stretch goals.

In return for your generous support, you could get access to Patreon-exclusive posts, early access to videos, the ability to vote on future topics, or just the satisfaction of helping us keep this show running. Every little bit helps, and will collectively help us get these ideas to your eyeballs in a timely, expedient fashion.

Thanks for your help. We can't wait to get more episodes out to you!

Recent posts by Design Doc

Tiers
Consulting Doc
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
At this level, you get:

 

  • Access to Patreon-only posts
  • View what we're thinking about for new video topics
  • Warm fuzzies, and ad-block conscience absolution


Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you. 

Good Design, Personified
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Wow! At this level, you get everything above plus:
 
  • Early access to finished videos
  • Vote on topics for new videos.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.

A Great Rival
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Amazing! At this level you get everything above, plus:

 

  • Get Patreon-backer Design Doc stickers mailed to you (one time, after the first month's payment) 

 

Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.

Fantasy Anime Julia Child
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy... At this level you get everything above, plus: 


  • Your name in the end credits of every new video.


Thank you so much for helping us get more videos out to you.