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Hi, My name is Joel Draper and I am a Video Game Developer and Journalist currently studying Games Technology at the University of West England (UWE).

I'm creating a Patreon in order to help cover the costs of what goes into making a modern video game. Even small video games now require money for things such as art and sound design. 

This Patreon is entirely optional and is designed so that people who want to support me can do so with ease. In exchange I will provide updates and information about what I am currently working on.



Currently I occasionally stream Game Development, so if you enjoy being a part of a close-knit community and chatting with me while I work, my Twitch can be found here

I'm usually very secretive about what I work on so I don't usually release a lot of images, but by supporting on Patreon you will also receive unreleased images of stuff I am currently working on, and a behind the scenes look of what I do and how I achieve it.

What are you working on? 

A Mobile Endless Runner
I'm developing an endless runner Mobile Game for iOS and Android. 

The current state of the game includes pickups, high scores, procedural generation, randomly spawning background and foreground objects, as well as various forms of traps.

In this game we are currently working on online support and bug fixing. 

It would also be awesome to get a more experienced artist so the game looks a lot better than the programming art shown above. 
Roguelite
I'm also working on a Roguelite (a procedurally generated dungeon crawler without turn based combat) for PC, Mac and Linux.

The game currently has a melee and gun based weapon system, item pickups, grenades, NPC Trader, Melee based and gun based enemy types and a working UI. Currently we are working on bug fixing and level design. 

More information about these games can be found on my website.

Additional Work
In the rare spare time I have these days, I also work on YouTube video as well as levels, maps and mods for other video games. 

For instance, I am currently working on a map for the popular FPS game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. My map and all other Steam workshop projects I upload can be found here.


I have also entered multiple game jams. At the 2018 Global Game Jam, I made a 2D game based on the theme Transmission. In my game, you had to care for a baby and defend your country by preventing bombs from hitting the ground, managing two challenging tasks at the same time. This game can be found here

Additional information about my current and previous work can be found on the projects page of my website. 

Where does the money go? 

Money donated to this Patreon will go towards covering my website cost, hiring artists and additional programmers as well as improving the overall quality of all my finished products. 

Additional information for what I'm working and previous work on can be found on my official website www.jepdraper.co.uk


You can also sign up for my companies mailing list  here
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug.

Additionally, you will be added to the Discord server where we can chat for as long as need be.


You receive access to my Patreon blog where I will post exclusive updates and images.

You will also receive any prototypes I make each month or ones that I have lying around, and a special report into what the objective was for that prototype. 

Includes Discord rewards
Backer
$5 or more per month
Every month I'll discuss with you what I've been working on and will implement your suggestions into my current project. 


Includes all previous rewards


Includes Discord rewards
Associate
$10 or more per month
Suggest a prototype for me to make, and I will make you a prototype. 


Prototypes will be made in a Game Jam style format, constructed in the time frame of 48 hours.

 Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter
$15 or more per month
I will gift you a copy of any commercial game I release that month, and will personally email you with any free games I release that month. 


You will also be personally named in the credits of a game or YouTube video that I made. 


 Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards
SUPER FAN!
$30 or more per month
Get a merchandise bundle (TShirt, Mug and Pens) sent to you for supporting me with a personal, handsigned letter of thanks.

I will also inform you of any conventions I am going to or places and I am visiting, and will arrange to meet with you if you are also there.

Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0% complete
ROAD TRIP!

I will promise to attend a foreign convention, showing off what I am currently working on - OVERSEAS! 

Costs will go to travel, food, hotels and spending money, and hopefully one day I can meet YOU!
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Hi, My name is Joel Draper and I am a Video Game Developer and Journalist currently studying Games Technology at the University of West England (UWE).

I'm creating a Patreon in order to help cover the costs of what goes into making a modern video game. Even small video games now require money for things such as art and sound design. 

This Patreon is entirely optional and is designed so that people who want to support me can do so with ease. In exchange I will provide updates and information about what I am currently working on.



Currently I occasionally stream Game Development, so if you enjoy being a part of a close-knit community and chatting with me while I work, my Twitch can be found here

I'm usually very secretive about what I work on so I don't usually release a lot of images, but by supporting on Patreon you will also receive unreleased images of stuff I am currently working on, and a behind the scenes look of what I do and how I achieve it.

What are you working on? 

A Mobile Endless Runner
I'm developing an endless runner Mobile Game for iOS and Android. 

The current state of the game includes pickups, high scores, procedural generation, randomly spawning background and foreground objects, as well as various forms of traps.

In this game we are currently working on online support and bug fixing. 

It would also be awesome to get a more experienced artist so the game looks a lot better than the programming art shown above. 
Roguelite
I'm also working on a Roguelite (a procedurally generated dungeon crawler without turn based combat) for PC, Mac and Linux.

The game currently has a melee and gun based weapon system, item pickups, grenades, NPC Trader, Melee based and gun based enemy types and a working UI. Currently we are working on bug fixing and level design. 

More information about these games can be found on my website.

Additional Work
In the rare spare time I have these days, I also work on YouTube video as well as levels, maps and mods for other video games. 

For instance, I am currently working on a map for the popular FPS game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. My map and all other Steam workshop projects I upload can be found here.


I have also entered multiple game jams. At the 2018 Global Game Jam, I made a 2D game based on the theme Transmission. In my game, you had to care for a baby and defend your country by preventing bombs from hitting the ground, managing two challenging tasks at the same time. This game can be found here

Additional information about my current and previous work can be found on the projects page of my website. 

Where does the money go? 

Money donated to this Patreon will go towards covering my website cost, hiring artists and additional programmers as well as improving the overall quality of all my finished products. 

Additional information for what I'm working and previous work on can be found on my official website www.jepdraper.co.uk


You can also sign up for my companies mailing list  here

Recent posts by Joel Draper

Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug.

Additionally, you will be added to the Discord server where we can chat for as long as need be.


You receive access to my Patreon blog where I will post exclusive updates and images.

You will also receive any prototypes I make each month or ones that I have lying around, and a special report into what the objective was for that prototype. 

Includes Discord rewards
Backer
$5 or more per month
Every month I'll discuss with you what I've been working on and will implement your suggestions into my current project. 


Includes all previous rewards


Includes Discord rewards
Associate
$10 or more per month
Suggest a prototype for me to make, and I will make you a prototype. 


Prototypes will be made in a Game Jam style format, constructed in the time frame of 48 hours.

 Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter
$15 or more per month
I will gift you a copy of any commercial game I release that month, and will personally email you with any free games I release that month. 


You will also be personally named in the credits of a game or YouTube video that I made. 


 Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards
SUPER FAN!
$30 or more per month
Get a merchandise bundle (TShirt, Mug and Pens) sent to you for supporting me with a personal, handsigned letter of thanks.

I will also inform you of any conventions I am going to or places and I am visiting, and will arrange to meet with you if you are also there.

Includes all previous rewards 

Includes Discord rewards