DK Vine is creating podcast, web, and video content
54

patrons

$329
per month
Hey DK Viners!  It's Hyle... from off of DK Vine!  We sure have been through a lot over the years, through the hard times and the good.  The launch of Donkey Kong 64, Microsoft purchasing Rare, bongo-based controls, long nights playing Live & Reloaded, bitter Smash Bros. arguments, the divisive nature of Nuts & Bolts, the return of Donkey Kong Country, the current Rarenaissance, and Vladimir Putin personally attacking us!  We love you, Vlad (friend of the site!).

Since DK Vine launched its Patreon in late 2015, we've had the financial support that the site never had in its early days.  DK Vine started as a hobby for us back in high school.  Its stubborn spirit and refusal to die speaks to something truly special about not only the site and our dodgy output, but the community as well.  This is more than a web address and a Forum and a couple of social media pages and a YouTube channel.  It's now a long-tenured institution; a place where Rare fans can come together and celebrate what the traditional gaming culture tends to ignore.  At the end of the day, I'm proud of that legacy.  As DK Vine readies to enter its third decade, I've finally realized this is no mere hobby.  This is my life's work.

With your help, DK Vine can continue to grow.  All of the expensive tech and hardware and production tools necessary to be a successful entertainment peddler is no longer a financial concern, and we can actually churn out better videos, podcasts, and Twitch streams at a greater speed.  As thanks, we also want to give you some cool exclusive swag even if you can contribute no more than a dollar a month, as well as other perks, like early content and access to the fabled Inner Circle chat.

So stay tuned.  The best is yet to come, and it's all thanks to you lovely folks.  I guess that fortune teller was wrong.  I don't have to resort to prostitution after all.  Hold on, let me check.  Nope.  It looks like I haven't added that as a reward yet.  Suck it, fate!

-Hyle
Rewards
Stickers!
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
  • All backers will get a set of four complimentary, exclusive high-quality DK Vine stickers!  Stick them on your walls, a computer, your school notebook, or anywhere you see fit to vandalize (don't leave them out in the rain though!)
  • By continually backing us at least $1.00, you'll get four new stickers every year (starting in February).  2018's Series Three features Gnarly, Skelington Face, Clock Man, and a DK Vine logo in our "Play it Loud" colors. Collect them all!
  • International shipping available!
DKVinecraft and Early Bird Kongversations and Video Content!
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
DKVinecraft
  • Patrons at this level are granted access to DK Vine's Minecraft server: dkvine.mcph.co
  • Set up shop in our new little burg, join in on one of many exciting group projects, or just go exploring. We have a jungle!
  • Works for Mac and PC versions of Minecraft (Windows 10 beta not yet supported)
  • Message us with your Minecraft ID and we'll add you to the whitelist!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Early Bird Kongversations and Video Content! 

  • Patrons at this level will be emailed a link to The Kongversation’s YouTube and SoundCloud postings while they're still private
  • You'll also have access to the MP3 for on-the-go listening
  • You'll also get all DK Vine YouTube content 24 hours early, unless it's something that needs a dramatic reveal (i.e. Hall of Fame winners)
  • This will happen a day before its normal public release
  • Includes all previous rewards
Listen to the Kongversation Live!
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
  • Every week during our normal recording time, we'll broadcast the Kongversation live via Twitch, private to Patrons at this level
  • Witness the strange fact that our pre-show banter is virtually identical to our on-air interaction
  • There will be no change to the normally released episodes
  • Includes all previous rewards
Bumper Sticker, Retired Stickers, and Interactive Gaming Sessions!
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
Bumper Sticker
  • You'll get one high-quality, durable DK Vine bumper sticker!  Show the world that you're a like-minded weirdo!  Turn the morning commute into a puzzling affair for the entire highway!
  • International shipping available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Retired Stickers

  • All Patrons who join at this tier or higher will have access to every generation of $1 tier DK Vine stickers that we've since retired.  Nobody gets left behind!  As of now, this consists of 2016's Series One (Diddle, Bare & Burd, Conkorz vs. Bad Nut, and the "Fruit Stripe" DK Vine logo) and 2017's Series Two (Funny Monky, Nice Sailor Bloke, Strange Frog & Whacky Owl, and the "Fruit Stripe" DK Vine logo in villainous colors)
  • International shipping available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Interactive Twitch Streams: "Let's Play With Each Other"

  • Access to exclusive gaming sessions where you can play with both Hyle and the DK Vine staff
  • We'll pick various Donkey Kong Universe games and sometimes other titles that we think will interest the community
  • The episodes will be broadcast live on Twitch and later be uploaded to YouTube, but this is the only way you can join in live and participate!
  • When the time comes to bring back the "Kongversation Live!" episodes, you'll also be invited to those as well
  • Returning later in 2018!
  • Includes all previous rewards
Exclusive Patron T-Shirt, Custom Forum Avatars, and the "DK Vine Inner Circle" Skype Chat!
$25 or more per month 9 patrons
Exclusive Patron T-Shirt
  • All Patrons at this tier will receive an exclusive DK Vine T-shirt.  Made just for our Patrons, it'll show the world that you're a "like-minded weirdo!"
  • Design to be revealed later in 2018
  • Unisex and women's sizes available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


 Custom Forum Avatars 

  •  We will make a custom DK Vine Forum avatar of your choice (we reserve the right to reject your choice if its a filthy no-no, you depraved human being)
  • All arrangements will be done via the DK Vine Inner Circle.  What's the Inner Circle?  Glad you asked!
  • Includes all previous rewards


DK Vine Inner Circle

  • Join an invitation-only ongoing party chat with Hyle and the rest of the DK Vine staff
  • Experience with us the hype-machine insanity during major events like E3 and Nintendo Directs 
    • (Forum mainstays will know you won’t want to miss this!)
  • During slower times, continuous casual conversation about the latest breaking  video game news, or whatever topic happens to be on the minds of the Inner Circle
  • Insight into upcoming features and in-progress work 
    • (frequent straight-up sneak-peeks!)
  • There are two active versions of the Inner Circle: Skype and Discord.  No matter which you prefer, we'll be in both!  
  • Includes all previous rewards
Goals
$329 of $1,500 per month
Fast Travel Activated!
The DK Vine staff lives around the world, from the deserts of Arizona to the rain-soaked shores of Merseyside.  As such, actually meeting up and producing video content in the same physical space is usually out of the question.  Hitting this milestone would allow us to coordinate production trips twice a year, whether it's getting Matt to the United States or sending the whole gang to Africa to try real life DKC2 GBA-style ostrich racing. 
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Hey DK Viners!  It's Hyle... from off of DK Vine!  We sure have been through a lot over the years, through the hard times and the good.  The launch of Donkey Kong 64, Microsoft purchasing Rare, bongo-based controls, long nights playing Live & Reloaded, bitter Smash Bros. arguments, the divisive nature of Nuts & Bolts, the return of Donkey Kong Country, the current Rarenaissance, and Vladimir Putin personally attacking us!  We love you, Vlad (friend of the site!).

Since DK Vine launched its Patreon in late 2015, we've had the financial support that the site never had in its early days.  DK Vine started as a hobby for us back in high school.  Its stubborn spirit and refusal to die speaks to something truly special about not only the site and our dodgy output, but the community as well.  This is more than a web address and a Forum and a couple of social media pages and a YouTube channel.  It's now a long-tenured institution; a place where Rare fans can come together and celebrate what the traditional gaming culture tends to ignore.  At the end of the day, I'm proud of that legacy.  As DK Vine readies to enter its third decade, I've finally realized this is no mere hobby.  This is my life's work.

With your help, DK Vine can continue to grow.  All of the expensive tech and hardware and production tools necessary to be a successful entertainment peddler is no longer a financial concern, and we can actually churn out better videos, podcasts, and Twitch streams at a greater speed.  As thanks, we also want to give you some cool exclusive swag even if you can contribute no more than a dollar a month, as well as other perks, like early content and access to the fabled Inner Circle chat.

So stay tuned.  The best is yet to come, and it's all thanks to you lovely folks.  I guess that fortune teller was wrong.  I don't have to resort to prostitution after all.  Hold on, let me check.  Nope.  It looks like I haven't added that as a reward yet.  Suck it, fate!

-Hyle

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Rewards
Stickers!
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
  • All backers will get a set of four complimentary, exclusive high-quality DK Vine stickers!  Stick them on your walls, a computer, your school notebook, or anywhere you see fit to vandalize (don't leave them out in the rain though!)
  • By continually backing us at least $1.00, you'll get four new stickers every year (starting in February).  2018's Series Three features Gnarly, Skelington Face, Clock Man, and a DK Vine logo in our "Play it Loud" colors. Collect them all!
  • International shipping available!
DKVinecraft and Early Bird Kongversations and Video Content!
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
DKVinecraft
  • Patrons at this level are granted access to DK Vine's Minecraft server: dkvine.mcph.co
  • Set up shop in our new little burg, join in on one of many exciting group projects, or just go exploring. We have a jungle!
  • Works for Mac and PC versions of Minecraft (Windows 10 beta not yet supported)
  • Message us with your Minecraft ID and we'll add you to the whitelist!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Early Bird Kongversations and Video Content! 

  • Patrons at this level will be emailed a link to The Kongversation’s YouTube and SoundCloud postings while they're still private
  • You'll also have access to the MP3 for on-the-go listening
  • You'll also get all DK Vine YouTube content 24 hours early, unless it's something that needs a dramatic reveal (i.e. Hall of Fame winners)
  • This will happen a day before its normal public release
  • Includes all previous rewards
Listen to the Kongversation Live!
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
  • Every week during our normal recording time, we'll broadcast the Kongversation live via Twitch, private to Patrons at this level
  • Witness the strange fact that our pre-show banter is virtually identical to our on-air interaction
  • There will be no change to the normally released episodes
  • Includes all previous rewards
Bumper Sticker, Retired Stickers, and Interactive Gaming Sessions!
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
Bumper Sticker
  • You'll get one high-quality, durable DK Vine bumper sticker!  Show the world that you're a like-minded weirdo!  Turn the morning commute into a puzzling affair for the entire highway!
  • International shipping available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Retired Stickers

  • All Patrons who join at this tier or higher will have access to every generation of $1 tier DK Vine stickers that we've since retired.  Nobody gets left behind!  As of now, this consists of 2016's Series One (Diddle, Bare & Burd, Conkorz vs. Bad Nut, and the "Fruit Stripe" DK Vine logo) and 2017's Series Two (Funny Monky, Nice Sailor Bloke, Strange Frog & Whacky Owl, and the "Fruit Stripe" DK Vine logo in villainous colors)
  • International shipping available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


Interactive Twitch Streams: "Let's Play With Each Other"

  • Access to exclusive gaming sessions where you can play with both Hyle and the DK Vine staff
  • We'll pick various Donkey Kong Universe games and sometimes other titles that we think will interest the community
  • The episodes will be broadcast live on Twitch and later be uploaded to YouTube, but this is the only way you can join in live and participate!
  • When the time comes to bring back the "Kongversation Live!" episodes, you'll also be invited to those as well
  • Returning later in 2018!
  • Includes all previous rewards
Exclusive Patron T-Shirt, Custom Forum Avatars, and the "DK Vine Inner Circle" Skype Chat!
$25 or more per month 9 patrons
Exclusive Patron T-Shirt
  • All Patrons at this tier will receive an exclusive DK Vine T-shirt.  Made just for our Patrons, it'll show the world that you're a "like-minded weirdo!"
  • Design to be revealed later in 2018
  • Unisex and women's sizes available!
  • Includes all previous rewards


 Custom Forum Avatars 

  •  We will make a custom DK Vine Forum avatar of your choice (we reserve the right to reject your choice if its a filthy no-no, you depraved human being)
  • All arrangements will be done via the DK Vine Inner Circle.  What's the Inner Circle?  Glad you asked!
  • Includes all previous rewards


DK Vine Inner Circle

  • Join an invitation-only ongoing party chat with Hyle and the rest of the DK Vine staff
  • Experience with us the hype-machine insanity during major events like E3 and Nintendo Directs 
    • (Forum mainstays will know you won’t want to miss this!)
  • During slower times, continuous casual conversation about the latest breaking  video game news, or whatever topic happens to be on the minds of the Inner Circle
  • Insight into upcoming features and in-progress work 
    • (frequent straight-up sneak-peeks!)
  • There are two active versions of the Inner Circle: Skype and Discord.  No matter which you prefer, we'll be in both!  
  • Includes all previous rewards