The Basementis creating The Friendliest Place On Youtube... and Gaming Videos
You are awesome - and because of that, you get exclusive access to Patron-only content. You will also be given a Patron Discord role that allows you special access on our Basement Discord server.
You are really awesome - and because of that, you get exclusive access to our Patreon Polls - I'll be asking YOU GUYS as the vested members with 'skin in the game' things you'd like to see with the channel, games you want to see featured on the Sub Basement, and other important things. You also will have early access to Youtube content, as it becomes available.
Select videos that mention our Patrons will have your name in the list!
Plus all rewards from lower-level tiers.
About The Basement
Who is The Basement?
The Basement is a Youtube gaming channel started by Peter and Ted - two friends in Minnesota who have a passion for games and a deep desire to create and entertain.
When we started The Basement, we did it because we believe in the power of games to bring people together. So much of the internet seems to be about pitting people against each other - enter The Basement - because we believe we can make a difference. Together we can make the world a friendlier place.
In July of 2015, Ted and Peter launched their first video on Youtube - a play through of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. The commentary was pretty bad. The video quality was... also pretty bad. However, it was the beginning of a great place where so many awesome people could gather and take part in a positive gaming community.
Patreon is a service where you can pledge to send a regular payment to creators, so they can support themselves and keep making more new stuff. In return, you get access to cool stuff that the average viewer doesn't.
Patreon is better for fueling content than advertising or sponsorship. The content is 100% uncompromised, payment is more predictable, and creators don't need to stoop to clickbait content or other shady practices.
What's in it for me?
All Patrons pledging $2 or more get access to our Basement Minecraft Server! and a special Patron role on discord - giving you super-secret access.
Pledge $5 or more a month and you'll be able to take part in special Patron-only polls to cast your vote in important, and some meaningless, votes! Your voice will be heard louder here :D
Also, If you pledge $5 or more, your name will be shown at the end of select videos that thank our patrons. (There will be at least 2 of these on Youtube per month)
At the 10$ level, your name will be BIGGER on the patreon endcard that occasionally plays!
Why is The Basement on Patreon?
Patreon allows us to make content we really want to make and not have to worry as much about SEO and pandering to Youtube trends. We're passionate about retro games, but those are notoriously poor performers on Youtube - Patreon will allow us to play those more! We also want to be able to connect on a deeper level with the Basement Dwellers, and Patreon allows us to do just that. Thank you in advance for becoming a Patron and supporting The Friendliest Place on Youtube - check out the rewards and goals section to see what YOU get out of it!