Camilleis creating Pachakutiq! (and other things)
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Child of the Sun
-You get access to WIP prototypes and participate in design discussions and test/feedback rounds!
-You will be credited in the game as a Patreon Supporter/Child of the Sun!
-For pledging over 15$ lifetime (so 1$ over 15 months, or 15$ for 1 month, etc), you'll get a copy of the game when it's done!
-Want to suggest more rewards/content/features? I'm open to your input!
Hello, and welcome!
Thanks for your interest in participating in the development of Pachakutiq!
SEPTEMBER 2020 IMPORTANT NOTE: The campaign is currently going at a very slow rhythm. We're committed to making the game happen, but the events of 2020 and our personal lives are making continual work difficult. Thank you for your understanding!
DECEMBER 2020 ADDITIONAL NOTE (following the December 2020 update): This campaign will also contribute to the side work I do additionally to Pacha, such as illustrations, potential side game projects, etc. The core focus remains the development of Pachakutiq, but I would like to make other side-things without feeling like I'm taking time away from the project, and from your contribution.
I'm Camille, an independant game developer. I previously made Honey Rose: Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire, and by contributing to this campaign, you're directly helping me develop the game I'm currently working on, Pachakutiq (formerly Pachacuti). The funds levied in this campaign are intended to allow me to pay for my living expenses while working part-time on the game when possible, along with other hopefully fun short side projects (illustration series for example). My development time is limited as I also work for hire for parallel projects when the need arises (see below).
Pachakutiq is a modular 2D action-platformer with a traditional hand-drawn animation aesthetic. Development started in October 2016 and will likely take several years.
For more information about the game, including all details about the pitch and the latest project, you can read its devlog here.
If you'd like to participate in this project, first of all, thanks a lot!
Here's how you can participate:
-you can pledge any amount you like (even 1$ a month is great - if everyone reading this page did that, I would go over my monthly required minimum and then some). Higher pledges will help a lot more, though aren't tied to rewards, so feel free to support according to your means and wants!
-you can also cancel your pledge at any time! If you only wish to support for a limited time, or encounter financial trouble down the line, you can safely withdraw your pledge with no consequence.
-if you only wish to pledge once, you can consider contributing through Paypal.me instead.
-if you're unwilling or unable to directly pledge to this campaign, you can also help by sharing it, or the information I post about the game on Twitter so it reaches the most people it can. My outreach is only limited by your willingness to share with your own friends, so if you want to help the project, tell others about it!
Patreon allows me to directly fund my efforts through your contributions, limiting in turn the amount of taxes and cuts I have to pay. If you're willing to help me work, this is the single best way you can contribute to it.
My pledge to you is to keep you updated and appraised of all that happens during development through monthly updates, and to keep working to the limit of my abilities, as I hope what I have already shared will show. When you support this campaign, you will:
-gain access to all patreon-only updates already posted
-receive regular updates about the game's development
-access my internal test prototypes, and be given the opportunity to participate in testing rounds to gather feedback and discuss design points
During this campaign, I may be called to work on parallel projects as work for hire for additional income, or more generally to avoid burning out from working long-term on a singular, large project. You'll be informed of these as they happen.
So far, I have been working in parallel to Pachakutiq for these studios/games:
-Shantae and the Seven Sirens/Wayforward
-Magic by the Kilowatt
-...and other unnanounced projects!
If you like my work and would like a direct hand in supporting in, I'd be humbled and delighted to rely on your pledge to develop my projects!
For reference, here are some of the other things I made thanks to this campaign:
Honey Rose: Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire, released on Steam on September 30th, 2016
The game is a single-player, narrative-driven life management presented as a visual novel with beat'em up segments. In other words: there's reading, and there's fighting, and there's lots of masked costumes!
Some illustrations you can find on my deviantart gallery
I believe that covers the essentials. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, I hope you like what you just saw, and I'm looking forward to making great games with your support!