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Author Topic: Patreon for software developers? (Crowd funding)  (Read 470 times)
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« on: October 17, 2014, 10:31:32 PM »

Anyone seen this before?


It's a kind of crowd funding for regular content creators.

From the FAQ:

Who can be a creator on Patreon?

Anyone can be a creator! If you have a passion to create awesome content for your fans, you can do it on Patreon. Creators are already making:

  • Youtube Videos & Channels
  • Web Comics
  • Blogs
  • Indie Games
  • Music
  • Articles
  • Podcasts
  • Animations
  • Illustrations
  • Photography
  • Anything you'd want to share!

It's got games there, so clearly there's a possibility, but I don't know if it would actually be practical for other devs.

Ideas? Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 12:50:28 PM »

Yes, I support quite a few patreons myself, and had been thinking about creating my own- but more gaming related.  The programming idea is a different one...

And I don't look at this as "crowdfunding" as much as being a patron- like the museum memberships or having a patron as an artist.  Especially because you create the creation, and only at that point are the funds released.  And this can be on as periodic a schedule as can be managed- but only at those periods are the funds released.

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