mavenmob

is creating video games
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Phantom Phreak
$3
per month

"Look, you wanna be elite? You gotta do a righteous hack. None of this accidental shit."


You'll love this tier because:

  • You get your very own copy of every game I release through easy to use digital download codes
  • You'll be the first to get interesting design insights, quotes, photos and more


Now save me from myself and help me stop letting my mama dress me!

Cereal Killer
$5
per month

"A wake up call for the Nintendo Generation."


You belong in this tier because:

  • You want to say "may the force be with you" without actually having to say it
  • You love physical things and a genuinely awesome postcard for each game in development sounds great to you
  • You deserve all the previous rewards and you know you'll get those too


You can't get this in stores! I made it! 

Acid Burn
$10
per month

"Alright, let's boot up."


You are meant to be in this tier because:

  • You are insightful and know a poster for each game as it's released speaks a million words every time someone sees it
  • Your name is worth remembering and your name credit will be in each game's book
  • You deserve all the previous rewards and you know you'll get those too


Help me upgrade my P6 chip. It's still only triple the speed of the Pentium.

About mavenmob


Hi, I'm Jaiyan 


I'm an indie game developer who makes games for going into things like love, death, fear, time, thought, security, comparison, ambition, belief, attachment, pleasure, pain, sorrow, and authority. 

I think it's amazing that video games are most immediately about the direct relationship between a player’s actions and their consequences. And by going into these things through the medium itself, we get a chance to understand ourselves in relationship to people, things, and ideas in a way that is new and fresh.


My currently released game

The video above is a trailer for my currently released game, The Word Is Not The Thing. It's a game where you play with your emotions, seeing if you use words to escape from a feeling.

It is available now for iOS, Android, PC & Mac.

Learn more at http://mavenmob.com/theword


My current game in development

I am currently doing preproduction for The Creation of a Self, a game that intersects poetry, death, living, artificial intelligence, computers, programming, and freedom. Here's a quote from some initial research:

"Do you know what it means to come into contact with death, to die without argument? Because death, when it comes, does not argue with you. To meet it, you have to die every day to everything: to your agony, to your loneliness, to the relationship you cling to; you have to die to your thought, to die to your habit, to die to your wife so that you can look at your wife anew; you have to die to your society so that you, as a human being, are new, fresh, young, and you can look at it." - J. Krishnamurti


Going deeper

If you want to go deeper into what I'm doing, it's useful to know that my games are inspired by J. Krishnamurti's message and are all about awakening intelligence in fun, interactive and meaningful ways. 

During a game's development, I post quotes and insights related to what the game goes into. So, in a way, we go into things together, where you can give feedback, offer ideas or have a discourse while the game is being made. And at the same time, you end up going into these things for yourself during this process, observing your own relationship to them.

It may not be expected for video games to go into stuff that’s deep, but that’s the kind of games I make. We have a medium in front of us that allows us to directly observe our own relationship to people, things and ideas, revealing to each one of us the way we actually are.


Your support helps

The reward structure is designed to benefit those that want to support what I do and see these types of games get as much support and exposure as possible. It also goes toward supporting those I get a chance to collaborate with along the way.


$3.00/month gets you:

  • Your own copy of every game I release
  • Early access to design insights, quotes, photos and more

$5.00/month gets you:
  • A postcard for each game in development
  • All the previous rewards

$10.00/month gets you:
  • A poster for each game as it's released
  • Your name credit in each game's book
  • All the previous rewards

$15.00/month gets you:

  • A t-shirt for each game as it's released
  • All the previous rewards


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Learn more about me and what I'm doing:
http://mavenmob.com/about

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