Writing on Games is creating videos analysing game design and narrative
273

patrons

$799
per edited video
Hey! Welcome to Writing on Games—a YouTube channel focused on in-depth analysis of game design and narrative.

The support I've received on Patreon dramatically affects the amount of time I'm able to spend making these videos. They require a lot of research, time spent analysing the games and writing the scripts, making the music, recording and editing audio, capturing gameplay footage and editing the final product. Of course I'm realistic and I don't expecting people's money; YouTube ain't exactly a steady platform. But hey, a buck or two definitely goes a long way in helping me make the videos. Also, if you need to pull out at any time, please don't feel like you need to justify it to me or whatever. Make sure your financial situation is in order first and don't worry about me!

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In return, you'll get access to rewards such as your name in the credits of videos, the soundtracks I make for every episode, the scripts, as well as access to the Patron-exclusive Discord server and exclusive written articles/potential exclusive hang-out streams. I'm in the process of overhauling everything at the moment, so you'll always be getting more bang for your buck.

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This is a per-creation Patreon because should anything happen that hinders my ability to produce content, it would feel wrong to receive money for that. Given the time it takes to create these things, it's extremely rare that I'll be able to produce over two videos a month. On the off-chance that I can produce more than that, however, don't worry - you'll only be charged for max two videos a month. If you don't want to be charged for two videos, however, feel free to set a monthly limit on how much you pledge in your settings! Any changes will be relayed to you in good time so you can make any changes you need to your funding plan. 

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For full disclosure and transparency, I receive a small portion of ad revenue every month. It's a fraction of the Patreon, however, which will always be the main source of the channel's income. Sponsored content ain't really my thing because I don't know how that could possibly link in with the tone of the channel. On the off-chance I ever do receive money to make a video, however, I'll be sure to be upfront with you about it. Also, occasionally I receive press copies of games, meaning I don't have to pay for them. Again, you'll always be informed of that in any videos I make.

You guys have trusted me with your support—I wouldn't dream of betraying that. Any changes to anything to do with the Patreon or the channel will be run past you guys first and you have my word on that.

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So there you have it - my case for why I'm on Patreon. I hope I've answered any questions you have but if you have anything else you want to know before you get involved, feel free to get in touch! 

I cannot emphasise this enough - you people give me the energy to do this regardless of whether you pay or not. You have given me a sense of purpose that I haven't felt in a long time. I can only hope my videos someday mean as much to you - if you can't pay, that's 1000% cool. 

Thank you so much for your time and support.

Hamish

Writing on Games
Tiers
Written pieces, Discord, name in credits
$1 or more per edited video 190 patrons
You'll get access to a series of Patron-exclusive written articles, occasional stream hangouts, the Discord server, as well as your name in the credits of every video.
Includes Discord rewards
Script, soundtrack
$5 or more per edited video 51 patrons
All previous rewards, plus you'll get access to the scripts/soundtracks for the episodes (attached to a thank you post in the patron feed every month). 
Includes Discord rewards
Shout out in video, early access
$10 or more per edited video 26 patrons
All previous awards, plus your name read out at the end of videos, as well as access to videos approximately a day early.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$799 of $800 per edited video
If, per chance, I am able to get this utterly insane amount of money per episode I put out, I will be able to do this full-time. Might do the odd freelance article here or there, but that'll be more for exposure than money at this point. This will almost certainly never happen, but just thought I'd stick it down here anyway. Gotta have goals!
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Hey! Welcome to Writing on Games—a YouTube channel focused on in-depth analysis of game design and narrative.

The support I've received on Patreon dramatically affects the amount of time I'm able to spend making these videos. They require a lot of research, time spent analysing the games and writing the scripts, making the music, recording and editing audio, capturing gameplay footage and editing the final product. Of course I'm realistic and I don't expecting people's money; YouTube ain't exactly a steady platform. But hey, a buck or two definitely goes a long way in helping me make the videos. Also, if you need to pull out at any time, please don't feel like you need to justify it to me or whatever. Make sure your financial situation is in order first and don't worry about me!

---

In return, you'll get access to rewards such as your name in the credits of videos, the soundtracks I make for every episode, the scripts, as well as access to the Patron-exclusive Discord server and exclusive written articles/potential exclusive hang-out streams. I'm in the process of overhauling everything at the moment, so you'll always be getting more bang for your buck.

---

This is a per-creation Patreon because should anything happen that hinders my ability to produce content, it would feel wrong to receive money for that. Given the time it takes to create these things, it's extremely rare that I'll be able to produce over two videos a month. On the off-chance that I can produce more than that, however, don't worry - you'll only be charged for max two videos a month. If you don't want to be charged for two videos, however, feel free to set a monthly limit on how much you pledge in your settings! Any changes will be relayed to you in good time so you can make any changes you need to your funding plan. 

---

For full disclosure and transparency, I receive a small portion of ad revenue every month. It's a fraction of the Patreon, however, which will always be the main source of the channel's income. Sponsored content ain't really my thing because I don't know how that could possibly link in with the tone of the channel. On the off-chance I ever do receive money to make a video, however, I'll be sure to be upfront with you about it. Also, occasionally I receive press copies of games, meaning I don't have to pay for them. Again, you'll always be informed of that in any videos I make.

You guys have trusted me with your support—I wouldn't dream of betraying that. Any changes to anything to do with the Patreon or the channel will be run past you guys first and you have my word on that.

---

So there you have it - my case for why I'm on Patreon. I hope I've answered any questions you have but if you have anything else you want to know before you get involved, feel free to get in touch! 

I cannot emphasise this enough - you people give me the energy to do this regardless of whether you pay or not. You have given me a sense of purpose that I haven't felt in a long time. I can only hope my videos someday mean as much to you - if you can't pay, that's 1000% cool. 

Thank you so much for your time and support.

Hamish

Writing on Games

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Tiers
Written pieces, Discord, name in credits
$1 or more per edited video 190 patrons
You'll get access to a series of Patron-exclusive written articles, occasional stream hangouts, the Discord server, as well as your name in the credits of every video.
Includes Discord rewards
Script, soundtrack
$5 or more per edited video 51 patrons
All previous rewards, plus you'll get access to the scripts/soundtracks for the episodes (attached to a thank you post in the patron feed every month). 
Includes Discord rewards
Shout out in video, early access
$10 or more per edited video 26 patrons
All previous awards, plus your name read out at the end of videos, as well as access to videos approximately a day early.
Includes Discord rewards