David McDonald is creating Game Development Tutorials
21

patrons

$76
per creation
Thank you for backing my Patreon, You are an absolute legend.
My name is Dave and I've been making Youtube Tutorials on Video Game Development for a few years now.

Each generous donation helps me produce more frequent, better quality videos covering everything you need to know about creating your own video games. Whether you've been making games for a few years or are just starting out, i hope my videos help you make some awesome games.

PROJECT SERIES:
We build a game from start to finish, nobody likes to see how the sausage is made, well in these videos I take you to the slaughterhouse and if you make it to the end without vomiting, you will have a game worthy of the name…. “Game”.



SUPER PLATFORMER BROS Is a 2D Platformer where we started by recreating the basic mechanics of Super Mario Bros 1:1 In that project we have currently covered the very basics of;
  • Getting a Player to move
  • Simple Physics
  • Animations
  • Saving And Loading Data
  • Basic Enemies (like goombas)
  • Game Design Basics
  • Death
  • High Scores
  • Sprite Sheets
  • Doors
  • Parallax Scrolling
  • Character Selection


2.5D PROCEDURALLY GENERATED RUNNER Is series here was my first real attempt at making a youtube tutorial, It's a 2.5D procedurally Generated Runner that you can make in 3 hours.



SUPER KEEGAN Is a simple 2D Game that is currently released for IOS and Android. Everything you see in those games was typed and created before your eyes in this tutorial. All the way to submitting it to the App Store, which is a pain in the a$$. Haha.

WHERE DOES YOUR SUPPORT GO?
I currently work full time as a multimedia designer. Your support helps me invest more time into creating these videos and purchase new gear which increases production value. (please see earlier tutorials for evidence of the increase in quality lol)

My recent PC was paid for by this Patreon, Adsense Revenue, and my own money. Ad-sense and Patreon contributed to 18% of the build cost, requiring the other 82% from the money I saved over 5 months. Without your support, i would have had to save for another month or so, pushing back videos.
Other Purchases Include:
  • Rode Procaster Microphone - $250
  • Zoom H6 field Recorder - $480
  • Rode Microphones DS1 
  • Table Top Desk Stand - $50
  • Rode PSM 1 Shockmount For Podcaster - $50
  • XML Microphone Cords - $20 
  • Case Fans, $30
  • Wind Breaker Microphone Shield - $25
  • Sigma 18-35, 1.8f, Camera Lens - $890
  • Adobe Membership - $42 monthly
  • Website Domain/Hosting - $15 monthly
  • Accounting Fees (here in Australia) - $165 - annually
  • Misc Studio Equipment/Software - $400 - annually

FAQ
I have signed up, how do I get my rewards? - Thanks! In general tiered content becomes available as soon as you sign up, however some rewards are given after the first successful pledge.
How do I get my name in the credits? - By signing up you automatically get put in the list of names displayed in the video, however if you would like a different name (other than your patreon name), shoot me a message.
How often will I be charged? - I used to run my patreon on a per monthly basis, however when life got too busy I could not keep up with the amount of videos I promised, so I moved to a “per creation” model, You will only be charged whenever I release a video.
Yeah but how often is that? - Once per month (If I have created a video that month).
When are you going to start working on [blank] series again? - I try to put my time into the videos that are getting the most attention or the ones I enjoy creating the most. If you are stuck at a certain spot in a series and are itching for the next video, send me a message, I might be able to help you move ahead with your project.
The reward tier I want is filled up? - Sometimes I will increase the available reward tier slots or add features to the current rewards. If you really want a specific reward and no slots are available, send me a message and let me know.
Should I add you as a friend on Facebook? - By all means, If you are helping me to create videos, I already consider you a friend… well kind of, I consider you someone who i'd like to get to know :)
Can we hang out IRL? - Sure, iv'e met up with some of you who have passed through the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Good times.
How is your Commercial Console Game Going? - Wait what? How did you hear about that? Its secret…. Should I do some live streams of its development? Wait…. who am I talking too? I'm confused...

FINAL THOUGHTS
Investing in your personal development as a Game Creator shows that you are taking the right steps towards your dream. I really appreciate all of your support and wanted to thank you once again, I love seeing that some of you have gone on to make professional games and i love playing them. Thank you
Tiers
Name In Credits + My Eternal Gratitude!
$1 or more per creation 19 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) in end credits
  • Access to ALL of the SOURCE code we use in the projects
  • Access to past Live Streams (unlisted to everyone else) 
  • Access to other patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Deep Thanks from the bottom of my heart
Where's the Next Video?
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
Watch Videos Early, Your suggestions become more of a priority
  • Watch videos before they go public on Youtube
  • Your tutorial questions get answered
  • Access to Source Code + Project Files
  • ALL previous reward tiers
Put On Your Fedora!
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
If you don't have a fedora, are you even a game developer? With this tier you have reached the rank “Fedora Supporter”.
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) in beginning credits
  • Free Access to my Premium Skill Share/Udemy Courses.
  • Access to my private Email, email me! i'll get back to you asap
  • Struggling to grasp a concept? your code not working like mine? i'm here to help. 
  • ALL previous reward tiers
Lets Get Serious
$25 or more per creation 3 of 5 patrons
I will sit your ass down and do whatever i can to help you with any game design problem you may be having.


  • Private Tutoring (over the internet)
  • ALL previous reward tiers.
Let’s Get Seriouseer!!
$50 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
Let's face it, your project is broken and you don't know why, send it to me and I'll diagnose the problem…. That, or you're just a really awesome supporter.  

 

  • Private Tutoring (over the internet)
  • Have me work on some problems in your project and help get it across the line.
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) thanked audibly in the end credits
  • All previous non exclusive reward tiers
     
End of the Line
$100 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
Help with final polish and marketing.
At the end of an episode, i will show a video of your game as an official sponsor of that episode. I will also put a link to your game in the description of the video.
 
  • Promotion of your game at the end of a Video 
  • Marketing and promotion advice
  • Long term exposure for your game
  • All previous non exclusive reward tiers 
Goals
$76 of $100 per creation
An Increase in Production Value
1 of 6
Thank you for backing my Patreon, You are an absolute legend.
My name is Dave and I've been making Youtube Tutorials on Video Game Development for a few years now.

Each generous donation helps me produce more frequent, better quality videos covering everything you need to know about creating your own video games. Whether you've been making games for a few years or are just starting out, i hope my videos help you make some awesome games.

PROJECT SERIES:
We build a game from start to finish, nobody likes to see how the sausage is made, well in these videos I take you to the slaughterhouse and if you make it to the end without vomiting, you will have a game worthy of the name…. “Game”.



SUPER PLATFORMER BROS Is a 2D Platformer where we started by recreating the basic mechanics of Super Mario Bros 1:1 In that project we have currently covered the very basics of;
  • Getting a Player to move
  • Simple Physics
  • Animations
  • Saving And Loading Data
  • Basic Enemies (like goombas)
  • Game Design Basics
  • Death
  • High Scores
  • Sprite Sheets
  • Doors
  • Parallax Scrolling
  • Character Selection


2.5D PROCEDURALLY GENERATED RUNNER Is series here was my first real attempt at making a youtube tutorial, It's a 2.5D procedurally Generated Runner that you can make in 3 hours.



SUPER KEEGAN Is a simple 2D Game that is currently released for IOS and Android. Everything you see in those games was typed and created before your eyes in this tutorial. All the way to submitting it to the App Store, which is a pain in the a$$. Haha.

WHERE DOES YOUR SUPPORT GO?
I currently work full time as a multimedia designer. Your support helps me invest more time into creating these videos and purchase new gear which increases production value. (please see earlier tutorials for evidence of the increase in quality lol)

My recent PC was paid for by this Patreon, Adsense Revenue, and my own money. Ad-sense and Patreon contributed to 18% of the build cost, requiring the other 82% from the money I saved over 5 months. Without your support, i would have had to save for another month or so, pushing back videos.
Other Purchases Include:
  • Rode Procaster Microphone - $250
  • Zoom H6 field Recorder - $480
  • Rode Microphones DS1 
  • Table Top Desk Stand - $50
  • Rode PSM 1 Shockmount For Podcaster - $50
  • XML Microphone Cords - $20 
  • Case Fans, $30
  • Wind Breaker Microphone Shield - $25
  • Sigma 18-35, 1.8f, Camera Lens - $890
  • Adobe Membership - $42 monthly
  • Website Domain/Hosting - $15 monthly
  • Accounting Fees (here in Australia) - $165 - annually
  • Misc Studio Equipment/Software - $400 - annually

FAQ
I have signed up, how do I get my rewards? - Thanks! In general tiered content becomes available as soon as you sign up, however some rewards are given after the first successful pledge.
How do I get my name in the credits? - By signing up you automatically get put in the list of names displayed in the video, however if you would like a different name (other than your patreon name), shoot me a message.
How often will I be charged? - I used to run my patreon on a per monthly basis, however when life got too busy I could not keep up with the amount of videos I promised, so I moved to a “per creation” model, You will only be charged whenever I release a video.
Yeah but how often is that? - Once per month (If I have created a video that month).
When are you going to start working on [blank] series again? - I try to put my time into the videos that are getting the most attention or the ones I enjoy creating the most. If you are stuck at a certain spot in a series and are itching for the next video, send me a message, I might be able to help you move ahead with your project.
The reward tier I want is filled up? - Sometimes I will increase the available reward tier slots or add features to the current rewards. If you really want a specific reward and no slots are available, send me a message and let me know.
Should I add you as a friend on Facebook? - By all means, If you are helping me to create videos, I already consider you a friend… well kind of, I consider you someone who i'd like to get to know :)
Can we hang out IRL? - Sure, iv'e met up with some of you who have passed through the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Good times.
How is your Commercial Console Game Going? - Wait what? How did you hear about that? Its secret…. Should I do some live streams of its development? Wait…. who am I talking too? I'm confused...

FINAL THOUGHTS
Investing in your personal development as a Game Creator shows that you are taking the right steps towards your dream. I really appreciate all of your support and wanted to thank you once again, I love seeing that some of you have gone on to make professional games and i love playing them. Thank you

Recent posts by David McDonald

Tiers
Name In Credits + My Eternal Gratitude!
$1 or more per creation 19 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) in end credits
  • Access to ALL of the SOURCE code we use in the projects
  • Access to past Live Streams (unlisted to everyone else) 
  • Access to other patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Deep Thanks from the bottom of my heart
Where's the Next Video?
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
Watch Videos Early, Your suggestions become more of a priority
  • Watch videos before they go public on Youtube
  • Your tutorial questions get answered
  • Access to Source Code + Project Files
  • ALL previous reward tiers
Put On Your Fedora!
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
If you don't have a fedora, are you even a game developer? With this tier you have reached the rank “Fedora Supporter”.
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) in beginning credits
  • Free Access to my Premium Skill Share/Udemy Courses.
  • Access to my private Email, email me! i'll get back to you asap
  • Struggling to grasp a concept? your code not working like mine? i'm here to help. 
  • ALL previous reward tiers
Lets Get Serious
$25 or more per creation 3 of 5 patrons
I will sit your ass down and do whatever i can to help you with any game design problem you may be having.


  • Private Tutoring (over the internet)
  • ALL previous reward tiers.
Let’s Get Seriouseer!!
$50 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
Let's face it, your project is broken and you don't know why, send it to me and I'll diagnose the problem…. That, or you're just a really awesome supporter.  

 

  • Private Tutoring (over the internet)
  • Have me work on some problems in your project and help get it across the line.
  • Name (or channel/twitter ect) thanked audibly in the end credits
  • All previous non exclusive reward tiers
     
End of the Line
$100 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
Help with final polish and marketing.
At the end of an episode, i will show a video of your game as an official sponsor of that episode. I will also put a link to your game in the description of the video.
 
  • Promotion of your game at the end of a Video 
  • Marketing and promotion advice
  • Long term exposure for your game
  • All previous non exclusive reward tiers