Josh Boykin is creating gaming criticism and community.
28

patrons

$123
per month

About Me

I’m Josh Boykin, and I’ve been writing for…years. As far back as I can remember, really. I’ve been writing professionally since 2009, and I’ve refined my tastes and style over time. I’ve had my writing featured by Medium twice (for writing about Taco Bell and Philando Castile/Pokemon GO, interestingly enough) , I independently covered the Ferguson protests with a piece that circulated the globe, and I launched Intelligame.us last year, a game culture and criticism site that raised over $2300 for OHSU Doernboecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. I create because I love it and think it’s important, but I need your help to keep it going.

About Intelligame

I started Intelligame.Us in 2015 to highlight intersections between games and the world around us. I want this site to be more than just another game site: I want IG to represent a community of forward-thinking individuals who care about games and think deeply about their impact on the world. Over the past year and a half, Intelligame's grown in ways I would have never expected.

Currently, the site exists in three main spheres: the website, the weekly Let's Intelliplay livestream on Twitch, and the daily Intelligame Radio podcast on Anchor (and now on iTunesGoogle Play and Pocket Casts). For folks who want all the info in one place, the weekly Intelligame Recap takes highlights and drops them in your inbox! 

Why Patreon?

I'm lucky right now that I love most of the work I do, whether it's for Intelligame, TwitchPDX, ALTcade, or other projects around Portland and abroad. I've attended PixelPop, BetaCon, E3 and even the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. I've spoken at MuseumCamp, Nerd Camp, OryCon, PixelPop, and the University of Oregon Think.Play Game Studies Conference. I'm hoping that there'll be even more opportunities coming in the future, but attending these events can be expensive!

Your recurring donation via Patreon will help me buy things like FOOD, SHELTER, and GASOLINE! It’ll also help me buy the tools I need to work on new projects: new games to write about, video recording hardware, or help cover travel expenses. 

Future Goals?

Overall, your support helps me devote more attention to projects that aim to make a difference and build community in the world. For example, I want to bring in new, diverse voices to write for Intelligame, but I also believe in paying people for their work; I hope to raise money from this campaign to help with that as well. My big dream: to host the first Intelligame Conference! That may be a while off, but I like to aim high. :)
 
Pledging to be a Patreon sponsor will give you access to special, backer-exclusive rewards. From periodic updates about progress to special livestreams and more, you’ll get to help shape the direction of the content that I create. Depending on how successful this is, I’ll come up with new ways to let backers in on the process, and make sure to highlight other great voices along the way.

OK, Where Do I Sign Up?

Just choose your Patron level and go! Thanks so much for checking this page out, and I appreciate your support however you decide to give it. Let's Intelligame!
Rewards
Be an Intelligamer!
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll become an official Intelligamer! This role unlocks:
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons here and on the Intelligame Discord
  • Get the weekly Intelligame Recap in your inbox
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligamer Plus (Equity Tier)
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Part of Intelligame's mission is to broaden access to quality gaming content, discussion, and community. This tier exists to provide access to higher-tier rewards for those from marginalized backgrounds or with financial stresses.

No additional questions asked; we're just happy you're making Intelligame a priority in any fashion. :)
  • Early Access to Intelligame posted content
  • IG Sidekick Discord color
  • IG Catalyst Updates
  • May expand more over time


Includes Discord rewards
IG Early Access
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Get previews of Intelligame content before everyone else!
  • Sneak peek of upcoming print content and videos a day early
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Sidekick
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Join up and fight the good fight with Intelligame! Stay in the know with special Discord chat access.
  • Access to IG Sidekick Discord channel
  • Special Discord color for your username!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Catalyst
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Help make big changes with Intelligame!
  • Stream shoutout! Hear your awesomeness called out at the beginning of each stream (if you want, of course)
  • Get access to the IG Catalyst Update here on Patreon! (You can subscribe to it with your favorite podcast app, too!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Sponsor (Early Bird)
$35 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Become a sponsor of Intelligame! With approval, get:
  • Your name/brand called out during the Intelligame Podcast
  • Your name/brand called out during Intelligame livestreams and events
Intelligame Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Sponsor criticism, culture, and community! With approval, get:
  • Your name/brand called out during the Intelligame Podcast
  • Your name/brand called out during Intelligame livestreams and events
Goals
$123 of $200 per month
IGnition returns! The once-a-month zine returns to Intelligame with a paper-printed copy coming straight to your mailbox. One of the few non-bill snail mails out there. :)


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About Me

I’m Josh Boykin, and I’ve been writing for…years. As far back as I can remember, really. I’ve been writing professionally since 2009, and I’ve refined my tastes and style over time. I’ve had my writing featured by Medium twice (for writing about Taco Bell and Philando Castile/Pokemon GO, interestingly enough) , I independently covered the Ferguson protests with a piece that circulated the globe, and I launched Intelligame.us last year, a game culture and criticism site that raised over $2300 for OHSU Doernboecher’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. I create because I love it and think it’s important, but I need your help to keep it going.

About Intelligame

I started Intelligame.Us in 2015 to highlight intersections between games and the world around us. I want this site to be more than just another game site: I want IG to represent a community of forward-thinking individuals who care about games and think deeply about their impact on the world. Over the past year and a half, Intelligame's grown in ways I would have never expected.

Currently, the site exists in three main spheres: the website, the weekly Let's Intelliplay livestream on Twitch, and the daily Intelligame Radio podcast on Anchor (and now on iTunesGoogle Play and Pocket Casts). For folks who want all the info in one place, the weekly Intelligame Recap takes highlights and drops them in your inbox! 

Why Patreon?

I'm lucky right now that I love most of the work I do, whether it's for Intelligame, TwitchPDX, ALTcade, or other projects around Portland and abroad. I've attended PixelPop, BetaCon, E3 and even the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. I've spoken at MuseumCamp, Nerd Camp, OryCon, PixelPop, and the University of Oregon Think.Play Game Studies Conference. I'm hoping that there'll be even more opportunities coming in the future, but attending these events can be expensive!

Your recurring donation via Patreon will help me buy things like FOOD, SHELTER, and GASOLINE! It’ll also help me buy the tools I need to work on new projects: new games to write about, video recording hardware, or help cover travel expenses. 

Future Goals?

Overall, your support helps me devote more attention to projects that aim to make a difference and build community in the world. For example, I want to bring in new, diverse voices to write for Intelligame, but I also believe in paying people for their work; I hope to raise money from this campaign to help with that as well. My big dream: to host the first Intelligame Conference! That may be a while off, but I like to aim high. :)
 
Pledging to be a Patreon sponsor will give you access to special, backer-exclusive rewards. From periodic updates about progress to special livestreams and more, you’ll get to help shape the direction of the content that I create. Depending on how successful this is, I’ll come up with new ways to let backers in on the process, and make sure to highlight other great voices along the way.

OK, Where Do I Sign Up?

Just choose your Patron level and go! Thanks so much for checking this page out, and I appreciate your support however you decide to give it. Let's Intelligame!

Recent posts by Josh Boykin

Rewards
Be an Intelligamer!
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll become an official Intelligamer! This role unlocks:
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons here and on the Intelligame Discord
  • Get the weekly Intelligame Recap in your inbox
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligamer Plus (Equity Tier)
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Part of Intelligame's mission is to broaden access to quality gaming content, discussion, and community. This tier exists to provide access to higher-tier rewards for those from marginalized backgrounds or with financial stresses.

No additional questions asked; we're just happy you're making Intelligame a priority in any fashion. :)
  • Early Access to Intelligame posted content
  • IG Sidekick Discord color
  • IG Catalyst Updates
  • May expand more over time


Includes Discord rewards
IG Early Access
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Get previews of Intelligame content before everyone else!
  • Sneak peek of upcoming print content and videos a day early
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Sidekick
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Join up and fight the good fight with Intelligame! Stay in the know with special Discord chat access.
  • Access to IG Sidekick Discord channel
  • Special Discord color for your username!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Catalyst
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Help make big changes with Intelligame!
  • Stream shoutout! Hear your awesomeness called out at the beginning of each stream (if you want, of course)
  • Get access to the IG Catalyst Update here on Patreon! (You can subscribe to it with your favorite podcast app, too!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Intelligame Sponsor (Early Bird)
$35 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Become a sponsor of Intelligame! With approval, get:
  • Your name/brand called out during the Intelligame Podcast
  • Your name/brand called out during Intelligame livestreams and events
Intelligame Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Sponsor criticism, culture, and community! With approval, get:
  • Your name/brand called out during the Intelligame Podcast
  • Your name/brand called out during Intelligame livestreams and events