Piper Thunstrom

is creating Educational Game Resources

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You've expressed interest in the project and the goals. We'll keep in touch and I'll let every patron know when I'm traveling. You'll also get to see new content early.


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Modders are folks interested in playing with code. As part of my various work, I build small video games. I finish one about one per quarter, and users at this tier will get a special version of the game with the assets stripped and the game values documented so you can use my code to package your own game.

This is additional work after I finish a game thus the higher minimum price.

Note: Games will be delivered approximately quarterly.

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Get one-on-one help with your game projects or other project I have the skills to help with. This is limited to no more than two hours a month.




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About Piper Thunstrom

I'm the author and co-maintainer of PursuedPyBear and education focused game library. I'd like to dedicate more time to the project, including a long road map of new features and tutorials, how-tos, and open educational resources. Your support will help me hire the specialists I need to make all of this happen. In the meantime, I'll keep working at it on my own.

Below you'll find my reasoning and background, but if you want the short and sweet:

What I want to make:
  1. OERs
  2. PursuedPyBear
  3. Tutorials and How-tos
  4. Videos?
How your pledges help:
  1. Offset hosting costs
  2. Offset research costs
  3. Offset contractor costs

After I graduated college, I realized I didn't have anything resembling near the programming skills I needed to get a job in the industry I was trained in. So I took it upon myself to take the basic understanding of logic I got in my introduction to programming class, picked up a book or two in Python, and dove into the greatest hobby I've ever had.

Games became my hack space

I wrote my first game of my own design that first month. It was terrible, colored squared and stiff keyboard controls, but it started a passion that became a career.

Now, I'm a full time software developer, but I keep coming back to video games. For the last three years, I've given talks about games in Python at regional conferences and tech meet-ups.

I've continued to hack small games and use games to learn more and more advanced programming concepts.

I want to provide tools for others

Help me develop new tutorials for making games. I would like to develop video and written tutorials for various concepts. I'd like to build samples and mod-able games for hacking on. Ultimately, I am writing a Python game framework for new programmers to use as their primary hack tool.

I'll use your pledges to help pay for research materials, offset hosting costs, upgrade my production equipment, and fund me and others building my game engine and various free resources.
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