Michael A. Hawker is creating Game Design Commentary Videos
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Welcome
Welcome to Patreon! If this is your first time here, watch the video above for more info on who I am, what I'm doing, and how Patreon works.

About Me
I'm an independent Game Designer/Developer.  I like to keep a look out for interesting designs in other games as there are a lot of mechanisms and systems which can work across many game genres.  This is not only a good mental exercise but makes sure my own designs stay fresh.

About First Play

'First Play' is all about the first-time experience of playing a game and understanding what works (or doesn't work) for games and their players. Join me as I play games for the first time and comment on game and user interface design.

Checkout the first video episode here.

Schedule
I currently release a new video every Tuesday which either talks about a new game or follows-up on a game I played a previous week. With your ongoing support, I can play more games and dive deeper into the analysis of these games.

As my support grows, I'll add additional content including more episodes, follow-up videos, looks at the 'time-waster' games I play and enjoy in my spare time, and sister videos like the 'Core Classics' that everyone should play.

As monthly pledges increase I will provide additional 'quick' videos, follow-up adventures of a game, and recap videos.  Patrons will also get exclusive blog post updates, week early access to additional analysis blogs on games played, and can vote for upcoming games that I'll play (based on the reward levels at the bottom of this page).

Goal Schedule Breakdown
Here's the amount of new content you can expect each month broken down by the current goal level (note: to be revised by new monthly campaign soon):


FP - 'First Play'
FP' - First Play Follow-up (free)
60 - '60 Seconds of Fun' (free)
CC - Monthly 'Core Classics' Sister Series
RC - End of Month Recap Video (free)

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Populous
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Inquisitor I
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  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 3).
  • I'll answer one question from you each month in a monthly blog post.
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The One
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  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 7).
  • I'll answer one question from you each month in a monthly blog post.
  • You Pick the category each month for my special Patron only monthly Top 5 Game column.
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The Collective
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  • Early Access to game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 10).
  • Early Access to special posts about game design challenges I'm facing in my own designs.
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Inquisitor II
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to any game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 24).
  • Early Access to special posts about game design challenges I'm facing in my own designs.
  • I'll answer one question from you each month at the end of a video.
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To get things going, if I hit this special 5$ level, I'll put together a special Patron only post each month with my Top 5 Games in a given category (like Platformer, Open World, Racing, etc...).

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Welcome
Welcome to Patreon! If this is your first time here, watch the video above for more info on who I am, what I'm doing, and how Patreon works.

About Me
I'm an independent Game Designer/Developer.  I like to keep a look out for interesting designs in other games as there are a lot of mechanisms and systems which can work across many game genres.  This is not only a good mental exercise but makes sure my own designs stay fresh.

About First Play

'First Play' is all about the first-time experience of playing a game and understanding what works (or doesn't work) for games and their players. Join me as I play games for the first time and comment on game and user interface design.

Checkout the first video episode here.

Schedule
I currently release a new video every Tuesday which either talks about a new game or follows-up on a game I played a previous week. With your ongoing support, I can play more games and dive deeper into the analysis of these games.

As my support grows, I'll add additional content including more episodes, follow-up videos, looks at the 'time-waster' games I play and enjoy in my spare time, and sister videos like the 'Core Classics' that everyone should play.

As monthly pledges increase I will provide additional 'quick' videos, follow-up adventures of a game, and recap videos.  Patrons will also get exclusive blog post updates, week early access to additional analysis blogs on games played, and can vote for upcoming games that I'll play (based on the reward levels at the bottom of this page).

Goal Schedule Breakdown
Here's the amount of new content you can expect each month broken down by the current goal level (note: to be revised by new monthly campaign soon):


FP - 'First Play'
FP' - First Play Follow-up (free)
60 - '60 Seconds of Fun' (free)
CC - Monthly 'Core Classics' Sister Series
RC - End of Month Recap Video (free)

Recent posts by Michael A. Hawker

Rewards
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Patron
  • Access to Patron only stream.
Pledge $3 or more per month
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Populous
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to any game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Inquisitor I
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to any game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 3).
  • I'll answer one question from you each month in a monthly blog post.
Pledge $7 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
The One
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to any game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 7).
  • I'll answer one question from you each month in a monthly blog post.
  • You Pick the category each month for my special Patron only monthly Top 5 Game column.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
The Collective
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 10).
  • Early Access to special posts about game design challenges I'm facing in my own designs.
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Inquisitor II
  • Access to Patron only stream.
  • Early Access to any game-specific special follow-up posts.
  • Vote from a selection of games for me to play next (your votes count for 24).
  • Early Access to special posts about game design challenges I'm facing in my own designs.
  • I'll answer one question from you each month at the end of a video.