Zan the Bonebreaker

Zan the Bonebreaker

is creating Oldschool Video Games

53

patrons

$305

per month
Welcome to my new Patreon page!
Here's where you can support my work and get some peeks into the current development. Enjoy the stay!

Find Hedon here:
Steam - store.steampowered.com/app/1072150/Hedon
IndieDB - https://www.indiedb.com/games/hedon/downloads
itchio - https://zanthebonebreaker.itch.io/hedon

The Philosophy
My aim is to create a reaction towards certain trends in the gaming industry that mainly focus on being as digestible as possible in their quest for market expansion. I believe that single player games do not compete with each other, and thus should be ultimately regarded as a personal art form instead of a service. My aim is to research classic game design and refresh the valuable bits we've lost in an experience that ultimately rewards the player through learning and investment rather than through mechanically administered gratification.

Hedon
Although it started as a total conversion Doom 2 mod, Hedon has become one of the first wave of commercial games that runs on the GZDoom engine. Gameplay wise, it is similar in style and features to games like Hexen, Blood, Arx Fatalis, Thief, Unreal or Serious Sam.
By dropping a hunky half Orc half Demon into an underground universe filled with evil cultists and monsters I want to make full use of the timeless formula of an old school shooter. Mature level design and focus on gameplay, maps that vary in aesthetics and concept, engaging monsters and weapons, freedom of approach within a limited, well defined environment and so on...

Some Interesting Gaming Critique
Here are some links you might find related to my general concerns for the gaming industry today.
Dom Giuca - Thief vs. AAA Gaming
Chubzdoomer - If Doom was Done Today

The Creator
I have started developing the game in October 2016, and will probably do so for a very long while on. I greatly appreciate your support and feedback, and your donations definitely help me speed up development and invest myself more and more in this project. Every bit of your interest helps me improve the game.

Software used:
Engine: GZDoom
Coding/Scripting/Resource Management: SLADE3
Level Design: GZDoom Builder
Graphic Design (Textures, Sprites, Animations etc.): Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
3D Modelling: Blender
Sound Editing/Recording: Audacity









Zan body pillow + how to get it here - https://www.patreon.com/posts/zan-dakimakura-25891...
Tiers
Cultist
$1 or more per month

➣ Cultist Supporter Discord role (access to basic features). 

➣ "Behind the scene" updates on the features I am working on (art, code, animation etc.).
➣ Ability to vote in polls (mostly feedback related).
➣ Access to in-game development screenshots, soundtracks and game footage (they are also available for free).

➣ You will be credited for supporting Hedon (note that the order in which patrons will appear in credits depends on their total donated amount. Your Patreon username will be used unless you specify otherwise).  

Includes Discord rewards
Initiate
$5 or more per month

➣ You get access to beta testing.
➣ Initiate Supporter Discord role (access to additional features).

➣ Tier 1 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM).
➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards
Warlock
$10 or more per month

➣ You get the game!

➣ Warlock Supporter Discord role (access to most features and the #nsfw-random channel).

➣ Tier 2 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM). 
➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards
Pit Lord
$25 or more per month

➣ Pit Lord Supporter Discord role (access to all features and channels).
➣ One time custom art reward that will show in the in-game patron gallery!
➣ Tier 3 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM). 

➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$305 of $500 per month
Hitting this goal should be enough for me to be able to turn the project(s) here into a part to full time job and bring you unbridled art and vidya at a faster rate!
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Welcome to my new Patreon page!
Here's where you can support my work and get some peeks into the current development. Enjoy the stay!

Find Hedon here:
Steam - store.steampowered.com/app/1072150/Hedon
IndieDB - https://www.indiedb.com/games/hedon/downloads
itchio - https://zanthebonebreaker.itch.io/hedon

The Philosophy
My aim is to create a reaction towards certain trends in the gaming industry that mainly focus on being as digestible as possible in their quest for market expansion. I believe that single player games do not compete with each other, and thus should be ultimately regarded as a personal art form instead of a service. My aim is to research classic game design and refresh the valuable bits we've lost in an experience that ultimately rewards the player through learning and investment rather than through mechanically administered gratification.

Hedon
Although it started as a total conversion Doom 2 mod, Hedon has become one of the first wave of commercial games that runs on the GZDoom engine. Gameplay wise, it is similar in style and features to games like Hexen, Blood, Arx Fatalis, Thief, Unreal or Serious Sam.
By dropping a hunky half Orc half Demon into an underground universe filled with evil cultists and monsters I want to make full use of the timeless formula of an old school shooter. Mature level design and focus on gameplay, maps that vary in aesthetics and concept, engaging monsters and weapons, freedom of approach within a limited, well defined environment and so on...

Some Interesting Gaming Critique
Here are some links you might find related to my general concerns for the gaming industry today.
Dom Giuca - Thief vs. AAA Gaming
Chubzdoomer - If Doom was Done Today

The Creator
I have started developing the game in October 2016, and will probably do so for a very long while on. I greatly appreciate your support and feedback, and your donations definitely help me speed up development and invest myself more and more in this project. Every bit of your interest helps me improve the game.

Software used:
Engine: GZDoom
Coding/Scripting/Resource Management: SLADE3
Level Design: GZDoom Builder
Graphic Design (Textures, Sprites, Animations etc.): Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
3D Modelling: Blender
Sound Editing/Recording: Audacity









Zan body pillow + how to get it here - https://www.patreon.com/posts/zan-dakimakura-25891...

Recent posts by Zan the Bonebreaker

Tiers
Cultist
$1 or more per month

➣ Cultist Supporter Discord role (access to basic features). 

➣ "Behind the scene" updates on the features I am working on (art, code, animation etc.).
➣ Ability to vote in polls (mostly feedback related).
➣ Access to in-game development screenshots, soundtracks and game footage (they are also available for free).

➣ You will be credited for supporting Hedon (note that the order in which patrons will appear in credits depends on their total donated amount. Your Patreon username will be used unless you specify otherwise).  

Includes Discord rewards
Initiate
$5 or more per month

➣ You get access to beta testing.
➣ Initiate Supporter Discord role (access to additional features).

➣ Tier 1 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM).
➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards
Warlock
$10 or more per month

➣ You get the game!

➣ Warlock Supporter Discord role (access to most features and the #nsfw-random channel).

➣ Tier 2 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM). 
➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards
Pit Lord
$25 or more per month

➣ Pit Lord Supporter Discord role (access to all features and channels).
➣ One time custom art reward that will show in the in-game patron gallery!
➣ Tier 3 art token - read more on Discord (if you don't have Discord you can always inquire via PM). 

➣ All the other rewards below.

Includes Discord rewards