Level Story

Level Story

is creating Digital Magazines

2

patrons

$2

per month
WELCOME TO LEVEL STORY MAGAZINE!
Level Story is a magazine that focuses on the stories told in video games. Each issue centers around a particular video game and the story within it, as well as a bundle of extra goodies sprinkled throughout the pages.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Level Story began as a video series on YouTube in October 2017. The objective was to discuss how stories were told through video games and talk about plot, characters, and themes presented throughout the narrative. In January 2019, the project switched mediums to become a magazine...though there is video content in sight for the future. The same objectives remain. More often than not, video games are not taken seriously by the culture at large. Level Story stands in opposition to that notion. There is value in the stories that are told in video games. Let's celebrate them, together!

MAGAZINE DETAILS
Each magazine focuses on one game and features 3+ articles picking apart and analyzing the stories themes and messages. While the articles are primarily written by me (Danielle), there may also be guest writers. In addition, there will be smaller articles pertaining to stories or video games in general, as well as a news spread. The magazine is aided by the help of some amazing artists who allow me to use their fan art. 

TIMELINE
The magazine is set to come out quarterly. This could change in the future depending on funding and resources.  

FUNDING
When you support this Patreon, you are helping support this project so that I can continue to make it and hopefully do it full time. Right now the bulk of this project is created entirely by myself and it is a lot of work. This work includes writing, researching, designing, editing, media (social media, reaching out to people to contribute to the magazine, etc), and formatting for online distribution. As I said, this is something I love to do full time and your support helps me get closer to that reality. Every Patreon pledge helps me get closer to that goal! I love studying video games and working with this medium that is slowly but surely becoming a larger part of public academic discourse. 

ABOUT ME
My name is Danielle Karthauser. I began blogging in my early teens (remember Xanga?) but began taking it more seriously in 2012 when I decided to read 50 books in one year and document my progress (The Reader). I have worked on various projects/blogs since then, including podcasts such as Did We Need That Sequel?, Books as Bad as Twilight, and guesting on the Enlightened podcast and MuggleNet's Alohomora. Speaking of MuggleNet, I was a writer for the creative team on the Harry Potter website for a brief time. Currently I am putting most of my time into Level Story but I also have a blog titled This is Danielle which also serves as my portfolio.

LINKS / PERKS
  • $10 patrons receive a physical copy of the magazine in the mail every time an issue releases!
  • Access to new issues (as well as new podcasts and YouTube videos) one week before release
  • $20 patrons will be credited as producers in issues of the magazine
  • Friday Night Movies on Rabbit - All patrons have access to the Rabbit Stream. I try to watch a movie on there every Friday night. Patrons can vote on what I watch. 
  • Patreon Exclusive Twitch Archive
  • Patron RSS Feed includes general bonus audio content. This could be exclusive unheard interviews, conversations with people, or just me talking. 
Tiers
Beginner Mode
$1 or more per month

So you're a beginner? Welcome to the club! You will receive a personal thank you message for supporting the magazine as well as access to content 1 week before release. This includes the magazine as well as YouTube content. Also have access to Level Story Discord. 

Includes Discord rewards
Standard Mode
$5 or more per month

This isn't your first rodeo, is it? Includes all beginner rewards, as well as access to Patron only RSS feed. 

Includes Discord rewards
Proud Mode
$10 or more per month

You are pretty daring, my friend. Includes all standard rewards. You will receive the magazine IN PRINT! You can also vote on polls (i.e. what game to tackle next, podcast / video topics, etc.)

Includes Discord rewards
Critical Mode
$20 or more per month

You are a master! Includes all proud rewards. Critical mode gives you the special ability to receive producer credit. Your name will be included in each issue of the magazine.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$2 of $50 per month
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WELCOME TO LEVEL STORY MAGAZINE!
Level Story is a magazine that focuses on the stories told in video games. Each issue centers around a particular video game and the story within it, as well as a bundle of extra goodies sprinkled throughout the pages.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Level Story began as a video series on YouTube in October 2017. The objective was to discuss how stories were told through video games and talk about plot, characters, and themes presented throughout the narrative. In January 2019, the project switched mediums to become a magazine...though there is video content in sight for the future. The same objectives remain. More often than not, video games are not taken seriously by the culture at large. Level Story stands in opposition to that notion. There is value in the stories that are told in video games. Let's celebrate them, together!

MAGAZINE DETAILS
Each magazine focuses on one game and features 3+ articles picking apart and analyzing the stories themes and messages. While the articles are primarily written by me (Danielle), there may also be guest writers. In addition, there will be smaller articles pertaining to stories or video games in general, as well as a news spread. The magazine is aided by the help of some amazing artists who allow me to use their fan art. 

TIMELINE
The magazine is set to come out quarterly. This could change in the future depending on funding and resources.  

FUNDING
When you support this Patreon, you are helping support this project so that I can continue to make it and hopefully do it full time. Right now the bulk of this project is created entirely by myself and it is a lot of work. This work includes writing, researching, designing, editing, media (social media, reaching out to people to contribute to the magazine, etc), and formatting for online distribution. As I said, this is something I love to do full time and your support helps me get closer to that reality. Every Patreon pledge helps me get closer to that goal! I love studying video games and working with this medium that is slowly but surely becoming a larger part of public academic discourse. 

ABOUT ME
My name is Danielle Karthauser. I began blogging in my early teens (remember Xanga?) but began taking it more seriously in 2012 when I decided to read 50 books in one year and document my progress (The Reader). I have worked on various projects/blogs since then, including podcasts such as Did We Need That Sequel?, Books as Bad as Twilight, and guesting on the Enlightened podcast and MuggleNet's Alohomora. Speaking of MuggleNet, I was a writer for the creative team on the Harry Potter website for a brief time. Currently I am putting most of my time into Level Story but I also have a blog titled This is Danielle which also serves as my portfolio.

LINKS / PERKS
  • $10 patrons receive a physical copy of the magazine in the mail every time an issue releases!
  • Access to new issues (as well as new podcasts and YouTube videos) one week before release
  • $20 patrons will be credited as producers in issues of the magazine
  • Friday Night Movies on Rabbit - All patrons have access to the Rabbit Stream. I try to watch a movie on there every Friday night. Patrons can vote on what I watch. 
  • Patreon Exclusive Twitch Archive
  • Patron RSS Feed includes general bonus audio content. This could be exclusive unheard interviews, conversations with people, or just me talking. 

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Tiers
Beginner Mode
$1 or more per month

So you're a beginner? Welcome to the club! You will receive a personal thank you message for supporting the magazine as well as access to content 1 week before release. This includes the magazine as well as YouTube content. Also have access to Level Story Discord. 

Includes Discord rewards
Standard Mode
$5 or more per month

This isn't your first rodeo, is it? Includes all beginner rewards, as well as access to Patron only RSS feed. 

Includes Discord rewards
Proud Mode
$10 or more per month

You are pretty daring, my friend. Includes all standard rewards. You will receive the magazine IN PRINT! You can also vote on polls (i.e. what game to tackle next, podcast / video topics, etc.)

Includes Discord rewards
Critical Mode
$20 or more per month

You are a master! Includes all proud rewards. Critical mode gives you the special ability to receive producer credit. Your name will be included in each issue of the magazine.

Includes Discord rewards