Mar Solo is creating video games, associated characters, and objects.
1

patron

$2
per month
Hey there, I'm Building a Video Game!

My name is Mario, I'm a graphic designer who enjoys video games, so much that I decided that graphic design wasn't enough for me. I wanted to build an interactive experience, and what's more interactive than video games? And in this endeavor, I also create 2D pixelated characters, environments, and objects. Take the character below, for example:



Whoa! That Looks Awesome! That was one of the first characters I ever made, who looks like he could easily fit into a Final Fantasy or even Legend of Zelda game. Speaking of which...

I did say I'm building a video game:



alt+control+delete, a politically themed top down smash 'em up where you play the role of a reporter stuck in a world of fake news after the President has declared all reporters "the enemy of the people". Now it's up to you to start smacking the truth into some alt-right baddies (and some politicians). It's fun, it's classy, and in no way is influenced by anything going on in today's world.

The fact that anyone considers donating to this page makes me grateful, and for that, you have my thanks. This has been a strenuous effort over the past year, first learning how to even draw pixel art, and second, getting a handle on plugging all this into a game engine and then programming it to work correctly. If you choose to become a patron of this page, I have reward tiers of $2, $5, $10, $20, and $50 per month. The $10 tier nets you an actual playable demo of alt+control+delete for Windows or Mac, rather than the demo linked below that you can play in your browser.

Click here to play alt+control+delete!

I'd like to say this was a solo effort, but in truth, it's been a collaborative effort from the start, going to friends and family for opinions and advice. I'd like that to be the case here. I'll be taking some polls for some ideas from any patrons. Maybe the title needs works? Maybe there's a character you want to see represented? Maybe a funny headline? And as thanks, any patron, no matter the tier, earns a credit on the credit page.

While you're helping me, I'd like to help any aspiring game developers or artists out there as well as myself. The higher reward tiers can have me creating both characters and sprite sheets for any patron who wants to contribute the higher amount, and since you're paying monthly I'll gladly make one per month. 

Questions? Comments? Critiques? Requests? I'll take them all. Feel free to email me at [email protected].
Tiers
Are You The Keymaster?
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join the club.
  • Exclusive process posts for the game other than my regular musings.
  • Featured artwork and character designs.
Stop. Collaborate and Listen.
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to download the updatable game itself?
  • Random polls for random development ideas. I'm flying by the seat of my pants with this game.
Downloads!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to give some input? Let's collaborate!
  • Access to an actual downloadable demo rather than the link in the description!
Draw Me Like One of Your French Pixels...
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Want a character of your own that can be placed in the game or for even your own game?
  • I'll make an orthographic of a character of your choosing. Want one for fun? For a game? For a gift?
  • I'll draw an object or a building as well.
Keep on Movin'
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get a move on.
  • Let's make a sprite sheet so your character can actually move in your engine. 
Goals
$2 of $10 per month
Hey, I'm making some coin!

$10? That's a free burrito.
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Hey there, I'm Building a Video Game!

My name is Mario, I'm a graphic designer who enjoys video games, so much that I decided that graphic design wasn't enough for me. I wanted to build an interactive experience, and what's more interactive than video games? And in this endeavor, I also create 2D pixelated characters, environments, and objects. Take the character below, for example:



Whoa! That Looks Awesome! That was one of the first characters I ever made, who looks like he could easily fit into a Final Fantasy or even Legend of Zelda game. Speaking of which...

I did say I'm building a video game:



alt+control+delete, a politically themed top down smash 'em up where you play the role of a reporter stuck in a world of fake news after the President has declared all reporters "the enemy of the people". Now it's up to you to start smacking the truth into some alt-right baddies (and some politicians). It's fun, it's classy, and in no way is influenced by anything going on in today's world.

The fact that anyone considers donating to this page makes me grateful, and for that, you have my thanks. This has been a strenuous effort over the past year, first learning how to even draw pixel art, and second, getting a handle on plugging all this into a game engine and then programming it to work correctly. If you choose to become a patron of this page, I have reward tiers of $2, $5, $10, $20, and $50 per month. The $10 tier nets you an actual playable demo of alt+control+delete for Windows or Mac, rather than the demo linked below that you can play in your browser.

Click here to play alt+control+delete!

I'd like to say this was a solo effort, but in truth, it's been a collaborative effort from the start, going to friends and family for opinions and advice. I'd like that to be the case here. I'll be taking some polls for some ideas from any patrons. Maybe the title needs works? Maybe there's a character you want to see represented? Maybe a funny headline? And as thanks, any patron, no matter the tier, earns a credit on the credit page.

While you're helping me, I'd like to help any aspiring game developers or artists out there as well as myself. The higher reward tiers can have me creating both characters and sprite sheets for any patron who wants to contribute the higher amount, and since you're paying monthly I'll gladly make one per month. 

Questions? Comments? Critiques? Requests? I'll take them all. Feel free to email me at [email protected].

Recent posts by Mar Solo

Tiers
Are You The Keymaster?
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join the club.
  • Exclusive process posts for the game other than my regular musings.
  • Featured artwork and character designs.
Stop. Collaborate and Listen.
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to download the updatable game itself?
  • Random polls for random development ideas. I'm flying by the seat of my pants with this game.
Downloads!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to give some input? Let's collaborate!
  • Access to an actual downloadable demo rather than the link in the description!
Draw Me Like One of Your French Pixels...
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Want a character of your own that can be placed in the game or for even your own game?
  • I'll make an orthographic of a character of your choosing. Want one for fun? For a game? For a gift?
  • I'll draw an object or a building as well.
Keep on Movin'
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get a move on.
  • Let's make a sprite sheet so your character can actually move in your engine.