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Hi! We are Dinofarm Games, a small indie team that makes unique, fun strategy games.

There are some games out there that are fun for a little while, but they get boring pretty quickly unless you keep buying new in-app purchases or expansions for them. On the other hand, there are some other games that seem to hold up, sometimes for years, without necessarily adding anything more to them than the "base game".

We're really interested in making the second kind of game. Little machines that "work" for a long time—and by that, we mean, are seriously fun for a really long time. Some refer to them as "Evergreen" games.

Take a look at our two releases. 100 Rogues and Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure. Both games are the kinds of games that you can learn to play in 15 minutes, and then continue to play for 5+ years (we know people who have already done this with both games!).

The problem is, unless an Evergreen game becomes a massive hit, it can be difficult to have a sustainable business model. We've talked to people who know their stuff about business and marketing and all of that, and they pretty much all tell us the same thing: you've gotta go the route of in-app purchases, "loot crates" and other typical F2P practices to have a working business model.

While that is something we could do, we'd much rather not, because we don't like those elements in the games we play. Games have to be designed around that model for it to be effective.

We're coming to you

So, we've decided to come directly to our fans for support. It actually makes a lot of sense for a team like ours, who wants to take care of their games forever, to do a Patreon campaign. We have all kinds of cool stuff planned in terms of development streams, giveaways, social events and more that will help build a community around Dinofarm Games and the unique kinds of games that it makes. Here's a list of the stuff we'll be doing:
  • Making commercial-quality board games
  • Making small indie-games
  • Doing live streams of our development (art, music, game design, etc.)
  • Doing live streams of testing sessions
  • Doing 24-hour game jams where we make a micro indie-game from scratch and stream the whole thing
  • Recording podcasts where we talk about the development process
  • Interacting with you, the fans, here on Patreon and on the Dinofarm Games forums

These days, we're doing ALL-DAY STREAMS about once per month, and we occasionally do a podcast.

Check out our reward tiers to hear about the cool things you can gain access to as a Patron. Thank you for your interest!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dinofarmgames/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DinofarmGames/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DinofarmGames
Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 6 patrons

  • Get early access to print-and-play versions of our tabletop prototypes
  • Get access to a monthly extra Dinofarm Podcast episode for Patrons only
  • Access to patron-only polls and discussions
  • A special "Dinofarm Patron" role on Discord
Insider
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get early access to our digital releases
  • A monthly special behind-the-scenes video
  • Everything at the Supporter tier
Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get your name in the credits of our videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dinofarmer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level or above, it's really not about the rewards, but we have some fun ones for you to show you how much we appreciate your help.
  • Get a personalized drawing by our lead artist, Blake Reynolds
  • Get a personalized theme song all about you, by Keith Burgun
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Super-Patron role on Discord
Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you gain everything from all previous tiers, but it's really that you like what we do and want to see it continue into the future. You have our everlasting gratitude.
Goals
$25 of $100 per month
This much will pay for our server costs for running our website at www.dinofarmgames.com. That'd be cool!
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Hi! We are Dinofarm Games, a small indie team that makes unique, fun strategy games.

There are some games out there that are fun for a little while, but they get boring pretty quickly unless you keep buying new in-app purchases or expansions for them. On the other hand, there are some other games that seem to hold up, sometimes for years, without necessarily adding anything more to them than the "base game".

We're really interested in making the second kind of game. Little machines that "work" for a long time—and by that, we mean, are seriously fun for a really long time. Some refer to them as "Evergreen" games.

Take a look at our two releases. 100 Rogues and Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure. Both games are the kinds of games that you can learn to play in 15 minutes, and then continue to play for 5+ years (we know people who have already done this with both games!).

The problem is, unless an Evergreen game becomes a massive hit, it can be difficult to have a sustainable business model. We've talked to people who know their stuff about business and marketing and all of that, and they pretty much all tell us the same thing: you've gotta go the route of in-app purchases, "loot crates" and other typical F2P practices to have a working business model.

While that is something we could do, we'd much rather not, because we don't like those elements in the games we play. Games have to be designed around that model for it to be effective.

We're coming to you

So, we've decided to come directly to our fans for support. It actually makes a lot of sense for a team like ours, who wants to take care of their games forever, to do a Patreon campaign. We have all kinds of cool stuff planned in terms of development streams, giveaways, social events and more that will help build a community around Dinofarm Games and the unique kinds of games that it makes. Here's a list of the stuff we'll be doing:
  • Making commercial-quality board games
  • Making small indie-games
  • Doing live streams of our development (art, music, game design, etc.)
  • Doing live streams of testing sessions
  • Doing 24-hour game jams where we make a micro indie-game from scratch and stream the whole thing
  • Recording podcasts where we talk about the development process
  • Interacting with you, the fans, here on Patreon and on the Dinofarm Games forums

These days, we're doing ALL-DAY STREAMS about once per month, and we occasionally do a podcast.

Check out our reward tiers to hear about the cool things you can gain access to as a Patron. Thank you for your interest!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dinofarmgames/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DinofarmGames/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DinofarmGames

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Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 6 patrons

  • Get early access to print-and-play versions of our tabletop prototypes
  • Get access to a monthly extra Dinofarm Podcast episode for Patrons only
  • Access to patron-only polls and discussions
  • A special "Dinofarm Patron" role on Discord
Insider
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get early access to our digital releases
  • A monthly special behind-the-scenes video
  • Everything at the Supporter tier
Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get your name in the credits of our videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dinofarmer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level or above, it's really not about the rewards, but we have some fun ones for you to show you how much we appreciate your help.
  • Get a personalized drawing by our lead artist, Blake Reynolds
  • Get a personalized theme song all about you, by Keith Burgun
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Super-Patron role on Discord
Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you gain everything from all previous tiers, but it's really that you like what we do and want to see it continue into the future. You have our everlasting gratitude.