Tim Ruswickis creating ELITE: Community, Training, and Mentorship for Game Developers
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Name in GDU videos / streams
I put your name in my videos so that everyone can see you're awesome and believe in the GDU mission of helping developers build, finish and launch better games.
Access to exclusive content
From time to time I post full unedited interviews, bonus video content from interviews or behind the scenes footage via the Patreon lense (like instagram story). You get it when no one else does!
Private "ELITE ONLY" Discord channel
You get access to our ELITE discord channel within the GDU discord server. There are tons of super helpful and knowledgable people there that are serious about success in game dev, and you get to hang with them!
Includes All Previous Rewards Plus:
I make a lot of content. Some of it you'll get early, some of it you'll get for a discount (like my upcoming book!). And this applies to everything from content, to tutorials, to interviews.
I read a ton, and I'll share stuff I find interesting with you. Books, articles, blogs etc that are fantastic resources for indie game developers.
ELITE BRONZE badge on Discord!
Your name shows up in a special color at the top of the GDU discord for everyone to see!
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Want to learn something quick? The video library has several talks I've given at conferences, and instructional videos with subjects ranging from how to set up a landing page, send an email to publishers/press, market your game etc. These videos are built SPECIFICALLY to help you with your struggles!
Sometimes you want to learn something that I don't have a course or tutorial for. Good news! With this tier you can request specific courses on everything from marketing, advertising, monetization, game design, construct engine tutorials, etc.
Marketing Tools List!
Having done marketing for many years, I have a huge list of tools and sites that I use in my work. Tons of popular tools, hidden gems, and MUST HAVES for getting your game out there, and you get direct access.
Promotion on Twitter!
As part of Underground ELITE, tweet anytime @gamedevudg and get retweeted. There is no limit on this, and hopefully it doesn't get abused where we have to put in a limit or take it out completely. Get in while you can!. As of now we've got a few thousands followers. Nothing nsfw or offensive allowed.
Feedback Friday Priority!
Jump to the front of the line and have me play your game live on YouTube/Twitch on Feedback Fridays. This will get you feedback + exposure to thousands of people. We will do these at a minimum of once a month.
Indie Publisher Database!
You'll get exclusive access to my personal Indie Publisher Database, which is updated often.
ELITE SILVER badge on Discord! Your name shows up in a special color at the top of the GDU discord for everyone to see!
See, I believe that games can change the world, and with your help, I can make sure we have more of them.
I want to continue to make completely free videos on subjects ranging from game design, to level design, to marketing, to psychology, and even self improvement. I want to keep our game development discord community of 10,000+ members up and running smoothly. I want to keep streaming and promoting the idea that more people should make games every single week.
And I want to build the best place online for game developers to connect with each other, help each other, and grow together as a collective. I'm a solo developer, but I want to make sure that everyone knows that they don't have to dev alone.
Think of it like this...There are dudes that talk about making games...and there are dudes that actually make them. No matter which one of those you are right now, by joining Underground Elite, you are surrounding yourself with tons of other developers that are SUPER SERIOUS about ACTUALLY FINISHING GAMES...and that's awesome. That's what I love about this.
If you're a successful developer already, Underground Elite will help you network and grow. If you're just beginning, it will help you connect with people from around the globe that can help you, promote you, and give you feedback.