The Studious Project is creating Game Studies Research
1

patron

$6
per month
Video Games are the contemporary medium for expression and art. They permeate our society from simple enjoyment to reality shattering meaning. Some video games have special places in our hearts because they've meant something special to us. We at the Studious Project respect that, and we respect video games. With a strong academic background we view video games as worthy of academic focus much in the same way that film, literature and visual arts have received theirs. But video games within academia still receive scoff and incredulity. Their place in that world is precarious. There is little to no centralized thought or discourse from which organized study may stem. 

Ergo, the Studious Project aims to first survey and then compile the contemporary academic underpinnings of video games to allow such a platform to come into creation. Put simply, the Studious Project is making a textbook and we need your voice and the voices of other gamers and industry personnel to make it. The primary method of this is by interviewing industry personnel. The Studious Project has been organizing this project for six years, interviewing, analyzing, and defining within uncharted territory. As of now we have interviews set up with developers along the western United States and southern Canadian provinces. It is our hope that through meticulous research and interview we will be able to capture the many perspectives and approaches to the understanding of video games. 
Tiers
Solidarity
$1 or more per month
You recognize the value of the cause and wish to express your solidarity.


Gain access to our exclusive Patreon content including podcasts and streams.


Your name will be included on our brought to you page— unless you opt out.

Hand-shake
$3 or more per month
You recognize the value of the cause and wish to express your solidarity from a bit closer. 


In addition to the first tier rewards, join our mailing list and hear about upcoming projects and tours around the globe before anyone else.


Priority access to participate in any studies or research opportunities we offer.

Fist Bump
$5 or more per month
Your support is integral to our success and we'd like to thank you for it. Join our mailing list and community as well as having your name on the actual publication. 


Really. 


Like the patronage of old your name will be included in the published textbook so you and everyone for all of time will know that you were a part of this project, that you helped to bring the foundation for future Game Studies, to life.

Standing with us
$7 or more per month
You are a resource that we rely on. Your support has made the project better. Join our community officially in our Discord server and engage in conversations, share your ideas and what's important for you. 
Walking with us
$10 or more per month only 20 left
A titan of our project, you have dedicated to the betterment of the field. Join our community as above and receive a personal invite to be interviewed in the style of other industry personnel. Stay in-touch with personal invites to virtual parties, live streams, and exclusive content sooner than other reward tiers. 
Titan
$25 or more per month only 25 left
You are a titan. With your level of access the sky is the limit. Earn all above rewards in addition to receiving access to our current project tasks*,  becoming a moderator of our discord channel if you so choose, and receiving a signed thank you card from everyone on the team.

Bonus Content:
- 30 minute conversation about anything video game related with your favourite Studious person(s)


- 5 second pitch of your designing included in our next video (following month end). Got something you want to say? Want to advertise your clan? Just have something funny you want us to say? Here's the place to do it. 

Note: This is a recurring pitch. Pledgers are able to change this pitch once every six months.

Studious
$50 or more per month only 5 left
You are truly a studious support in the ongoing promotion of video games. Your contribution here get you access to all of the above tiers as well as the lucrative opportunity to guide our work. Is there a specific area of study you find intriguing? With the Studious level you earn the right to suggest what we study. In addition, if noteworthy findings result from this into the inclusion in the Studious Project, you will receive direct credit in the text of this chapter. You are a true patron of this project.

Bonus Content:
- 60 minute conversation about anything video game related with your favourite Studious person(s)


- 30 second pitch of your designing included in our next video (following month end). Got something you want to say? Want to advertise your clan? Just have something funny you want us to say? Here's the place to do it. 

  Note: This is a recurring pitch. Pledgers are able to change this pitch once every six months. 


- A free Studious Tee-Shirt with logo style and/or colour of your choosing. Mailed out at month-end.

Goals
1 of 10 patrons
The first ten community patrons we receive will be specially interviewed for the project and these interviews, along with thanks for their path-forging help, will be published online.
1 of 3
Video Games are the contemporary medium for expression and art. They permeate our society from simple enjoyment to reality shattering meaning. Some video games have special places in our hearts because they've meant something special to us. We at the Studious Project respect that, and we respect video games. With a strong academic background we view video games as worthy of academic focus much in the same way that film, literature and visual arts have received theirs. But video games within academia still receive scoff and incredulity. Their place in that world is precarious. There is little to no centralized thought or discourse from which organized study may stem. 

Ergo, the Studious Project aims to first survey and then compile the contemporary academic underpinnings of video games to allow such a platform to come into creation. Put simply, the Studious Project is making a textbook and we need your voice and the voices of other gamers and industry personnel to make it. The primary method of this is by interviewing industry personnel. The Studious Project has been organizing this project for six years, interviewing, analyzing, and defining within uncharted territory. As of now we have interviews set up with developers along the western United States and southern Canadian provinces. It is our hope that through meticulous research and interview we will be able to capture the many perspectives and approaches to the understanding of video games. 

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Tiers
Solidarity
$1 or more per month
You recognize the value of the cause and wish to express your solidarity.


Gain access to our exclusive Patreon content including podcasts and streams.


Your name will be included on our brought to you page— unless you opt out.

Hand-shake
$3 or more per month
You recognize the value of the cause and wish to express your solidarity from a bit closer. 


In addition to the first tier rewards, join our mailing list and hear about upcoming projects and tours around the globe before anyone else.


Priority access to participate in any studies or research opportunities we offer.

Fist Bump
$5 or more per month
Your support is integral to our success and we'd like to thank you for it. Join our mailing list and community as well as having your name on the actual publication. 


Really. 


Like the patronage of old your name will be included in the published textbook so you and everyone for all of time will know that you were a part of this project, that you helped to bring the foundation for future Game Studies, to life.

Standing with us
$7 or more per month
You are a resource that we rely on. Your support has made the project better. Join our community officially in our Discord server and engage in conversations, share your ideas and what's important for you. 
Walking with us
$10 or more per month only 20 left
A titan of our project, you have dedicated to the betterment of the field. Join our community as above and receive a personal invite to be interviewed in the style of other industry personnel. Stay in-touch with personal invites to virtual parties, live streams, and exclusive content sooner than other reward tiers. 
Titan
$25 or more per month only 25 left
You are a titan. With your level of access the sky is the limit. Earn all above rewards in addition to receiving access to our current project tasks*,  becoming a moderator of our discord channel if you so choose, and receiving a signed thank you card from everyone on the team.

Bonus Content:
- 30 minute conversation about anything video game related with your favourite Studious person(s)


- 5 second pitch of your designing included in our next video (following month end). Got something you want to say? Want to advertise your clan? Just have something funny you want us to say? Here's the place to do it. 

Note: This is a recurring pitch. Pledgers are able to change this pitch once every six months.

Studious
$50 or more per month only 5 left
You are truly a studious support in the ongoing promotion of video games. Your contribution here get you access to all of the above tiers as well as the lucrative opportunity to guide our work. Is there a specific area of study you find intriguing? With the Studious level you earn the right to suggest what we study. In addition, if noteworthy findings result from this into the inclusion in the Studious Project, you will receive direct credit in the text of this chapter. You are a true patron of this project.

Bonus Content:
- 60 minute conversation about anything video game related with your favourite Studious person(s)


- 30 second pitch of your designing included in our next video (following month end). Got something you want to say? Want to advertise your clan? Just have something funny you want us to say? Here's the place to do it. 

  Note: This is a recurring pitch. Pledgers are able to change this pitch once every six months. 


- A free Studious Tee-Shirt with logo style and/or colour of your choosing. Mailed out at month-end.