Running Pillow is creating Indie Games
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patrons

What's all this about?

Hi, there! We are Martin and Jan Halamiceks, brothers behind Running Pillow, and we make indie games. And we are here, on Patreon, to ask for your support.
Our father was a programmer and taught us the basics of programming in our early childhood and since then we can't stop making games.
We also played a lot of games back then and even learnt our first english words like 'damage', 'hitpoints' and 'fireball' from them:)
This combination inevitably led us to start making commercial games in 2007 and since then we've shipped dozens of games on various platforms with various monetization models.

Why do you need my support?

Running Pillow has been our full-time job since 2009 and we've been able to do it only because of the generous support of our fans. Making fun games means a world to us. Despite the common sense, we both quit our well-paid jobs as programmers in big corporations to follow our dream... And now the contributions from our players are our sole source of income.

Throughout the years we've tried various business models, but we came to conclusion that none of them suits us very well - they are all about the money. You, as a developer, are either restricted by publisher/investor or you have to take popular trends or your bills into the consideration. You are also pushed to spend more and more time on marketing, campaign ads and keyword hunting and it all quickly becomes a "top100 list cram".

And we do not like that. 

We believe that the most enjoyable games come from developers independent of restrictions and business people influence, developers who have time for their precious games. And thus we are here, on Patreon, because we want to bring you this kind of games.

Aren't you guys just another startup?

These days there are more fund rising campaigns and crowdfunding platforms than one can count. And there are so many projects which fail miserably, so many studios with very little experience and so many disappointed backers/early-adopters. We know that, but.. 

Do not worry. We ship!

We are no startup, we've been making games for living from 2009 with our own money, at our own risk. We've shipped (not only done) dozens of games on various platforms, ranging from PC/Mac casual portals, Steam to mobile Google Play or Apple's iTunes. And we will continue shipping games in years to come. No matter what. That's what we do.

Besides, you can always cancel your pledge if you think we are not worthy;)


Thank you!

Whether you fund us or not, thank you. Honestly, thank you. We are grateful for just to be able to try this out! And thanks for being our player!
Tiers
Goblin
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting us! You'll have access to our Patreon feed with little tidbits not seen anywhere else. 
Thank you!

Skeleton
$3 or more per month

You are a Skeleton! Good job and thank you:)


+ all of the above

Werewolf
$5 or more per month
You are an awesome person. Pledging $5 makes you a ferocious werewolf among patrons!

+ all of the above
Ogre
$10 or more per month
OMG! Pledging $10 or more puts you in a hero territory! We are sooo grateful, it can't be expressed with words alone :-* 

+ all of the above
Phoenix
$20 or more per month
We don't know you, but we love you! Your pledge is beyond any hope we could have had. You are an incredible person!

+ all of the above
Giant
$50 or more per month
Your incomprehensible pledge is in the realm of giants! We will personally thank you and keep your name posted on our desk:)


+ all of the above

Demon
$100 or more per month
Frankly, we are a little bit scared. You are the Demon among the patrons! You are the Lord of all the forces, good and evil, in all our games. 
Just know that somewhere out there, we are praising your name!

+ all of the above

Goals
29% complete
Proof that the goals are working and we also start to see some initial income from Patreon:)
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What's all this about?

Hi, there! We are Martin and Jan Halamiceks, brothers behind Running Pillow, and we make indie games. And we are here, on Patreon, to ask for your support.
Our father was a programmer and taught us the basics of programming in our early childhood and since then we can't stop making games.
We also played a lot of games back then and even learnt our first english words like 'damage', 'hitpoints' and 'fireball' from them:)
This combination inevitably led us to start making commercial games in 2007 and since then we've shipped dozens of games on various platforms with various monetization models.

Why do you need my support?

Running Pillow has been our full-time job since 2009 and we've been able to do it only because of the generous support of our fans. Making fun games means a world to us. Despite the common sense, we both quit our well-paid jobs as programmers in big corporations to follow our dream... And now the contributions from our players are our sole source of income.

Throughout the years we've tried various business models, but we came to conclusion that none of them suits us very well - they are all about the money. You, as a developer, are either restricted by publisher/investor or you have to take popular trends or your bills into the consideration. You are also pushed to spend more and more time on marketing, campaign ads and keyword hunting and it all quickly becomes a "top100 list cram".

And we do not like that. 

We believe that the most enjoyable games come from developers independent of restrictions and business people influence, developers who have time for their precious games. And thus we are here, on Patreon, because we want to bring you this kind of games.

Aren't you guys just another startup?

These days there are more fund rising campaigns and crowdfunding platforms than one can count. And there are so many projects which fail miserably, so many studios with very little experience and so many disappointed backers/early-adopters. We know that, but.. 

Do not worry. We ship!

We are no startup, we've been making games for living from 2009 with our own money, at our own risk. We've shipped (not only done) dozens of games on various platforms, ranging from PC/Mac casual portals, Steam to mobile Google Play or Apple's iTunes. And we will continue shipping games in years to come. No matter what. That's what we do.

Besides, you can always cancel your pledge if you think we are not worthy;)


Thank you!

Whether you fund us or not, thank you. Honestly, thank you. We are grateful for just to be able to try this out! And thanks for being our player!

Recent posts by Running Pillow

Tiers
Goblin
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting us! You'll have access to our Patreon feed with little tidbits not seen anywhere else. 
Thank you!

Skeleton
$3 or more per month

You are a Skeleton! Good job and thank you:)


+ all of the above

Werewolf
$5 or more per month
You are an awesome person. Pledging $5 makes you a ferocious werewolf among patrons!

+ all of the above
Ogre
$10 or more per month
OMG! Pledging $10 or more puts you in a hero territory! We are sooo grateful, it can't be expressed with words alone :-* 

+ all of the above
Phoenix
$20 or more per month
We don't know you, but we love you! Your pledge is beyond any hope we could have had. You are an incredible person!

+ all of the above
Giant
$50 or more per month
Your incomprehensible pledge is in the realm of giants! We will personally thank you and keep your name posted on our desk:)


+ all of the above

Demon
$100 or more per month
Frankly, we are a little bit scared. You are the Demon among the patrons! You are the Lord of all the forces, good and evil, in all our games. 
Just know that somewhere out there, we are praising your name!

+ all of the above