Not Your Mama's Gamer is creating gaming scholarship, criticism, videos, podcasts, and more
14

patrons

$55
per month
Not Your Mama's Gamer was created as a hub for informed critical analysis, persistent original content, timely cultural engagement, and offering a space for the amplification of diverse voices in games. We are scholars, industry professionals, enthusiasts, and feminists; we love games, technology, digital communities, and geek culture, and we want to engage with all of it in new and interesting ways.

In other words, we're not your mama's gaming site.

While we do produce news and reviews, along with a biweekly podcast, we're also unpacking games from critical perspectives, and we'd like to be able to expand on that, creating critical Let's Plays, investigative reports, videos, and other original content. This is why we desperately need your support: we are professors and graduate students; we are parents; we are professionals with day jobs and overtime and dozens of other responsibilities to juggle. For four years, we have worked as an all-volunteer team, and we've rendered our passion to the page with unfailing regularity. Financial support, however, will help us reach new heights, by allowing us to contract feature writers and purchase new equipment necessary for the kind of exciting multimodal content we have planned.

With your help, we can put more time and energy into expanding Not Your Mama's Gamer and work toward a unique hub of dynamic original content. We're performing the change we want to see, and if you're here, we would bet you want to see it, too. Help us turn our dreams into reality.

For many creators on Patreon, the ultimate goal is to quit their day jobs and do the work full time. We can't do that; our work is part of what makes us stand out amongst other gaming sites, and even if we could? We wouldn't want to. For us, the goal is simply the freedom and support to do more of what we love. If you want to see it, help us get there. 

Patreon operates much like a subscription service, allowing you to tip us a small amount every month ($1 or more) using a credit card or PayPal. Your account won't be charged until the end of the month. You can cancel your pledge any time, for any reason, and we'll still be here, doing what we do, but every dollar counts as we continue to grow.

(And you can move outside our recommended levels; they're just recommended. Give what you want!)

Thank you for listening. Thank you for thinking of us. Thank you for your continued support. 
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
If you just dig around in your couch cushions, you'll receive our eternal gratitude, a tweet of thanks, and your name etched into our supporters page (if you're so inclined). You'll also get access to patron-exclusive updates on our plans for the continued site expansion, as well as some of our other updates, easter eggs, and little creations that don't make it to the site, along with a monthly newsletter.
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
Everything above, along with a full-color NYMGamer sticker shipped wherever you want us to send it, along with a very special extra monthly podcast for subscribers ONLY, in which we'll talk about current gaming issues or dig deeply into a single game. You'll also get occasional podcast outtakes, site extras not available to lower tier subscribers, and more.
Goals
$55 of $100 per month
At this level, we can cover basic costs of maintaining and growing the site, occasionally engage a guest author, and guarantee at least one live gaming stream per week.
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Not Your Mama's Gamer was created as a hub for informed critical analysis, persistent original content, timely cultural engagement, and offering a space for the amplification of diverse voices in games. We are scholars, industry professionals, enthusiasts, and feminists; we love games, technology, digital communities, and geek culture, and we want to engage with all of it in new and interesting ways.

In other words, we're not your mama's gaming site.

While we do produce news and reviews, along with a biweekly podcast, we're also unpacking games from critical perspectives, and we'd like to be able to expand on that, creating critical Let's Plays, investigative reports, videos, and other original content. This is why we desperately need your support: we are professors and graduate students; we are parents; we are professionals with day jobs and overtime and dozens of other responsibilities to juggle. For four years, we have worked as an all-volunteer team, and we've rendered our passion to the page with unfailing regularity. Financial support, however, will help us reach new heights, by allowing us to contract feature writers and purchase new equipment necessary for the kind of exciting multimodal content we have planned.

With your help, we can put more time and energy into expanding Not Your Mama's Gamer and work toward a unique hub of dynamic original content. We're performing the change we want to see, and if you're here, we would bet you want to see it, too. Help us turn our dreams into reality.

For many creators on Patreon, the ultimate goal is to quit their day jobs and do the work full time. We can't do that; our work is part of what makes us stand out amongst other gaming sites, and even if we could? We wouldn't want to. For us, the goal is simply the freedom and support to do more of what we love. If you want to see it, help us get there. 

Patreon operates much like a subscription service, allowing you to tip us a small amount every month ($1 or more) using a credit card or PayPal. Your account won't be charged until the end of the month. You can cancel your pledge any time, for any reason, and we'll still be here, doing what we do, but every dollar counts as we continue to grow.

(And you can move outside our recommended levels; they're just recommended. Give what you want!)

Thank you for listening. Thank you for thinking of us. Thank you for your continued support. 

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
If you just dig around in your couch cushions, you'll receive our eternal gratitude, a tweet of thanks, and your name etched into our supporters page (if you're so inclined). You'll also get access to patron-exclusive updates on our plans for the continued site expansion, as well as some of our other updates, easter eggs, and little creations that don't make it to the site, along with a monthly newsletter.
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
Everything above, along with a full-color NYMGamer sticker shipped wherever you want us to send it, along with a very special extra monthly podcast for subscribers ONLY, in which we'll talk about current gaming issues or dig deeply into a single game. You'll also get occasional podcast outtakes, site extras not available to lower tier subscribers, and more.