welcome to the aquarium.
Hi! My name is kaleidofish. I'm a writer who specializes in interactive fiction (IF), visual novels (VNs), and other narrative-based media.
Over the years, I have made people laugh with comedy visual novels like The Mishka Effect and Fairly Dangerous, cry with romantic IF dramas like Venus Meets Venus, and have near-heart attacks with spooky work like Saving Zoey. Since mid-January 2016, I've been writing Redwood Crossing (RWC), an interactive serial fiction that updates weekly. Readers help shape the story by voting on the end-of-the-chapter polls.
You can learn even more about me and my work on my studio website Kaleidofish Studios.
By pledging on my Patreon, you'll help support me as I create more work like the above!
and you'll get more content.
Your support is more than just a monetary donation. You get a chance to become one of my collaborators, to see things you can't find anywhere else, and to help the community supported fish tank (CSFT).
The first week of every month, $5+ patrons get to fill the tank with promptfish. Once the tank is full, every patron gets to vote on which promptfish they'd like to see grow into a storyfish. Your votes feed the fish, and the biggest fish wins!
In other words, prompts are submitted, and then voted on. Whichever one gets the majority of votes turns into a short piece of fiction. Everyone gets to read it. The CSFT is only one of many things that you have access to with this Patreon.
$1 a month gets you...
✓ Exclusive behind-the-scenes content: production notes, patron-only rants, my thoughts on various characters, and more.
✓ Votes: participate in the community supported fish tank! You choose which fish to feed, or rather, which prompts you'd like to see fully realized into stories.
✓ Opportunities for collaboration: this is what I look forward to doing the most with this page. I'd like to use this space to collaborate. Whenever I need help designing a character, another city in Redwood Crossing, or something else, I'll talk to you guys here first.
$3 a month gets you...
✓ Everything in the $1 tier!
✓ Access to private live stream sessions: watch me participate in flash fiction challenges of YOUR choosing (think Whose Line Is it Anyway? style), write Redwood Crossing, or work on other projects!
✓ Access to alpha & beta builds of visual novels or interactive fiction that I'm working on.
$5 a month gets you...
✓ Everything in the $3 tier!
✓ Ability to submit prompts: you get to add a fish to the CSFT!
✓ Access to the RWC podcast: I like talking about Redwood Crossing...a lot. Honestly, it's one of my favorite things to talk about. I'm going to record my post-chapter conversations & character discussions, and let everyone in this tier listen to them.
$10 a month gets you...
✓ Everything in the $5 tier!
✓ Entry in a guaranteed prompt fill raffle: win this and you get a guaranteed storyfish.
✓ Chapter previews: before I write chapters, I create an outline. Patrons at this tier get to see my outline, WIP drafts, and things like that before the next RWC chapter goes online.
$25 a month gets you...
✓ Everything in the $10 tier!
✓ Membership in The Secret Files Club: so secret...so files...so club... Rumor has it that members of the SFC have gotten to see things no one else has, like scrapped game projects that have never seen the light of day. I've even heard they've gotten to do in-depth collaboration on game projects... What?!?!
Your pledges will go a LONG way in supporting me. If you like what I do, and want me to continue doing what I do, then consider pledging. You won't swim away empty handed.