ir GAMES is creating tomorrow's game experiences.
3
patrons
$46
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ir GAMES on Patreon

Who are we?

ir GAMES (part of inventors renaissance, LLC) started with Jason and (S)am volunteering at a high school for differentiated learners. They taught full-time classes in design and technology, ran community showcases, and developed curricula to deliver content in new ways. Out of this partnership, a company was born. ir GAMES develops fun interactive experiences that bring people together while exploring the frontiers of game design.

What do we make?


Minds Across Time - Imagine, if you will, a card game that is totally new. Minds Across Time is a trading card game that pits the greatest minds in history against each other in an epic quest to invent the future. It also happens to teach middle school science. The first release, The Quest for Knowledge, is available on our store now, and we are currently developing the first of several expansions: (Minds Across Time) & Space. Aluminium level patrons and above will receive Minds Across Time cards every month, as well as how-to's and history of the game.

Edgy - Edgy is a fast tile-based game where players trade, combine, and place their tiles in order to get more points than anyone else. Edgy: Math, the first game in the Edgy series, includes geometric shapes and mathical abilities, perfect for young children. Edgy: Molecules and Edgy: Music are two other games in development that can be combined with Edgy: Math into one explosive and melodic experience. By subscribing at any level, you will be supporting the development of these games, but if you subscribe at the Silver level or above, you will receive previews and an advance copy of each Edgy game as development is finished.

The Adventures of Captain Epoch (a Minds Across Time story) - Comic books 2.0. Meet Captain Epoch, defender of the timeline, traveler of the continuum, and Comic-Con fanatic. Learn to travel through time. Meet Leonardo da Vinci. Save the world.

The Adventures of Captain Epoch is our flagship series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Games, released in installments (available to silver subscribers and above) and coming to an app store near you. Each of the first 9 episodes will introduce a new character from time and give you new powers and knowledge. Rewrite history. Again.

Chemistry Crasher - Become a modern-day alchemist. Synthesize real compounds from real ingredients. Face real danger. You win if you collect the entire set of chemical products. You lose if you die. Good luck!

How you can help:

Just as metals have various rarities and values, we've created 7 different subscription levels for all of our amazing patrons. Each month, ALL new patrons will receive a shoutout, and all supporters at the $10 level or above will be listed on the contributor page of our website ( irllc.games) as a sponsor.

Tier 1 - Iron
   Subscription to our updates and education newsletter.

Tier 2 - Aluminium
   Learn about great minds from history and their amazing creations in our monthly newsletter. You will also receive 3 different Minds Across Time trading cards each month. Cards include Leonardo da Vinci, comic books, world wide web, Sarah Breedlove, programming languages, and many more.

Tier 3 - Silver
   You will receive an advance copy of our new games (physical AND electronic), as well as a newsletter about game design and the history of our games. You will also be able to vote in game design polls and will receive spoilers and preview art of our upcoming releases.
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 4 - Platinum
   You will receive first-release, high-quality, limited-edition poster prints and digital artwork from ir GAMES, including artwork for our new expansion set Minds Across Time & Space, featuring the people and technology of the world's history in space. One lucky subscriber will receive a copy signed by the artist. You will also receive a newsletter with speed draws, art notes, and other commentary.
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 5 - Gold
   You will receive a subscription to the Developer's Choice Crate (not an actual crate). This includes at least one game per month, curated by ir GAMES to expand and explore new gaming horizons. You will enjoy selections like Str8 Eight, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and many others! Includes game overviews, analysis, interviews with indie developers, as well as digital media. Each month one lucky subscriber will also receive a bonus item. 
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 6 - Iridium
   You get to meet (via phone or videoconference) with the developers at irGames for up to 3 hours per month. Use this time however you would like. Want to suggest or commission a game? Want to be trained on games-based pedagogy? Want to know how to take your own game to publication? We're here to help!
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 7 - Rhodium
  You're crazy! Who could possibly afford Rhodium? Apparently you care a lot about educational games and the future of interactive experiences, which is why we're starting Roll to Advance, a quarterly games, education, and development experience. You will receive a VIP (Very Important Patron) Rhodium badge that gives you exclusive access to guests, games, and goods.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Tiers
Iron
$1 or more per month
Subscription to our updates and education newsletter.
Aluminium
$3 or more per month
Learn about great minds from history and their amazing creations in our monthly newsletter. You will also receive 3 different Minds Across Time trading cards each month. Cards include Leonardo da Vinci, comic books, world wide web, Sarah Breedlove, programming languages, and many more.
Silver
$10 or more per month
You will receive an advance copy of our new games (physical AND electronic), as well as a newsletter about game design and the history of our games. You will also be able to vote in game design polls and will receive spoilers and preview art of our upcoming releases.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Platinum
$25 or more per month only 1998 left
You will receive first-release, high-quality, limited-edition poster prints and digital artwork from irGames, including artwork for our new expansion set Minds Across Time & Space, featuring the people and technology of the world's history in space. One lucky subscriber will receive a copy signed by the artist. You will also receive a newsletter with speed draws, art notes, and other commentary.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Gold
$100 or more per month only 200 left
You will receive a subscription to the Developer's Choice Crate (not an actual crate). This includes at least one game per month, curated by irGames to expand and explore new gaming horizons. You will enjoy selections like Str8 Eight, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and many others! Includes game overviews, analysis, interviews with indie developers, as well as digital media. Each month one lucky subscriber will also receive a bonus item.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Iridium
$500 or more per month only 12 left
You get to meet (via phone or videoconference) with the developers at irGames for up to 3 hours per month. Use this time however you would like. Want to suggest or commission a game? Want to be trained on games-based pedagogy? Want to know how to take your own game to publication? We're here to help!
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Rhodium
$1,000 or more per month only 8 left
You're crazy! Who could possibly afford Rhodium? Apparently you care a lot about educational games and the future of interactive experiences, which is why we're starting Roll to Advance, a quarterly games, education, and development experience. You will receive a VIP (Very Important Patron) Rhodium badge that gives you exclusive access to guests, games, and goods.
   Also includes all previous tiers.
Goals
$46 of $2,000 per month
At $2000 / month, Katt (our artist) can work full time continuing her amazing work on these games, and allowing us to do even more.
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ir GAMES on Patreon

Who are we?

ir GAMES (part of inventors renaissance, LLC) started with Jason and (S)am volunteering at a high school for differentiated learners. They taught full-time classes in design and technology, ran community showcases, and developed curricula to deliver content in new ways. Out of this partnership, a company was born. ir GAMES develops fun interactive experiences that bring people together while exploring the frontiers of game design.

What do we make?


Minds Across Time - Imagine, if you will, a card game that is totally new. Minds Across Time is a trading card game that pits the greatest minds in history against each other in an epic quest to invent the future. It also happens to teach middle school science. The first release, The Quest for Knowledge, is available on our store now, and we are currently developing the first of several expansions: (Minds Across Time) & Space. Aluminium level patrons and above will receive Minds Across Time cards every month, as well as how-to's and history of the game.

Edgy - Edgy is a fast tile-based game where players trade, combine, and place their tiles in order to get more points than anyone else. Edgy: Math, the first game in the Edgy series, includes geometric shapes and mathical abilities, perfect for young children. Edgy: Molecules and Edgy: Music are two other games in development that can be combined with Edgy: Math into one explosive and melodic experience. By subscribing at any level, you will be supporting the development of these games, but if you subscribe at the Silver level or above, you will receive previews and an advance copy of each Edgy game as development is finished.

The Adventures of Captain Epoch (a Minds Across Time story) - Comic books 2.0. Meet Captain Epoch, defender of the timeline, traveler of the continuum, and Comic-Con fanatic. Learn to travel through time. Meet Leonardo da Vinci. Save the world.

The Adventures of Captain Epoch is our flagship series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Games, released in installments (available to silver subscribers and above) and coming to an app store near you. Each of the first 9 episodes will introduce a new character from time and give you new powers and knowledge. Rewrite history. Again.

Chemistry Crasher - Become a modern-day alchemist. Synthesize real compounds from real ingredients. Face real danger. You win if you collect the entire set of chemical products. You lose if you die. Good luck!

How you can help:

Just as metals have various rarities and values, we've created 7 different subscription levels for all of our amazing patrons. Each month, ALL new patrons will receive a shoutout, and all supporters at the $10 level or above will be listed on the contributor page of our website ( irllc.games) as a sponsor.

Tier 1 - Iron
   Subscription to our updates and education newsletter.

Tier 2 - Aluminium
   Learn about great minds from history and their amazing creations in our monthly newsletter. You will also receive 3 different Minds Across Time trading cards each month. Cards include Leonardo da Vinci, comic books, world wide web, Sarah Breedlove, programming languages, and many more.

Tier 3 - Silver
   You will receive an advance copy of our new games (physical AND electronic), as well as a newsletter about game design and the history of our games. You will also be able to vote in game design polls and will receive spoilers and preview art of our upcoming releases.
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 4 - Platinum
   You will receive first-release, high-quality, limited-edition poster prints and digital artwork from ir GAMES, including artwork for our new expansion set Minds Across Time & Space, featuring the people and technology of the world's history in space. One lucky subscriber will receive a copy signed by the artist. You will also receive a newsletter with speed draws, art notes, and other commentary.
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 5 - Gold
   You will receive a subscription to the Developer's Choice Crate (not an actual crate). This includes at least one game per month, curated by ir GAMES to expand and explore new gaming horizons. You will enjoy selections like Str8 Eight, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and many others! Includes game overviews, analysis, interviews with indie developers, as well as digital media. Each month one lucky subscriber will also receive a bonus item. 
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 6 - Iridium
   You get to meet (via phone or videoconference) with the developers at irGames for up to 3 hours per month. Use this time however you would like. Want to suggest or commission a game? Want to be trained on games-based pedagogy? Want to know how to take your own game to publication? We're here to help!
    Also includes all previous tiers.

Tier 7 - Rhodium
  You're crazy! Who could possibly afford Rhodium? Apparently you care a lot about educational games and the future of interactive experiences, which is why we're starting Roll to Advance, a quarterly games, education, and development experience. You will receive a VIP (Very Important Patron) Rhodium badge that gives you exclusive access to guests, games, and goods.
    Also includes all previous tiers.

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Tiers
Iron
$1 or more per month
Subscription to our updates and education newsletter.
Aluminium
$3 or more per month
Learn about great minds from history and their amazing creations in our monthly newsletter. You will also receive 3 different Minds Across Time trading cards each month. Cards include Leonardo da Vinci, comic books, world wide web, Sarah Breedlove, programming languages, and many more.
Silver
$10 or more per month
You will receive an advance copy of our new games (physical AND electronic), as well as a newsletter about game design and the history of our games. You will also be able to vote in game design polls and will receive spoilers and preview art of our upcoming releases.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Platinum
$25 or more per month only 1998 left
You will receive first-release, high-quality, limited-edition poster prints and digital artwork from irGames, including artwork for our new expansion set Minds Across Time & Space, featuring the people and technology of the world's history in space. One lucky subscriber will receive a copy signed by the artist. You will also receive a newsletter with speed draws, art notes, and other commentary.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Gold
$100 or more per month only 200 left
You will receive a subscription to the Developer's Choice Crate (not an actual crate). This includes at least one game per month, curated by irGames to expand and explore new gaming horizons. You will enjoy selections like Str8 Eight, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and many others! Includes game overviews, analysis, interviews with indie developers, as well as digital media. Each month one lucky subscriber will also receive a bonus item.
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Iridium
$500 or more per month only 12 left
You get to meet (via phone or videoconference) with the developers at irGames for up to 3 hours per month. Use this time however you would like. Want to suggest or commission a game? Want to be trained on games-based pedagogy? Want to know how to take your own game to publication? We're here to help!
    Also includes all previous tiers.
Rhodium
$1,000 or more per month only 8 left
You're crazy! Who could possibly afford Rhodium? Apparently you care a lot about educational games and the future of interactive experiences, which is why we're starting Roll to Advance, a quarterly games, education, and development experience. You will receive a VIP (Very Important Patron) Rhodium badge that gives you exclusive access to guests, games, and goods.
   Also includes all previous tiers.