Designing For is creating Video Game Analysis Videos
10
patrons
$76
per month
Designing For is a two-man YouTube channel dedicated to bringing viewers intelligent analysis on video games. Our primary focus, the main “Designing For” series, takes a deep look into a level, boss, idea, character, or other specificity of a game and breaks down how it excellently, or perhaps not-so-excellently, epitomizes a specific theme. For example, how “The Culling” stage from Warcraft III instills the player with a sense of guilt through both narrative and action, or how “Rice Beach” from Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land is designed to play in contrast to every Mario platformer that preceded it, from its music to its level design to its mechanics.

 More serious intro aside, we are a two-man operation that absolutely loves video games. Some of our earliest memories are of gaming, some of the greatest lessons we learned were because of video games, and we believe that video games can be such a powerful teaching tool for so many. However, matters of accessibility, poor implementation, or just outright bad design can keep players from experiencing a developer’s intention, or steering them away before they get to the good stuff. We hope that each episode can both show viewers something new or interesting about a game they might have overlooked and teach a lesson for those in game design to take with them as they shape the future of the industry. We try to make the kinds of videos we’d want to be shown in a game design class, with added bits of humor to make for a more personal experience.

Designing For currently uploads roughly once every ten days, but we’re hoping, with your support, to create a more consistent upload schedule. By joining us as a partner on Patreon, we will involve you in our process, helping us steer toward the content you’d like to see analyzed on the channel and giving you access to scripts and audio of episodes perhaps weeks in advance. Your contributions will help go toward improving the channel, allowing us to record footage from more systems, improve our equipment’s quality, and produce content more consistently.

But regardless, thank you so much for taking the time to view this page. We hope that video games can bring as much joy to your life as they have ours, and hope to keep entertaining and informing as best we can for as long as we can! It means the world that you enjoy our content, and we shall see you on the next episode of Designing For!

- Zach & Tommy, Designing For
Tiers
Designing For Pledges
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for your pledge! Your name will appear in every episode of Designing For for the month you pledged for! Again, thank you so much, it means the world that you enjoy our work!

Designing For Options
$3 or more per month

Vote in semi-frequent polls to choose which episodes come out! These could be episode concepts we’re batting around, podcast topics, what game from a specific series we’re considering on covering. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Exclusivity
$5 or more per month

Join in a private room on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/bAwJkXP) exclusively for Patreons of this tier or up! Have open discussion with us on future episodes, and help construct the patreon polls that’ll go out with us! Additionally, you’ll receive all videos the moment they’re posted! We normally tweak for a bit to ensure the copyright in the description is all correct, so see Designing For episodes hours before anyone else! Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Frivolity
$7 or more per month

You can choose what font you want your name to be in the credits. Nyeh heh heh. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Scripting
$10 or more per month

Receive scripts as we finish editing them, usually weeks and sometimes months in advance! Yell at us angrily when we get something wrong about Bloodborne again and be the hero that corrects it! Note that script and final product may change during recording. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Audiophiles
$15 or more per month

We record all episodes of Designing For separately for audio and video. Receive a finalized .wav of Designing For audio the moment it’s approved! The audio (including BGM and sound effects) can be finished over a week before the video is finalized at times, so get your podcast on and enjoy crisper audio than YouTube will allow! Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Production
$30 or more per month only 1 left

You want it? You got it. We will work to ensure that an episode of your choice is made, if within reason. We’ll work with you to break down exactly what you love about a game, script it up, record, and involve you in every step of the production of the episode (or you can just say “do Mario 2” and we’ll figure something out). We’ll also include links to your personal projects in the description should you like. Limit one Patreon video per month, two in development at a time. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For is a two-man YouTube channel dedicated to bringing viewers intelligent analysis on video games. Our primary focus, the main “Designing For” series, takes a deep look into a level, boss, idea, character, or other specificity of a game and breaks down how it excellently, or perhaps not-so-excellently, epitomizes a specific theme. For example, how “The Culling” stage from Warcraft III instills the player with a sense of guilt through both narrative and action, or how “Rice Beach” from Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land is designed to play in contrast to every Mario platformer that preceded it, from its music to its level design to its mechanics.

 More serious intro aside, we are a two-man operation that absolutely loves video games. Some of our earliest memories are of gaming, some of the greatest lessons we learned were because of video games, and we believe that video games can be such a powerful teaching tool for so many. However, matters of accessibility, poor implementation, or just outright bad design can keep players from experiencing a developer’s intention, or steering them away before they get to the good stuff. We hope that each episode can both show viewers something new or interesting about a game they might have overlooked and teach a lesson for those in game design to take with them as they shape the future of the industry. We try to make the kinds of videos we’d want to be shown in a game design class, with added bits of humor to make for a more personal experience.

Designing For currently uploads roughly once every ten days, but we’re hoping, with your support, to create a more consistent upload schedule. By joining us as a partner on Patreon, we will involve you in our process, helping us steer toward the content you’d like to see analyzed on the channel and giving you access to scripts and audio of episodes perhaps weeks in advance. Your contributions will help go toward improving the channel, allowing us to record footage from more systems, improve our equipment’s quality, and produce content more consistently.

But regardless, thank you so much for taking the time to view this page. We hope that video games can bring as much joy to your life as they have ours, and hope to keep entertaining and informing as best we can for as long as we can! It means the world that you enjoy our content, and we shall see you on the next episode of Designing For!

- Zach & Tommy, Designing For

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Tiers
Designing For Pledges
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much for your pledge! Your name will appear in every episode of Designing For for the month you pledged for! Again, thank you so much, it means the world that you enjoy our work!

Designing For Options
$3 or more per month

Vote in semi-frequent polls to choose which episodes come out! These could be episode concepts we’re batting around, podcast topics, what game from a specific series we’re considering on covering. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Exclusivity
$5 or more per month

Join in a private room on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/bAwJkXP) exclusively for Patreons of this tier or up! Have open discussion with us on future episodes, and help construct the patreon polls that’ll go out with us! Additionally, you’ll receive all videos the moment they’re posted! We normally tweak for a bit to ensure the copyright in the description is all correct, so see Designing For episodes hours before anyone else! Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Frivolity
$7 or more per month

You can choose what font you want your name to be in the credits. Nyeh heh heh. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Scripting
$10 or more per month

Receive scripts as we finish editing them, usually weeks and sometimes months in advance! Yell at us angrily when we get something wrong about Bloodborne again and be the hero that corrects it! Note that script and final product may change during recording. Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Audiophiles
$15 or more per month

We record all episodes of Designing For separately for audio and video. Receive a finalized .wav of Designing For audio the moment it’s approved! The audio (including BGM and sound effects) can be finished over a week before the video is finalized at times, so get your podcast on and enjoy crisper audio than YouTube will allow! Previous tier rewards apply.

Designing For Production
$30 or more per month only 1 left

You want it? You got it. We will work to ensure that an episode of your choice is made, if within reason. We’ll work with you to break down exactly what you love about a game, script it up, record, and involve you in every step of the production of the episode (or you can just say “do Mario 2” and we’ll figure something out). We’ll also include links to your personal projects in the description should you like. Limit one Patreon video per month, two in development at a time. Previous tier rewards apply.