Ed Smith is creating Computer Games
4

patrons

$15
per month
--Please note all pledges are in USD, NOT AUD--

Hello!

I'm Ed, and I've been making silly little games for just over a year now. My focus at the moment is on using the RPG Maker MV engine to make the political RPG series The Adventures of Team Australia, which was originally released as Tony Abbott and the Quest for the Suppository of Wisdom



I want to keep making episodes of TAOTA, expanding the depth and scope of gameplay, while continuing to lambaste our horribly inept and corrupt politicians. I want to keep the games free and available on all platforms to allow the widest distribution possible. 

To this end, I have quite a few expenses. 

One-time fees:
RPG Maker MV software: $54.27
Google Play developer fee: $35.54
Total: $89.81
Recurring monthly expenses:
Apple Store developer fee: $10.51
AU-Web Hosting: $13.19
Website domain registration: $2.75
Total: $26.45/month

The one-off payments have all been made, so my first aim with Patreon is just to hit that baseline target of $26.45/month ($20.76USD). Any additional money means less time I need to spend working for The Man, and more time I can spend working on coding, scripting, art, music, dialogue, mapping, and stupid jokes. 

Along the way, I hope to share any tips I learn with other budding indie developers, and to expand into other engines, such as Adventure Game Studio and Unity. I'll also be making videos, writing JavaScript plugins, and maybe doing some pixel art tutorials. 

Patrons at all levels will be able to pitch questions, feedback and suggestions. At higher levels, patrons will have access to live streams of development, more behind-the-scenes access, and early builds of episodes for play-testing. At the highest levels, I'll put your name in the credits of the game, create some custom pixel art for you, and even put you in the game as an extra with some basic dialogue (like, really budget Black Mirror)!

Thanks! 

PS: Also check out some of the creators I support on Patreon; some of them make plugins and tutorials that have helped and continue to help me make the stuff I make, and they all do incredible things. 

--Please note all pledges are in USD, NOT AUD--
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Feel good about helping a starving artist
Behind The Scenes
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get a patron-only perspective.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Live-streams of the creation process
Early Access
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Play games as they are being developed and provide feedback that helps steer the creation process
  • Early access to games as they are being developed
  • Contribute to the creation process
  • Plus all previous rewards 
Name In The Credits
$8 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognised for making my work possible.
  • Be listed as a supporter in the credits of each completed game and on the website
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sprite
$15 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
At this level, I will create a 48x48 pixel sprite of your likeness for you to do with whatever you want! Use it as a profile picture, desktop icon, put it on a business card, or use it in your own games. I'll make it in consultation with you to ensure you are happy with the results.  


While continued monthly support at this level is more than welcome, only one payment of $15 is required for this reward, so feel free to reduce your contributions after the first one goes through.


  • 48x48 pixel sprite delivered within 14 days in .png format
  • Plus all previous rewards
Extra!
$25 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Ever wanted to appear as an extra in a film or TV show? How about in a stupid game about Australian politics?


At this level, I'll turn you into a 12-frame animated 48x48 pixel sprite and include your likeness as an extra in at least one episode of TAATQFTSOW, with one line of dialogue* should any player speak to you! Use it to impress your friends! Propose to your partner! Or just to tell Tony Abbott to go fuck himself!


While continued monthly support at this level is more than welcome, only one payment of $25 is required for this reward, so feel free to reduce your contributions after the first one goes through :)


  • Includes all previous rewards


*nothing racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. 

Goals
$15 of $21 per month
Breaking even on monthly costs of website upkeep and app developer fees.
1 of 1
--Please note all pledges are in USD, NOT AUD--

Hello!

I'm Ed, and I've been making silly little games for just over a year now. My focus at the moment is on using the RPG Maker MV engine to make the political RPG series The Adventures of Team Australia, which was originally released as Tony Abbott and the Quest for the Suppository of Wisdom



I want to keep making episodes of TAOTA, expanding the depth and scope of gameplay, while continuing to lambaste our horribly inept and corrupt politicians. I want to keep the games free and available on all platforms to allow the widest distribution possible. 

To this end, I have quite a few expenses. 

One-time fees:
RPG Maker MV software: $54.27
Google Play developer fee: $35.54
Total: $89.81
Recurring monthly expenses:
Apple Store developer fee: $10.51
AU-Web Hosting: $13.19
Website domain registration: $2.75
Total: $26.45/month

The one-off payments have all been made, so my first aim with Patreon is just to hit that baseline target of $26.45/month ($20.76USD). Any additional money means less time I need to spend working for The Man, and more time I can spend working on coding, scripting, art, music, dialogue, mapping, and stupid jokes. 

Along the way, I hope to share any tips I learn with other budding indie developers, and to expand into other engines, such as Adventure Game Studio and Unity. I'll also be making videos, writing JavaScript plugins, and maybe doing some pixel art tutorials. 

Patrons at all levels will be able to pitch questions, feedback and suggestions. At higher levels, patrons will have access to live streams of development, more behind-the-scenes access, and early builds of episodes for play-testing. At the highest levels, I'll put your name in the credits of the game, create some custom pixel art for you, and even put you in the game as an extra with some basic dialogue (like, really budget Black Mirror)!

Thanks! 

PS: Also check out some of the creators I support on Patreon; some of them make plugins and tutorials that have helped and continue to help me make the stuff I make, and they all do incredible things. 

--Please note all pledges are in USD, NOT AUD--

Recent posts by Ed Smith

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Feel good about helping a starving artist
Behind The Scenes
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get a patron-only perspective.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Live-streams of the creation process
Early Access
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Play games as they are being developed and provide feedback that helps steer the creation process
  • Early access to games as they are being developed
  • Contribute to the creation process
  • Plus all previous rewards 
Name In The Credits
$8 or more per month 1 of 15 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognised for making my work possible.
  • Be listed as a supporter in the credits of each completed game and on the website
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sprite
$15 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
At this level, I will create a 48x48 pixel sprite of your likeness for you to do with whatever you want! Use it as a profile picture, desktop icon, put it on a business card, or use it in your own games. I'll make it in consultation with you to ensure you are happy with the results.  


While continued monthly support at this level is more than welcome, only one payment of $15 is required for this reward, so feel free to reduce your contributions after the first one goes through.


  • 48x48 pixel sprite delivered within 14 days in .png format
  • Plus all previous rewards
Extra!
$25 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Ever wanted to appear as an extra in a film or TV show? How about in a stupid game about Australian politics?


At this level, I'll turn you into a 12-frame animated 48x48 pixel sprite and include your likeness as an extra in at least one episode of TAATQFTSOW, with one line of dialogue* should any player speak to you! Use it to impress your friends! Propose to your partner! Or just to tell Tony Abbott to go fuck himself!


While continued monthly support at this level is more than welcome, only one payment of $25 is required for this reward, so feel free to reduce your contributions after the first one goes through :)


  • Includes all previous rewards


*nothing racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc.