Matej 'Retro' Jan

is creating Pixel Art Academy

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Basic game access
$2
per month
Try out Pixel Art Academy! Select from one of the pre-made characters and become an art student.

  • Player access to Pixel Art Academy.
  • Patrons-only vlogs.
  • Retronator wallpapers and posters.
Full game access
$4
per month
Play Pixel Art Academy with your very own character! You will be able to customize the body parts and clothing for a unique look.

  • Avatar editor for your characters.
  • All previous rewards.
Alpha access
$8
per month
With alpha access you will be able to start playing future game chapters as soon as they enter alpha stage.

  • Alpha access when new chapters enter development.
  • All previous rewards.

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About

Hey there, my name is Retro and I'm a pixel artist and game developer. For the last 5 years I've been working on an adventure game called Pixel Art Academy, where you become an art student and learn how to draw. The game is currently in early access and heavy in development.

Pixel Art Academy started as a project for my Master's Degree in Education and is now my full-time job. By becoming my patron you are directly supporting the creation of the game.



To learn more about Pixel Art Academy, you can watch my YouTube series Pixel Art Academy 101, or read the FAQ.

Patreon rewards

Most of my posts on Patreon are public, so if you want to just get email updates about the project, you can do so by clicking the Follow button on top. By also becoming my patron you will be able to play the current version of the game, and get access to behind-the-scenes vlogs.

Note: if you want to support the project without needing access to the game, you can make a custom pledge and give any amount you want. On my Patreon join page, scroll down, and choose Make a custom pledge. You will still receive my patrons-only vlogs and the art pack.

The three main tiers you can pledge for correspond to how much Pixel Art Academy normally costs, but at 80% discount! With the $2 pledge you get basic player access where you choose from one of the pre-designed characters to play the game with. At $4 you get full game access with the avatar editor to create your very own character. The $8 tier also gives you alpha access. It's not currently needed, as the first chapter of the game is open to everyone (open alpha). It's mainly just a way to support the project more. As new chapters go into development in the future, alpha access will let you play them before anyone else.

As a patron, you will be able to play Pixel Art Academy on the main game server, while you remain a patron. However, all the funds you contribute through Patreon are also added to your game account so you can keep the game after you've pledged enough (you will need $10 for the basic version, $20 for the full version with the avatar editor, $40 for alpha access). This means that after you've pledged for 5 months, you've accumulated enough store credit that you can buy the game (at your tier) and keep playing forever.

Be aware that the game is far from finished, and development is very long-term. The game will be continually improved over the next years with regular releases along the way. New features will first get released to players with alpha access and when a full chapter of gameplay is completed, it will become available to everyone.

Finally, as a small token of appreciation for supporting me on Patreon, you will receive an art pack with 50+ wallpapers of my art, and high-res versions of my posters (in case you wanted to print any for personal use).







Thank you so much for considering becoming my patron. No matter how much you can pledge, I really really appreciate your support. It means the world to me. Thank you so much!


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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
16
Images
2
Links
42
Videos

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