Elrond

is creating Heartbeat (a visual novel)

0

patrons

$0

per month
Good day, my name is Bronislav, I'm a video game developer from Belarus. Quite some time ago I was working on a visual novel about a young man dealing with a kind of problem, with a parting of sorts, imaginary yet the most real. Without any solution. The thing became somewhat spacious but never was finished. It is written in Russian and accessible for free/is in public domain.

Now I'm resuming my work and starting this Patreon page. My current goals are

- To translate what's already written into English.
- To finish what's only partially written.

The game can be downloaded here.

The project page, main stuff is here: https://heartbeat-game.blogspot.com/

If you like the project, please consider supporting me, relieving the burden on my quest of delivering the work to the broad audience, bringing an independent video game developer trade closer to becoming my only and full-time occupation.

Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions/suggestions, please leave them in comments, I'll answer as soon as possible.

Social networks:
https://www.facebook.com/heartbeatgame/
https://vk.com/heartbeatgame/
Tiers
Benefactor
$1 or more per month
Your decision saved me at least another hour, keeping free from earning the living, allowing to concentrate on creation... or at least slacking with greater good in mind. Anyways! By becoming my patron you'll earn a place in titles, both in game and as stand-alone document. You'll also be able to participate in all project-related polls. Each $ spent here as well as in any tier below counts as another potential vote.
Pioneer
$1 or more per month only 20 left
To be among the first ones is remarkable. In addition to Benefactor status, the special mention in titles subsection dedicated to patrons is yours, both in game and as stand-alone document.
Contributor
$2 or more per month only 10 left
(this tier is experimental, it may be removed, tier price may be changed; if all will go well, the patron limit will be removed)


With that tier, in addition to Benefactor things, you have an option to add any particular bit of folklore, witty talk, dialog case, generally "one-liner scene" to the street passersby event selection or other relevant place. If you have some thought, catchy phrase, reasoning relevant to the setting, speak up your mind!

Project participant
$8 or more per month only 25 left
By picking this tier you'll


  • get both pleasant little things from previous tiers;
  • and also receive with each release one additional event not included in public build, released as stand-alone plugins. One such event is released each month, and one such event is included in public build with every 25 related pledges.
Connoisseur of art I
$10 or more per month only 2 left
Receive by mail one of original character sketches, your choice.


Please treat it with understanding, I have no experience in dealing with goods shipping, so now this is pure experimental tier to see if public services will be able to make their magic and deliver my pictures to your door. If all goes well, the tier price will go up to 60$, limitation on participants number will be lifted and two more tiers will appear, providing options to get original background art (120$ for colorful backgrounds and 200$ for etching).


Most of funds received from art tiers will be directed towards my artist friends to further expand the graphical aspect of the novel.

Citizen
$20 or more per month
If you know something about the town (about the game scene) what I don't know, now it is the time to tell about it: order new feature in town! Maybe another passerby, or new item, or old decoration become interactive (and most probably relevant to the plot one way or another; it's not a book, it's a game after all), or ghost appears at times somewhere, or something else, interesting and generally related to the game appearance/graphics.


The limits are your imagination, setting relevance and my ability to churn out things. "Just make something interesting outside of your timetable" is a valid suggestion too.

Software developer
$70 or more per month
In case you have a great interest in programming aspect of the project, by picking this tier you can receive access to the source code of the engine and to all future updates. No limitations are set, you'll be free to do with the code whatever you like. It's written in Delphi. Just don't have too high expectations, by no means I'm professional programmer. The tier lies here for generous knight-errant as well as for software developer-errant.
Maecenas
$200 or more per month
Being a Maecenas, you possess a right to order an additional chapter, a new quest, an expansion of the arc or similar thing of similar scale. An obligatory discussion will follow after the pledge, which will be accepted only if me and you will work out what you'd like to see in next update.


This is "bundle" tier, with it go all small things from previous tiers with an exception of art pieces delivery.

Goals
$0 of $20 per month
A journey of a thousand li starts with one step. Upon reaching this mark it is clear that the project has attracted his initial attention, and so it is worthy to continue. No cancellation at this point: the game will be developed until it's done.

Having a need to maintain an outside occupation, the estimated rate of updates is at least 1 per 15 weeks, but probably much faster.
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Good day, my name is Bronislav, I'm a video game developer from Belarus. Quite some time ago I was working on a visual novel about a young man dealing with a kind of problem, with a parting of sorts, imaginary yet the most real. Without any solution. The thing became somewhat spacious but never was finished. It is written in Russian and accessible for free/is in public domain.

Now I'm resuming my work and starting this Patreon page. My current goals are

- To translate what's already written into English.
- To finish what's only partially written.

The game can be downloaded here.

The project page, main stuff is here: https://heartbeat-game.blogspot.com/

If you like the project, please consider supporting me, relieving the burden on my quest of delivering the work to the broad audience, bringing an independent video game developer trade closer to becoming my only and full-time occupation.

Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions/suggestions, please leave them in comments, I'll answer as soon as possible.

Social networks:
https://www.facebook.com/heartbeatgame/
https://vk.com/heartbeatgame/

Recent posts by Elrond

Tiers
Benefactor
$1 or more per month
Your decision saved me at least another hour, keeping free from earning the living, allowing to concentrate on creation... or at least slacking with greater good in mind. Anyways! By becoming my patron you'll earn a place in titles, both in game and as stand-alone document. You'll also be able to participate in all project-related polls. Each $ spent here as well as in any tier below counts as another potential vote.
Pioneer
$1 or more per month only 20 left
To be among the first ones is remarkable. In addition to Benefactor status, the special mention in titles subsection dedicated to patrons is yours, both in game and as stand-alone document.
Contributor
$2 or more per month only 10 left
(this tier is experimental, it may be removed, tier price may be changed; if all will go well, the patron limit will be removed)


With that tier, in addition to Benefactor things, you have an option to add any particular bit of folklore, witty talk, dialog case, generally "one-liner scene" to the street passersby event selection or other relevant place. If you have some thought, catchy phrase, reasoning relevant to the setting, speak up your mind!

Project participant
$8 or more per month only 25 left
By picking this tier you'll


  • get both pleasant little things from previous tiers;
  • and also receive with each release one additional event not included in public build, released as stand-alone plugins. One such event is released each month, and one such event is included in public build with every 25 related pledges.
Connoisseur of art I
$10 or more per month only 2 left
Receive by mail one of original character sketches, your choice.


Please treat it with understanding, I have no experience in dealing with goods shipping, so now this is pure experimental tier to see if public services will be able to make their magic and deliver my pictures to your door. If all goes well, the tier price will go up to 60$, limitation on participants number will be lifted and two more tiers will appear, providing options to get original background art (120$ for colorful backgrounds and 200$ for etching).


Most of funds received from art tiers will be directed towards my artist friends to further expand the graphical aspect of the novel.

Citizen
$20 or more per month
If you know something about the town (about the game scene) what I don't know, now it is the time to tell about it: order new feature in town! Maybe another passerby, or new item, or old decoration become interactive (and most probably relevant to the plot one way or another; it's not a book, it's a game after all), or ghost appears at times somewhere, or something else, interesting and generally related to the game appearance/graphics.


The limits are your imagination, setting relevance and my ability to churn out things. "Just make something interesting outside of your timetable" is a valid suggestion too.

Software developer
$70 or more per month
In case you have a great interest in programming aspect of the project, by picking this tier you can receive access to the source code of the engine and to all future updates. No limitations are set, you'll be free to do with the code whatever you like. It's written in Delphi. Just don't have too high expectations, by no means I'm professional programmer. The tier lies here for generous knight-errant as well as for software developer-errant.
Maecenas
$200 or more per month
Being a Maecenas, you possess a right to order an additional chapter, a new quest, an expansion of the arc or similar thing of similar scale. An obligatory discussion will follow after the pledge, which will be accepted only if me and you will work out what you'd like to see in next update.


This is "bundle" tier, with it go all small things from previous tiers with an exception of art pieces delivery.