Superstring

Superstring

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Superstring is a micro-studio dedicated to abusing the boundaries of game genre. We're here to invite you into our inner circle

As well as offering up our games and exclusive content, this Patreon is designed as a resource for other indie developers, with insight and articles from the world of AAA publishing (the world of my day job). 

Superstring's debut release, FMV/Adventure hybrid Headspun, is due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac this summer, but is currently available exclusively to Patrons

Before the full release of Headspun this summer, Patrons will be able to play a near-final version ahead of launch, and join us in the very final stage of development. Please see the 'HEADSPUN' tier to the right to get involved, and have a gander at this here trailer for more on the game:

Our next game is about to go into pre-production, and we'd love to throw open the studio doors and invite you along for the ride. We're really keen to burst the bubble we've been working in previously, and involve you every step of the way. See Section 2 below for more on this. 

In addition to development, Superstring is looking to consult with other indie-devs, and shed light on areas of indie-dev that aren't talked about so much; from pitching and promotion, to branding a brand. Patreon members will get access to all this information first, as well as bespoke consultancy/metoring perks. 

This Patreon has been set up with three core tenents:

1 | V A L U E  

Primarily, this Patreon is a way for Superstring's fans and community to get first access to new information, insight, behind the scenes content, and - of course - games. Patreon supporters will be rolled into our development philosophy and included every step along the way. Take a look at the reward tiers on the right there for more.

2 | I N V O L V E M E N T

Superstring is one person. We often slip into the use of plural pronouns, but it's just me really. Hello I'm Jamin! We - I - would dearly benefit from outside perspective and input. Developing games in a bubble is not healthy, and I intend to use Patreon to share design docs, pitch decks and early builds for comments and feedback. I want Patreon members to be an extension of the Superstring studio, encouraged to offer feedback, and rewarded for that appropriately. 

3 | T R A N S P A R E N C Y

Let's talk about money! Money is never really on the table when it comes to discussing indie-dev and the specifics of how much it costs to run a studio. I wanted to use this Patreon to highlight my monthly costs, so you know *exactly* where any money you might pledge is going. 

So! Here's a breakdown of Superstring's monthly outgoings (ignoring specific project costs for the moment), so you can see what general maintenance costs to run a little studio like this. 

>> £42 / $32 | Unity Pro License
 I used Unity Personal for a few years, but a year out from shipping Superstring's first game, Headspun, I switched to the Pro version. 

>> £30 / $38 | Web Hosting
Superstring has two websites, with a third on the way. This isn't crazy money, but it all adds up. 

>> £190 / $200 | Accountancy Fees
There's no way I'm risking doing my own tax return. I definitely can't be trusted, and it needs to be done right. 

>> £25 / $32 | Adobe CC License
Yeah, I used to trial and run dodgy copies of Adobe packages just like everybody else, but I'm a proper grown up with a proper company now, and I want to do things by the book. 

>> £8 / $10 | Dropbox
Sending project files about the place is tricky with finite space. Dropbox makes it easier.

>> £50 / $63 (average) | Travel / Shows / Expos 
Getting places costs money, apparently. Trains are right bloody expensive. There's also various developer meet ups and conventions I'll be attending throughout the year. 

>> MONTHLY TOTAL | £345 / $445* 

* Note:
Headspun isn't released yet, meaning there's no income coming through the door just yet. It's all outgoings right now, which makes spinning up Project #2 a little more tricky. 

--

If you have any questions about Superstring, our games, or this Patreon - gimme a shout at [email protected] and we can have a chinwag. I'm more than happy to have a talk about any comments, problems or suggestions you have for this membership scheme. I want it to be great. 

Many thanks, 

Jamin
Tiers
W E A K N U C L E A R
$2 or more per month

You will get:

  • HD & Mobile Headspun Wallpaper pack 
  • Patron-only posts
  • Eternal thanks
S T R O N G N U C L E A R
$5 or more per month

You will get: 


  • HD & Mobile Headspun Wallpaper pack 
  • Patron-only posts
  • Discord role and access to private indie-dev consultation channel
  • Website Credit
Includes Discord rewards
H E A D S P U N
$8 or more per month
  • Early access to our FMV/Adventure Headspun (DRM-free, Itch.io build)
  • In-game credit
  • All previous rewards & benefits. 
Includes Discord rewards
G R A V I T A T I O N
$12 or more per month

You will get:

  • Permanent 15% Superstring Store discount (August)
  • A Steam key for FMV/Adventure hybrid Headspun (August). 
  • Early access to builds of new games.
  • All other rewards. 
Includes Discord rewards
E L E C T R O M A G N E T I C
$16 or more per month
  • All future games, day one
  • Headspun pins + t-shirt (August)
  • Permanent 20% Superstring Store discount (August)
  • In-Game credit
  • All other rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
10 of 25 patrons
TWENTY-FIVE! With twenty-five of y'all on board, we'll open up our development Trello board, and share ongoing tasks with our Patron family. There's lovely.
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Superstring is a micro-studio dedicated to abusing the boundaries of game genre. We're here to invite you into our inner circle

As well as offering up our games and exclusive content, this Patreon is designed as a resource for other indie developers, with insight and articles from the world of AAA publishing (the world of my day job). 

Superstring's debut release, FMV/Adventure hybrid Headspun, is due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac this summer, but is currently available exclusively to Patrons

Before the full release of Headspun this summer, Patrons will be able to play a near-final version ahead of launch, and join us in the very final stage of development. Please see the 'HEADSPUN' tier to the right to get involved, and have a gander at this here trailer for more on the game:

Our next game is about to go into pre-production, and we'd love to throw open the studio doors and invite you along for the ride. We're really keen to burst the bubble we've been working in previously, and involve you every step of the way. See Section 2 below for more on this. 

In addition to development, Superstring is looking to consult with other indie-devs, and shed light on areas of indie-dev that aren't talked about so much; from pitching and promotion, to branding a brand. Patreon members will get access to all this information first, as well as bespoke consultancy/metoring perks. 

This Patreon has been set up with three core tenents:

1 | V A L U E  

Primarily, this Patreon is a way for Superstring's fans and community to get first access to new information, insight, behind the scenes content, and - of course - games. Patreon supporters will be rolled into our development philosophy and included every step along the way. Take a look at the reward tiers on the right there for more.

2 | I N V O L V E M E N T

Superstring is one person. We often slip into the use of plural pronouns, but it's just me really. Hello I'm Jamin! We - I - would dearly benefit from outside perspective and input. Developing games in a bubble is not healthy, and I intend to use Patreon to share design docs, pitch decks and early builds for comments and feedback. I want Patreon members to be an extension of the Superstring studio, encouraged to offer feedback, and rewarded for that appropriately. 

3 | T R A N S P A R E N C Y

Let's talk about money! Money is never really on the table when it comes to discussing indie-dev and the specifics of how much it costs to run a studio. I wanted to use this Patreon to highlight my monthly costs, so you know *exactly* where any money you might pledge is going. 

So! Here's a breakdown of Superstring's monthly outgoings (ignoring specific project costs for the moment), so you can see what general maintenance costs to run a little studio like this. 

>> £42 / $32 | Unity Pro License
 I used Unity Personal for a few years, but a year out from shipping Superstring's first game, Headspun, I switched to the Pro version. 

>> £30 / $38 | Web Hosting
Superstring has two websites, with a third on the way. This isn't crazy money, but it all adds up. 

>> £190 / $200 | Accountancy Fees
There's no way I'm risking doing my own tax return. I definitely can't be trusted, and it needs to be done right. 

>> £25 / $32 | Adobe CC License
Yeah, I used to trial and run dodgy copies of Adobe packages just like everybody else, but I'm a proper grown up with a proper company now, and I want to do things by the book. 

>> £8 / $10 | Dropbox
Sending project files about the place is tricky with finite space. Dropbox makes it easier.

>> £50 / $63 (average) | Travel / Shows / Expos 
Getting places costs money, apparently. Trains are right bloody expensive. There's also various developer meet ups and conventions I'll be attending throughout the year. 

>> MONTHLY TOTAL | £345 / $445* 

* Note:
Headspun isn't released yet, meaning there's no income coming through the door just yet. It's all outgoings right now, which makes spinning up Project #2 a little more tricky. 

--

If you have any questions about Superstring, our games, or this Patreon - gimme a shout at [email protected] and we can have a chinwag. I'm more than happy to have a talk about any comments, problems or suggestions you have for this membership scheme. I want it to be great. 

Many thanks, 

Jamin

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Tiers
W E A K N U C L E A R
$2 or more per month

You will get:

  • HD & Mobile Headspun Wallpaper pack 
  • Patron-only posts
  • Eternal thanks
S T R O N G N U C L E A R
$5 or more per month

You will get: 


  • HD & Mobile Headspun Wallpaper pack 
  • Patron-only posts
  • Discord role and access to private indie-dev consultation channel
  • Website Credit
Includes Discord rewards
H E A D S P U N
$8 or more per month
  • Early access to our FMV/Adventure Headspun (DRM-free, Itch.io build)
  • In-game credit
  • All previous rewards & benefits. 
Includes Discord rewards
G R A V I T A T I O N
$12 or more per month

You will get:

  • Permanent 15% Superstring Store discount (August)
  • A Steam key for FMV/Adventure hybrid Headspun (August). 
  • Early access to builds of new games.
  • All other rewards. 
Includes Discord rewards
E L E C T R O M A G N E T I C
$16 or more per month
  • All future games, day one
  • Headspun pins + t-shirt (August)
  • Permanent 20% Superstring Store discount (August)
  • In-Game credit
  • All other rewards
Includes Discord rewards