nimbusbud

is creating landscape games for collaboratively shaping our environment

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Bud
$3
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You're a real pal and I appreciate you.


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Cloudskipper
$15
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You're thrilled to play and learn more about this game, so I invite you to take a journey up in the clouds with me, where the wisps of ideas are still forming


- access to print-and-play iterations

- behind the scenes posts

- patron-only posts

- name in game credits

Earthshaper
Limited (3 of 3 remaining)
$100
per month

You want to impact the content of the game from the ground up. Let's chat!


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- monthly 30-min one-on-one chats 

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- access to print-and-play iterations

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About

about me
hi folx! i'm christin hu (she/they). i'm a writer, urban farmer, and game designer in the land of the massachusett. we all have disparate relationships with one another and our environment – i help others better understand and create healthy relationships through the integration of collective learning with the participatory design of games, landscapes, and architecture.

this patreon
your generous contributions will support the development of landscape games. this includes costs incurred by materials (e.g. for paper prototypes), promotion (e.g. ads, websites, conference tabling), logistical fees (e.g. shipping/taxes for manufacturing, conference travel), and design (e.g. my time and work). i aim to be as transparent as possible, so feel free to contact me with any questions. my calendar can be accessed at this link, and i will post periodic updates regarding goals and progress. The details of the current project are listed below:

RELATE
: a collaborative living card game for shaping our environment
  • RE-DEVELOP existing game mechanics
  • REFINE existing graphics
  • CREATE print-and-play set
  • LAUNCH Kickstarter for manufactured set
           
as a patron
for your support each month (in addition to being credited in the project), you will have access to process sketches and ideas, first dibs on print-and-play sets, and opportunities to influence the content of the game!

the dream
my dream is to design beautiful and accessible "landscape games," which are games that help players better understand and design relationships, particularly in the context of designing shared places and activities - be it a community garden, neighborhood block, or program calendar. as a designer and avid gamer, I've experienced the ups and downs of public projects, tending to plants, and the art of crafting fun.

why a landscape game?
a landscape game is not only a fun activity with friends, but also a generative design tool for activists, landscape architects, teachers, and beyond!

why a patreon?
i am landscape architect by day and game designer by night, and would love to have your support in developing landscape games. as patrons, you’ll be a part of this dream, which is in itself, a mass cooperative design project .

please let me know if you have questions, or if you just want to say "hi" – i appreciate your time and all the good vibes,

ethics
nimbusbud is a practice that is committed to true collaboration and breaking down the barriers that starve us of joy and empathy for one another and all those who share this land with us. this means designing for maximum accessibility (e.g. print-and-play products), with sustainability in mind (e.g. local partners, FSC certified materials), and empowering the efforts of those most marginalized in the economic, cultural, and political spheres of our society (e.g. through values and storytelling in landscape games). as a designer who is constantly making and learning with an open mind and open ears, i welcome any suggestions for further developing these goals. i am only one person after all, but i pledge to do my best!

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