Hi, I'm Flavio Calva from Ya2. I'm Ya2's founder, and I steadily work with Luca on our projects. Moreover, we collaborate with Jay (more info about us here).
We develop games as soon as we can make time for them, but we would like to develop more, to release projects faster, and increase our game's quality level.
Our current project is Yorg (more info about it here), an open source racing game for Windows, OSX and Linux. Our engine of choice may support more platforms later on (WebGL, Android, ...) so you may play it on Android, iOS and browsers in the future. It's an open source project so we hope that you can take some benefits from our code, graphics and music. It's a racing game with a 3rd person perspective, like old arcade racing games. Here is a screenshot and its trailer.
Why are we on Patreon? We hope that Ya2's projects may be seen as "shared" with our community. We can put our humble skills on the table (our coding skills, artistry, musical ability, etc), but we have other duties: hosting our site to bring news updates to gamers, renting a VPS for making builds for testers and players (and eventually do multiplayer in the future), we need to buy hardware to support several platforms, we need to face daily work expenses (internet connection, paper, taxes, etc). Moreover, we need to do several projects for sustaining ourselves, but if we receive some help for Ya2's projects we can focus more on these. So, maybe you like our projects but you can't contribute with code or art, but you still want to help us to release our games, so you can help us here on Patreon. For instance, if we receive some help we can develop Yorg more: we've planned multiplayer, a ton of improvements ... Your help will allow us to reach these goals!
Moreover, we release our assets on OpenGameArt! So, if you support us, you can find more assets there in the future! Plus, you are indirectly supporting other games that are using our assets!
How can we reward you? There are several rewards. First of all, patrons can download Yorg for free. Sure, now we release it freely, but we don't know what will happen in the future (we may need to re-release it at a small cost). Re-release or not, patrons are guaranteed to have their free copy. :) Moreover, patrons will be credited. Depending on how much you want to help us, you can be credited on our website, in the game, on GUI pages, and even ingame graphics elements! Moreover, we even assign some patrons' names to the drivers, so there may be a race out there where players are challenging a driver with your name! Don't you think that it would be cool to have your name in a game? :)
Thank you very much for reading and for helping us! Have a nice day!
Flavio and Luca