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Nikolai's Game Maker: Studio Fund
$160 raised
32% of $500 goal
4 contributors
0 days left
Ended Dec 6, 2013
It's Black Friday, and while many of you may be out shopping for deals and getting presents for friends and loved ones, there is just one present I could ask for and it's far too costly for any one person to get by themselves. I've been told ...

It's Black Friday, and while many of you may be out shopping for deals and getting presents for friends and loved ones, there is just one present I could ask for and it's far too costly for any one person to get by themselves.

I've been told that there is no shame in asking for help, and with finances and employment status being what they are I can't be too proud to ask. So, I am humbly accepting donations to keep developing games independently while looking for employment, as I can still remain productive doing what I know with the copious amounts of free time I have.  This is an opportunity to help provide for my family by giving me the tools that make it possible to publish games by myself - without the need for additional programmers, without the long amounts of time that I just don't have to get a product out to market.  Everyone wants steady employment, and this isn't going to stop me from looking - it just provides the opportunity to earn enough to keep a roof over our heads while I do it.

The money raised will be used to purchase a license for Game Maker: Studio - which is a platform-agnostic development tool that will allow me to publish games on a variety of platforms including Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Tizen, Windows 8 Phone, HTML5, and Steam. The suite normally costs $799.99, but for the weekend of Black Friday is $499.99 through December 3rd, and I hope to raise enough funds to purchase it at the reduced price before it goes off sale (hence the $500 fund-raising goal).

Anyone who knows me is aware that I don't like to leave debts unpaid. Once I am able to launch a full product to the marketplace (or if I find employment - which ever comes first) I will be making a serious effort to ensure everyone who invested in my venture is paid back in full... along with a free copy of the game(s) I release. That's a promise. 

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$20 USD
Free Game & Early Access
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Help get this project off the ground and be the first to see work in progress, as well as receive the finished product!
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$40 USD
Your Name In The Credits!
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Every person who donates to helping me publish games will (if they choose) be included in the game's credits in the "Special Thanks" section - in addition to all the perks in the previous tier.
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$100 USD
Design A Character In My Next Game!
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If you support my endeavor in this tier, not only will you receive all the previous rewards but you'll also get to design a character in my next game. You'll also get your name in the "Guest Designer"
credits!
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$500 USD
Get Your Own Game!
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If you manage to completely fund my project, I will dedicate time toward making a custom game just for you, in addition to all previous perks.
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