Night Owl Gaming LLC

Night Owl Gaming LLC

is creating video games using the Unity game engine

3

patrons

$6

per month


Greetings !!

I am just a simple solo indie game developer, self taught in my spare time and working with 3D assets and Unity for years now as a hobby.

Having grown up in the arcades of yesteryear my love has always been for gaming.  Sadly like many I've been forced to get a normal day job to survive.

After so many years of playing games I transitioned to making them as a hobby.  I made an animated short film and a few half realized and ultimately abandoned game projects.  I learned how to do coding (c#), 3D modelling / sculpting / rigging / animating and other digital arts, but still leaned on assets from others because of time concerns.

I quickly realized how difficult it was to make games solo when you have a full time job.  Thus my hobby turned into a career in my dreams.  Making this a reality has proved far more difficult.  I started by building a large scale game to release to Steam and I finally followed through on that goal:



https://store.steampowered.com/app/868600/Lands_Of...

As it turns out... making a game as a nobody and releasing with no marketing doesn't yield good results.

This led me to free webgames using HTML / WebGL because they are so easy to share and get feedback on.  I've always enjoyed webgames and I felt like there was a real lack of 3D graphics in that space.  So I put together this game:



https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/711267

It certainly got more attention than my Steam release so I took some time off to reflect on that.  I decided that I wanted to find a way to make webgame development work for me and so I challenged myself at the end of 2018 to produce 3 new webgames within a 2 week span:



https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/722285




https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/722695




https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/723562

I had more fun making the webgames than I had with any of my more serious projects and with the increasing attention and my rising quality level I felt like there was some real potential.

So I started this Patreon page to see if making free games was a viable path to success.  I'm hoping my games are enjoyable to players and inspiring to other developers.

The plan now is to release at least one free webgame per month throughout 2019.

My dream is to have enough support to work on producing games full-time.  If you like my work please consider becoming a patron by selecting one of the Tiers to the right.

You can join the Discord chat for free right here:

https://discordapp.com/invite/VWP6wdw


Thank you for reading !!
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

Become a fan of Night Owl Gaming and support indie gaming!


- Special access to downloadable games I make on itch.io

https://nightowlgaming.itch.io/lands-of-the-lost/patreon-access


- Gain access to updates about game projects I have in progress through private patron posts here on Patreon.


- Participate in opinion polls that will shape future games.


- Discord role of Fan

- Reddit flair of Fan

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter
$5 or more per month

- All previous benefits


Become a strong supporter of Night Owl Gaming efforts and contribute to the creation of new indie games!


- Gain access to work in progress photos and other behind the scenes info at this and higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Supporter

- Reddit flair of Supporter

Includes Discord rewards
Friend
$15 or more per month

- All previous benefits


Become a good friend to Night Owl Gaming and greatly support my efforts towards game development.


- Gain access to special polls about more important matters at this and higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Friend

- Reddit flair of Friend

Includes Discord rewards
Ally
$35 or more per month only 30 left

- All previous benefits


Become an ally of Night Owl Gaming and significantly impact the future games that are made with your support.


- Have some direct input about what I should or should not be doing with my games through Reddit / Discord (your opinions will carry weight)


- Have your name listed in the credits of future games.


- Have your poll input carry more weight at this and higher Tiers.


- Gain access to discussing game development tricks and techniques with me at this or higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Ally

- Reddit flair of Ally

Includes Discord rewards
VIP
$125 or more per month only 12 left

- All previous benefits


Become a Very Important Person to Night Owl Gaming and have serious direct input on new games as they are being developed.


- More direct access to discuss anything with me or to have me test out and give insights into your own game if you are a developer 


- Be listed as a VIP in all future game credits with a small avatar image of your choice.


- Once per year a custom game will be made catered to the preferences of the VIPs decided by polls / discussions that only they participate in.


- Discord role of VIP

- Reddit flair of VIP

Includes Discord rewards
SPONSOR
$1,000 or more per month only 2 left

- All previous benefits


Become a sponsor to Night Owl Gaming and have massive influence and input on future games.


- You get to have 1 game per year made in your honor with your exclusive input.


- Display your own banner/graphic on my main menus and credits screens.


- Have a button on my main menus to link to your own site/content.


- Discord role of SPONSOR

- Reddit flair of SPONSOR

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$6 of $100 per month
Show me that making free games is a viable way to succeed.
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Greetings !!

I am just a simple solo indie game developer, self taught in my spare time and working with 3D assets and Unity for years now as a hobby.

Having grown up in the arcades of yesteryear my love has always been for gaming.  Sadly like many I've been forced to get a normal day job to survive.

After so many years of playing games I transitioned to making them as a hobby.  I made an animated short film and a few half realized and ultimately abandoned game projects.  I learned how to do coding (c#), 3D modelling / sculpting / rigging / animating and other digital arts, but still leaned on assets from others because of time concerns.

I quickly realized how difficult it was to make games solo when you have a full time job.  Thus my hobby turned into a career in my dreams.  Making this a reality has proved far more difficult.  I started by building a large scale game to release to Steam and I finally followed through on that goal:



https://store.steampowered.com/app/868600/Lands_Of...

As it turns out... making a game as a nobody and releasing with no marketing doesn't yield good results.

This led me to free webgames using HTML / WebGL because they are so easy to share and get feedback on.  I've always enjoyed webgames and I felt like there was a real lack of 3D graphics in that space.  So I put together this game:



https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/711267

It certainly got more attention than my Steam release so I took some time off to reflect on that.  I decided that I wanted to find a way to make webgame development work for me and so I challenged myself at the end of 2018 to produce 3 new webgames within a 2 week span:



https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/722285




https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/722695




https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/723562

I had more fun making the webgames than I had with any of my more serious projects and with the increasing attention and my rising quality level I felt like there was some real potential.

So I started this Patreon page to see if making free games was a viable path to success.  I'm hoping my games are enjoyable to players and inspiring to other developers.

The plan now is to release at least one free webgame per month throughout 2019.

My dream is to have enough support to work on producing games full-time.  If you like my work please consider becoming a patron by selecting one of the Tiers to the right.

You can join the Discord chat for free right here:

https://discordapp.com/invite/VWP6wdw


Thank you for reading !!

Recent posts by Night Owl Gaming LLC

Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

Become a fan of Night Owl Gaming and support indie gaming!


- Special access to downloadable games I make on itch.io

https://nightowlgaming.itch.io/lands-of-the-lost/patreon-access


- Gain access to updates about game projects I have in progress through private patron posts here on Patreon.


- Participate in opinion polls that will shape future games.


- Discord role of Fan

- Reddit flair of Fan

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter
$5 or more per month

- All previous benefits


Become a strong supporter of Night Owl Gaming efforts and contribute to the creation of new indie games!


- Gain access to work in progress photos and other behind the scenes info at this and higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Supporter

- Reddit flair of Supporter

Includes Discord rewards
Friend
$15 or more per month

- All previous benefits


Become a good friend to Night Owl Gaming and greatly support my efforts towards game development.


- Gain access to special polls about more important matters at this and higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Friend

- Reddit flair of Friend

Includes Discord rewards
Ally
$35 or more per month only 30 left

- All previous benefits


Become an ally of Night Owl Gaming and significantly impact the future games that are made with your support.


- Have some direct input about what I should or should not be doing with my games through Reddit / Discord (your opinions will carry weight)


- Have your name listed in the credits of future games.


- Have your poll input carry more weight at this and higher Tiers.


- Gain access to discussing game development tricks and techniques with me at this or higher Tiers.


- Discord role of Ally

- Reddit flair of Ally

Includes Discord rewards
VIP
$125 or more per month only 12 left

- All previous benefits


Become a Very Important Person to Night Owl Gaming and have serious direct input on new games as they are being developed.


- More direct access to discuss anything with me or to have me test out and give insights into your own game if you are a developer 


- Be listed as a VIP in all future game credits with a small avatar image of your choice.


- Once per year a custom game will be made catered to the preferences of the VIPs decided by polls / discussions that only they participate in.


- Discord role of VIP

- Reddit flair of VIP

Includes Discord rewards
SPONSOR
$1,000 or more per month only 2 left

- All previous benefits


Become a sponsor to Night Owl Gaming and have massive influence and input on future games.


- You get to have 1 game per year made in your honor with your exclusive input.


- Display your own banner/graphic on my main menus and credits screens.


- Have a button on my main menus to link to your own site/content.


- Discord role of SPONSOR

- Reddit flair of SPONSOR

Includes Discord rewards