Benjamin Serwa

is creating Retro Chip Radio, Minecraft mods and modpacks, Dangling Threads

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Hello, I'm Benjamin Serwa. I'm a socially conscious videogame fan, writer, roleplayer, podcaster, and Youtuber. Chronic anxiety and other mental health issues have kept me from being able to be as productive as I'd like in the past, but lately I've been checking boxes like crazy, so some projects are materializing!

I've been listening to retro videogame radio streams all my life, but I've never found one that quite catered to my specific tastes, and I'm willing to bet others have my problem too. Retro Chip Radio features songs only from real games on real game consoles, perfectly emulated and captured. It's an Icecast streaming station with a playlist curated by hand entirely by me, according to some rules:

1) It has to come from a videogame.
2) It has to be from one of our accepted retro platforms.
3) It can't be Red Book audio. Each song has to be expressed via an audio unit that has distinct limitations that help define the characteristic sound of the platform.
4) It has to be listenable while studying, playing an MMO or Manager game, or browsing the web. In other words, it can't be too obnoxious, especially with vocal samples, which tend to interfere with the multitasking mind.

I think when it launches it'll be a great boon for those looking to study, play games that they're sick of the soundtracks for, or just to have on while doing other things.

I'm also working on a Minecraft modpack called Ben Made A Modpack, and a mod called Tasty. I'm also working on an opinionated reminder and scheduling app called Dangling Threads, designed to keep you on track for your lifestyle goals.

Money I get here will help pay for Retro Chip Radio's server costs. I'd like to get a version of it streaming on Youtube 24/7, for example.

Thank you for your contribution! As my projects move forward you may see some actual rewards here, but for now, all I can do is thank you for your patronage!
Tiers
Thanks for supporting me!
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting me financially! You'll have access to some prototype/experimental stuff I'll post now and then.
Goals
$0 of $10 per month
Right now, Retro Chip Radio's server is on an inexpensive yearly plan on a small VPS provider, but the performance and uptime has been a little shaky. With this much, we can move onto a more well known and stable VPS provider.
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Hello, I'm Benjamin Serwa. I'm a socially conscious videogame fan, writer, roleplayer, podcaster, and Youtuber. Chronic anxiety and other mental health issues have kept me from being able to be as productive as I'd like in the past, but lately I've been checking boxes like crazy, so some projects are materializing!

I've been listening to retro videogame radio streams all my life, but I've never found one that quite catered to my specific tastes, and I'm willing to bet others have my problem too. Retro Chip Radio features songs only from real games on real game consoles, perfectly emulated and captured. It's an Icecast streaming station with a playlist curated by hand entirely by me, according to some rules:

1) It has to come from a videogame.
2) It has to be from one of our accepted retro platforms.
3) It can't be Red Book audio. Each song has to be expressed via an audio unit that has distinct limitations that help define the characteristic sound of the platform.
4) It has to be listenable while studying, playing an MMO or Manager game, or browsing the web. In other words, it can't be too obnoxious, especially with vocal samples, which tend to interfere with the multitasking mind.

I think when it launches it'll be a great boon for those looking to study, play games that they're sick of the soundtracks for, or just to have on while doing other things.

I'm also working on a Minecraft modpack called Ben Made A Modpack, and a mod called Tasty. I'm also working on an opinionated reminder and scheduling app called Dangling Threads, designed to keep you on track for your lifestyle goals.

Money I get here will help pay for Retro Chip Radio's server costs. I'd like to get a version of it streaming on Youtube 24/7, for example.

Thank you for your contribution! As my projects move forward you may see some actual rewards here, but for now, all I can do is thank you for your patronage!

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Tiers
Thanks for supporting me!
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting me financially! You'll have access to some prototype/experimental stuff I'll post now and then.