Matthew Verive is creating a resource for archiving video game history
5
patrons
$36
per month
Hello! My name is Matthew Verive. I'm a student in Chicago, Illinois studying Information Technology with a minor in Music Studies. With any spare time that I've got, I run PidgiNet, home of PidgiWiki, one of the largest video game media sites on the Internet.

When I was eight years old, I discovered Pokémon. My first game was LeafGreen, the newest game at the time, and I got hooked immediately. Before I was even at the Elite Four, I started a Pokémon fan site on Geocities called Pokémon Regions ( here's a backup of the site I found on a floppy disc). Over the years, Pokémon Regions evolved into Mew's Playhouse, Route One, and eventually PidgiNet.

PidgiWiki itself started in 2008 as Pokémon Resolution, a crude directory-listing style website that hosted several dozen pieces of official artwork from various Pokémon games. After other Pokémon fans contacted me wanting to contribute, I set up a wiki in early 2010 that was dubbed "PidgiWiki". Since then, PidgiWiki has expanded to over 12,000 pieces of official video game media, including artwork, logos, box images, and sales documents. And not only is PidgiWiki not just Pokémon anymore, but any and all video game assets are part of the site's goal.



If you've never visited PidgiWiki,  check it out - I still get amazed by the sheer amount of content every time I look for images on the site. Looking for artwork for the latest Super Smash Bros. title? PidgiWiki has over 250 images, and I've still got more in the backlog to upload.

Thanks to dozens of partners, ranging from game developers to journalists to fans and everywhere in-between, PidgiWiki is expanding more than ever. However, the site does take a whole lot of time, and server costs are increasing as the site becomes more popular. I want to continue making PidgiWiki the best resource for video game media, and I hope you want this to happen, too.

Any donations through Patreon will go directly towards the website, whether that be to help cover server costs, work to obtain additional sources, or purchase rare asset discs. A previous fundraiser through GoFundMe helped me obtain three Nintendo asset discs, the contents of which were never before publicly available.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Mini Mario level. By pledging $1.00 or more per month, you'll get:

  • Access to posts on this Patreon page, where I'll be posting about what games I'm getting ready to add to the site.
  • A greater priority in regards to requests! Games you request will immediately be placed above the regular requests on the site.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Super Mario level. By pledging $5.00 or more per month, you'll get everything in the Mini Mario level, as well as:

  • Choosing the featured media on PidgiWiki for an entire month! Whether you want one image to stay up the whole month, a new image each day, or anywhere in-between, it's your decision.
  • Your name displayed prominently on PidgiWiki's "Thank you!" page!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Mega Mario level. By pledging $10.00 or more per month, you'll get everything in the Mini Mario and Super Mario levels, as well as:

  • Access to my 2TB drive of press backups and other raw assets. There's a lot in there that may never make it to PidgiWiki just because of time constraints!
Goals
$36 of $50 per month
Press kits can be really, really expensive. At this milestone, I'd be able to set aside money to use for press kit purchasing, so that I could get artwork onto PidgiWiki that has previously never been available to the public. Additionally, one of our sources charges for assets (bummer, I know), so this would help to get credits for assets there.
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Hello! My name is Matthew Verive. I'm a student in Chicago, Illinois studying Information Technology with a minor in Music Studies. With any spare time that I've got, I run PidgiNet, home of PidgiWiki, one of the largest video game media sites on the Internet.

When I was eight years old, I discovered Pokémon. My first game was LeafGreen, the newest game at the time, and I got hooked immediately. Before I was even at the Elite Four, I started a Pokémon fan site on Geocities called Pokémon Regions ( here's a backup of the site I found on a floppy disc). Over the years, Pokémon Regions evolved into Mew's Playhouse, Route One, and eventually PidgiNet.

PidgiWiki itself started in 2008 as Pokémon Resolution, a crude directory-listing style website that hosted several dozen pieces of official artwork from various Pokémon games. After other Pokémon fans contacted me wanting to contribute, I set up a wiki in early 2010 that was dubbed "PidgiWiki". Since then, PidgiWiki has expanded to over 12,000 pieces of official video game media, including artwork, logos, box images, and sales documents. And not only is PidgiWiki not just Pokémon anymore, but any and all video game assets are part of the site's goal.



If you've never visited PidgiWiki,  check it out - I still get amazed by the sheer amount of content every time I look for images on the site. Looking for artwork for the latest Super Smash Bros. title? PidgiWiki has over 250 images, and I've still got more in the backlog to upload.

Thanks to dozens of partners, ranging from game developers to journalists to fans and everywhere in-between, PidgiWiki is expanding more than ever. However, the site does take a whole lot of time, and server costs are increasing as the site becomes more popular. I want to continue making PidgiWiki the best resource for video game media, and I hope you want this to happen, too.

Any donations through Patreon will go directly towards the website, whether that be to help cover server costs, work to obtain additional sources, or purchase rare asset discs. A previous fundraiser through GoFundMe helped me obtain three Nintendo asset discs, the contents of which were never before publicly available.

Recent posts by Matthew Verive

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Mini Mario level. By pledging $1.00 or more per month, you'll get:

  • Access to posts on this Patreon page, where I'll be posting about what games I'm getting ready to add to the site.
  • A greater priority in regards to requests! Games you request will immediately be placed above the regular requests on the site.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Super Mario level. By pledging $5.00 or more per month, you'll get everything in the Mini Mario level, as well as:

  • Choosing the featured media on PidgiWiki for an entire month! Whether you want one image to stay up the whole month, a new image each day, or anywhere in-between, it's your decision.
  • Your name displayed prominently on PidgiWiki's "Thank you!" page!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Thank you for supporting PidgiWiki! This is the Mega Mario level. By pledging $10.00 or more per month, you'll get everything in the Mini Mario and Super Mario levels, as well as:

  • Access to my 2TB drive of press backups and other raw assets. There's a lot in there that may never make it to PidgiWiki just because of time constraints!