Bart Kelsey

is creating OpenGameArt.org

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About

OpenGameArt.org is a site that helps programmers and artists collaborate to make video games, by providing a platform where artists can share and archive their art and programmers can reach them easily. 

Funding OpenGameArt will allow me to devote time to addressing the backlog of bug reports and feature requests and help me keep the site running well for everyone.  Once the outstanding issues are fixed, I'll be able to move on to working on better organization (including finer-grained art categories), and greater community participation (such as managing larger contests like another Liberated Pixel Cup or similar).

For those of you who are interested in the numbers: this fund drive isn't set up in such a way that it'll make me any more money than I'm already making right now.  Instead, what it will allow me to do is spend hours working on OGA that I would otherwise have spent on my regular contract work.  Each $100 pledged works out to roughly an hour of work per week (or 4.5 hours per month), so if we reach the $2000 goal, I'll be able to split my time 50/50 between OGA and my contract work and make about the same amount of money that I do right now.

Thank you for your consideration and support!
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I don't like running ads; right now, they barely cover server costs (if at all), and I don't ever want to be in a position where I have to run external advertisements that I'm unable to screen in advance for things like sounds, animation, and inappropriate content.  Reaching this goal will allow me to cover server costs and take the ads down completely.  (Note that this will remain in effect as long as this funding goal remains met.  Also, we reserve the right to set up a separate page to acknowledge patrons.)
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