Friday, March 21, 2014

New Patreon Reward Tiers

Again, thank you so much to everyone who has pledged to our Patreon. Your support is a massive help in allowing us to focus as much of our attention on the game as possible. I went ahead and added some more reward tiers for those of you who were willing to give a little more but weren't getting much in return for it before.

$10
You'll get access to a bunch of our various side-projects that we'll be posting up on Patreon. Some tying into or directly related to Breeding Season and some not, but most certainly they will either be erotic or humorous (most likely both). S-Purple plans on contributing full-scale pin-ups and other artwork, and I have some ideas for comics (in particular a Mass Effect one I've been wanting to do for a while; imagine a planet-sized creature that could fuck an entire world's worth of Asari at once) and some short Flash animations. We plan on updating our little side-projects at least twice a month, ideally more.

Also included in that reward tier, you'll have access to the newest debug codes every release. These will be changing every time a new release comes out ("givememoney" won't work forever), and I plan on adding a bunch of new ones as time goes on.

$50
You'll get to have a custom animation made for the monster pairing of your choice, and it'll get added to the game one update after your donation. You get to pick the monster (limited to those already in-game), and you get to pick the sex act/position. In addition to the pose of your choosing, you'll also get a cum-shot to finish it up nicely. If you continue to pay this amount each month, then you'll get to pick a new pair of monsters to have a custom animation made for every month.

$75
You'll be listed in our credits as a Contributor. In addition to having the name or handle of your choice added to the in-game credits, you'll get a small space to put whatever message you want (within reason) and a button to link to your website/blog/whatever you'd like.

You'll also be put on the Breeder's Guild Registry, which can be found inside of the Breeder's Guild itself in-game, players will be able to see your name and read a short personalized note regarding your prowess as a professional breeder.

Make sure that if you pledged at least the amount of one of these new tiers that you edit your pledge so that you get the reward!

24 comments:

  1. I can see some conflicts popping up with the $50 one. I guess first come first serve.

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  2. i honestly don't think makeing non contributers wait for an update while the ones that do get it a whole week early is very fair

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    1. I honestly don't think making people who can't even donate a buck wait a measly week is a big deal. It's a week for chrissakes. If that's a long time to you isn't it work a dollar?

      Also not sure how the 50 is gonna work. Unless you can pump out more animations per month than you have so far (no offense), you may have to limit the number per month.

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    2. I actually do plan to be pumping out more animations per month than I have so far :P. There's some changes I'm making that should make animations easier for me to make, and with S-Purple around I can make them higher quality much faster.

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    3. I honestly don't mind waiting a week, I wish I wasn't forced to eventually wait a month though. I -want- to donate, but I don't have even a dollar to my name being unemployed and living on the grace of my parents. But there needs to be incentive to donate, so I'll accept waiting a month at a time eventually to get to play a game I thoroughly enjoy playing. And I'll continue to support it in any way I can

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    4. yeah similar situation here haven't had a perm job yet,
      I honestly think a month would be too long, a week to two weeks seems more reasonable.
      also i wouldn't even think about donating till i see some results, the games greats and so are the original/current designs but hartista you have missed most deadlines as well as failed to bring the majority of the content stated in the polls and updates

      I personally think everyone should be able to play the next update at the same time since it sounds like your more focused on it and gives us a chance to see if you can hold your end of the bargain ^_^

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  3. Ah, the choices... Spending my tax returns on buying a functional car, as planned, or buy a hundred of the 50 dollar tier just to freak the artist out...

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    1. Unfortunately the $50 tier is limited to 10 per month only, but you can give us $5,000 anyway if you want :P!

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  4. what?...no 5 dollars donations?

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  5. $10 donation every month there's an update for a lot of awesome stuff and debug codes? Done and done! My only regret is that I don't have enough income to consistently pledge $50 or more.

    I can't WAIT to see how this all turns out guys!

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  6. I've been meaning to ask. Will there be futas for the harpies or Holstaurus? Also, if you're going with younger creatures, will we get any of the elfs or male monsters?

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  7. This is probably going to sound like a stupid question, and I'm sorry if it is, but is there anyway we can get an update on the clients to remove the below X number requests. After a while my ability to use clients goes down the drain because I get confused as to what it's asking, and then can't drop stats fast enough to make it before my payment is due and then I'm stuck doing the Givememoney thing to continue.

    It's cool if we can't but I just thought I'd ask anyways. It's complicated enough with needing specific traits and monsters, that it wouldn't hurt the challenge too much, I hope. It'd just make it a little easier on those of us who are prone to swapping symbols and letters that are similar.

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    1. I just fired up flash and deleted less-than requirements.

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    2. You are awesome on so many levels <3

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  8. Got some questions regarding Patreon. Did you get them to okay your game first? I saw the following in their ToS, and I worry that they might be surprisingly paypal-like in regards to porn: "You hereby represent and warrant to Patreon.com that Your Information ... (f) will not be obscene". I cut out the other non-relevant bits in the middle (all the other things you agree that your information will not be).

    Their ToS also gives them the ability to close your account and not pay out the balance. I'm tempted to give them a shot, but I don't want to jump onboard if I'm just going to get shuttered.

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    1. Hm, I didn't contact them directly but http://www.patreon.com/forbiddenflora seems to have and claimed that they're fine with porn so long as all of your publicly available stuff on their site is censored/decent.

      I'll be perfectly honest I didn't e-mail them myself because I don't really want to draw any more scrutiny than I have to, but I did miss that possible application of "will not be obscene" to our content in their TOS.

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    2. Patreon doesn't seem to care.
      Their main policy is #2 here - Patreon is only a Venue.
      Specifically, they're not responsible for your content off site, just what you post n patreon itself.

      In any case, those 50 and 100$ tiers have me feeling wary. Be careful with how you handle it, as there will be people who will absolutely sit on them. 50 or 100$ for an animated commission type work is phenomenally inexpensive.

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    3. I think they have kind of a non-standard situation going on in regards to TOS, since they're not actually processing the CC transactions, rather Stripe is doing it. If I were to apply to Stripe directly there'd be a lot more scrutiny/more likeliness for them to reject based on the fact that pornographic material tends to be high risk in regards to fraud and legal complications (granted, I feel like indie porn projects like ours are kind of a different beast, but I don't think CC companies really understand them yet since the whole crowd-funded artsy pornography scene is kind of novel). Stripe's already got a deal going with Patreon, though, which means we can use Stripe through them and Stripe allows it.

      TL;DR: My understanding of the situation is that Patreon doesn't need to care about our porn because technically it's Stripe's problem, but Stripe's not servicing us they're servicing Patreon which means they don't really have the means to shut us down.

      I mean, I guess what could happen is that Stripe could force Patreon to shut us down, but I feel we're probably safe from that.

      Regarding the custom content tiers, if they become really popular there's a chance that we will raise the price in future months. That won't affect anyone who takes them now as they'll get the custom content they paid for, but they may have to pay more later if they want to keep getting custom content.

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    4. You can't post any adult content to patreon -
      So long as its all clean on their site itself, everything's cool.

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  9. Bumped my patronage up to $10. Let's get it over $1000, guys!

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  10. So if you do donate $50 a month (as I just did), where are we supposed to post our pairing request? Or would e-mail be better?

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    1. Go ahead and e-mail me at HartistaPipebomb@gmail.com, and thanks! We really appreciate your donations.

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  11. Goodness, the updates are coming much faster now! Excitement!

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