Richard Davey is creating Phaser
185

patrons

$1,501
per month
What is Phaser?
Phaser is a free, open-source, HTML5 game framework. It allows anyone to create games that run in web browsers, or compiled to native apps via 3rd party tools. It is based on open web standards, and built using JavaScript. Perhaps most importantly though, it represents freedom. Freedom from costs, licensing, turn-over audits, out-dated UIs, and subscriptions. Most importantly, it offers freedom from platform and vendor lock-in.

Phaser entered active development in 2012, and since that time I've invested countless hours, resources, and personal money, to the project. All with the single goal of trying to make it the best it can possibly be. If the current popularity of Phaser is any indication, then all that effort is paying off. It gives me an immense sense of pleasure seeing it used by thousands of devs, and I love playing the incredible games they create.

I'd like to donate once, not every month
Awesome, thank you! We have a donation page on our web site you can use instead of Patreon. You'll still get a shiny Red badge in the Forum if you like. I'll email you details once you donate.

Why should I contribute?
Because there is still so much more we can do! Development of Phaser is an on-going process. In part, because the web standards on which it is built, are constantly evolving. And because we just keep on thinking of cool new features it should have :)

Usually, Patreon campaigns for software like Phaser, follow the line of "support me so I don't have to do client work any more". But let's be honest here: Phaser is my life. I use it  every single day, for all my work. And my client projects have been a massive benefit to the evolution of Phaser. So dropping that entirely wouldn't be sensible. Aside from this, Phaser is a huge project for one person. Right now, I handle nearly all of the coding. I deal with resolving issues on GitHub. I code examples, write tutorials, update the web site, write the weekly newsletter, and provide as much support as I can on the forum, slack and twitter.

I genuinely think it's important to do all of these things. I've lost count of the number of times I've dealt with a support request that has made me re-evaluate the way in which Phaser works, and made me change it for the better. Listening to your ideas and experiences is a great way to ensure this continues.

Aside from my time, which I give freely, there are real, tangible, costs too: Server hosting, mailing list subscriptions, forum license, processor fees, and paying artists and collaborators. Right now we employ an additional full-time developer, who is working purely on Phaser, adding in amazing new features. His salary is in part covered by Patreon, the rest by myself.

The money this campaign raises allows me to cover my own costs, and also get external help too. If we can raise enough then I can afford to bring in additional developers, content authors and support staff.

Thank you
Thank you for reading. I absolutely love where Phaser is today, but it still feels like the tip of the iceberg compared to all the ideas bubbling around in my brain. I have very large dreams about what's possible with Phaser. I genuinely believe it has a solid future ahead of it.

I will carry on working towards that future, regardless, because I'm fully invested in Phaser and making it the best it can be. But if we can accelerate things, it will be to the benefit of everyone.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
99 patrons
You help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Red Forum Badge
  • 10% off new Phaser products
Pledge $5 or more per month
55 patrons
You really help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Bronze Forum Badge
  • 25% off new Phaser products
Pledge $10 or more per month
37 patrons
You really help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Silver Forum Badge
  • 50% off new Phaser products
  • 15 mins support per month, via Slack

Pledge $20 or more per month
16 patrons
You seriously help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Gold Forum Badge
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 15 mins support per month, via Slack
Pledge $50 or more per month
3 patrons
You massively help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badge
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 30 mins support per month, via Slack
  • FREE plugin of your choice
Pledge $100 or more per month
2 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is amazing. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 1 hour of support per month, via Slack
  • FREE plugin of your choice
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is fantastic You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 2 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
Pledge $400 or more per month
1 patron
Your investment in Phaser is awesome. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 4 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
  • An advert in Phaser World once per month (6500+ subscribers)
Pledge $600 or more per month
0 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is legendary. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 8 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
  • An advert in Phaser World once per month (6500+ subscribers)
Goals
$1,501 of $1,750 per month
We will publish an exclusive Phaser 3 code example once per month. Patrons get to vote on the topic they'd like to see covered in the example.
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What is Phaser?
Phaser is a free, open-source, HTML5 game framework. It allows anyone to create games that run in web browsers, or compiled to native apps via 3rd party tools. It is based on open web standards, and built using JavaScript. Perhaps most importantly though, it represents freedom. Freedom from costs, licensing, turn-over audits, out-dated UIs, and subscriptions. Most importantly, it offers freedom from platform and vendor lock-in.

Phaser entered active development in 2012, and since that time I've invested countless hours, resources, and personal money, to the project. All with the single goal of trying to make it the best it can possibly be. If the current popularity of Phaser is any indication, then all that effort is paying off. It gives me an immense sense of pleasure seeing it used by thousands of devs, and I love playing the incredible games they create.

I'd like to donate once, not every month
Awesome, thank you! We have a donation page on our web site you can use instead of Patreon. You'll still get a shiny Red badge in the Forum if you like. I'll email you details once you donate.

Why should I contribute?
Because there is still so much more we can do! Development of Phaser is an on-going process. In part, because the web standards on which it is built, are constantly evolving. And because we just keep on thinking of cool new features it should have :)

Usually, Patreon campaigns for software like Phaser, follow the line of "support me so I don't have to do client work any more". But let's be honest here: Phaser is my life. I use it  every single day, for all my work. And my client projects have been a massive benefit to the evolution of Phaser. So dropping that entirely wouldn't be sensible. Aside from this, Phaser is a huge project for one person. Right now, I handle nearly all of the coding. I deal with resolving issues on GitHub. I code examples, write tutorials, update the web site, write the weekly newsletter, and provide as much support as I can on the forum, slack and twitter.

I genuinely think it's important to do all of these things. I've lost count of the number of times I've dealt with a support request that has made me re-evaluate the way in which Phaser works, and made me change it for the better. Listening to your ideas and experiences is a great way to ensure this continues.

Aside from my time, which I give freely, there are real, tangible, costs too: Server hosting, mailing list subscriptions, forum license, processor fees, and paying artists and collaborators. Right now we employ an additional full-time developer, who is working purely on Phaser, adding in amazing new features. His salary is in part covered by Patreon, the rest by myself.

The money this campaign raises allows me to cover my own costs, and also get external help too. If we can raise enough then I can afford to bring in additional developers, content authors and support staff.

Thank you
Thank you for reading. I absolutely love where Phaser is today, but it still feels like the tip of the iceberg compared to all the ideas bubbling around in my brain. I have very large dreams about what's possible with Phaser. I genuinely believe it has a solid future ahead of it.

I will carry on working towards that future, regardless, because I'm fully invested in Phaser and making it the best it can be. But if we can accelerate things, it will be to the benefit of everyone.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
99 patrons
You help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Red Forum Badge
  • 10% off new Phaser products
Pledge $5 or more per month
55 patrons
You really help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Bronze Forum Badge
  • 25% off new Phaser products
Pledge $10 or more per month
37 patrons
You really help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Silver Forum Badge
  • 50% off new Phaser products
  • 15 mins support per month, via Slack

Pledge $20 or more per month
16 patrons
You seriously help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Gold Forum Badge
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 15 mins support per month, via Slack
Pledge $50 or more per month
3 patrons
You massively help Phaser grow, and have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badge
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 30 mins support per month, via Slack
  • FREE plugin of your choice
Pledge $100 or more per month
2 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is amazing. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 1 hour of support per month, via Slack
  • FREE plugin of your choice
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is fantastic You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 2 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
Pledge $400 or more per month
1 patron
Your investment in Phaser is awesome. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 4 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
  • An advert in Phaser World once per month (6500+ subscribers)
Pledge $600 or more per month
0 patrons
Your investment in Phaser is legendary. You have a direct say on new features. Plus:

  • Platinum Forum Badges for your team
  • All new Phaser products for FREE
  • 8 hours of support per month, via Slack
  • Mega Bundle Pack FREE
  • Your logo added to the Phaser GitHub README (40,000 views / month)
  • An advert on the Phaser web site (1m views / month).
  • An advert in Phaser World once per month (6500+ subscribers)