Ghostly Bear Games

is creating Game Development Behind the Scenes

17

patrons

$365

per month
We’re Ghostly Bear Games, an indie game studio working on our first game. We’re a US-based distributed team with shared backgrounds from well known studios, and we want to try a different approach to game development. You can learn more about us in an article written by our founder.

We’re on Patreon as part of that trying something different: we’ll be sharing our game development process for those who pledge. We know that many people want to find out more about game development, so we’ll be showing how games get made behind the scenes. We’ll be providing a community space where current and future game developers can connect, all while we share our challenges as we make a game for you to (hopefully) enjoy!

So how will we share our development? First, we’ll be putting together podcasts of a few of our regular meetings and discussions with each sprint. You’ll hear us discuss and solve some real challenges for our game, with each episode focusing on the major disciplines of our team: game design, engineering, production, and art. We’ll stream some of these meetings while recording them, giving the private discord channel for patrons a ping when we go live! Additionally, we’ll schedule Q&As and Let’s Plays with different members of the team. Finally we’ll be streaming our stand-up every work day so you can always get a sense of the overall status of the project and see how we coordinate with each other from our disparate living rooms/offices/cafes of the day.

We’re excited to have you join us for this experiment as we open the doors of our development and hope to build a community around building games. We want to share how the sausage gets made, then refactored, and then have the team complain about mincemeat debt. So join us in the room where it happens for a peek at the journey where we (hopefully) entertain you while sharing a behind-the-scenes look into developing games.
Tiers
Patron Panda
$3 or more per month

Access to a special channel on our Public Discord where we'll pull questions to answer on stream, give everyone the heads-up on new content, and let all our patrons interact.


(all tiers are inclusive of previous) 

Includes Discord rewards
Star Bears
$10 or more per month

 We’re so grateful for your additional love. We’ll give you access to a patron channel on discord where we post surveys and polls to add new content into our games. Be a part of the process! We’ll also make sure to give you a shout-out and love on stream and social media each month. 

Includes Discord rewards
Moon Bear
$20 or more per month

 Your desire to a part of this is amazing. You’ll get access to our nightly builds of our current game, letting you see the changes happen that we’re talking about in stream and content live. Get a front row seat to Carl breaking the build and to the crazy whirlwind of development. 


(Just to be really clear: this build will not be stable or guaranteed to work, but if it doesn’t you’ll hear about it on stream for sure).

Includes Discord rewards
Cloud Bear
$30 or more per month

 You are an amazing member of the community and friend to the studio. 


* We’ll show you that spirit by inviting you into the Bear Buddy discord channel where you can ask us questions about design, engineering, production, getting into or working in the industry, or other game making centric things and we’ll dedicate some of our time to answering you guys to the best of our ability. 


* Additionally we’ll make sure you appear in the credits of our shows to make it clear that you played a critical role in making them happen. 

Includes Discord rewards
Galaxy Bear
$50 or more per month

 We expect zero people to back this, but if you do we are blown away by your interest and generosity. 


As thanks, we’ll give you access to our pitch playable prototype for Altered Tactics, which we pitched to a variety of publishers and investors in early 2019. Check out what that sort of thing looks like and ask us questions about it. We’ll be happy to talk about what it was like to work on, where it went, and our plans for the future with it. 

Includes Discord rewards
The One True Bear
$100 or more per month

This level of support is wild and honestly we’re kind of scared that an individual would be willing to go this extra mile for us, but our gratitude is boundless. 


You’ll get an hour of one-on-one time with our Founder every month you’re gracious enough to do this. Happy to advise on what its like to start our own thing, being a producer, company culture tips and thoughts, whatever. If you’d rather have that time with another member of the team, mention that and we can see what we can make happen. 


You’ll also get massive love during our streams and shows, and you’ll appear in the credits of all of our games as a paragon of patronage.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
17 of 50 patrons
When we reach our first 50 patrons, we'll host a big patron game time at the end of a sprint and play games, stream, and chat with everyone who can make it to shower you with verbal love live and on air.
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We’re Ghostly Bear Games, an indie game studio working on our first game. We’re a US-based distributed team with shared backgrounds from well known studios, and we want to try a different approach to game development. You can learn more about us in an article written by our founder.

We’re on Patreon as part of that trying something different: we’ll be sharing our game development process for those who pledge. We know that many people want to find out more about game development, so we’ll be showing how games get made behind the scenes. We’ll be providing a community space where current and future game developers can connect, all while we share our challenges as we make a game for you to (hopefully) enjoy!

So how will we share our development? First, we’ll be putting together podcasts of a few of our regular meetings and discussions with each sprint. You’ll hear us discuss and solve some real challenges for our game, with each episode focusing on the major disciplines of our team: game design, engineering, production, and art. We’ll stream some of these meetings while recording them, giving the private discord channel for patrons a ping when we go live! Additionally, we’ll schedule Q&As and Let’s Plays with different members of the team. Finally we’ll be streaming our stand-up every work day so you can always get a sense of the overall status of the project and see how we coordinate with each other from our disparate living rooms/offices/cafes of the day.

We’re excited to have you join us for this experiment as we open the doors of our development and hope to build a community around building games. We want to share how the sausage gets made, then refactored, and then have the team complain about mincemeat debt. So join us in the room where it happens for a peek at the journey where we (hopefully) entertain you while sharing a behind-the-scenes look into developing games.

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Tiers
Patron Panda
$3 or more per month

Access to a special channel on our Public Discord where we'll pull questions to answer on stream, give everyone the heads-up on new content, and let all our patrons interact.


(all tiers are inclusive of previous) 

Includes Discord rewards
Star Bears
$10 or more per month

 We’re so grateful for your additional love. We’ll give you access to a patron channel on discord where we post surveys and polls to add new content into our games. Be a part of the process! We’ll also make sure to give you a shout-out and love on stream and social media each month. 

Includes Discord rewards
Moon Bear
$20 or more per month

 Your desire to a part of this is amazing. You’ll get access to our nightly builds of our current game, letting you see the changes happen that we’re talking about in stream and content live. Get a front row seat to Carl breaking the build and to the crazy whirlwind of development. 


(Just to be really clear: this build will not be stable or guaranteed to work, but if it doesn’t you’ll hear about it on stream for sure).

Includes Discord rewards
Cloud Bear
$30 or more per month

 You are an amazing member of the community and friend to the studio. 


* We’ll show you that spirit by inviting you into the Bear Buddy discord channel where you can ask us questions about design, engineering, production, getting into or working in the industry, or other game making centric things and we’ll dedicate some of our time to answering you guys to the best of our ability. 


* Additionally we’ll make sure you appear in the credits of our shows to make it clear that you played a critical role in making them happen. 

Includes Discord rewards
Galaxy Bear
$50 or more per month

 We expect zero people to back this, but if you do we are blown away by your interest and generosity. 


As thanks, we’ll give you access to our pitch playable prototype for Altered Tactics, which we pitched to a variety of publishers and investors in early 2019. Check out what that sort of thing looks like and ask us questions about it. We’ll be happy to talk about what it was like to work on, where it went, and our plans for the future with it. 

Includes Discord rewards
The One True Bear
$100 or more per month

This level of support is wild and honestly we’re kind of scared that an individual would be willing to go this extra mile for us, but our gratitude is boundless. 


You’ll get an hour of one-on-one time with our Founder every month you’re gracious enough to do this. Happy to advise on what its like to start our own thing, being a producer, company culture tips and thoughts, whatever. If you’d rather have that time with another member of the team, mention that and we can see what we can make happen. 


You’ll also get massive love during our streams and shows, and you’ll appear in the credits of all of our games as a paragon of patronage.

Includes Discord rewards