Game Soup is creating Game Design Analysis Videos
9

patrons

$37
per month
We love looking at games from an analytical viewpoint.  We consider level design, artistic design, mechanical complexity, and industry practices from both the past and present. We create in-depth and evidence-based videos about broad topics in gaming, such as the use of randomness in games, the concept of difficulty and how games can create challenge, and other topics that don't yet have the spotlight they deserve.  In the analysis video below, for example, we highlight how developers can cleverly circumvent hard and technical limitations to broaden their game design space.


With your support, we'll engage the community, listen to your feedback and ideas to generate a path to each new installment, and generally have more man-hours each month to get out more content!  Video games are art just as much as television, film, and many other forms of media - so don't they deserve the same respect?

Game Soup currently produces four different types of content:
  • Longform analysis - We cite our sources like any good journalist and cover an extremely broad range of topics from an analytical and game design point-of-view.  We like to sometimes break these up into installments for easier watching, and once all installments have been released, we'll combine them all into one massive longform analysis (they're great for binge-watching)!
  • Shortform analysis - Instead of a comprehensive overview and analysis, we focus in on one particular topic or game mechanic. We shoot to keep these at about ten minutes or under.  Keeping the overall time low helps keep the scope narrow and focused so we can put out more content!
  • A Wild Game Appears! - We love giving developers a chance to show off their work, especially if we feel that they've created something that's worth your time.  While we do occasionally cover more well-known games, our biggest focus here is highlighting new releases that might have flown under your radar (but deserve not to!).
  • Let's Plays & Off-the-cuff gaming - We love video games and we love to talk about games.  Our Let's Plays aim for a more critical discussion of each game we play, and we love to look at the art, music, game design, and mechanics of the games that we play.  

With your support, we'll be able to dedicate more time each month to making Game Soup the best analysis channel out there (or at least the best analysis channel called Game Soup).

Tiers
Three Dollars Isn't Money
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
Three dollars isn't even money.  I mean, you wouldn't even notice if three dollars went missing from your bank account, so keep on not noticing while you support Game Soup for three dollars a month!  

Patrons will receive a sincere special thanks at the end of each longform video analysis! We do really appreciate your support!

You'll also see updates/info about the game we're developing: Progress updates, developer diaries, and more!

The Whole Shebang
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Ten dollars is just "three dollars isn't money" for you and two other family members, plus one for your pet dog/cat/iguana.

In addition to getting the $3/month rewards, you can:

  • Download and play all "Homemade Game Soup" games we've shown on the channel!
  • Access & watch our "Long Lost" bonus episodes.
  • Read a behind-the-scenes retrospective newsletter for each new analysis video, detailing the production process.
What Are You, Crazy?
$1,500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This is just "three dollars isn't money" for you and 499 of your friends.

Patrons will get all the above rewards, and can also request a game, game series, genre, or game design concept to become a future longform analysis.  We will work with each eligible patron to understand exactly what you want to see in an upcoming video, and we'll help turn your great idea into great content for you!  Whether it's balance in MMORPGs, the music of Chrono Trigger, or the level design in Dark Souls, we'll work directly with you to make it happen!
Goals
$37 of $150 per month
A little bit of support goes a long way.  If this milestone is reached, we can fancy up our workspace with a second microphone--it'll be a huge improvement to our sound quality! We'll also be able to get mic stands and shock mounts to cut down on all the extra noise.

Furthermore, Ed will release a vlog-style video for patrons so we can personally thank each and every one of you.  He'll also include a preview of what's currently cooking behind the scenes at Game Soup!
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We love looking at games from an analytical viewpoint.  We consider level design, artistic design, mechanical complexity, and industry practices from both the past and present. We create in-depth and evidence-based videos about broad topics in gaming, such as the use of randomness in games, the concept of difficulty and how games can create challenge, and other topics that don't yet have the spotlight they deserve.  In the analysis video below, for example, we highlight how developers can cleverly circumvent hard and technical limitations to broaden their game design space.


With your support, we'll engage the community, listen to your feedback and ideas to generate a path to each new installment, and generally have more man-hours each month to get out more content!  Video games are art just as much as television, film, and many other forms of media - so don't they deserve the same respect?

Game Soup currently produces four different types of content:
  • Longform analysis - We cite our sources like any good journalist and cover an extremely broad range of topics from an analytical and game design point-of-view.  We like to sometimes break these up into installments for easier watching, and once all installments have been released, we'll combine them all into one massive longform analysis (they're great for binge-watching)!
  • Shortform analysis - Instead of a comprehensive overview and analysis, we focus in on one particular topic or game mechanic. We shoot to keep these at about ten minutes or under.  Keeping the overall time low helps keep the scope narrow and focused so we can put out more content!
  • A Wild Game Appears! - We love giving developers a chance to show off their work, especially if we feel that they've created something that's worth your time.  While we do occasionally cover more well-known games, our biggest focus here is highlighting new releases that might have flown under your radar (but deserve not to!).
  • Let's Plays & Off-the-cuff gaming - We love video games and we love to talk about games.  Our Let's Plays aim for a more critical discussion of each game we play, and we love to look at the art, music, game design, and mechanics of the games that we play.  

With your support, we'll be able to dedicate more time each month to making Game Soup the best analysis channel out there (or at least the best analysis channel called Game Soup).

Recent posts by Game Soup

Tiers
Three Dollars Isn't Money
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
Three dollars isn't even money.  I mean, you wouldn't even notice if three dollars went missing from your bank account, so keep on not noticing while you support Game Soup for three dollars a month!  

Patrons will receive a sincere special thanks at the end of each longform video analysis! We do really appreciate your support!

You'll also see updates/info about the game we're developing: Progress updates, developer diaries, and more!

The Whole Shebang
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Ten dollars is just "three dollars isn't money" for you and two other family members, plus one for your pet dog/cat/iguana.

In addition to getting the $3/month rewards, you can:

  • Download and play all "Homemade Game Soup" games we've shown on the channel!
  • Access & watch our "Long Lost" bonus episodes.
  • Read a behind-the-scenes retrospective newsletter for each new analysis video, detailing the production process.
What Are You, Crazy?
$1,500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This is just "three dollars isn't money" for you and 499 of your friends.

Patrons will get all the above rewards, and can also request a game, game series, genre, or game design concept to become a future longform analysis.  We will work with each eligible patron to understand exactly what you want to see in an upcoming video, and we'll help turn your great idea into great content for you!  Whether it's balance in MMORPGs, the music of Chrono Trigger, or the level design in Dark Souls, we'll work directly with you to make it happen!