Japa is creating Armok Vision
36

patrons

$110
per month

Who am I?

I'm a self-taught programmer that's been making and contributing to various tools for showing what's going on in the game  Dwarf Fortress in a graphical manner since 2009. It's how I learned to program, in fact.

I love the game, with all the depth and complexity that no other game I've played has achieved, but it lacks a bit in the presentation department, which means that so much of what goes on in the game is either never seen, or is hidden behind textual descriptions that are fine for digging through, but fall short of showing a complete picture at once.
That's why I've started Armok Vision

What is Armok Vision?

At its core, Armok Vision is a 3D frontend for Dwarf Fortress. It runs alongside the game, as a separate program, giving both a layer of safety, and its own resource allocation, meaning that if something goes wrong, it doesn't bring down the game, nor does it use up the already cramped memory limit of a 32bit game.
The ultimate goal of Armok Vision is to show graphically every aspect of Dwarf Fortress, as well as provide a more user-friendly graphical interface for playing.

Why am I asking for money?

Programming a project of this scope takes a lot of work, and a lot of time. 
I enjoy doing it, and will continue to work on the project in any case, but if I get a bit of spending money on the side, it will allow me to put more focus into the project, as well as, should funds allow, buy things for the project that I wouldn't otherwise be able to justify spending money on (Like better sky systems, for example, or VR goggles)

What's in it for you?

There isn't really that much I can do on an individual basis for a project like this, due to its nature, but I've put together a few incentives down below in any case. 
I'm always open to suggestions, though.
Tiers
Basic supporter
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
That warm feeling deep in your heart you get when you help somebody out.
Credited Supporter
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Your name will appear in the credits of any further releases as a supporter.


Additionally, I will prioritize spriting whatever race you select out of the 700 or so available vanilla races in the game

Goals
$110 of $150 per month
If pledges reach this level, it starts making sense for me to start buying equipment to use for development, and/or recordings.

This can include
  • A battery backup for my computer (the power here is terribly unreliable)
  • A better video card (which would admittedly still take a bit of saving up for a decent one) 

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Who am I?

I'm a self-taught programmer that's been making and contributing to various tools for showing what's going on in the game  Dwarf Fortress in a graphical manner since 2009. It's how I learned to program, in fact.

I love the game, with all the depth and complexity that no other game I've played has achieved, but it lacks a bit in the presentation department, which means that so much of what goes on in the game is either never seen, or is hidden behind textual descriptions that are fine for digging through, but fall short of showing a complete picture at once.
That's why I've started Armok Vision

What is Armok Vision?

At its core, Armok Vision is a 3D frontend for Dwarf Fortress. It runs alongside the game, as a separate program, giving both a layer of safety, and its own resource allocation, meaning that if something goes wrong, it doesn't bring down the game, nor does it use up the already cramped memory limit of a 32bit game.
The ultimate goal of Armok Vision is to show graphically every aspect of Dwarf Fortress, as well as provide a more user-friendly graphical interface for playing.

Why am I asking for money?

Programming a project of this scope takes a lot of work, and a lot of time. 
I enjoy doing it, and will continue to work on the project in any case, but if I get a bit of spending money on the side, it will allow me to put more focus into the project, as well as, should funds allow, buy things for the project that I wouldn't otherwise be able to justify spending money on (Like better sky systems, for example, or VR goggles)

What's in it for you?

There isn't really that much I can do on an individual basis for a project like this, due to its nature, but I've put together a few incentives down below in any case. 
I'm always open to suggestions, though.

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Tiers
Basic supporter
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
That warm feeling deep in your heart you get when you help somebody out.
Credited Supporter
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Your name will appear in the credits of any further releases as a supporter.


Additionally, I will prioritize spriting whatever race you select out of the 700 or so available vanilla races in the game