Menes is creating Ancient Games for Modern Gamers
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My name is Sullivan Bousiniere, I'm 29, from France. 
I fell in love with ancient history when I was a kid and with computers a bit later. 
I grew up in the Golden Age of historical games. I played them all (Pharaoh, Age of Mythology, Caesar, Civilization III being my favorites) and it was glorious. 
Right now, I have four apps on Google Play, but more will soon follow (and I am looking into porting them to Windows & other platforms). 

Why am I here ?
I work alone and as most indie developers in this situation I have to be a one-man army in order to bring a game from my whiteboard to your devices. It takes time (a lot) and focus (even more) so I cannot take a side job. Which sucks because I need to eat and also because I would like to add translations for major languages into my apps so that more can enjoy them.

If you decide to become my patron what will I do with your money? 

(-First I am probably going to enjoy saying that I have patrons like I am a XVth century painter or something. A lot.) 

-Making new games. 
I have a big multi-app project that is called ANCIENT GAMES. It is my main focus at the time. It is a collection of games that have been enjoyed throughout history, like my two first titles : Senet & Game of Ur. 
My side project (which doesn't have a name yet) is a big game that will be released on PC and consoles in 2018. It is well under ways and you will be able to follow its development if you become a patron!

-Making them more accessible.
The main part of your subscription will go towards making the games accessible worldwide by translating them in as much languages as possible as fast as possible. For Ancient Games alone, it will cost hundreds of euros. But it is so worth it.

-Porting to more platforms.
My games are easily portable. Right now, I am only aiming towards the platforms that allow me to post for next to no money upfront (Google Play, Facebook Gameroom, Windows Store, Amazon Apps & Xbox Live) but I'd love to be able to afford those that are more costly.

-Buy better hardware.
My computer is great but it was not made for 3D painting, rendering and all the computing-heavy tasks I subject it to. It would be amazing not to have to start over because the system ran out of memory or be stuck looking at pixels being generated because the computer might explode if I ask it anything while rendering an asset. 

So that's my plan, and it is in your hands.
Thank you for reading all this.

Tiers
It adds up
$1 or more per month
A hug from me if you happen to be in Northern France.
A cyberhug otherwise (can be enjoyable as well, with the right amount of hashtags) 
Watch me make worlds (but mostly board games)
$5 or more per month
You will get access to exclusive behind the scenes content and first look at new games / features / promo content, etc. 
It can be screenshots, pages of me complaining about stuff, videos about game development, or simply pictures of me staring blankly at the screen.
You will also have access to my devlog when I start it.
Welcome to my team of one.
$10 or more per month
Instead of just peeking through my work process, you will be able to be a part of it.
-Early access / beta.
-Live chats where you can suggest anything game-related, ask me questions, talk about your cat ignoring you, etc.
-Polls.  


I have bling for you.
$20 or more per month
You will get a fully unlocked version of one of my Ancient Games (existing or future) of your choice. 
-All IAP for free.
-No ads. 
-Instant max level (if you want to).

You will also get an entry to a raffle to win 2500 Gold Bars for any Ancient Games every week. 
Boards... Everywhere!
$50 or more per month
You will get 2 more Ancient Games fully unlocked and 1 more entry to the raffle.
You will also be able to request a board*.

*You suggest the concept (and drawings of it if you want) and I see if it is doable. When it is complete, you will choose if it is available for you only or for patrons with unlocked games.
A Code to unlock them all
$100 or more per month
If you are willing to give a 100$ a month to a stranger for his.r work, you are probably not doing it for the rewards and are just an awesome person. 
But to show you how grateful I am, I will give you unlocked versions of every Ancient Games that exist and will exist for as long as you are a 100$-patron. 
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
I will start the Spanish translation of existing Ancient Games (leftover money will be added to a piggy bank to pay for future games spanish translations)
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My name is Sullivan Bousiniere, I'm 29, from France. 
I fell in love with ancient history when I was a kid and with computers a bit later. 
I grew up in the Golden Age of historical games. I played them all (Pharaoh, Age of Mythology, Caesar, Civilization III being my favorites) and it was glorious. 
Right now, I have four apps on Google Play, but more will soon follow (and I am looking into porting them to Windows & other platforms). 

Why am I here ?
I work alone and as most indie developers in this situation I have to be a one-man army in order to bring a game from my whiteboard to your devices. It takes time (a lot) and focus (even more) so I cannot take a side job. Which sucks because I need to eat and also because I would like to add translations for major languages into my apps so that more can enjoy them.

If you decide to become my patron what will I do with your money? 

(-First I am probably going to enjoy saying that I have patrons like I am a XVth century painter or something. A lot.) 

-Making new games. 
I have a big multi-app project that is called ANCIENT GAMES. It is my main focus at the time. It is a collection of games that have been enjoyed throughout history, like my two first titles : Senet & Game of Ur. 
My side project (which doesn't have a name yet) is a big game that will be released on PC and consoles in 2018. It is well under ways and you will be able to follow its development if you become a patron!

-Making them more accessible.
The main part of your subscription will go towards making the games accessible worldwide by translating them in as much languages as possible as fast as possible. For Ancient Games alone, it will cost hundreds of euros. But it is so worth it.

-Porting to more platforms.
My games are easily portable. Right now, I am only aiming towards the platforms that allow me to post for next to no money upfront (Google Play, Facebook Gameroom, Windows Store, Amazon Apps & Xbox Live) but I'd love to be able to afford those that are more costly.

-Buy better hardware.
My computer is great but it was not made for 3D painting, rendering and all the computing-heavy tasks I subject it to. It would be amazing not to have to start over because the system ran out of memory or be stuck looking at pixels being generated because the computer might explode if I ask it anything while rendering an asset. 

So that's my plan, and it is in your hands.
Thank you for reading all this.

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Tiers
It adds up
$1 or more per month
A hug from me if you happen to be in Northern France.
A cyberhug otherwise (can be enjoyable as well, with the right amount of hashtags) 
Watch me make worlds (but mostly board games)
$5 or more per month
You will get access to exclusive behind the scenes content and first look at new games / features / promo content, etc. 
It can be screenshots, pages of me complaining about stuff, videos about game development, or simply pictures of me staring blankly at the screen.
You will also have access to my devlog when I start it.
Welcome to my team of one.
$10 or more per month
Instead of just peeking through my work process, you will be able to be a part of it.
-Early access / beta.
-Live chats where you can suggest anything game-related, ask me questions, talk about your cat ignoring you, etc.
-Polls.  


I have bling for you.
$20 or more per month
You will get a fully unlocked version of one of my Ancient Games (existing or future) of your choice. 
-All IAP for free.
-No ads. 
-Instant max level (if you want to).

You will also get an entry to a raffle to win 2500 Gold Bars for any Ancient Games every week. 
Boards... Everywhere!
$50 or more per month
You will get 2 more Ancient Games fully unlocked and 1 more entry to the raffle.
You will also be able to request a board*.

*You suggest the concept (and drawings of it if you want) and I see if it is doable. When it is complete, you will choose if it is available for you only or for patrons with unlocked games.
A Code to unlock them all
$100 or more per month
If you are willing to give a 100$ a month to a stranger for his.r work, you are probably not doing it for the rewards and are just an awesome person. 
But to show you how grateful I am, I will give you unlocked versions of every Ancient Games that exist and will exist for as long as you are a 100$-patron.