Fallon Braddy is creating Watercolors, a short choose-your-own-adventure.
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patrons

Watercolors is a short, text-based CYOA that aims to better understand life through its sudden loss. The player is encouraged to follow each branching narrative down to its end. As they do, paths completed are no longer available to them, inevitably pulling the player away from the farthest reaches of contemplation to return to the singular point which they started.

Current Project Fundraising Goals:
  • Art - $125/125: a logo; animated title screen graphic; animated end screen graphic; misc. promotional pieces (website banners, profile pictures, etc.)
  • Interface - $0/40: formatting for the text and choices; save feature; main menu; platform optimization.
  • Audio - $0/50: a modular soundtrack that changes as the player progresses; ambiances unique to each environment; sound effects when clicking.
  • Writing - $0/30: alteration of passages as the player progresses past existing bodies of text.
  • Programming - $0/40: evaluation of engine and platforms available; implementation of art, audio, interface, and passage progression system; testing and bug fixes.
  • Marketing - $0/~20: targeted ads; reaching out to publications




-----About me & the style of this Patreon-----

My name's Fallon. I'm a writer and composer who's obsessed with video games and the creative process. This Patreon is dedicated to propelling forward projects I'm working on, whether they are games, albums, poetry, or anything in-between. I'm a full-time student with a part-time job, so anything you contribute is split right in half, between fundraising for project development and helping me buy rice noodles instead of Top Ramen (living.)

Artists and patrons have a unique relationship; neither exists without the other. This creates a closeness that cannot be achieved anywhere else, and it seems that Patreon's design keeps that relationship in mind. Sincerity is the most vital of qualities in reference to creative expression; it's all I aim for in my work and my life. The sounds you hear, the words you read, the experience you are taking in: it's all as true as I can execute.

Past Projects, made possible because of Patreon:
The Ceramic Uncertainty: An interactive novel revolving around a mysterious potted plant and its sudden appearance into your life.
  • 40,000+ words!
  • 80+ unique plot resolutions (a.k.a. "endings")!
  • Hundreds of choices, making way for dozens of decision trees to follow.
  • Plays in your web browser (PC & limited mobile support).
  • Written by yours truly in a bit less than a year!

Download from itch.io
or
Play online now!

Hear?/Heal.: A remastered, reimagined take of an experimental, open-heart demonstration

Listen here.

After we finish Watercolors, what's next?
The next  Every Day album!
Tiers
The Devlog
$1 or more per month
Access to a Patreon-exclusive blog, where I post weekly updates on the project happenings.
  • Thank you for caring to stay in the loop!
Hands-On Preview
$3 or more per month
Access to a monthly preview of the project, either in the form of a downloadable demo or a live-streamed demonstration.
  • + the $1 tier!
Polls and Discussions
$5 or more per month
Participate in polls and discussions that will directly influence the project's development. 
  • Your name will be featured in the credits!
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Behind-the-Scenes; the Creative Process
$10 or more per month
A deep dive, done every other week, into the details of the work going into the project. These will be presented in the form of a video or in-depth, article style write-up
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Be an Advisor!
$20 or more per month
Give open-ended input on a particular project feature (of my choosing) once a month. Patrons of this tier will be sent a direct message w/ a prompt they can respond to freely.
  • You will be listed as an executive producer in the credits!
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Critique Your Work
$25 or more per month
Once a month, I will write a 500-ish word critique of your personal creative project, be it a game, writing, or song. You will also have the option to have your work and/or critique shared through the Patreon blog!
  • + previous tier benefits
Personal Commission
$35 or more per month
Once a month, I will write you an original short song or short story/poem in whatever style and on whatever subject you want! (Contents are encouraged to be considered within reason, and are ultimately up to the compromise of my discretion. I will work with you to ensure satisfaction!)
  • + previous tier benefits!
Commission x2
$50 or more per month
Monthly, receive either 2 short song, story, or poetry commissions, or 1 longer commission. This commission is also eligible (to an agreement within Patron-Creator discussion) to be featured in the current project!
  • + previous tier benefits, starting at the $20 tier!
Goals
8 of 15 patrons
So many eyes O.o 
When we reach this milestone, I will participate in a game jam once a month, documenting each step of the process for you!
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Watercolors is a short, text-based CYOA that aims to better understand life through its sudden loss. The player is encouraged to follow each branching narrative down to its end. As they do, paths completed are no longer available to them, inevitably pulling the player away from the farthest reaches of contemplation to return to the singular point which they started.

Current Project Fundraising Goals:
  • Art - $125/125: a logo; animated title screen graphic; animated end screen graphic; misc. promotional pieces (website banners, profile pictures, etc.)
  • Interface - $0/40: formatting for the text and choices; save feature; main menu; platform optimization.
  • Audio - $0/50: a modular soundtrack that changes as the player progresses; ambiances unique to each environment; sound effects when clicking.
  • Writing - $0/30: alteration of passages as the player progresses past existing bodies of text.
  • Programming - $0/40: evaluation of engine and platforms available; implementation of art, audio, interface, and passage progression system; testing and bug fixes.
  • Marketing - $0/~20: targeted ads; reaching out to publications




-----About me & the style of this Patreon-----

My name's Fallon. I'm a writer and composer who's obsessed with video games and the creative process. This Patreon is dedicated to propelling forward projects I'm working on, whether they are games, albums, poetry, or anything in-between. I'm a full-time student with a part-time job, so anything you contribute is split right in half, between fundraising for project development and helping me buy rice noodles instead of Top Ramen (living.)

Artists and patrons have a unique relationship; neither exists without the other. This creates a closeness that cannot be achieved anywhere else, and it seems that Patreon's design keeps that relationship in mind. Sincerity is the most vital of qualities in reference to creative expression; it's all I aim for in my work and my life. The sounds you hear, the words you read, the experience you are taking in: it's all as true as I can execute.

Past Projects, made possible because of Patreon:
The Ceramic Uncertainty: An interactive novel revolving around a mysterious potted plant and its sudden appearance into your life.
  • 40,000+ words!
  • 80+ unique plot resolutions (a.k.a. "endings")!
  • Hundreds of choices, making way for dozens of decision trees to follow.
  • Plays in your web browser (PC & limited mobile support).
  • Written by yours truly in a bit less than a year!

Download from itch.io
or
Play online now!

Hear?/Heal.: A remastered, reimagined take of an experimental, open-heart demonstration

Listen here.

After we finish Watercolors, what's next?
The next  Every Day album!

Recent posts by Fallon Braddy

Tiers
The Devlog
$1 or more per month
Access to a Patreon-exclusive blog, where I post weekly updates on the project happenings.
  • Thank you for caring to stay in the loop!
Hands-On Preview
$3 or more per month
Access to a monthly preview of the project, either in the form of a downloadable demo or a live-streamed demonstration.
  • + the $1 tier!
Polls and Discussions
$5 or more per month
Participate in polls and discussions that will directly influence the project's development. 
  • Your name will be featured in the credits!
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Behind-the-Scenes; the Creative Process
$10 or more per month
A deep dive, done every other week, into the details of the work going into the project. These will be presented in the form of a video or in-depth, article style write-up
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Be an Advisor!
$20 or more per month
Give open-ended input on a particular project feature (of my choosing) once a month. Patrons of this tier will be sent a direct message w/ a prompt they can respond to freely.
  • You will be listed as an executive producer in the credits!
  • + the previous tier benefits!
Critique Your Work
$25 or more per month
Once a month, I will write a 500-ish word critique of your personal creative project, be it a game, writing, or song. You will also have the option to have your work and/or critique shared through the Patreon blog!
  • + previous tier benefits
Personal Commission
$35 or more per month
Once a month, I will write you an original short song or short story/poem in whatever style and on whatever subject you want! (Contents are encouraged to be considered within reason, and are ultimately up to the compromise of my discretion. I will work with you to ensure satisfaction!)
  • + previous tier benefits!
Commission x2
$50 or more per month
Monthly, receive either 2 short song, story, or poetry commissions, or 1 longer commission. This commission is also eligible (to an agreement within Patron-Creator discussion) to be featured in the current project!
  • + previous tier benefits, starting at the $20 tier!