Bit of a dry blog today, if you want entertainment you should look elsewhere. But I was trying to help a few people on Twitter with this earlier today, and thought it would be useful to have somewhere to point to.
Before I start, the first thing to say is “thank you” to everyone who has supported me. Your support means a lot to me and I’m very grateful you consider my games interesting enough to be worth contributing for.
Just over a month ago, I launched a Patreon campaign for monthly free games. This was an experiment: I’m not in dire immediate need of money to pay my bills but I do enjoy making small games and releasing them for free. Could I convince people to give me money in return for these games that I’d want to be making anyway?
Because I wasn’t sure what to expect, I decided to set a goal: if I reach $300 per game by 1st September, it will have proved itself worth continuing with. If not, I’ll shut down the campaign to avoid being stuck in that awkward situation where I’m making $3 per game and I’m embarrassed to link to it.