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Hi! My name is Mariano and I LOVE making video games!



I have created many many things, but you probably know my little crafting and building game Forager.


WHY PATREON?

Because as you probably have heard in the past, making a living out of developing video games can be really hard right now.

Some of you know my personal story. I was (and still am, to some degree) a classic underdog.

I am just an introverted guy working from my bedroom. I have no offices, no big teams. I hire very talented people to help me out but it tends to depend on how finances are going each particular month.

And gosh, games take FOREVER to make... Knowing that you put 2-3 years into something and then your entire career depends on whether it sells well or not is... stressful.





DON'T YOU MAKE MONEY BY SELLING YOUR GAMES, THOUGH?

Yes! But I won't get paid until months after I finish them!

I have worked on Forager in particular for 2 years now, and I haven't made any profits. Unfortunately, you have almost no income WHILE developing a game. And while money from outside investors and the occasional work for hire contract help keep me afloat, eventually these take their toll on me and my work.

Working for others takes time away from working on my own games. And people that invest in my games expect their investments to be paid back (with interests). That's just how investing works, and I am fine with it.

But all of this doesn't quite let me focus on making my DREAM GAME. I have a vision of what Forager can be but due to finances and time constraints, but I am not able to fully execute on it.

I want the game to be multiplayer. I want it to have mod support. I want it to have tons of hours of content. I want to create FREE DLC and expansions for it. All of this is just so expensive, either money or time wise.

I am a gamer too! I know what I like in games and I want to be able to put that stuff into my own creations. This is where you come in! You can help me make this stuff happen!





I WOULD RATHER JUST BUY YOUR GAME INSTEAD OF DONATING MONTHLY...


I completely understand and I appreciate your support all the same! Don't worry!

This Patreon page is only for the hardcore Forager and HopFrog fans that want to help me BUILD these things, with constant feedback, suggestions and playtesting.


Everyone will get to play Forager when it comes out on PC and consoles in a couple of months!


This Patreon is to help me keep updating the game and giving those updates to all players for FREE. And also to develop those extremely expensive features like multiplayer or mod support.


So if you are insterested, scroll down to check our tiers, rewards and goals. And remember, this is a thing we are all building together as a community. My games NEED your input and so does my Patreon page. I am open to all sorts of suggestions for both of these!


Claim your Patreon rewards here:
COMIC
CLOSED BETA
DIGITAL LOOT

You may email me at any time of the day at [email protected]
Tiers
STONE TIER
$2 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!
Includes Discord rewards
IRON TIER
$5 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!
Includes Discord rewards
GOLD TIER
$10 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


 

  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!)


Includes Discord rewards
STEEL TIER
$15 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 



  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 
Includes Discord rewards
CRYSTAL TIER
$20 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  

 

  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 



  • Your name will appear in my game's credits!
Includes Discord rewards
ROBOTIC TIER
$50 or more per month
 
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 


  • Your name will appear in my game's credits! 



  • A Droid in Forager will be named after you!
Includes Discord rewards
DIVINE TIER
$100 or more per month
 
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 


  • Your name will appear in my game's credits! 


  • A Droid in Forager will be named after you!



  • Thank you so much, you rich person you! I get to make my dream games while staying true to my vision!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
500 – reached! patrons
I will make "Forager Together", the MULTIPLAYER version of the game!

(You will be able to play online with your friends! This will require a few more months of work to completely redesign systems, since currently Forager can't quite support multiplayer)
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Hi! My name is Mariano and I LOVE making video games!



I have created many many things, but you probably know my little crafting and building game Forager.


WHY PATREON?

Because as you probably have heard in the past, making a living out of developing video games can be really hard right now.

Some of you know my personal story. I was (and still am, to some degree) a classic underdog.

I am just an introverted guy working from my bedroom. I have no offices, no big teams. I hire very talented people to help me out but it tends to depend on how finances are going each particular month.

And gosh, games take FOREVER to make... Knowing that you put 2-3 years into something and then your entire career depends on whether it sells well or not is... stressful.





DON'T YOU MAKE MONEY BY SELLING YOUR GAMES, THOUGH?

Yes! But I won't get paid until months after I finish them!

I have worked on Forager in particular for 2 years now, and I haven't made any profits. Unfortunately, you have almost no income WHILE developing a game. And while money from outside investors and the occasional work for hire contract help keep me afloat, eventually these take their toll on me and my work.

Working for others takes time away from working on my own games. And people that invest in my games expect their investments to be paid back (with interests). That's just how investing works, and I am fine with it.

But all of this doesn't quite let me focus on making my DREAM GAME. I have a vision of what Forager can be but due to finances and time constraints, but I am not able to fully execute on it.

I want the game to be multiplayer. I want it to have mod support. I want it to have tons of hours of content. I want to create FREE DLC and expansions for it. All of this is just so expensive, either money or time wise.

I am a gamer too! I know what I like in games and I want to be able to put that stuff into my own creations. This is where you come in! You can help me make this stuff happen!





I WOULD RATHER JUST BUY YOUR GAME INSTEAD OF DONATING MONTHLY...


I completely understand and I appreciate your support all the same! Don't worry!

This Patreon page is only for the hardcore Forager and HopFrog fans that want to help me BUILD these things, with constant feedback, suggestions and playtesting.


Everyone will get to play Forager when it comes out on PC and consoles in a couple of months!


This Patreon is to help me keep updating the game and giving those updates to all players for FREE. And also to develop those extremely expensive features like multiplayer or mod support.


So if you are insterested, scroll down to check our tiers, rewards and goals. And remember, this is a thing we are all building together as a community. My games NEED your input and so does my Patreon page. I am open to all sorts of suggestions for both of these!


Claim your Patreon rewards here:
COMIC
CLOSED BETA
DIGITAL LOOT

You may email me at any time of the day at [email protected]

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Tiers
STONE TIER
$2 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!
Includes Discord rewards
IRON TIER
$5 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!
Includes Discord rewards
GOLD TIER
$10 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


 

  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!)


Includes Discord rewards
STEEL TIER
$15 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 



  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 
Includes Discord rewards
CRYSTAL TIER
$20 or more per month
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  

 

  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 



  • Your name will appear in my game's credits!
Includes Discord rewards
ROBOTIC TIER
$50 or more per month
 
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 


  • Your name will appear in my game's credits! 



  • A Droid in Forager will be named after you!
Includes Discord rewards
DIVINE TIER
$100 or more per month
 
  • Special role on Discord reflecting how much you have pledged to help development.


  • Access to Patreon-only updates!


  • Vote on what I should work on next and suggest ideas and features to me directly!


  • Instantly gain a copy of the official Forager comic book by artist Jon Nielsen!  


  • Access to early versions of my games. (Including the super secret Forager closed beta, which you can play right now!) 


  • Get a pack of digital goodies including the official soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers and more! 


  • Your name will appear in my game's credits! 


  • A Droid in Forager will be named after you!



  • Thank you so much, you rich person you! I get to make my dream games while staying true to my vision!
Includes Discord rewards