GameReviewPad is creating Written Video Game Reviews in Context and Covering Indie Games
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Hi! My name is Andre Calvert, I am the creator of GameReviewPad.com.

GameReviewPad was created in concept in 2013 and launched in 2014. The site has shifted in many editorial directions since the beginning, but now the site is where it needs to be, mostly focused on covering indie games.. 

In April 2018, I started my special Indie Game Discovery Roundup digest series. This is a content series where I select upcoming indie games and put them in a digest for the reader. I had no idea what games I would eventually discover as a result of this, but what I've learned a year later is that there are so many good indie games out there that never get the attention they deserve and with GameReviewPad I want that to change.

Many games I covered in 2018 were games I never heard of in 2017, but games that I had discovered or stumbled upon during my searches for new indie games.. A great example of this is Wandersong, an indie game I didn't know about in 2017 that ended up being my Favorite Game of 2018.

The more I cover indie games the more I become passionate and motivated to keep digging for that special developer creating that special indie game waiting to be discovered for more publicity that it deserves.

With your help I can take GameReviewPad to a much greater level than with the best tools and resources possible to make it happen.

IMPORTANT! All current and future GameReviewPad review content will continue to remain free and open to everyone.

Where Will The Patreon Money Go?

First Priorities
Hosting Costs/Site Performance
Social Media Tools -
Unfortunately, many tools I've used in the previous years for little or no cost now have a paywall blocking features that are sorely needed to help manage GameReviewPad's social media presence easier.

Secondary Priorities
Indie Games
- Helps increase the indie game coverage pool for the games that can't be obtained on release or pre-release. This will also include some Patron involvement.
Pay for premium plugins for better site functionality
Eventually Fund a New Site Layout Change (Patron involvement)

What Do You Get As a Patron?

A more close and personal outlook of GameReviewPad. (Patron Only Feed)
GameReviewPad will continue to be a site with a general lack of op-ed content and mostly pure review coverage content/indie game informational content. This Patreon will also serve as a behind the curtain, no filtered outlet of opinions and coverage that wont be posted on the website. This can possibly include any behind the scenes stories I may be able to share concerning my site experiences within the industry and reactions to hot-button gaming topics. 
 
Input on any potential sitewide changes

Satisfaction that you are supporting a site that covers indie games.


Tier Specific Rewards:
  • Participate in the "Monthly Q&A"
  • Participate in the "Review Q&A"
  • Access to the GameReviewPad Instagram Close Friends Story Feed
  • Vote for the Patron Choice Review [Patreon Goal Unlockable]
  • ***More rewards to be added later***

FYI: This is a pay upfront Patreon. This means all payments are automatically processed whenever you pledge. The monthly charges will occur in the beginning of each month. If you become a patron near the end of the month please be aware of this.
Tiers
$1 Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • Thank You for supporting GameReviewPad!
    Your name will be added to the Special Thanks page on the website.  [Patron's choice of if or how they want their name listed.] 


  • Access to the Patron Only Feed


  • Help suggest upcoming games for Andre to review in the next month. With so many indie games releasing every month sometime it is very hard to decide or track them down. 


  • Ability to vote in polls on potential sitewide changes and other general gaming polls.
$5 Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • All the rewards in the above tier


  • Monthly Q&A [Patreon Exclusive Content]
    Ability to participate and ask any video game related questions in the monthly GameReviewPad Q&A.
    The questions will be answered the first week of the following month.
    The Q&A will be available to view for all patrons after 1 week.     

 

  • Participate in the Review Q&A
    Ask questions to Andre about games he's currently reviewing.
    Patreon Launch Celebration Special: Ask questions about any games he has reviewed between January 2019 and May 2019.

    For games being reviewed pre-release:
    Q
    uestions that can be answered without breaking embargo will be answered right away in the Patron Only feed for this tier. The rest of the questions will be answered shortly after the embargo.

    A week after the review is published the Review Q&A will be published to the website in a "Review Q&A" tab in the review in addition to a separate post.   [Patron's choice of how they want their name posted.]

    The Review Q&A  thread will remain open for two weeks after the review is published.


  •  [$100 GOAL UNLOCKABLE]  
    Ability to vote for the  "Patron's Choice Review" (1 vote) 
$10 Supporter
$10 or more per month
  • All the rewards in the above tiers
  • Get a more personalized GameReviewPad Patreon experience.
    Sometimes it is tough to find certain information about upcoming games. Ask questions about upcoming games and I will help track down the information for you if I have access to it.   ***Informational questions about upcoming games will not count towards the Monthly Q&A and will be answered ASAP.***


  • Access to GameReviewPad's Instagram "Close Friends" story feed. 


  • [TBA 2019] Participation in "Developer Q&As"
    Providing additional support for indie games in the form of written "Developer Q&As" is the next logical step. GameReviewPad will be at that point later in 2019.  
     


  • [$100 GOAL UNLOCKABLE] "Patron's Choice Review"

    Get a vote on nominations for the Patron's Choice Review from a curated list of games selected by Andre. Nominations voting period lasts first two weeks of the month. Top 5 games advance.

    +1 Vote: Get an additional vote for the Patron's Choice Review.


Goals
$0 of $45 per month
Help me reach the goal of covering hosting costs for a year. This will also be enough to give me the ability to upgrade features within the host that may help my site performance, as well as enough flexibility to change hosts quickly without hassle in case of emergency.
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Hi! My name is Andre Calvert, I am the creator of GameReviewPad.com.

GameReviewPad was created in concept in 2013 and launched in 2014. The site has shifted in many editorial directions since the beginning, but now the site is where it needs to be, mostly focused on covering indie games.. 

In April 2018, I started my special Indie Game Discovery Roundup digest series. This is a content series where I select upcoming indie games and put them in a digest for the reader. I had no idea what games I would eventually discover as a result of this, but what I've learned a year later is that there are so many good indie games out there that never get the attention they deserve and with GameReviewPad I want that to change.

Many games I covered in 2018 were games I never heard of in 2017, but games that I had discovered or stumbled upon during my searches for new indie games.. A great example of this is Wandersong, an indie game I didn't know about in 2017 that ended up being my Favorite Game of 2018.

The more I cover indie games the more I become passionate and motivated to keep digging for that special developer creating that special indie game waiting to be discovered for more publicity that it deserves.

With your help I can take GameReviewPad to a much greater level than with the best tools and resources possible to make it happen.

IMPORTANT! All current and future GameReviewPad review content will continue to remain free and open to everyone.

Where Will The Patreon Money Go?

First Priorities
Hosting Costs/Site Performance
Social Media Tools -
Unfortunately, many tools I've used in the previous years for little or no cost now have a paywall blocking features that are sorely needed to help manage GameReviewPad's social media presence easier.

Secondary Priorities
Indie Games
- Helps increase the indie game coverage pool for the games that can't be obtained on release or pre-release. This will also include some Patron involvement.
Pay for premium plugins for better site functionality
Eventually Fund a New Site Layout Change (Patron involvement)

What Do You Get As a Patron?

A more close and personal outlook of GameReviewPad. (Patron Only Feed)
GameReviewPad will continue to be a site with a general lack of op-ed content and mostly pure review coverage content/indie game informational content. This Patreon will also serve as a behind the curtain, no filtered outlet of opinions and coverage that wont be posted on the website. This can possibly include any behind the scenes stories I may be able to share concerning my site experiences within the industry and reactions to hot-button gaming topics. 
 
Input on any potential sitewide changes

Satisfaction that you are supporting a site that covers indie games.


Tier Specific Rewards:
  • Participate in the "Monthly Q&A"
  • Participate in the "Review Q&A"
  • Access to the GameReviewPad Instagram Close Friends Story Feed
  • Vote for the Patron Choice Review [Patreon Goal Unlockable]
  • ***More rewards to be added later***

FYI: This is a pay upfront Patreon. This means all payments are automatically processed whenever you pledge. The monthly charges will occur in the beginning of each month. If you become a patron near the end of the month please be aware of this.

Recent posts by GameReviewPad

Tiers
$1 Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • Thank You for supporting GameReviewPad!
    Your name will be added to the Special Thanks page on the website.  [Patron's choice of if or how they want their name listed.] 


  • Access to the Patron Only Feed


  • Help suggest upcoming games for Andre to review in the next month. With so many indie games releasing every month sometime it is very hard to decide or track them down. 


  • Ability to vote in polls on potential sitewide changes and other general gaming polls.
$5 Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • All the rewards in the above tier


  • Monthly Q&A [Patreon Exclusive Content]
    Ability to participate and ask any video game related questions in the monthly GameReviewPad Q&A.
    The questions will be answered the first week of the following month.
    The Q&A will be available to view for all patrons after 1 week.     

 

  • Participate in the Review Q&A
    Ask questions to Andre about games he's currently reviewing.
    Patreon Launch Celebration Special: Ask questions about any games he has reviewed between January 2019 and May 2019.

    For games being reviewed pre-release:
    Q
    uestions that can be answered without breaking embargo will be answered right away in the Patron Only feed for this tier. The rest of the questions will be answered shortly after the embargo.

    A week after the review is published the Review Q&A will be published to the website in a "Review Q&A" tab in the review in addition to a separate post.   [Patron's choice of how they want their name posted.]

    The Review Q&A  thread will remain open for two weeks after the review is published.


  •  [$100 GOAL UNLOCKABLE]  
    Ability to vote for the  "Patron's Choice Review" (1 vote) 
$10 Supporter
$10 or more per month
  • All the rewards in the above tiers
  • Get a more personalized GameReviewPad Patreon experience.
    Sometimes it is tough to find certain information about upcoming games. Ask questions about upcoming games and I will help track down the information for you if I have access to it.   ***Informational questions about upcoming games will not count towards the Monthly Q&A and will be answered ASAP.***


  • Access to GameReviewPad's Instagram "Close Friends" story feed. 


  • [TBA 2019] Participation in "Developer Q&As"
    Providing additional support for indie games in the form of written "Developer Q&As" is the next logical step. GameReviewPad will be at that point later in 2019.  
     


  • [$100 GOAL UNLOCKABLE] "Patron's Choice Review"

    Get a vote on nominations for the Patron's Choice Review from a curated list of games selected by Andre. Nominations voting period lasts first two weeks of the month. Top 5 games advance.

    +1 Vote: Get an additional vote for the Patron's Choice Review.