Sobakaisti are creating litero-game
7

patrons

$66
per month
Welcome to the litero-game "Sobakaisti".

Hey, this is me, lead game designer and one of the most hard-core players of this game.

"Sobakaisti" is my life project because it includes all of my work in different arts and unites them in one idea. It is a litero-game, which means that it's literary a "game", a specific type of one, but you could put it in the genre of ARG (Alternative Reality Games) and I wouldn't be mad.

I believe and I claim (and I'm not the only one who does it) that video games are the newest form of art, the 10th art! Also, for me, video games are the most important media in the 21st century. They can inspire, affect and help people become better humans, better players of their own game, which many call life. A video game should use its full potential to arouse great ideas and emotions in players, it should have the same power as a book, it should invoke the catharsis.

To prove that, we are making a litero-game, a piece of art in the media of video games, which should achieve all these high goals which separate art from plain fun. "Litero" on Esperanto means "letter". We use this word to distinguish our game from other video games, because our main goal is to make a game which can influence on people, a game which can teach you how to find purpose in your life, a game which can help us to make a world a better place, or at least have fun while trying.

How can you help me?

You can play the game, that's a good start!
You can involve in spreading the gameplay all over the world.
You can give suggestions and proposals how to make our litero-game more efficient.
And you can donate the money to this platform (which we encourage you to do), or by buying the products we have online.

To be a real patreon entails that an investor provides the artist with belief in his work even if he does not understand it. In this specific case, the problem is in overcoming the language barrier. The game is set on Balkans, that's where the story begins, so most of the game is made on the specific mix of languages that were used in former Yugoslavia, that's my mother tongue, even if, in technical point of view, it doesn't exist anymore. Without reading the texts it will be harder to understand the essence of Sobakaists or be able to participate in the game fully. This is why I need money to pay costs of producing this type of game for a wider audience (for example translation on 7 languages) and still make it completely free to play, without any pay-to-win stuff.

This game is about you and your way of playing it, it's about us.

(but still, there are high scores and ways to win)

By donating on anyway to my causes, you allow me to continue with my work as well as to support other authors.

The main goal

The aim of this game is to teach people about themselves.

Nobody can tell you the final truth or what's the meaning of life because it's a matter of singleplayer. You have to be the hero of your life, the hero of your own game. It's fun, trust me! Litero-game "Sobakaisti" will teach you how to do it while playing it.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, you wonderful person who loves reading, thank you so much! I can tell you in details how much you are helping me. 
You just become our patreon and you get access to everything that we share with our supporters:
1. Access to my patron-only stream
2. Your name we'll be listed on our Gratitude wall
Fan
$10 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
This is a real thing! If you are giving me 10$ a month, that means you are buying me the paper for Igor Repin's drawings, a film for Predrag Šapa's photos, and tickets for concerts of bands that Andrea Kane will go listen and write about. You see - you are making this litero-game work! In return, you'll get:
  1. Everything listed above
  2. Monthly bonus points in Sobakaisti litero-game 
Teammate
$20 or more per month 0 of 80 patrons
For 20$ a month I will sing happily cause I dreamed about being paid for something I love to do. Writing is my job and my life and you helped me, so this is what you get:
  1. Everything listed above
  2. Access to "behind scenes" box which contains sketches, documents, photos and everything else about how we made parts of litero-game Sobakaisti.
  3. Unique Sobakaisti badge designed by our designer
Contributor
$50 or more per month 1 of 40 patrons
You are super-awesome and I have to hear more from you! Why do you support us? Do you like the idea? Do you think I should change something? How to improve it? Please tell me! I'll give you my email so we can correspond like it is a letter! You'll be able to influence on some of the characters and to involve in future of the sobakaisti's movement. 


And also you get everything listed above

Collector
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Really don't know is there anything I can do to show you how much you are helping me.

Except everything listed above, You'll get:

  • A birthday custom-made card with our gratitude and signatures of all members of Sobakaisti movement (hope one day you'll be able to make an exhibition of those postcards!) 
  • Unique t-shirt with our logo and text on the language you chose.  
Member
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
WOW! You are so awesome that I would love to meet you. For real, if you are in Serbia or I'm in a country where you are - we should meet, I'll buy you a coffee and we can talk about games, literature, life, future or whatever!


Besides everything listed above, You'll get a dedication in one art form (song, painting, story).

Sobakaista
$600 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I'm not even sure this is possible, but if you are really so generous, the whole Sobakaisti movement will make something for you.

You know what, we can talk over Skype and you'll tell me what do you want for your present! 
  • Astor Lajka will play a private show for you 
  • Igor Repin will make a painting
  • Andrea Kane, Stefan Pas and Ema Šjen will write you something
  • Predrag Šapa will make a photo album for you
  • Bluzdog will record a nice video for your favorite music.


You are one of us! 

Goals
$66 of $2,500 per month
Fuck - is this real?! I just solved all of my problems!
If we have 2500$ a month, that means that we have a team which works on litero game "Sobakaisti". We are going to bring back literature and reading in center of world's culture! We'll make our work available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, Indian, Russian, German and Italian so that even more people can read it for free and take part in the game. 
Seriously, you guys, I don't know what to say... THANK YOU - We'll do our best for and because of you!
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Welcome to the litero-game "Sobakaisti".

Hey, this is me, lead game designer and one of the most hard-core players of this game.

"Sobakaisti" is my life project because it includes all of my work in different arts and unites them in one idea. It is a litero-game, which means that it's literary a "game", a specific type of one, but you could put it in the genre of ARG (Alternative Reality Games) and I wouldn't be mad.

I believe and I claim (and I'm not the only one who does it) that video games are the newest form of art, the 10th art! Also, for me, video games are the most important media in the 21st century. They can inspire, affect and help people become better humans, better players of their own game, which many call life. A video game should use its full potential to arouse great ideas and emotions in players, it should have the same power as a book, it should invoke the catharsis.

To prove that, we are making a litero-game, a piece of art in the media of video games, which should achieve all these high goals which separate art from plain fun. "Litero" on Esperanto means "letter". We use this word to distinguish our game from other video games, because our main goal is to make a game which can influence on people, a game which can teach you how to find purpose in your life, a game which can help us to make a world a better place, or at least have fun while trying.

How can you help me?

You can play the game, that's a good start!
You can involve in spreading the gameplay all over the world.
You can give suggestions and proposals how to make our litero-game more efficient.
And you can donate the money to this platform (which we encourage you to do), or by buying the products we have online.

To be a real patreon entails that an investor provides the artist with belief in his work even if he does not understand it. In this specific case, the problem is in overcoming the language barrier. The game is set on Balkans, that's where the story begins, so most of the game is made on the specific mix of languages that were used in former Yugoslavia, that's my mother tongue, even if, in technical point of view, it doesn't exist anymore. Without reading the texts it will be harder to understand the essence of Sobakaists or be able to participate in the game fully. This is why I need money to pay costs of producing this type of game for a wider audience (for example translation on 7 languages) and still make it completely free to play, without any pay-to-win stuff.

This game is about you and your way of playing it, it's about us.

(but still, there are high scores and ways to win)

By donating on anyway to my causes, you allow me to continue with my work as well as to support other authors.

The main goal

The aim of this game is to teach people about themselves.

Nobody can tell you the final truth or what's the meaning of life because it's a matter of singleplayer. You have to be the hero of your life, the hero of your own game. It's fun, trust me! Litero-game "Sobakaisti" will teach you how to do it while playing it.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, you wonderful person who loves reading, thank you so much! I can tell you in details how much you are helping me. 
You just become our patreon and you get access to everything that we share with our supporters:
1. Access to my patron-only stream
2. Your name we'll be listed on our Gratitude wall
Fan
$10 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
This is a real thing! If you are giving me 10$ a month, that means you are buying me the paper for Igor Repin's drawings, a film for Predrag Šapa's photos, and tickets for concerts of bands that Andrea Kane will go listen and write about. You see - you are making this litero-game work! In return, you'll get:
  1. Everything listed above
  2. Monthly bonus points in Sobakaisti litero-game 
Teammate
$20 or more per month 0 of 80 patrons
For 20$ a month I will sing happily cause I dreamed about being paid for something I love to do. Writing is my job and my life and you helped me, so this is what you get:
  1. Everything listed above
  2. Access to "behind scenes" box which contains sketches, documents, photos and everything else about how we made parts of litero-game Sobakaisti.
  3. Unique Sobakaisti badge designed by our designer
Contributor
$50 or more per month 1 of 40 patrons
You are super-awesome and I have to hear more from you! Why do you support us? Do you like the idea? Do you think I should change something? How to improve it? Please tell me! I'll give you my email so we can correspond like it is a letter! You'll be able to influence on some of the characters and to involve in future of the sobakaisti's movement. 


And also you get everything listed above

Collector
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Really don't know is there anything I can do to show you how much you are helping me.

Except everything listed above, You'll get:

  • A birthday custom-made card with our gratitude and signatures of all members of Sobakaisti movement (hope one day you'll be able to make an exhibition of those postcards!) 
  • Unique t-shirt with our logo and text on the language you chose.  
Member
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
WOW! You are so awesome that I would love to meet you. For real, if you are in Serbia or I'm in a country where you are - we should meet, I'll buy you a coffee and we can talk about games, literature, life, future or whatever!


Besides everything listed above, You'll get a dedication in one art form (song, painting, story).

Sobakaista
$600 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I'm not even sure this is possible, but if you are really so generous, the whole Sobakaisti movement will make something for you.

You know what, we can talk over Skype and you'll tell me what do you want for your present! 
  • Astor Lajka will play a private show for you 
  • Igor Repin will make a painting
  • Andrea Kane, Stefan Pas and Ema Šjen will write you something
  • Predrag Šapa will make a photo album for you
  • Bluzdog will record a nice video for your favorite music.


You are one of us!