I_like_pie is creating Imperial Conflict
17

patrons

$197
per month
Hello! My name is Vince, or I_like_pie in the Imperial Conflict community.

What is Imperial Conflict?

Imperial Conflict is an online multiplayer strategy game. It is also a personal passion; not just for me but for our incredible player base as well. Many of us are longtime friends who have been playing off and on since the game's release in 2000.

It's not just a game, it is most definitely a community.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a service that allows you to pledge a recurring payment to creators.

For Imperial Conflict, that means we have an opportunity to support development costs without having to resort to banner ads, pay-to-win schemes, or other unpleasant methods that potentially compromise the integrity of the experience.

Imperial Conflict needs your help.

In August 2016, Imperial Conflict's previous admin and original creator agreed that a change in ownership was best for the game's future, and accepted my offer to buy the game. After 16 years, it was clear that the game was dying due to lack of active development and admin attention. We went from tens of thousands of players at our height to a small fraction of that when I bought the game.

I've been working on improvements practically full time ever since. We've already come a long way since then, but we still have quite a way to go to bring the game up to the standards that players have come to expect.

Unfortunately, working on Imperial Conflict for 40+ hours a week is no longer sustainable. While I have no intention to pull the plug, I can't justify choosing the game over side jobs or freelancing work. Not without development support.

That's why I'm asking for your help. Every Patreon pledge that comes in will support Imperial Conflict's development costs in terms of money but most importantly in terms of time. Very literally, your payment translates into additional work that I can put into the game's future.

What's in it for me, as a supporter?

  • For $1/mo you will become a Patron Defender and receive:
    • Recognition as an Imperial Conflict Patron in our Discord chat.
    • Access to a members-only channel with other Patrons.
    • Listing as a supporter on the imperialconflict.com home page
    • Access to the closed alpha of the new version

  • For $5/mo you will become a Patron Fighter and receive:
    • Access to our Testing Server where we run experimental games and preview/test new changes prior to the wider release.
    • Bypass the 2-galaxies-per-player restriction.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $15/mo you will become a Patron Warrior and receive:
    • Create custom galaxies, open to all other players.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $25/mo you will become a Patron Commander and receive:
    • A custom Forum Tag.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $50/mo you will become a Patron Conqueror and receive:
    • All previous rewards.
    • Vanity Points!  Top Discord Rank ;)

Most importantly, Imperial Conflict will keep running and moving forward as a direct result of your contribution.

Anything else?

THANK YOU for your support. I can't say that enough.
Tiers
Patron Defender
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Recognition as an Imperial Conflict Patron in our Discord chat.
  • Access to a members-only channel with other Patrons.
  • Listing as a supporter on the imperialconflict.com home page.
  • Access to the closed alpha of the new version
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Fighter
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to our Testing Server where we run experimental games and preview/test new changes prior to the wider release.
  • Bypass the 2-galaxies-per-player restriction.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Warrior
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Create custom galaxies, open to all other players
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Commander
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Custom Forum Tag
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Conqueror
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • Vanity Points!  Top Discord Rank ;)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$197 of $500 per month
$500/mo would allow us a small advertisement budget to bring in new players and new competition.  Fresh blood!
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Hello! My name is Vince, or I_like_pie in the Imperial Conflict community.

What is Imperial Conflict?

Imperial Conflict is an online multiplayer strategy game. It is also a personal passion; not just for me but for our incredible player base as well. Many of us are longtime friends who have been playing off and on since the game's release in 2000.

It's not just a game, it is most definitely a community.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a service that allows you to pledge a recurring payment to creators.

For Imperial Conflict, that means we have an opportunity to support development costs without having to resort to banner ads, pay-to-win schemes, or other unpleasant methods that potentially compromise the integrity of the experience.

Imperial Conflict needs your help.

In August 2016, Imperial Conflict's previous admin and original creator agreed that a change in ownership was best for the game's future, and accepted my offer to buy the game. After 16 years, it was clear that the game was dying due to lack of active development and admin attention. We went from tens of thousands of players at our height to a small fraction of that when I bought the game.

I've been working on improvements practically full time ever since. We've already come a long way since then, but we still have quite a way to go to bring the game up to the standards that players have come to expect.

Unfortunately, working on Imperial Conflict for 40+ hours a week is no longer sustainable. While I have no intention to pull the plug, I can't justify choosing the game over side jobs or freelancing work. Not without development support.

That's why I'm asking for your help. Every Patreon pledge that comes in will support Imperial Conflict's development costs in terms of money but most importantly in terms of time. Very literally, your payment translates into additional work that I can put into the game's future.

What's in it for me, as a supporter?

  • For $1/mo you will become a Patron Defender and receive:
    • Recognition as an Imperial Conflict Patron in our Discord chat.
    • Access to a members-only channel with other Patrons.
    • Listing as a supporter on the imperialconflict.com home page
    • Access to the closed alpha of the new version

  • For $5/mo you will become a Patron Fighter and receive:
    • Access to our Testing Server where we run experimental games and preview/test new changes prior to the wider release.
    • Bypass the 2-galaxies-per-player restriction.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $15/mo you will become a Patron Warrior and receive:
    • Create custom galaxies, open to all other players.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $25/mo you will become a Patron Commander and receive:
    • A custom Forum Tag.
    • All previous rewards.

  • For $50/mo you will become a Patron Conqueror and receive:
    • All previous rewards.
    • Vanity Points!  Top Discord Rank ;)

Most importantly, Imperial Conflict will keep running and moving forward as a direct result of your contribution.

Anything else?

THANK YOU for your support. I can't say that enough.

Recent posts by I_like_pie

Tiers
Patron Defender
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Recognition as an Imperial Conflict Patron in our Discord chat.
  • Access to a members-only channel with other Patrons.
  • Listing as a supporter on the imperialconflict.com home page.
  • Access to the closed alpha of the new version
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Fighter
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to our Testing Server where we run experimental games and preview/test new changes prior to the wider release.
  • Bypass the 2-galaxies-per-player restriction.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Warrior
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Create custom galaxies, open to all other players
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Commander
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Custom Forum Tag
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Patron Conqueror
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • Vanity Points!  Top Discord Rank ;)
Includes Discord rewards