Level Design Lobby is creating a Game/Level Design Podcast
64

patrons

$440
per month


The Level Design Lobby's goal is to break down the game/level design process of fantastic games, while explaining to all the amazing Game Design Guru's why these choices may have been made and what we can all  learn/take away from these examples. While also bringing in  top industry talent to discuss their views on certain video games, as well as  tips on how to break into the industry. The ultimate goal is to bring a tight community together to help us all, as devs and game lovers grow.

I'm Max Pears the host/creator of the Level Design Lobby Podcast, I have been a professional level designer for over 5 years, working on a range of games from Mobile, AR, to the big triple A titles. My career has taken me to some of the biggest studios around the world from Ubisoft to CD PROJEKT RED (my opinions do not represent the companies, nor are any secrets of the studios discussed here).

My podcast is aimed at anyone who has a burning love for video games. Whether you are a player who wants a to know more on how some of your favourite games were made, to future designers who wish to know how to stand out, or for industry vets who are just wanting to expand their own knowledge.



Patreon is an incredible service where you the supporter send payments directly to the creator in order to help support them, make the content that you love. 

To me, Patreon is better for the relationship between the creator (me) and the viewer (you) as there will be no outside influence to get the video to play a certain way. Instead, the podcast will be focused on delivering the best possible content for you. 

 

All Patreons who pledge will have my eternal thanks, but wait there are more collectables below:

$1 will grant access to the private Game Design Guru's discord server allowing us to discuss our favourite games and levels, even recommending what you as viewers would like to see me break down in the upcoming episodes. You will receive a pamphlet which gives great tips on how to make sure you and your portfolio stands out to future employers. As another gesture of my appreciation, backers will receive part 1 of a video Q+A with me answering some of the most asked questions. Finally, there will also be a backlog of articles that I believe would interest any LDL Fan.

$3 unlocks a new pamphlet on 3 of my best Level Design Tip which will help improve your level design in the long run. Even better you will gain access to my bi-monthly webinars, in which I answer and discuss your questions and talk more about design, once every two months. On the discord forms, you will have access to another chat room where you can ask me questions for the webinar, which provides a better platform for us to communicate. In this perk package, you will also receive part 1+2 of the video Q+A. All the perks of the $1 package are included.

$5 is the final package which will grant my content 24hr earlier than anyone else. You will also obtain the full video Q+A. Now the best is yet to come as the final gift for all of you is the Level Design weekend, where we create a level in 48hrs, you will send to me your end level as I give you feedback on these. Receiving feedback from industry professionals as well as building up your portfolio. You will also get to see me take part as I break down what I have done and possible other guest reviewers too. This event will take place 4 times a year. Previous perks from $1 + $3 will be included as well. 

I only want to keep these pledge to three easy payable categories so that it is affordable for you no matter your income.



You will pay the amount you've selected once a month, yet you can choose when to stop at any time. I release 3 episodes a month and have made it my goal to make sure I stick to this. If however due to certain circumstances I do not release any episodes in a month I will not charge. 



The money you donate will be spent on improving the show as well as maintenance costs. My intention is to use the money to purchase better equipment like a new/multiples mics to deliver a better interview experience, than one mic shared between x of us. It will also be used on better software for editing to give those who watch on my youtube channel a far better experience than the one and who knows maybe even an editor one day. Maintenance costs will be covered with as well as hosting, hard drive space, and research.  

Making sure that this money you the viewer have entrusted to me goes to delivering a better experience for all of you, taking it to (pardon the pun) the Next Level. 
  

Tiers
Game Guru lvl 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you and congratulations on your level up, To Game Guru Lvl 1!

Lvl 1, will grant you: 


- A pamphlet on some of my best tips on breaking into the industry 

- Part 1 of a Video Q+A with me. 

- LDL Discord Server

- Backlog of LDL articles on game design


Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru lvl 3 - Power Up Activated
$3 or more per month
Level 3 has been unlocked! Thank you for joining the quest for better game/level design. It is dangerous to go alone, it is best you take these


Lvl 3, unlocks:


- Bi-monthly Webinars (once ever two months)

- Level design Pamphlet - My essential level design tips

- Part 1 + 2 of video Q+A
- New Discord forms

- All Lvl 1 powers


Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru- Lvl 5
$5 or more per month

Congratulations, your xp has now dinged you up to Lvl 5! 


Lvl 5 unlocks:


- Access to our Bi-weekly LD tasks  

- New Discord forms

- All Lvl 1 perks

- All Lvl 3 perks


Once every two weeks I will set an LD task for you to complete, in which you will be able to improve on your LD skills helping us all improve as level designers and building a stronger portfolio. 


  

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru- Lvl 10
$10 or more per month

Traveller, you have worked extremly hard and now have progressed onto the End Game.  


Level 10 Unlocks:


- Access to the Level Design Weekend

- Supporter Shout out (Your name mentioned at the end of an episode) 

- New Discord Forums 

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  


Join me as I create 4 unique level design weekends, a year in which I will set you a task to create a level and documentation for the level within the weekend. Then reviewing your work to help you improve your level design skills. 


Not only will your skills improve but also another great bit of work for your folio. 

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru - Lvl 25
$25 or more per month

I can see that your thirst for knowledge is powerful, with this you have come to the right place.  


Level 25 Unlocks:


- Access to the Level Design  Library 

- Request Topics for the Library 

- Quartly Consultation (20 min)

- New Discord Forums

- Level 10 Perks  

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  


The Level Design Libray is vault that holds multiple talks which you can not find anywhere else. Myself and other great designers have taken the time and will continue to share our knowledge on 15 - 45 min long talks. 

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru - Max Lvl
$50 or more per month only 4 left

You have made it Guru, you have achieved the maximum level! 


Level 50 Unlocks:


- Monthly One on One Consultation 

- New Discord Forums

- Level 25 Perks  

- Level 10 Perks  

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  



Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$220 – reached! per month
Bring in a video editor, as many of you know we have the channel on youtube. Sadly due to time I am not able to edit the videos as much as I would like. 

With this money I will bring in an editor to help me make the videos look amazing for you fantastic people. 
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The Level Design Lobby's goal is to break down the game/level design process of fantastic games, while explaining to all the amazing Game Design Guru's why these choices may have been made and what we can all  learn/take away from these examples. While also bringing in  top industry talent to discuss their views on certain video games, as well as  tips on how to break into the industry. The ultimate goal is to bring a tight community together to help us all, as devs and game lovers grow.

I'm Max Pears the host/creator of the Level Design Lobby Podcast, I have been a professional level designer for over 5 years, working on a range of games from Mobile, AR, to the big triple A titles. My career has taken me to some of the biggest studios around the world from Ubisoft to CD PROJEKT RED (my opinions do not represent the companies, nor are any secrets of the studios discussed here).

My podcast is aimed at anyone who has a burning love for video games. Whether you are a player who wants a to know more on how some of your favourite games were made, to future designers who wish to know how to stand out, or for industry vets who are just wanting to expand their own knowledge.



Patreon is an incredible service where you the supporter send payments directly to the creator in order to help support them, make the content that you love. 

To me, Patreon is better for the relationship between the creator (me) and the viewer (you) as there will be no outside influence to get the video to play a certain way. Instead, the podcast will be focused on delivering the best possible content for you. 

 

All Patreons who pledge will have my eternal thanks, but wait there are more collectables below:

$1 will grant access to the private Game Design Guru's discord server allowing us to discuss our favourite games and levels, even recommending what you as viewers would like to see me break down in the upcoming episodes. You will receive a pamphlet which gives great tips on how to make sure you and your portfolio stands out to future employers. As another gesture of my appreciation, backers will receive part 1 of a video Q+A with me answering some of the most asked questions. Finally, there will also be a backlog of articles that I believe would interest any LDL Fan.

$3 unlocks a new pamphlet on 3 of my best Level Design Tip which will help improve your level design in the long run. Even better you will gain access to my bi-monthly webinars, in which I answer and discuss your questions and talk more about design, once every two months. On the discord forms, you will have access to another chat room where you can ask me questions for the webinar, which provides a better platform for us to communicate. In this perk package, you will also receive part 1+2 of the video Q+A. All the perks of the $1 package are included.

$5 is the final package which will grant my content 24hr earlier than anyone else. You will also obtain the full video Q+A. Now the best is yet to come as the final gift for all of you is the Level Design weekend, where we create a level in 48hrs, you will send to me your end level as I give you feedback on these. Receiving feedback from industry professionals as well as building up your portfolio. You will also get to see me take part as I break down what I have done and possible other guest reviewers too. This event will take place 4 times a year. Previous perks from $1 + $3 will be included as well. 

I only want to keep these pledge to three easy payable categories so that it is affordable for you no matter your income.



You will pay the amount you've selected once a month, yet you can choose when to stop at any time. I release 3 episodes a month and have made it my goal to make sure I stick to this. If however due to certain circumstances I do not release any episodes in a month I will not charge. 



The money you donate will be spent on improving the show as well as maintenance costs. My intention is to use the money to purchase better equipment like a new/multiples mics to deliver a better interview experience, than one mic shared between x of us. It will also be used on better software for editing to give those who watch on my youtube channel a far better experience than the one and who knows maybe even an editor one day. Maintenance costs will be covered with as well as hosting, hard drive space, and research.  

Making sure that this money you the viewer have entrusted to me goes to delivering a better experience for all of you, taking it to (pardon the pun) the Next Level. 
  

Recent posts by Level Design Lobby

Tiers
Game Guru lvl 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you and congratulations on your level up, To Game Guru Lvl 1!

Lvl 1, will grant you: 


- A pamphlet on some of my best tips on breaking into the industry 

- Part 1 of a Video Q+A with me. 

- LDL Discord Server

- Backlog of LDL articles on game design


Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru lvl 3 - Power Up Activated
$3 or more per month
Level 3 has been unlocked! Thank you for joining the quest for better game/level design. It is dangerous to go alone, it is best you take these


Lvl 3, unlocks:


- Bi-monthly Webinars (once ever two months)

- Level design Pamphlet - My essential level design tips

- Part 1 + 2 of video Q+A
- New Discord forms

- All Lvl 1 powers


Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru- Lvl 5
$5 or more per month

Congratulations, your xp has now dinged you up to Lvl 5! 


Lvl 5 unlocks:


- Access to our Bi-weekly LD tasks  

- New Discord forms

- All Lvl 1 perks

- All Lvl 3 perks


Once every two weeks I will set an LD task for you to complete, in which you will be able to improve on your LD skills helping us all improve as level designers and building a stronger portfolio. 


  

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru- Lvl 10
$10 or more per month

Traveller, you have worked extremly hard and now have progressed onto the End Game.  


Level 10 Unlocks:


- Access to the Level Design Weekend

- Supporter Shout out (Your name mentioned at the end of an episode) 

- New Discord Forums 

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  


Join me as I create 4 unique level design weekends, a year in which I will set you a task to create a level and documentation for the level within the weekend. Then reviewing your work to help you improve your level design skills. 


Not only will your skills improve but also another great bit of work for your folio. 

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru - Lvl 25
$25 or more per month

I can see that your thirst for knowledge is powerful, with this you have come to the right place.  


Level 25 Unlocks:


- Access to the Level Design  Library 

- Request Topics for the Library 

- Quartly Consultation (20 min)

- New Discord Forums

- Level 10 Perks  

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  


The Level Design Libray is vault that holds multiple talks which you can not find anywhere else. Myself and other great designers have taken the time and will continue to share our knowledge on 15 - 45 min long talks. 

Includes Discord rewards
Game Guru - Max Lvl
$50 or more per month only 4 left

You have made it Guru, you have achieved the maximum level! 


Level 50 Unlocks:


- Monthly One on One Consultation 

- New Discord Forums

- Level 25 Perks  

- Level 10 Perks  

- Level 5 Perks

- Level 3 Perks

- Level 1 Perks  



Includes Discord rewards