FarragoFiction is creating Browser Simulations
27

patrons

$138
per month

Elevator Pitch:

We make browser simulations like SBURB Sim and mini games like WigglerSim and the Land of Horticulture and Essence. We enable, you, the fans to submit ideas, art and writing to our works, to see your ideas grow. You can use custom characters created with the DollSim to play any game or simulation we create.

If you back us, you'll get:
  • Closed Beta access to new games (like LOHAE)
  • ($5 and up) Offline versions of the Sims (updated sporadically)
  • Custom SBURBSim Sessions
  • Ability to vote on or suggest MiniSims
  • Custom Discord Roles.

With your money we will be able to continue to focus on these browser simulations, instead of doing other work for money. (Gotta pay the bills, yo).


Details

Whoa...what is this???
FarragoFiction.com” is the overarching concept of making stories and other not-quite-games from simulations, for free, online.

It will host the SBURB Sim, WigglerSim, Land of Horticulture and Essence, and many future sims. You can check out the DollSim to make dolls of various types (and we're always accepting new doll sets and pieces from you, the fans), and I am slowly but surely adding to the MiniSims that use the dolls, like CardSim and StrifeSim.

Why have a Patreon?
We host our own server, which isn't free. Hopefully this Patreon can help us offset the costs of doing that. If we’re lucky, it might even let us buy better tools to make even better simulations!

Additionally, we're looking to fund OURSELVES, or we'll hafta split our focus between the sim and actual paying work. KR and PL are already doing that, while I (JR) am living off savings while I focus on these Sims full time.

Why become a Patron?
All patrons will get an exclusive discord role, and their ideas/suggestions/etc will be paid more attention to. Right now I'm rolling out a set of rewards to all current patrons to let you reserve a custom session in SBURBSim (like this one, or this one), and higher tier rewards suggest MiniSim ideas.

If you're $5 or above you also gain access to the offline versions of the various Sims.

What do you mean by Custom Sessions as a reward? I thought you could already do that?First and foremost, Patron's custom sessions are canon to SBURBSim. Should you choose, say, 404 as your session id session 404 will ALWAYS be your characters.

Additionally, by necessity, the Sim doesn't let you have full control over your custom sessions. I'm opening up FULL customization to patrons (which involves a bit of coding on my part) which means custom quirks (within reason), lands, sprites, special powers, and relationships.

Right now ALL patrons have access to this reward, though if it becomes a drain on my time I'll raise the tier requirement.



Wait, what is SBURBSim?


Wow. Where to start? Okay, so, it’s a simulation of the game SBURB from Homestuck.
SBURB is an incredibly complicated game with high stakes and very codified rule sets that fans speculate endlessly on. It’s pretty much perfect for making a simulation of, for the purpose of generating near infinite stories, along with procedural artwork.

If near-infinite stories wasn’t enough, SBURBSim also lets you customize sessions to have your custom characters in it, and then generates a story about them.

Guys, I am having SO MUCH fun making this thing. You don’t even.

Okay, so who are you?

I’m jadedResearcher (JR), the Author of all these shenanigans. I <3 programming and shitty AIs and Homestuck. (Are you shocked by these unexpected developments???). Oh yeah! I also love littering everything I do with easter eggs, secrets and references.

I founded FarragoFiction and have been working on it full time (living off savings and your generous donations) for a year now.


karmicRetribution (KR) is the Artist, and provides raw art assets as well as making sure the look and the feel of everything is up to snuff. : / You should SEE the shit I put out before partnering up with them. KR saves the world from my bad aesthetic sense.


paradoxLands(PL) is the Architect, and spearheaded the conversion of the Sim from JavaScript to Dart, which allowed far more interesting things to be accomplished. They make just....all the tools that make up the foundation of FarragoFiction. They are also working on a Rendering Update, and a Procedural Land Visualizer thingy. You may recognize them from their Land work on Tumblr. (Or the 404 page).

You, the FANS are also an important part of the team, submitting doll parts, fanart, ideas, bug reports and reporting my many, MANY typos.


What else are you going to do?
Once SBURBSim is "complete" (it will never truly be done updating, but will eventually have all the core features), we will focus on other narrative based sims, such as Magical Boarding School Sim, Super Hero AU Sim, High School Rom Com Sim, that sort of thing.

Additionally we plan on expanding our line of more 'game' focused sims, like WigglerSim, and the Land of Horticulture and Essence. Both of these games relate to each other, and the odds are good future games will have similar connections :)
Tiers
Poll Pilgrim
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Patreon Tier1 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Request A Custom Session
Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Pugilist
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
  • Offline Sims
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Tier2 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Request A Custom Session
Includes Discord rewards
God Giver
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Tier3 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Suggest a MiniSim idea. (Such as CardSim or StrifeSim)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$138 of $413 per month
Everybody who is a patron when we reach this auspicious goal will be immortalized some way on the FarragoFiction.com website.
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Elevator Pitch:

We make browser simulations like SBURB Sim and mini games like WigglerSim and the Land of Horticulture and Essence. We enable, you, the fans to submit ideas, art and writing to our works, to see your ideas grow. You can use custom characters created with the DollSim to play any game or simulation we create.

If you back us, you'll get:
  • Closed Beta access to new games (like LOHAE)
  • ($5 and up) Offline versions of the Sims (updated sporadically)
  • Custom SBURBSim Sessions
  • Ability to vote on or suggest MiniSims
  • Custom Discord Roles.

With your money we will be able to continue to focus on these browser simulations, instead of doing other work for money. (Gotta pay the bills, yo).


Details

Whoa...what is this???
FarragoFiction.com” is the overarching concept of making stories and other not-quite-games from simulations, for free, online.

It will host the SBURB Sim, WigglerSim, Land of Horticulture and Essence, and many future sims. You can check out the DollSim to make dolls of various types (and we're always accepting new doll sets and pieces from you, the fans), and I am slowly but surely adding to the MiniSims that use the dolls, like CardSim and StrifeSim.

Why have a Patreon?
We host our own server, which isn't free. Hopefully this Patreon can help us offset the costs of doing that. If we’re lucky, it might even let us buy better tools to make even better simulations!

Additionally, we're looking to fund OURSELVES, or we'll hafta split our focus between the sim and actual paying work. KR and PL are already doing that, while I (JR) am living off savings while I focus on these Sims full time.

Why become a Patron?
All patrons will get an exclusive discord role, and their ideas/suggestions/etc will be paid more attention to. Right now I'm rolling out a set of rewards to all current patrons to let you reserve a custom session in SBURBSim (like this one, or this one), and higher tier rewards suggest MiniSim ideas.

If you're $5 or above you also gain access to the offline versions of the various Sims.

What do you mean by Custom Sessions as a reward? I thought you could already do that?First and foremost, Patron's custom sessions are canon to SBURBSim. Should you choose, say, 404 as your session id session 404 will ALWAYS be your characters.

Additionally, by necessity, the Sim doesn't let you have full control over your custom sessions. I'm opening up FULL customization to patrons (which involves a bit of coding on my part) which means custom quirks (within reason), lands, sprites, special powers, and relationships.

Right now ALL patrons have access to this reward, though if it becomes a drain on my time I'll raise the tier requirement.



Wait, what is SBURBSim?


Wow. Where to start? Okay, so, it’s a simulation of the game SBURB from Homestuck.
SBURB is an incredibly complicated game with high stakes and very codified rule sets that fans speculate endlessly on. It’s pretty much perfect for making a simulation of, for the purpose of generating near infinite stories, along with procedural artwork.

If near-infinite stories wasn’t enough, SBURBSim also lets you customize sessions to have your custom characters in it, and then generates a story about them.

Guys, I am having SO MUCH fun making this thing. You don’t even.

Okay, so who are you?

I’m jadedResearcher (JR), the Author of all these shenanigans. I <3 programming and shitty AIs and Homestuck. (Are you shocked by these unexpected developments???). Oh yeah! I also love littering everything I do with easter eggs, secrets and references.

I founded FarragoFiction and have been working on it full time (living off savings and your generous donations) for a year now.


karmicRetribution (KR) is the Artist, and provides raw art assets as well as making sure the look and the feel of everything is up to snuff. : / You should SEE the shit I put out before partnering up with them. KR saves the world from my bad aesthetic sense.


paradoxLands(PL) is the Architect, and spearheaded the conversion of the Sim from JavaScript to Dart, which allowed far more interesting things to be accomplished. They make just....all the tools that make up the foundation of FarragoFiction. They are also working on a Rendering Update, and a Procedural Land Visualizer thingy. You may recognize them from their Land work on Tumblr. (Or the 404 page).

You, the FANS are also an important part of the team, submitting doll parts, fanart, ideas, bug reports and reporting my many, MANY typos.


What else are you going to do?
Once SBURBSim is "complete" (it will never truly be done updating, but will eventually have all the core features), we will focus on other narrative based sims, such as Magical Boarding School Sim, Super Hero AU Sim, High School Rom Com Sim, that sort of thing.

Additionally we plan on expanding our line of more 'game' focused sims, like WigglerSim, and the Land of Horticulture and Essence. Both of these games relate to each other, and the odds are good future games will have similar connections :)

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Tiers
Poll Pilgrim
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Patreon Tier1 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Request A Custom Session
Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Pugilist
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
  • Offline Sims
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Tier2 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Request A Custom Session
Includes Discord rewards
God Giver
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Patron-only polls
  • Included in Tier3 Easter Eggs
  • Behind the scenes artwork
  • Can Suggest a MiniSim idea. (Such as CardSim or StrifeSim)
Includes Discord rewards