The Game Group

is creating Collaborative Universes
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The United Earth Coalition
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per month
"As a member of the United Earth Coalition you are tasked with maintaining order in the chaotic world of the early 21st century."

The Coalition Tenets are Rules, Order and Structure...


 

As a member of the Coalition you receive Patron Benefits

  • Access to all content at Final Edit stage
  • Access Patrons only content (Dev Blogs and Podcasts )  
  • Access to our Patrons voice channel on Discord
  • Invitations to participate in feedback / surveys as to the direction of the channel and the Game Universe


and Coalition specific Benefits

  • Access to the announcement channel on Discord for Coalition
  • The United Earth Coalition Story Pack (digital download)


Additionally (on release expected Sep-Oct 2018)

  • Board Game exclusive content downloads (Coalition)
  • Access to TGG Token Account and In-Game Rewards (Coalition)
Includes Discord rewards
The Teslan Society
$3
per month
"The Teslan Society stand apart from the UEC as free citizens. Dedicated to the study of the sciences and the mysteries of the Universe"

Teslan Society Tenets are Autonomy, Logic, and Freedom... 


As a member of Teslan Society you receive Patron Benefits (as above)


and Teslan Society specific Benefits

  • Access to the announcement channel on Discord for Teslan
  • The United Earth Coalition Story Pack and
  • The Teslan Society Story Pack (digital downloads 


Additionally (on release expected Sep-Oct 2018)

  • Board Game exclusive content downloads (Teslan)
  • Access to TGG Token Account and In-Game Rewards (Teslan)


As well as access to ONE of the Discovery Channels

Includes Discord rewards
Lawless
$5
per month
"The Lawless, travelers from a distant future, are a secret sect of warrior-mages. Dedicated to the protection of the Royal line that rules the Earth in their time, they are now far from home and duty."

The Lawless Tenets are Strength, Discipline and Duty...


As a member of the Lawless you receive Patron Benefits (as above)


and Lawless specific Benefits

  • Access to the announcement channel on Discord for Lawless
  • The United Earth Coalition Story Pack and
  • The Teslan Society Story Pack and
  • The Lawless Story Pack (digital downloads)


Additionally (on release expected Sep-Oct 2018)

  • Board Game exclusive content downloads (Lawless)
  • Access to TGG Token Account and In-Game Rewards (Lawless)


As well as access to TWO of the Discovery Channels 

Includes Discord rewards

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About The Game Group

Hey and welcome to our Patreon page… glad you found us in the middle of the burgeoning forest that is growing here…

SHORT STORY: We’re two writer-programmer-videographer-speaker-gamers (you get the picture) who started out in 2012 with a grand idea to make a game, THE Game, that represented all of our dissatisfactions and intentions with the gaming industry and the specific games that we were playing at the time....
 
Over the course of time, with quite a few interruptions from... what's that thing called... oh yeah... life!, we crafted a treasure trove of content which we knew would sooner or later need to be sent out to the world, to stand on its own two feet and live or die by the reception that it received... but through circumstances aplenty that day never arrived... until now... But it is definitely time.

So to get the ball rolling let's first handle a couple of important questions... Such as...
Why are we doing this Patreon thing?
Well, primarily to get support so that we can finish what we started. If you've seen many Patreon channels then you will already be familiar with the common thread. Creators need people who are interested in what they are creating and want to help and support them so that they can bring their creations to life.

And that is exactly where we sit. In order for us to keep doing this we need to pay the bills and eat occasionally... and so we are asking for your help in achieving this goal.

Now with that said... the 1$ or more question awaits...

What can you expect to get for supporting this channel?
Well obviously a hearty hello and everlasting thanks... and a warm and fuzzy feeling for helping a brother out... but... additionally there are some general benefits and tier specific benefits that are all spelled out in the Tier Summaries to the right  >>>>>>

Also, if you are so inclined, Tiers 2 and above have access these other things as well that we call...

Discovery Channels.
You can think of them as a sort of help-tips-experiential-story-discussion-get-to-know-each-other sort of thing. They are five in number and higher tiers get access to more channels... Simple right?Anyway this seemed to us the best way to allow "you" to decide what is valuable to you... and so that you have an idea of what they are all about here is a brief summary of each of them...

  • Storyline Content - Patrons accessing this get to see our progress in raw form as things are being developed - draft content of novellas, artwork, music, character profiles, etc. They are all available for you as soon as we get them started... so you can see the story as it grows. Typically these are the things that only we, as Devs, get to see and discuss, so maybe that could be of interest. This channel would ideally suit those interested in story crafting and character development.
  • Visual and Audio Content - Patrons accessing this channel get to see the various iterations and design concepts of the visual and audio properties as they are developed, similar to storyline content above but with scribbly lines and colors instead :) Things here include proposed map and world designs, character art concepts, music and sound concepts, and so on. This channel would ideally suit those interested in the design of visual and aural environments and world space.
  • Game Mechanics - Here we will attempt to give developer insights on the game designs, implementation and take you along with us as we create the various game sections (currently Phoenix Eleven the board game) on each game that we are making / intending to make - we will cover things like why we’re using all these different mediums, world-building insights, and other game maker considerations. This channel would ideally suit those interested in the mechanics of game making (digital and physical) and world building. If you aren't a programmer that is OK there will always be content that you can get your head around.
  • Lore of the Universe - Here we explore the deep relationships of all the game content (not just the current project) the interlinking back stories and side stories. Supply insights to character and plot development type questions and so on. This channel would ideally suit those who wish to build rich, lore dense universes and discover tips and tools that can make the process easier to manage and quicker to deliver.
  • Behind the Scenes - Here you can peek behind the curtain and gain an insight into the broader ‘whys’ of the game group... our journey, how we came by the core tenets of TGG, our philosophy on games and game design and the interactions of the game with life and the general community. This channel would ideally suit those interested in enriching their games with deeper content and social commentary whilst maintaining the vital "fun" element.
...you can feast on one, all or none as you prefer... the choice is yours

And if you have read this far and think you may be interested then hit the follow button up above so we can stay in touch... and you will be able to see if the content we produce is to your liking... there will be plenty of example content posted here so that you can test the waters, so to speak...

...on the other hand if what we have outlined sounds like something you would like to support then please come along for the journey, we’d love to have you on board.

Till next time...
Chris and Greg

P.S. Credit where it is due... thanks to the following wonderful photographers who (in the modern spirit) have shared their work license free... on Unsplash... Check it out and give them some props.

BACKGROUND UNIVERSE Photo by Melanie Dretvic on Unsplash
COALITION Photo by Joe Andary on Unsplash
TESLAN Photo by Marius Masalar on Unsplash
LAWLESS Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash
WISP Photo by Yoal Desurmont on Unsplash
ELOHIM Photo by Bryan Goff on Unsplash
GUARDIAN Photo by John Jason on Unsplash
Goals
$0 of $400 per month
Covering  Base Costs
So when we reach this goal we can cover all the base costs of production for any project. Running multiple rigs with Gaming, Video, Audio, Script, Writing and Coding software and all the other tools like Network, Storage and Site costs can really add up in a hurry. These costs are related to production not living expense type costs...
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