Friendly Cosmonaut is creating games, devlogs and tutorials
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patrons

$451
per month
Hey there!

I'm Friendly Cosmonaut. I'm an indie game developer, asset creator, and tutorial maker. I work in a game development engine called GameMaker Studio 2.

My tutorials have spanned topics including basic movement, object states, dialogue, cutscenes, quest systems, optimisation, and so on. I've also made a series on making a Farming RPG, which has more than twenty episodes.

Recently, I've taken some time off making tutorials to concentrate on my own game projects. This includes code name "Project Magenta" which I'm making with my twin sister Scary Moonchild. It's a narrative-driven adventure game about identity, mental health, and friendship. I'm also working with polywomple to create Negamé, a bullet hell RPG about starting a new game, which fuses sci-fi and fantasy elements.

PLANS FOR PATREON?

Although I'm switching gears a bit, I still want to be active in the gamedev community and create useful content. What I do may change month to month, but there will be regular content.
As I work on my game projects, I'll be making devlogs (video logs on the game development process) on YouTube. These videos will be more casual than my past tutorials, and will often feature Scary Moonchild to share her experience and insight. We'll discuss: what our project is about, game design, writing & characters, art & sound design, problems we've had, and the solutions we create. 



There’s something else I want to introduce too. Let's face it, communication on Patreon leaves a lot to be desired. So, I've created a private Discord server for patrons called the Friendly Cosmic Station (FCS). The Discord server will allow you to chat with me (and each other) in a real-time, more informal way. On board the FCS "space station", you can: chat about anything and everything in the lounge terminal, discuss gamedev and your own projects in the gamedev wing, show off your beautiful work in the showcase hall and get help on the help deck!

I also have plans for some more irregular content:
  • Tutorial videos for GMS2. Since these will be less often, I will likely put out polls on your most desired topics.
  • Handy scripts that I have made that I find myself using across my different projects.
  • Live Q&A and/or game streams.
  • Use Patreon Lens (instagram for Patreon) to show some behind-the-scenes videos of works in progress. It is very likely this will be used for cat photos too.
Tiers
Cosmic Citizen
$1 or more per month 46 patrons
You are part of the cosmic community and place a personal stake in shaping its future. You gain:  
  • Ad-block Absolution. You support me and my content, so I support your use of ad-block on any of my content.
  • Access to the FCS. You can join the Friendly Cosmic Station (FCS) Discord server. 
  • Access to patreon-only posts.
  • Access to patreon lens posts.
  • Vote on patreon-only polls.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Companion
$3 or more per month 46 patrons
You go above and beyond the average citizen, and join the ranks of the Companions. You gain:  
  • All previous rewards.
  • Early access to dev-logs and videos
  • Access to more personal, laid-back posts.
  • Access to early, less polished iterations of material.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Moonwalker
$7 or more per month 15 patrons
 You walk alongside Scary Moon Child.
  • All previous rewards.
  • Access to bloopers we have on archive.
  • Access to Scary Moonchild's asset archive. Wallpapers, game assets, and anything else that may come!
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Agent
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
As an Agent, you're making a significant contribution to me and the channel. You gain:
  • All previous rewards.
  • A haiku for you. I will write a haiku for you, on a topic that you can specify (flowers? motivation? yourself?). Your support will be immortalised: the haiku will be posted in the Haiku Hall (unless you object) aboard the Friendly Cosmic Station in the Discord, where your support will be remembered forever.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Champion
$30 or more per month 1 patron
You are a champion of support for me and my content. Honestly, I can only repay you in cat photos. You gain:
  • All previous rewards.
  • The eternal gratitude of the "Cosmos" (I will send you a picture, never seen by another cosmonaut, of my cat, Cosmo).
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$451 of $500 per month
So we can watch the progress slider slowly go up. Gotta have goals, right?
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Hey there!

I'm Friendly Cosmonaut. I'm an indie game developer, asset creator, and tutorial maker. I work in a game development engine called GameMaker Studio 2.

My tutorials have spanned topics including basic movement, object states, dialogue, cutscenes, quest systems, optimisation, and so on. I've also made a series on making a Farming RPG, which has more than twenty episodes.

Recently, I've taken some time off making tutorials to concentrate on my own game projects. This includes code name "Project Magenta" which I'm making with my twin sister Scary Moonchild. It's a narrative-driven adventure game about identity, mental health, and friendship. I'm also working with polywomple to create Negamé, a bullet hell RPG about starting a new game, which fuses sci-fi and fantasy elements.

PLANS FOR PATREON?

Although I'm switching gears a bit, I still want to be active in the gamedev community and create useful content. What I do may change month to month, but there will be regular content.
As I work on my game projects, I'll be making devlogs (video logs on the game development process) on YouTube. These videos will be more casual than my past tutorials, and will often feature Scary Moonchild to share her experience and insight. We'll discuss: what our project is about, game design, writing & characters, art & sound design, problems we've had, and the solutions we create. 



There’s something else I want to introduce too. Let's face it, communication on Patreon leaves a lot to be desired. So, I've created a private Discord server for patrons called the Friendly Cosmic Station (FCS). The Discord server will allow you to chat with me (and each other) in a real-time, more informal way. On board the FCS "space station", you can: chat about anything and everything in the lounge terminal, discuss gamedev and your own projects in the gamedev wing, show off your beautiful work in the showcase hall and get help on the help deck!

I also have plans for some more irregular content:
  • Tutorial videos for GMS2. Since these will be less often, I will likely put out polls on your most desired topics.
  • Handy scripts that I have made that I find myself using across my different projects.
  • Live Q&A and/or game streams.
  • Use Patreon Lens (instagram for Patreon) to show some behind-the-scenes videos of works in progress. It is very likely this will be used for cat photos too.

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Tiers
Cosmic Citizen
$1 or more per month 46 patrons
You are part of the cosmic community and place a personal stake in shaping its future. You gain:  
  • Ad-block Absolution. You support me and my content, so I support your use of ad-block on any of my content.
  • Access to the FCS. You can join the Friendly Cosmic Station (FCS) Discord server. 
  • Access to patreon-only posts.
  • Access to patreon lens posts.
  • Vote on patreon-only polls.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Companion
$3 or more per month 46 patrons
You go above and beyond the average citizen, and join the ranks of the Companions. You gain:  
  • All previous rewards.
  • Early access to dev-logs and videos
  • Access to more personal, laid-back posts.
  • Access to early, less polished iterations of material.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Moonwalker
$7 or more per month 15 patrons
 You walk alongside Scary Moon Child.
  • All previous rewards.
  • Access to bloopers we have on archive.
  • Access to Scary Moonchild's asset archive. Wallpapers, game assets, and anything else that may come!
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Agent
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
As an Agent, you're making a significant contribution to me and the channel. You gain:
  • All previous rewards.
  • A haiku for you. I will write a haiku for you, on a topic that you can specify (flowers? motivation? yourself?). Your support will be immortalised: the haiku will be posted in the Haiku Hall (unless you object) aboard the Friendly Cosmic Station in the Discord, where your support will be remembered forever.
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmic Champion
$30 or more per month 1 patron
You are a champion of support for me and my content. Honestly, I can only repay you in cat photos. You gain:
  • All previous rewards.
  • The eternal gratitude of the "Cosmos" (I will send you a picture, never seen by another cosmonaut, of my cat, Cosmo).
Includes Discord rewards