Games as Lit. 101 is creating Video Game Analyses
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patrons

$492
per month
HELLO! AND WELCOME TO GAMES AS LIT. 101
... Sorry, force of habit. Rather, welcome to my Patreon. I make Games as Lit. 101, a weekly web series that analyzes video games from a literary perspective. Based on a high school class of my own design, this series aims to educate my viewers not just on literary theory, but what makes interactive media a unique avenue for storytelling.

WHAT IS GAMES AS LIT. 101?
Once a week, I release a video (usually around 10 minutes) discussing specific narrative concepts of video games. Once a month, I release a much longer literary analysis of a video game, going into depth about the narrative structure and themes of great works of interactive art.

OUR GOALS
Currently, Games as Lit. 101 is just one part of a greater endeavor, Games as Literature. In time, we want to create an actual curriculum, a real way for schools to teach kids how to appreciate and interpret video games. We want to spread it into other facets of the medium, like game design and studies about the interaction between video games and culture. In short, we want to improve the understanding and presence of video games in the academic space. And those endeavors start with this series, to garner a level of online presence while teaching viewers about how video games tell stories. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP
By supporting Games as Lit. 101, you're saying you like what you see, and you want more. I'll still be providing my series for free every week, but more support means more time and effort going into research and analysis of each episode, as well as more support for our future endeavors. 
Tiers
PATRON
$2 or more per month
Your name will be put in the credits of every Games as Lit. 101 video, and you'll have access to every video one day before it goes up on Youtube.
INSIDER
$5 or more per month
You will have access to Patreon-exclusive updates, including sneak peeks at future episodes. You'll also be added to a Discord server where you can discuss games with me and the other patrons, and occasionally take place in online gaming events!

Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
PROOFREADER
$10 or more per month
I will upload my scripts to Patreon a few days before filming, and you can participate in the series by leaving your comments!

Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
CHARACTER
$20 or more per month
You will become a recurring character in the illustrations in Games as Lit. 101 so long as this pledge is active! Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
TEACHER
$30 or more per month
You can find one of my blind spots (a classic game I haven't yet played, of which there are probably a few more than there should be), and I will play through this game, streaming it for all to see!

I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
IDEA GUY
$40 or more per month
You get to choose the topic of a single episode of Games as Lit. 101! 

Note that the episode may take a while to make. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested topic, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
CONNOISSEUR
$50 or more per month
You get to choose a game (20 hours or less) that will receive a Literary Analysis episode!

We'll discuss how to determine the game's playtime. Note that the episode will likely take a while to make, especially if I've not yet played the chosen game. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.

Note: Due to Patreon's nature as an ongoing support system, this tier is priced in such a way that work will begin on this analysis after six months of continuous support at this level. 
Includes Discord rewards
SUPER CONNOISSEUR
$100 or more per month only 6 left
You get to choose a game (20 hours or more) that will receive a Literary Analysis episode!

This mostly exists because playing and analyzing RPGs and similarly long games takes enormous time and effort. We'll discuss how to determine the game's playtime. Note that the episode will likely take a long while to make, especially if I've not yet played the chosen game. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Replaces the "Connoisseur" tier and includes all others.

Note: Due to Patreon's nature as an ongoing support system, this tier is priced in such a way that work will begin on this analysis after six months of continuous support at this level.  
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$492 of $500 per month
RPGs take a long time to play. So imagine how long it takes to play one, study its narrative and delivery, write an episode analyzing all the relevant information, and actually produce that episode. It takes a long, LONG time. So as of this goal, I will actually begin to incorporate them into my lineup, meaning games like Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Fallout can have analyses. 
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HELLO! AND WELCOME TO GAMES AS LIT. 101
... Sorry, force of habit. Rather, welcome to my Patreon. I make Games as Lit. 101, a weekly web series that analyzes video games from a literary perspective. Based on a high school class of my own design, this series aims to educate my viewers not just on literary theory, but what makes interactive media a unique avenue for storytelling.

WHAT IS GAMES AS LIT. 101?
Once a week, I release a video (usually around 10 minutes) discussing specific narrative concepts of video games. Once a month, I release a much longer literary analysis of a video game, going into depth about the narrative structure and themes of great works of interactive art.

OUR GOALS
Currently, Games as Lit. 101 is just one part of a greater endeavor, Games as Literature. In time, we want to create an actual curriculum, a real way for schools to teach kids how to appreciate and interpret video games. We want to spread it into other facets of the medium, like game design and studies about the interaction between video games and culture. In short, we want to improve the understanding and presence of video games in the academic space. And those endeavors start with this series, to garner a level of online presence while teaching viewers about how video games tell stories. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP
By supporting Games as Lit. 101, you're saying you like what you see, and you want more. I'll still be providing my series for free every week, but more support means more time and effort going into research and analysis of each episode, as well as more support for our future endeavors. 

Recent posts by Games as Lit. 101

Tiers
PATRON
$2 or more per month
Your name will be put in the credits of every Games as Lit. 101 video, and you'll have access to every video one day before it goes up on Youtube.
INSIDER
$5 or more per month
You will have access to Patreon-exclusive updates, including sneak peeks at future episodes. You'll also be added to a Discord server where you can discuss games with me and the other patrons, and occasionally take place in online gaming events!

Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
PROOFREADER
$10 or more per month
I will upload my scripts to Patreon a few days before filming, and you can participate in the series by leaving your comments!

Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
CHARACTER
$20 or more per month
You will become a recurring character in the illustrations in Games as Lit. 101 so long as this pledge is active! Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
TEACHER
$30 or more per month
You can find one of my blind spots (a classic game I haven't yet played, of which there are probably a few more than there should be), and I will play through this game, streaming it for all to see!

I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
IDEA GUY
$40 or more per month
You get to choose the topic of a single episode of Games as Lit. 101! 

Note that the episode may take a while to make. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested topic, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
CONNOISSEUR
$50 or more per month
You get to choose a game (20 hours or less) that will receive a Literary Analysis episode!

We'll discuss how to determine the game's playtime. Note that the episode will likely take a while to make, especially if I've not yet played the chosen game. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Also includes all previous tiers.

Note: Due to Patreon's nature as an ongoing support system, this tier is priced in such a way that work will begin on this analysis after six months of continuous support at this level. 
Includes Discord rewards
SUPER CONNOISSEUR
$100 or more per month only 6 left
You get to choose a game (20 hours or more) that will receive a Literary Analysis episode!

This mostly exists because playing and analyzing RPGs and similarly long games takes enormous time and effort. We'll discuss how to determine the game's playtime. Note that the episode will likely take a long while to make, especially if I've not yet played the chosen game. I reserve the right to refuse the suggested game, and negotiate another. Replaces the "Connoisseur" tier and includes all others.

Note: Due to Patreon's nature as an ongoing support system, this tier is priced in such a way that work will begin on this analysis after six months of continuous support at this level.  
Includes Discord rewards