Keith Burgun is creating Games and Game Design
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patrons

"Game design theory, and games designed with theory."

I am interested in advancing the discipline of game design and its surrounding discourse
. What that means is, I want people, including myself, to find out how to create better rulesets for interactive entertainment. Here are some of the ways that I go about that:

  • I write articles, both for my site and for other sites such as Gamasutra and Polygon.
  • I design games - but not just any games. Games that test game design theory, such as my own upcoming Escape the Omnochronom!
  • I run a podcast that talks in-depth about game design topics and includes interviews with many smart designers and thinkers
  • I write books on game design. So far, I've written Game Design Theory and Clockwork Game Design.
  • I create videos on game design, such as 3 Minute Game Design.
  • I moderate reddit's /r/gamedesign subreddit, which I also helped design.
  • I run my own forum and discord communities
  • I sometimes teach game design at local art schools, as well as give talks at universities.

The game I'm currently working on is called Escape the Omnochronom, an innovative single player tactical strategy game based on lane-pushing. It's sort of like DotA meets Rogue-likes. More about this game soon.

I'm also making a deckbuilding card game called Splash Clash on Lake Street. More info on that one soon.


All of this stuff takes a ton of time and effort. If you think what I do is worth supporting, please consider becoming a patron. By doing so, you will get access to some extra content, early builds of my games, and other neat stuff.

Check out 3 Minute Game Design's first episode below as an example of what I do. Otherwise, find out more about my work at my site: http://www.keithburgun.net. Thanks for reading!


Tiers
Early-Access and Discord Role!
$1 or more per month
Gain access to Patron-only posts - get the word early! You're supporting my work and enabling me to write more articles. More quality, more frequency.  Also, all Patrons get access to a special "Patron" role on Discord. Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
Gain access to early game prototypes. Thanks to your support, I'm able to significantly increase the amount of work I can put into my article-writing.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At this level, you get the benefits of previous tiers, plus the knowledge that you're helping me turn article writing into a part time job. Supporters may have their names/websites mentioned as supporters in future articles (if you'd like!).
Super-Patron Discord Role!
$50 or more per month
If you're in a position to support my work in a significant way, a donation of this size would have a profound effect on my ability to produce content. You are an important patron of the arts and I'm eternally grateful. You also get a yellow-colored "Super Patron!" role on Discord, which allows you to manage emojis.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $100 or more per month
Super-Patron! As a Super-Patron, I'm forever in your debt. Need a theme song for your own project? How about a painted portrait of yourself? A short article on my site about you? Perhaps a segment at the end of a Clockwork Game Design podcast? I can work with you to give you a really special reward if you're supporting me at this level. Thanks!
Goals
43 of 65 patrons
When I get 65 Patrons, I can get a web designer to give my website a serious upgrade. This amount will also really start to help me with developing my own games.
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"Game design theory, and games designed with theory."

I am interested in advancing the discipline of game design and its surrounding discourse
. What that means is, I want people, including myself, to find out how to create better rulesets for interactive entertainment. Here are some of the ways that I go about that:

  • I write articles, both for my site and for other sites such as Gamasutra and Polygon.
  • I design games - but not just any games. Games that test game design theory, such as my own upcoming Escape the Omnochronom!
  • I run a podcast that talks in-depth about game design topics and includes interviews with many smart designers and thinkers
  • I write books on game design. So far, I've written Game Design Theory and Clockwork Game Design.
  • I create videos on game design, such as 3 Minute Game Design.
  • I moderate reddit's /r/gamedesign subreddit, which I also helped design.
  • I run my own forum and discord communities
  • I sometimes teach game design at local art schools, as well as give talks at universities.

The game I'm currently working on is called Escape the Omnochronom, an innovative single player tactical strategy game based on lane-pushing. It's sort of like DotA meets Rogue-likes. More about this game soon.

I'm also making a deckbuilding card game called Splash Clash on Lake Street. More info on that one soon.


All of this stuff takes a ton of time and effort. If you think what I do is worth supporting, please consider becoming a patron. By doing so, you will get access to some extra content, early builds of my games, and other neat stuff.

Check out 3 Minute Game Design's first episode below as an example of what I do. Otherwise, find out more about my work at my site: http://www.keithburgun.net. Thanks for reading!


Recent posts by Keith Burgun

Tiers
Early-Access and Discord Role!
$1 or more per month
Gain access to Patron-only posts - get the word early! You're supporting my work and enabling me to write more articles. More quality, more frequency.  Also, all Patrons get access to a special "Patron" role on Discord. Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
Gain access to early game prototypes. Thanks to your support, I'm able to significantly increase the amount of work I can put into my article-writing.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At this level, you get the benefits of previous tiers, plus the knowledge that you're helping me turn article writing into a part time job. Supporters may have their names/websites mentioned as supporters in future articles (if you'd like!).
Super-Patron Discord Role!
$50 or more per month
If you're in a position to support my work in a significant way, a donation of this size would have a profound effect on my ability to produce content. You are an important patron of the arts and I'm eternally grateful. You also get a yellow-colored "Super Patron!" role on Discord, which allows you to manage emojis.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $100 or more per month
Super-Patron! As a Super-Patron, I'm forever in your debt. Need a theme song for your own project? How about a painted portrait of yourself? A short article on my site about you? Perhaps a segment at the end of a Clockwork Game Design podcast? I can work with you to give you a really special reward if you're supporting me at this level. Thanks!