Joshua McLean

is creating game development community 8 Bits to Infinity, games, and music

3

patrons

$9

per month
Hello, world! My name is Joshua McLean. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Patreon campaign.

I am the founder and manager of the 8 Bits to Infinity game development community. In addition to my day job as a mathematics and computer science tutor, I am also a game developerstreamercomposer, and speedrunner.

The 8 Bits to Infinity community promotes rapid iteration and quality criticism as a means to improve game development skills through monthly game jams and an emphasis on open, detailed feedback.

One part often overlooked during jams is the importance of audio. With limited time, developers must take shortcuts somewhere. To help mitigate this problem, provide royalty-free audio not only for game jams, but for any games, videos, streams, and film - even commercial work.

Another critical piece in game development (I would argue the most important piece) is honest, critical feedback. I provide such feedback on my streams for several jams including Weekly Game Jam, Ludum Dare, and our own 8 Bits to Infinity jams. I also look at published games through the same critical eye when I stream them. No game is perfect!

    Join me in this mission to welcome new developers, sharpen the skills of experienced developers, and improve game development and game audio overall. Awesome Patreon supporters get several cool benefits:

    • A shout-out at the end of every stream.
    • A custom role and exclusive access to the VIP channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server.
    • Exclusive early access to free-to-use music for games
    • And more for higher tiers

    Looking for other ways to support? Here's a few:

    • Follow me on Twitter (and retweet, of course ;)
    • Follow and watch on Twitch (this helps a ton)
    • Join the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord and become an active member of the community
    • Share links to this campaign or to anything on here

    I have a question or comment. How can I get in touch?

    Please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

    I truly appreciate the time you've taken to look at this campaign. Thank you!
    Tiers
    Supporter
    $1 or more per month

    Discord: Exclusive access to the Supporter-only channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server, plus access to exclusive Patron-only updates.


    Shout-out: A shout-out at the end of every stream. Please contact me if you want to use a handle other than the one on your Patreon account for shout-outs.


    The following to be delivered on the 5th of each month:


    Music: Three new or updated songs each month in high-quality OGG and MP3 format released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. These are released to Patreons six months before general release.


    Devlog Videos: Patreon-exclusive content related to my current long-term project, including timelapses of off-stream dev work and additional commentary/reflection not available in the public devlogs.

    Includes Discord rewards
    Super Supporter
    $5 or more per month

    All Supporter tier rewards, plus:


    Higher quality: Maximum-quality WAV versions of the monthly royalty-free music releases.


    Twitch sound: A custom 5-10 second sound of your choosing that you can trigger via chat with a personal command.


    More music: Full DRM-free download of any commercial release, unless I am unable to share due to contracts etc. (Note that these are not released under a Creative Commons license.)

    Includes Discord rewards
    Hello, world! My name is Joshua McLean. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Patreon campaign.

    I am the founder and manager of the 8 Bits to Infinity game development community. In addition to my day job as a mathematics and computer science tutor, I am also a game developerstreamercomposer, and speedrunner.

    The 8 Bits to Infinity community promotes rapid iteration and quality criticism as a means to improve game development skills through monthly game jams and an emphasis on open, detailed feedback.

    One part often overlooked during jams is the importance of audio. With limited time, developers must take shortcuts somewhere. To help mitigate this problem, provide royalty-free audio not only for game jams, but for any games, videos, streams, and film - even commercial work.

    Another critical piece in game development (I would argue the most important piece) is honest, critical feedback. I provide such feedback on my streams for several jams including Weekly Game Jam, Ludum Dare, and our own 8 Bits to Infinity jams. I also look at published games through the same critical eye when I stream them. No game is perfect!

      Join me in this mission to welcome new developers, sharpen the skills of experienced developers, and improve game development and game audio overall. Awesome Patreon supporters get several cool benefits:

      • A shout-out at the end of every stream.
      • A custom role and exclusive access to the VIP channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server.
      • Exclusive early access to free-to-use music for games
      • And more for higher tiers

      Looking for other ways to support? Here's a few:

      • Follow me on Twitter (and retweet, of course ;)
      • Follow and watch on Twitch (this helps a ton)
      • Join the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord and become an active member of the community
      • Share links to this campaign or to anything on here

      I have a question or comment. How can I get in touch?

      Please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

      I truly appreciate the time you've taken to look at this campaign. Thank you!

      Recent posts by Joshua McLean

      Tiers
      Supporter
      $1 or more per month

      Discord: Exclusive access to the Supporter-only channel on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server, plus access to exclusive Patron-only updates.


      Shout-out: A shout-out at the end of every stream. Please contact me if you want to use a handle other than the one on your Patreon account for shout-outs.


      The following to be delivered on the 5th of each month:


      Music: Three new or updated songs each month in high-quality OGG and MP3 format released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. These are released to Patreons six months before general release.


      Devlog Videos: Patreon-exclusive content related to my current long-term project, including timelapses of off-stream dev work and additional commentary/reflection not available in the public devlogs.

      Includes Discord rewards
      Super Supporter
      $5 or more per month

      All Supporter tier rewards, plus:


      Higher quality: Maximum-quality WAV versions of the monthly royalty-free music releases.


      Twitch sound: A custom 5-10 second sound of your choosing that you can trigger via chat with a personal command.


      More music: Full DRM-free download of any commercial release, unless I am unable to share due to contracts etc. (Note that these are not released under a Creative Commons license.)

      Includes Discord rewards