Elixir is creating genre-exclusive 2D shooting game news
6

patrons

$12
per month
Hey, I'm Elixir. I've been doing genre-specific non-profit shmup news for over 9 years, starting in early '09 with the creation of the shmups twitter. I've also been in the shmups community since 2005, doing stuff in and around the scene since then. What I have now is the genre's largest community outreach, longest ongoing newsfront, and the only English-speaking 2D shooting game genre news source.

  • Shmup (or "STG" in Japan) is an abbreviation of the 2D shooting game genre including the ilk of Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, Dodonpachi, Gradius, Jamestown, Geometry Wars, R-Type, Darius, and so on.

Formerly team-based, the shmups twitter is an offspring of the forum, which forum user DJ Incompetent and I began working on in 2009 - an effort thought up to cover and archive all information pertaining to the genre without having to dig around the forum attempting to find what you're looking for.
 
I'm actively doing Japanese-to-English translations as well as news, trivia, sales figures, reports, event coverage, reviews, guides, PR, discounts -- everything from doujin and indie works to commercial releases. Chances are if it's shmup related, I've covered it.

In recent years there have been more and more requests of people who follow my work to support me in some capacity. It took me a lot of time to get more comfortable with the idea of receiving financial support for what is essentially a hobby, but I think I'm ready now to go ahead with this step.

If you are already following the Shmups Twitter account, this won't change anything for you. I won't bother you with anything different and will keep focusing on shmup news in the future.

Honestly, I'm not expecting this to blow up in popularity as I know how niche the genre and audience is, so I'm approaching Patreon with the tip jar mentality. If you like the shmups news coverage done over the years and wish to support, there's now an avenue to do so. No content is going to be paywalled.

The goal of this Patreon is to support the continued upkeep of genre-specific news coverage on Twitter. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this, and regardless of whether you consider supporting or not, I hope you will have a good day.

Other stuff I'm involved in or have been associated with:


As always, if you're looking at getting your game out there, feel free drop a line: [email protected]

Thanks for your time,
Paul Heather (Elixir / LIX)
Tiers
Shmups Patron (no Discord)
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Same as the original tier.


Anonymous, for those interested in supporting that are not interested in Discord. 

Shmups Patron
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
A way of letting people support the shmups news coverage - everything I do is already fully sourced/translated if necessary, nothing is paywalled. 


I wouldn't want to lock people out of content who can't afford specific tiers each month, so this way everyone gets every perk available and is able to support in their own way.


This tier includes a Shmups Discord role which grants access to the #twitter Discord channel - essentially the same as the Twitter itself, in Discord form. The tweet relaying is the same content as simply following the Shmups Twitter itself, so no paywalling involved. 


The Discord server full of shmup enthusiasts, game developers, composers, and more so feel free to stop by.

Includes Discord rewards
Hey, I'm Elixir. I've been doing genre-specific non-profit shmup news for over 9 years, starting in early '09 with the creation of the shmups twitter. I've also been in the shmups community since 2005, doing stuff in and around the scene since then. What I have now is the genre's largest community outreach, longest ongoing newsfront, and the only English-speaking 2D shooting game genre news source.

  • Shmup (or "STG" in Japan) is an abbreviation of the 2D shooting game genre including the ilk of Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, Dodonpachi, Gradius, Jamestown, Geometry Wars, R-Type, Darius, and so on.

Formerly team-based, the shmups twitter is an offspring of the forum, which forum user DJ Incompetent and I began working on in 2009 - an effort thought up to cover and archive all information pertaining to the genre without having to dig around the forum attempting to find what you're looking for.
 
I'm actively doing Japanese-to-English translations as well as news, trivia, sales figures, reports, event coverage, reviews, guides, PR, discounts -- everything from doujin and indie works to commercial releases. Chances are if it's shmup related, I've covered it.

In recent years there have been more and more requests of people who follow my work to support me in some capacity. It took me a lot of time to get more comfortable with the idea of receiving financial support for what is essentially a hobby, but I think I'm ready now to go ahead with this step.

If you are already following the Shmups Twitter account, this won't change anything for you. I won't bother you with anything different and will keep focusing on shmup news in the future.

Honestly, I'm not expecting this to blow up in popularity as I know how niche the genre and audience is, so I'm approaching Patreon with the tip jar mentality. If you like the shmups news coverage done over the years and wish to support, there's now an avenue to do so. No content is going to be paywalled.

The goal of this Patreon is to support the continued upkeep of genre-specific news coverage on Twitter. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this, and regardless of whether you consider supporting or not, I hope you will have a good day.

Other stuff I'm involved in or have been associated with:


As always, if you're looking at getting your game out there, feel free drop a line: [email protected]

Thanks for your time,
Paul Heather (Elixir / LIX)

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Tiers
Shmups Patron (no Discord)
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Same as the original tier.


Anonymous, for those interested in supporting that are not interested in Discord. 

Shmups Patron
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
A way of letting people support the shmups news coverage - everything I do is already fully sourced/translated if necessary, nothing is paywalled. 


I wouldn't want to lock people out of content who can't afford specific tiers each month, so this way everyone gets every perk available and is able to support in their own way.


This tier includes a Shmups Discord role which grants access to the #twitter Discord channel - essentially the same as the Twitter itself, in Discord form. The tweet relaying is the same content as simply following the Shmups Twitter itself, so no paywalling involved. 


The Discord server full of shmup enthusiasts, game developers, composers, and more so feel free to stop by.

Includes Discord rewards