Daniel Müller is creating The Waking Cloak - a retro video game!
7

patrons

$17
per month
Hi there! My name is Daniel Miller, and I'm making a video game called The Waking Cloak

The Waking Cloak is a colorful, retro-styled action adventure in which you find yourself stranded on a strange island. Night has taken over, monsters are out, and the island's inhabitants are scared. You're the only one who can travel between night and day to save them, aided by a worn and tattered garment--the waking cloak!

  • Explore a deeply interwoven world filled with secret caves, dungeons, and high towers.
  • Discover magical equipment, each with their own unique functionality--like a strange chalice which allows you to drink effects from the elements on the island.
  • Solve puzzles spread across the day and night
  • Aid a group of colonists in surviving the terrors of the island

So, why Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that allows patrons to support all kinds of creative efforts! It's a super cool way for people to get involved.

You'd be helping support the development of The Waking Cloak for as little as $1 per month (and believe me--every little bit matters!). In return you'd get early access to news on the game, art, sketches, music, sound effects, writeups on game design, and the like! You'll get it hot off the press--as soon as it's presentable! In addition, once The Waking Cloak Discord server goes live, you'll get a special purple role that gives you access to a special channel.

Please note that you'll be able to see most of these things on my twitter account, @MrDaneeyul or on the website, TheWakingCloak.com. However, if you support me on Patreon, you'll get it here first. And if you have ideas for Patreon-exclusive content, just let me know!

When does content come out?
I usually have something postable at least once a week, depending on what's going on in my life. I'll try to let y'all know if it'll be a slow month, but even then I'll have a fair bit of content to show.

Where does your support go?
I have a lot of stuff on my list that costs money, but can't really afford since I'm completely self-funded!
  • Various game development tools
    • GameMaker plugins
    • GameMaker export modules (I'd love to have a PS4 and Xbox One version of the game!)
    • Devkit consoles (these are required for console versions, and they're pricey!)
  • Potential artists for cover art and promotional stuffz!
  • Attending conferences and events!
  • Rental of a PO Box to allow me to keep my privacy for the business and mailing list
  • TheWakingCloak.com domain name and eventual website hosting (tumblr is free, but I'm gonna make a dedicated site at some point)
  • Legal and business fees (such as trademark registration and so on)
  • Translations/localizations??
  • Marketing - getting the word out!
I'll be as transparent as possible! When I purchase something, it'll be included in an update. And the rest of the money will go into savings for the more expensive things. I'm super nerdy and like keeping track of numbers and money, so I'm actually kinda looking forward to that. :)

So THANK YOU. Thank you for your interest in the project, for the support and love so many of you have already sent my way. If you'd like to follow along but don't have the funds to donate, head over to:
Tiers
Colonist
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You're the backbone of my support! Every little bit truly matters. You get:
  • Early access to all kinds of game development content
  • My heartfelt thanks--your support really does mean a lot to me :)
Includes Discord rewards
Islander
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Solid. That's you. :) Thank you so much!
You get:
  • Access to Patron-only polls--help decide what I work on next!
  • All rewards from the Colonist level
Ilfenkind
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You're awesome, and I love that you're here!
You get:
  • Early access to plans and designs for the game
  • All rewards from the Islander level and below
Includes Discord rewards
Phoenix
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, this is a lot! I'm so grateful for your support. This is really something. :)
You get:
  • Credited in the game--even if you choose this for only one month!
  • All rewards from the Ilfenkind level and below
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't know what to say except thank you. I'll work all the harder at making the game worthy of your support.
  • One personalized NPC in the style of The Waking Cloak--even if you choose this for only one month!
  • A chance to put that NPC in the game
  • My undying thankfulness
  • Everything from the Phoenix level and below
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$8 – reached! per month
Tier 1! This'll pay for basic stuff like a PO Box (for privacy) and smaller tools/plugins!
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Hi there! My name is Daniel Miller, and I'm making a video game called The Waking Cloak

The Waking Cloak is a colorful, retro-styled action adventure in which you find yourself stranded on a strange island. Night has taken over, monsters are out, and the island's inhabitants are scared. You're the only one who can travel between night and day to save them, aided by a worn and tattered garment--the waking cloak!

  • Explore a deeply interwoven world filled with secret caves, dungeons, and high towers.
  • Discover magical equipment, each with their own unique functionality--like a strange chalice which allows you to drink effects from the elements on the island.
  • Solve puzzles spread across the day and night
  • Aid a group of colonists in surviving the terrors of the island

So, why Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that allows patrons to support all kinds of creative efforts! It's a super cool way for people to get involved.

You'd be helping support the development of The Waking Cloak for as little as $1 per month (and believe me--every little bit matters!). In return you'd get early access to news on the game, art, sketches, music, sound effects, writeups on game design, and the like! You'll get it hot off the press--as soon as it's presentable! In addition, once The Waking Cloak Discord server goes live, you'll get a special purple role that gives you access to a special channel.

Please note that you'll be able to see most of these things on my twitter account, @MrDaneeyul or on the website, TheWakingCloak.com. However, if you support me on Patreon, you'll get it here first. And if you have ideas for Patreon-exclusive content, just let me know!

When does content come out?
I usually have something postable at least once a week, depending on what's going on in my life. I'll try to let y'all know if it'll be a slow month, but even then I'll have a fair bit of content to show.

Where does your support go?
I have a lot of stuff on my list that costs money, but can't really afford since I'm completely self-funded!
  • Various game development tools
    • GameMaker plugins
    • GameMaker export modules (I'd love to have a PS4 and Xbox One version of the game!)
    • Devkit consoles (these are required for console versions, and they're pricey!)
  • Potential artists for cover art and promotional stuffz!
  • Attending conferences and events!
  • Rental of a PO Box to allow me to keep my privacy for the business and mailing list
  • TheWakingCloak.com domain name and eventual website hosting (tumblr is free, but I'm gonna make a dedicated site at some point)
  • Legal and business fees (such as trademark registration and so on)
  • Translations/localizations??
  • Marketing - getting the word out!
I'll be as transparent as possible! When I purchase something, it'll be included in an update. And the rest of the money will go into savings for the more expensive things. I'm super nerdy and like keeping track of numbers and money, so I'm actually kinda looking forward to that. :)

So THANK YOU. Thank you for your interest in the project, for the support and love so many of you have already sent my way. If you'd like to follow along but don't have the funds to donate, head over to:

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Tiers
Colonist
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You're the backbone of my support! Every little bit truly matters. You get:
  • Early access to all kinds of game development content
  • My heartfelt thanks--your support really does mean a lot to me :)
Includes Discord rewards
Islander
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Solid. That's you. :) Thank you so much!
You get:
  • Access to Patron-only polls--help decide what I work on next!
  • All rewards from the Colonist level
Ilfenkind
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You're awesome, and I love that you're here!
You get:
  • Early access to plans and designs for the game
  • All rewards from the Islander level and below
Includes Discord rewards
Phoenix
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, this is a lot! I'm so grateful for your support. This is really something. :)
You get:
  • Credited in the game--even if you choose this for only one month!
  • All rewards from the Ilfenkind level and below
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't know what to say except thank you. I'll work all the harder at making the game worthy of your support.
  • One personalized NPC in the style of The Waking Cloak--even if you choose this for only one month!
  • A chance to put that NPC in the game
  • My undying thankfulness
  • Everything from the Phoenix level and below
Includes Discord rewards