Jeeyon Shim

is creating games that face the world.

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  • Heartfelt thanks. You are the reason I’m able to grow my Patreon as much as I have, and my Seed patrons are the foundation of the community!
  • Full access to my Patreon feed, which includes journal entries, glimpses into my game writing process, and photos from my life as a naturalist living in the heart of the city.
  • Playtest edition games. These are sketches of games in progress pre-publication stages of development, many of which are exclusive to my Patreon and found nowhere else.
  • *NEW* Access to the Dirtgoblin Community Center, my patron-only Discord server.
  • *NEW* Entrance into the Dirtgoblin Market.

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  • Everything in the Seed tier!
  • Finished game PDFs. Full game documents published in high quality, full color PDF format, as thanks for your helping me release them into the world. Many of these games are exclusive to my Patreon and found nowhere else, and those that make it to the general public often start at $10 or more.
  • *NEW* Entrance into the Dirtgoblin Market.

Branch Tier

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  • Everything in the Sprout tier!
  • *NEW* Membership to the Dirtgoblin Courier Service, a seasonal art packet lovingly crafted, assembled, and shipped from my studio. Each GCS packet will contain at least one small game and one small piece of original art.

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About Jeeyon Shim

Who are you supporting?
Hi, I'm Jeeyon! I'm an award-winning game designer, multimedia artist, and outdoor educator based in California. I'm known for a prolific body of work with lyrical prose, innovative mechanics, and a consistent ability to create transformative connections between players and the world around them. My work has been featured on Polygon, Shut Up and Sit Down, and multiple times on Dicebreaker, among other publications. In August 2021 I received the Diana Jones Emerging Designer Award in its inaugural year, making me the first designer to win distinction in the program. I like dirt, animals, making things with her hands, and green growing things.

What do I want to do?
The immediate, material thing I want is a sustainable financial foundation for my writing and game design. My ultimate goal is to restore my readers' ability to face the world and face themselves, and to remind everyone that no matter how alienated you may feel from the outdoors, your connection with the natural world is instinctive, beautiful, primal, and intrinsic to every person alive. I believe that the need for land connection resonates through every part of our life, and I would love your help in reaching more people through my work.


How can you help?
Support me by joining as a patron! I've lived in Oakland for the past 11 years. I love this city, and the Bay, and California. The land here is breathtaking in its beauty and biodiversity and it serves as a major inspiration for all my work. It is also one of the most expensive places to live in the world, and lately as the city has changed around me I've found it increasingly difficult to sustain myself. 

That's where you come in. I'm so grateful to make a living through my games and art through crowdfunded projects and occasional contract work, but Patreon is my one reliable source of income! With your help and Patreon's platform, I hope to expand the breadth of my work by opening more roads to creating games and art that helps guide participants through their personal gateways to deep, heartfelt nature connection. I want to do everything I can to help people feel as at home in the land as I do. Your support will be pivotal in helping me give that gift to my communities — and yours!
Goals
513 of 1,000 patrons
My “shoot the moon” goal for the rest of 2021 is to reach 1,000 membership by winter solstice! At that membership level, I would be close to the level of earnings where my Patreon (aka the Dirtgoblin Community Center) could cover my monthly rent. If I get to that point, I could set future membership goals around specific project goals, and make more cool goblin treasures for the whole community!

As a preview of the kind of things I’m hoping to do through the Dirtgoblin Community Center, once we get to 1K members I’ll launch a limited time direct mail project for Sprout members and above, with high quality print-at-home PDF files for Seed members so everyone can join in! More details soon.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 74 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Video

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