Pixeljam is creating Dino Run 2 and more...
48

patrons

$492
per month
What is Pixeljam?
It's a company founded in 2005 to "explore the limits of the low-resolution style".  When we started this journey 12 years ago, we were just 3 people living the indie dream in Chicago, IL.  A coder, an artist and a musician with the simple goal to make neo-retro games to the best of our ability.  The name Pixeljam came from a project that Rich Grillotti (the artist) started earlier to showcase his love of pixels SO BIG that it bordered on  fine art.



12 years later, we are still on this journey.  We've made more than  20 games across multiple platforms, we've released a few albums, we still love minimal and abstract digital art and we still love telling stories with simple but relatable characters.  We have no plans to stop, but we do have plans to evolve and stay with the times.


The current team - Miles, Rich, Jeffrey, Mark, Will and Rand (Will and Rand have not stepped through the pixelator machine yet...)

Why is Pixeljam on Patreon?
We've never gotten by just on game sales alone... we do contract work, we crowdfund, we side-hustle, we work it out.  Patreon is another viable revenue stream to help us keep doing what we do best, and an exciting opportunity for us to get closer to the fans and supporters that keep us going.


Anonymous happy human enjoys riding dactyls


Who knew that kids would love colorful dinosaur video games?

Where will the money go?
The money will first go towards basic "keeping the lights on" expenses like rent, utilities, server fees, etc.  After that we can put the rest towards development of DINO RUN 2.



DINO RUN 2?!?!?!
Yes, we have started on this.  And trust us, it's scary to start a massive game project when you have no budget.  Are we crazy?  Maybe.  Does the world want Dino Run 2?  We think so, and we're willing to take the risk of going forward with nothing but a solid plan and the goodwill of thousands of Dino Run fans.  See the entire plan at Dino Run 2 Campaign Headquarters.


Yes, the game has Stegoballs...


How it all works


Design for the modern era




Conclusion, and Thanks
We have so much more that we want to show the world, and direct monthly support brings us one step closer to realizing the dream of being able to focus on work without the daily stress of hustling on the side to keep it all together.  Thanks for the support if you give it, and thanks even if you decide not to... you are still the reason we do this every day.

-The Pixeljam Team


.....And now some more photos!

A fresh-faced Miles before he discovered the realities of indie game dev and fatherhood, effectively aging him 50 years



Rich's original idea sketch for Dino Run!


Rich throws caution to the wind and his Lomo camera in the air


2008: Remember when websites were made in Flash?


Mark's final form


One small step for Pixeljam, one giant leap for dinos everywhere...
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
This basic level is for lovely folks who just want to help out. Every dollar counts!
Insider
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
This tier gets you access to all of our blog posts about the development of Dino Run 2.


It also gets you early playables and the full final game when it's ready, if your total pledge goes over $10.

This also includes peeks at upcoming game features, level designs, or exclusive retrospectives on things we have already created, which is a lot.


You get special access to the Patrons-only chat on our Discord server.

Includes Discord rewards
Recipient Of Digital Treats
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
This tier gets you a digital treat, delivered once or twice a month.  We have been making things for 12 years, and have an unusual amount of non-physical treats just laying around waiting to be given. Here are some examples of what we are talking about:


  • Games that were never finished, but are very playable (Wrath of Pegasus, Glorkbot's Mini-Adventure)
  • Prototypes for games that never went into full production (there are a lot of these!)
  • Soundtracks and albums (like the Potatoman Seeks the Troof OST, Dino Run DX OST, Glorkian Warrior OST or Pixeljams Volume 1 & 2)


See a preview of current delivered treats at http://www.dinorun2.com/treats


You also get access to all previous treats when you sign up for this tier, including Dino Run 2 early playables and the final game when your pledge goes over $10 total.


Also includes the insider reward and special Discord access.

Includes Discord rewards
Recipient of Pixeljam Games
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of monthly patronage you deserve to own all of our games, past and future.  Every month you get to choose a new game of ours and have it delivered via Steam key.  This currently includes:
  • Glorkian Warrior
  • Potatoman Seeks The Troof
  • Dino Run DX
  • Last Horizon
  • Gamma Bros
  • Snowball!
  • Cheap Golf


And will soon include everything we distribute from the DINO RUN 2 project.


You will also get the full final Dino Run 2 game when it's available, once your pledge goes over 10$.


Includes all previous rewards and special Discord access.

Includes Discord rewards
Mega-Patron
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
You are extremely serious about supporting us and everything we do.  You have our eternal gratitude, AND you also get:



  • A Dino Run T-Shirt after your total contribution reaches $40.
  • A Dino Run poster and postcards after your total contribution reaches $40.
  • Your name in all of our future game credits as mega-patron or whatever you want to be called.


All previous rewards and Discord access included, of course.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$492 of $500 per month
$500 per month goes a long way to keep things running smoothly around here.  This will cover about half of our basic monthly expenses (rent & utilities, server fees, etc) and make it easier to focus on what we actually want to be doing (Dino Run 2).
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What is Pixeljam?
It's a company founded in 2005 to "explore the limits of the low-resolution style".  When we started this journey 12 years ago, we were just 3 people living the indie dream in Chicago, IL.  A coder, an artist and a musician with the simple goal to make neo-retro games to the best of our ability.  The name Pixeljam came from a project that Rich Grillotti (the artist) started earlier to showcase his love of pixels SO BIG that it bordered on  fine art.



12 years later, we are still on this journey.  We've made more than  20 games across multiple platforms, we've released a few albums, we still love minimal and abstract digital art and we still love telling stories with simple but relatable characters.  We have no plans to stop, but we do have plans to evolve and stay with the times.


The current team - Miles, Rich, Jeffrey, Mark, Will and Rand (Will and Rand have not stepped through the pixelator machine yet...)

Why is Pixeljam on Patreon?
We've never gotten by just on game sales alone... we do contract work, we crowdfund, we side-hustle, we work it out.  Patreon is another viable revenue stream to help us keep doing what we do best, and an exciting opportunity for us to get closer to the fans and supporters that keep us going.


Anonymous happy human enjoys riding dactyls


Who knew that kids would love colorful dinosaur video games?

Where will the money go?
The money will first go towards basic "keeping the lights on" expenses like rent, utilities, server fees, etc.  After that we can put the rest towards development of DINO RUN 2.



DINO RUN 2?!?!?!
Yes, we have started on this.  And trust us, it's scary to start a massive game project when you have no budget.  Are we crazy?  Maybe.  Does the world want Dino Run 2?  We think so, and we're willing to take the risk of going forward with nothing but a solid plan and the goodwill of thousands of Dino Run fans.  See the entire plan at Dino Run 2 Campaign Headquarters.


Yes, the game has Stegoballs...


How it all works


Design for the modern era




Conclusion, and Thanks
We have so much more that we want to show the world, and direct monthly support brings us one step closer to realizing the dream of being able to focus on work without the daily stress of hustling on the side to keep it all together.  Thanks for the support if you give it, and thanks even if you decide not to... you are still the reason we do this every day.

-The Pixeljam Team


.....And now some more photos!

A fresh-faced Miles before he discovered the realities of indie game dev and fatherhood, effectively aging him 50 years



Rich's original idea sketch for Dino Run!


Rich throws caution to the wind and his Lomo camera in the air


2008: Remember when websites were made in Flash?


Mark's final form


One small step for Pixeljam, one giant leap for dinos everywhere...

Recent posts by Pixeljam

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
This basic level is for lovely folks who just want to help out. Every dollar counts!
Insider
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
This tier gets you access to all of our blog posts about the development of Dino Run 2.


It also gets you early playables and the full final game when it's ready, if your total pledge goes over $10.

This also includes peeks at upcoming game features, level designs, or exclusive retrospectives on things we have already created, which is a lot.


You get special access to the Patrons-only chat on our Discord server.

Includes Discord rewards
Recipient Of Digital Treats
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
This tier gets you a digital treat, delivered once or twice a month.  We have been making things for 12 years, and have an unusual amount of non-physical treats just laying around waiting to be given. Here are some examples of what we are talking about:


  • Games that were never finished, but are very playable (Wrath of Pegasus, Glorkbot's Mini-Adventure)
  • Prototypes for games that never went into full production (there are a lot of these!)
  • Soundtracks and albums (like the Potatoman Seeks the Troof OST, Dino Run DX OST, Glorkian Warrior OST or Pixeljams Volume 1 & 2)


See a preview of current delivered treats at http://www.dinorun2.com/treats


You also get access to all previous treats when you sign up for this tier, including Dino Run 2 early playables and the final game when your pledge goes over $10 total.


Also includes the insider reward and special Discord access.

Includes Discord rewards
Recipient of Pixeljam Games
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of monthly patronage you deserve to own all of our games, past and future.  Every month you get to choose a new game of ours and have it delivered via Steam key.  This currently includes:
  • Glorkian Warrior
  • Potatoman Seeks The Troof
  • Dino Run DX
  • Last Horizon
  • Gamma Bros
  • Snowball!
  • Cheap Golf


And will soon include everything we distribute from the DINO RUN 2 project.


You will also get the full final Dino Run 2 game when it's available, once your pledge goes over 10$.


Includes all previous rewards and special Discord access.

Includes Discord rewards
Mega-Patron
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
You are extremely serious about supporting us and everything we do.  You have our eternal gratitude, AND you also get:



  • A Dino Run T-Shirt after your total contribution reaches $40.
  • A Dino Run poster and postcards after your total contribution reaches $40.
  • Your name in all of our future game credits as mega-patron or whatever you want to be called.


All previous rewards and Discord access included, of course.

Includes Discord rewards