Phil Nelson

is creating weird, independent & open things with computers

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About


I Create Unique Media, Games, and Communities and You Can Help

I'm Phil. For professional clients I do design engineering, UI/UX design, and soup-to-nuts video production with narration. For you I make events, games, and music. After 7 years of having a corporate job I'm trying to go full-time indie, and this Patreon (and hopefully you, Patron) will be a big part of that.

Most of my work revolves around the following things: Public domain audio / video (xoxo, Internet Archive), artificial intelligence or machine-generated texts, DIY internet infrastructure (fediverse), hobbyist microcontollers (Arduino / Raspberry Pi), and computer vision.

So, what do Patrons help me make every month? Glad you asked.

Retro Strange Movie Night

Every 2 weeks we watch a double feature of public domain movies on our Twitch channel and talk smack in a Discord channel. It's free, and you're invited! Patrons receive on-screen credit for Movie Night before the movies start.

LOFI SCIFI - 24/7 Streaming Sci-fi Audio

A 24/7 streaming internet radio channel dedicated to science fiction. No ads, no BS. Currently running at http://retrostrange.com and with source code for the station automation being added to the GitHub project. Some of the shows you'll find are X-Minus One, Dimension X, and the Zero Hour.

Divergent League Baseball - A Strange Fantasy League


Divergent league baseball is a fantasy baseball league with a few novel twists. It's simulated by CPU .vs. CPU games in MLB The Show, and each season is taken from history. Previously replayed seasons have include 1994, 1996 and 1987.

Coming soon: HORRORSHOW - A 24/7 Streaming Horror Channel

HORRORSHOW is a 24/7 streaming internet radio channel dedicated to horror and supernatural content.

Streaming Video Games

You can catch me streaming weird mods of classic games like WCW: Feel the Bang, and more contemporary games like Animal Crossing, RimWorld, No Man's Sky, Fire Pro Wrestling, and more. I go live simultaneously on the following platforms: Twitch --- YouTube -- Facebook -- Twitter

Rassler, A Pro Wrestling Career Mode Game


Rassler is a retro pro wrestling career simulation RPG, a hybrid of DOS-based management games (remember the publisher Wizard Games of Scotland, or Impressions? That.) and the early NES game design aesthetic. Gameplay focuses on trying to make ends meet and progress up the ladder in the weird world of professional wrestling during the territorial era. It's pay-what-you-can, and it's fine if that's $0. Developing Rassler is something I really enjoy, and I think it's a unique take on a genre of game (and sport) that is criminally under-served in modern times. You got, like, the WWE game every year and that's it. Fire Pro World is a welcome recent addition to that legendary franchise, but I still think there's room in there for a gutsy little indie joint.

Haunted Floating Eye is a "Lair Defense" game where you, a floating eye monster, hoard gold and defend yourself and your posessions from heroes and other interlopers while building a dollhouse-cutaway-style lair of traps and treasures.

The Future
There will be more stuff to come!
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15 of 20 patrons
With 20 people supporting me I'll be able to spend a lot more time working on LOFI SCIFI and expand with a DIY streaming video channel.
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