is creating odd and obscure retro gaming videos

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About Killgruz

About Killgruz


My name is Jarrod and I currently run 2 YouTube channels that deal with obscure gaming topics.

On my ‘gruz’ channel, I talk about things like Nintendo ROM Hacks, Game Genie codes, and other console gaming oddities.

On my other channel ‘insanely gruz!’, I talk about retro computer stuff, 80’s and 90’s computer games and shareware, and other nostalgia.

I like to take a light-hearted approach to these videos, with an aim to make them more entertaining than just purely educational.

I refer to both channels as just ‘Killgruz’, which was the original name of my YouTube channel. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with one of my channels, and I thank you for taking the time to check out this page!

Why I am on Patreon

I want to eventually reach a wider audience on YouTube, but since I deal with obscure topics, it's been a long uphill road for me so far. The only way to reach more people is to create videos more often. Before this Patreon campaign, I had only been able to put out a few videos each year.

I run a separate business and can only make videos part-time. It has not been possible for me to devote much of my time to this hobby that I very much enjoy.

Currently, this Patreon campaign will help me afford the odds and ends of video and audio production, and lessen the financial burden on me. These videos have never been profitable but do benefit me as a creative outlet.

I'm asking for your help to crowd fund Killgruz Productions. I want to spend more of my time focused on creating these videos for you and explore more topics.

I honestly feel that I possess the skill and creativity to produce great, entertaining content, and I want to work towards a goal to do that more often.

Don't you have ads on your YouTube channel?

I do monetize my YouTube channel, but you would be surprised on how very little revenue this brings in most of the time. I am currently using this money to keep my website online, and that's about it.

There's not a lot of money in it except in the rare occasions that a video of mine catches on and goes viral. I don't chase trends, or purposefully create videos to make a lot of money. I want to put my energy and skills into doing my own thing.

What I can offer you

The main videos I make for Killgruz will always be free for everyone to watch. I do have some exclusive Patreon-only content, such as early access to some of the videos, and my monthly newsletter – where I tell you my current thoughts on how the channel is going, and what types of content I am planning for the next month.

Ultimately, this Patreon campaign is a tip jar – if I’ve made something that you enjoy and you’re able to help me out, whether a single month or longer – I would very much appreciate it!

Pledges of $5 or higher will receive a credit in my produced videos (where appropriate – I probably won’t include credits in a quick video where I just turn on the camera, or in a channel update video. The credits are most appropriate in my produced videos that take me 10 – 50 hours to produce.)

Higher level supporters ($15+) will receive a one-time Killgruz themed 4x6 printed picture postcard from me with a signed, handwritten thank you note. These are coming straight from me with love! I am always updating the designs on these - so chances are you’ll probably get one that’s unique to you!

Thank you!

Whether or not you decide to lend support to my projects, I want to thank you for taking the time to check out my page here on Patreon. The fact that you're reading this, probably means that I've probably created something that you enjoyed

Thank you so much for watching!

$96.07 of $330 per month
Let's make the show even better!
At this level of support I will be able to afford a better camera and better video capturing and editing hardware. I can also purchase more items for the show. It's going to get more interesting!
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