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Guppy

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$1
per month
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Discord access with Guppy role
  • Download of Paper Space® Arcade LCE
  • Shout-out on Core Theory podcast and Metamorphic rocks page


Paper Space® Arcade is our very first model we built in Python with Pygame to test early character concepts. We turned it into a limited edition collector’s item with a high score challenge (www.paperspacegame.com). We also worked with Gravity Sound to make an original soundtrack and SFX. It is only playable on Windows PC and may have bugs, it's a collectable now for history books and fun for retro gamers!
Includes Discord benefits

Papernaut

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$5
per month
  • Access to production images and behind the scenes posts(does not include videos and Metamorphic screencasts and live code-alongs)
  • Access to Medium Friend Links
  • Unlimited streaming of game soundtracks
  • Discord access with Papernaut role
  • And everything in the previous tier
Includes Discord benefits

Prin

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$10
per month
  • Patron-only voting power
  • Discord access with Papernaut+ role
  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos (including select Metamorphic screencasts)
  • And everything in the previous tiers
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Sticker
Fulfilled by Patreon
Get to the core of the matter with this rocking sticker.

Higher Topos

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$15
per month
  • Access to hi-res images of art assets
  • Your name in the Paper Space® credits (and future games)
  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos and Metamorphic screencasts
  • Send in questions and have them answered on the latest podcast episode
  • And everything in the previous tiers
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Guppy Trees from our Paper Space® world wrap this dope mug.

Code Tester

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$25
per month
We don’t expect anyone to pay this much, but we wanted to give people who do a super awesome benefit for such an incredibly generous level of support. This used to be for play-testing our Paper Space games, but since they've been shelved and I'm now building Metamorphic, this now includes some extra Metamorphic goodness.

By supporting at this level, you're really helping make a better digital future for everyone a reality, thank you!


  • Live code-along access (join Mark as he streams working on Metamorphic's code base live (at least 1 every 2 months)
  • Get priority when sending in questions to be answered by Mark on our latest podcast episode
  • Get 5% discount on your Metamorphic subscription (good during Early Access and afterward — accumulates on top of any existing or additional Metamorphic coupons/discounts)
  • Discord access with Play Tester role
  • And everything in previous tiers
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Neck Gaiter - Awesome year-round merchandise every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - Awesome year-round merchandise every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Long Sleeve Shirt - Awesome year-round merchandise every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Sticker - Awesome year-round merchandise every 3 months!

Metamorphic

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$50
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This tier is truly transformational. Your support of us at this level helps us transform our idea for Metamorphic into a positive revolution for social connection in the digital age.

  • 15% discount off Metamorphic subscription (good for Early Access or afterward — accumulates on top of any existing or additional Metamorphic coupons/discounts)
  • Highest priority when sending in questions to be answered by Mark on the podcast
  • Everything from lower tiers

Membership in this tier enrolls you in a loyalty program that provides 4-awesome merchandise items per year (1 item every 3 months):

  • Hoodie
  • T-shirt
  • Poster
  • Mug
In addition, you also receive access to our Discord with the Metamorphic role (our highest Patreon role) and all of the perks from our other tiers.
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Exclusive hoodie, t-shirt, poster, and mug!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Exclusive hoodie, t-shirt, poster, and mug!
  • Exclusive Poster - Exclusive hoodie, t-shirt, poster, and mug!
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive hoodie, t-shirt, poster, and mug!

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About Core Theory


A public benefit company.

Core Theory underwent a major pivot from our Paper Space games to Metamorphic.

Metamorphic is a more human alternative to the current digital milieu, free from surveillance capitalism.

Come support, get involved, and help me build a better digital future for us all.


Nonprofit Partners
Core Theory is partnered with the UN's Climate Neutral Now and Stripe's Climate program as well as with The Land Institute, Wild Salmon Center, and Pacific Forest Trust.


 How it works 

If you like what we're about, what we're doing, our work, our impact, anything about us at all, and you want to help, simply choose how much you want to pledge per month (even $1 makes a difference!) and you can cancel or change your pledge at any time.

Please know that if you make your pledge toward the end of the month, you may be charged twice: e.g. you pledge December 31st and are charged, and then you are charged again on January 1st as your pledge kicks over into a recurring monthly amount.


When you pledge to support Mark and Core Theory (and Metamorphic), you are also supporting a better digital future for everyone.

I appreciate so much any support of our studio that you're willing to give, so that I can keep on making a better digital future for all of us.

Goals
6 of 1,000 patrons
When we reach 1,000 patrons, Mark will start a special live Q&A series where patrons can ask questions every month. Additionally, anyone with voting-power (Prin tier+) will be able to help us decide specifics on how we end up implementing this.
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