My name's Rob and for over ten years now I've been writing and writing about videogames for humans and I'm asking for your help to be able to dedicate more time to doing just that.
Over the past few years, I've been dealing with increasingly remission free bouts of trigeminal neuralgia which makes picking up regular work and commissions incredibly difficult. Your patreon-age helps keep me in food and sanity whilst I write words (and videogames). Obviously, this is tremendously appreciated so THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
What this campaign will support.
I've recently (as of May 2017 anyway) moved my writing across to Punching Robots. I split my writing between two sites over there: We Punch Robots, where I write more personal stuff and about being in videogames and Take This Machine where I write about good things that interest me in the world of videogames. I aim to expose a more humane, more kind approach to being in videogames wherever possible.
I used to write a fair few articles a month and then offer up a monthly round up to all those who contributed to my Patreon. That was great whilst I was hitting 5-10k words a month. As that's no longer really viable, I'll be writing one piece a month on either We Punch Robots or Take This Machine (or both if it's a good month) and maybe, maybe more if I can.
It would be lovely to get to a position where I can pay someone else to join me in my exploits over there as well but that's obviously for the future.
Before people kinda gave them up and started making their own things because they could make their own things, I ran a site dedicated to remakes. During my time there, we held competitions that saw hundreds of games made, bolstered a library of accessible games, shouted loudly about accessible games and tried to lift people up along the way. We didn't always succeed, we made some missteps, got some things wrong but it was fun trying. These days, the place is kinda mothballed outside the forum so I do most of my writing over on my personal blog, We Punch Robots. I also once ran an XBLIG site but we lost that somewhere. It was great whilst it lasted, mind.
I've been called "The Godzilla of grumbling" by Develop, "defiantly indie" by Edge Magazine, "an effusive individual" by The Guardian and " a massive jerk" by Eurogamer. I'm likely all these things but also, I hope, sort of OK really.
OK, so how does this all work then?
I've made this patreon a monthly recurring thing. Anyone who punts in a dollar or more will get access to one or two monthly pieces a few weeks before they go up on Take This Machine. Obviously, I'm incredibly grateful to anyone who can and does contribute more but it's not essential.
Hi. My name's Rob and if you like the words I write, like the things I do, I'd be grateful for you supporting my Patreon so I can do that a whole lot more.
Every dollar pledged makes this writing words thing a whole lot easier and less stressful and I'd be thankful for your support as would my three cats. It always comes back to cats.