Thursday, March 27, 2014

Over $2,000!

The Patreon is continuing to do fantastically and I have to say with some amazement that you guys have already pledged over $2,000 in just a week! It makes me incredibly psyched to see so many fans who are so dedicated to seeing this project succeed. If we keep up the push, there's a real chance that we'll reach the $3,000 goal by the end of the month, which means that we can spend all of April working on the game full-time! This would be a huge increase in the amount of work we could pour into the game; as it is both S-Purple and I have to dedicate a lot of time to part-time jobs and freelance work to make ends meet. If we can reach the $3,000 goal by the end of the month, however, it would be just enough to support ourselves off of Breeding Season alone starting in April. Not a lavish existence, exactly, but enough to pay the bills and still spend 40+ hours a week making Breeding Season.

We went ahead and reduced the "Spot in the credits" reward tier down to $30 from $75, so if you had your eye on it but thought it was a little steeply priced, now it might look a little more attractive.

What are some other things that you guys would like to see as possible reward tiers? We are totally open to suggestions if there are other things you guys would like to see/other rewards you think would be fitting for your donations. I know there's a lot of people who would be interested in a $5 tier, what sort of things would you want for that price?

47 comments:

  1. Good job!! As a reward u should give the person who paid the most a first look at the game like at $30 tier

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  2. Would really like to see more traditional monster girls added to game, like slimes, vamps, tentacles etc...

    You could possibly work something like a tentacle event leading to a trait into a tier, not sure.

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    1. More monsters are definitely on the docket, but we have a lot of work to do before we get to that.

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    2. yoU gOt 2'''000 huMAN dolllaarz... cAn wE haZ soMe cOnteNt plz?
      When will be the next update available, any changes on that? We haven't seen anything really new in the game-play it self. Even a new monster would be fine, even if not really implemented yet. Just something new to have fun with. The elves and demons were kinda fun, but the consumables were not really something to experiment with.

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  3. Possibly additional teasers for the $5 tier? I'm not sure on what other kinds of rewards you'd be able to give out.

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  4. $5 - Add a name to the pool for a specific monster type
    $100 - Add a new trait to the game
    $500 - Add a new character to the game + encounters

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  5. You might just want to make the 5 dollar donation a split between the 1 and 10 instead of coming up with a whole new reward. So maybe you get access to the extras but not the debug codes or vice versa, whichever you think would entice the most 1 dollar donors to upgrade.

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  6. Maybe for the $5 tier you could have access to just the debug codes ?
    Haha, I donate $5 right now anyway and that would be awesome ^^*

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    1. to be truthful I think every one should have access to debug codes I mean afterall those who can't give money already have to wait a month for the release so shouldn't everybody at least get the debug codes. just my opinion anyway.

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    2. It's not just your opinion.
      Any content that is exclusive to those who pay is bad juju. I think Hartista knows that, and that if the paid version had exclusive content we'd just share it for free on upload sites. The month delay thing is a reasonable compromise. It's just a buck a month, after all.

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    3. Any exclusive content you have to pay is bad???
      With such an opinion you haven't any game industry left in 6 months...

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    4. Well, you see, there's this rumor that somewhere out there in the World Wide Web, there's a metric fuck-ton of websites where people upload commercial porn games... illegally. I know, it's completely shocking. Free games that rely on voluntary donations, like Corruption of Champions can't be ripped off because they're free (even if they rely on donations).
      So you see, Hartista knows this, and he'll keep the game free to avoid that while providing for his financial needs.
      ...And where the heck did you get 6 months from? As far as I know, no commercial porn company ever died in 6 months due to share sites. Just sayin'.

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    5. I think he is refering to dlc content, in-game shops and so on...

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  7. How about those that do a high donation get a custom starting monster? Say a Catgirl or Dick Wolf, but with the color variation and trait unique to them. Maybe a custom embellishment or decoration for the main character? something easy to add to the design that won't require additional animations.

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  8. based shwigs
    based broquest

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  9. Honestly I'm surprised so many people have donated after your slightly rude post "simmer down now"

    HOWEVER, as a person who enjoys this game, and thinks it has the potential to become something amazing, I'm not surprised you've done so well with it.

    Also, $5 is good idea for some people who don't always have as much money as others. Personally I'd be willing to pay $5 a month.

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  10. Can I donate via Paypal?

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    1. Or better:
      Why cant i donate via paypal?

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    2. Because paypal froze my account because it's against their TOS to use it to take donations for pornographic stuff :P. A lot of people get away with it if they do it on the DL, but if they find out they'll ban you from paypal. Happened to Fenoxo too.

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  11. Well, you could have it to where people who donate $5.00 or more are allowed to vote on what feature is prioritized for new content (the voting options decided by you of course). This would give your backers some slight feeling of control, even if it is limited.

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    1. Just realized that was your milestone goal for 4k. However, as a purely business perspective you could still add that feature in a more limited form over the blog for your $5 or more backers to incentevise more people to back for more than $1 and make it more expansive once you hit the 4k mark.

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  12. Been a long time fan of this game, been around since the beginning. Id be more interested in a $20 reward teir, but i digress.

    For the $5 reward tier you could supply the bug code for free gil, and save the other bug codes for the 10 dollar tier.

    Also, i hope we see more flat chested/small brested adult monsters in the future. There are a good number of straight men who like flat chests!

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    1. I think at least the free gil bug code should remain free for everyone.

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    2. I dont want to insult you in any way but i would hate it if there were flat chested monsters, I even think you should give the child monsters a little bit more boob

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    3. Not everyone likes big boobs though, to cater to a larger audience, Harista should include at lease some flat/small boobed monsters, which he has.

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  13. What im saying is i like my women with a big boots and busty boobs.

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    1. What im saying is i like my women with small boobs or no boobs at all.



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    2. What im saying is i like my women with no boobs and a penis. I also like them to be men

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    3. We hope to have something for all of you :P.

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  14. Five dollars to get early access and debug code for gil seems reasonable. Definitely an option i would be willing to go for. Also add paypal if possible won't you?

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    1. Um, I used PayPal. Does that mean my pledge won't be made? o_0

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    2. As he said earlier, he got his paypal account frozen for going against their TOS.

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    3. But Patreon accepts PayPal and it supports adult material to some extend. Is this inside their guidelines?

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    4. It's funny you mention that, because I just got an e-mail from Patreon regarding adult content and Paypal throwing a hissy fit about it. Be warned: if you used Paypal to contribute money to the Patreon, there's a good chance that it will not go through. I'll make a blog post about it.

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    5. Yep, I just got notified via mail, that PayPal WILL NOT, I repeat WILL NOT PAY the pledge as long as you are using it for adult content. Sorry guys, I had to take back my patronage since I don't possess a credit card. I am really sorry about it.

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    6. No need to apologize; it's Paypal's fault for being dicks. Besides, we appreciate that you wanted to contribute even if you couldn't. We might look into more options that will allow people without credit cards to contribute in the future.

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    7. Here's the content of the mail for your consideration:

      >>Urgent: Your Pledge to Breeding Season- Action Required
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      We got a notice from Paypal this morning that they were shutting down their integration with Patreon because of "adult content" on our site! As you can imagine, this would be detrimental to creators - hundreds of thousands of dollars were to be "frozen" unless we flagged all adult content pages, made them private, and removed Paypal functionality from their individual pages. Once we got in touch with Paypal, they were extremely supportive and helped us resolve this issue immediately.

      ...<<

      After this it basically says you have to change all your adult related pledges from PayPal to credit card, which I couldn't, therefore I deleted my pledge. Sorry again, this is a real inconvenience.

      I am pretty sure they made that "resolve" quite some time ago and that this mail is just meant to sound more like what a friend would send to you, than a business letter, but still, this is the same old damn PayPal policy. some day they will have to realize that they are losing millions of dollars with it. Imagine your bank would not allow you to pay pron with your hard earned money, holey moley, that would be a party.

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  15. forget all this talk about donations where's the damn updates

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    1. i agree, i'm sure once we get a taste of the updates more donations will come through, providing its top notch

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    2. Go leech somewhere else.

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    3. They're already missing their monthly update schedule unless they post it in the next couple hours, so I'm content with only donating $1 at the moment. If there isn't anything substantial in the build they do post I'm going to be pretty disappointed, I'm really keen to donate more but unless H-bomb can prove that he's got his shit together and is actually taking this seriously, I'm really wary of offering up more. S-purple has been churning out a LOT of art over the last week and we've yet to hear about any possible changes being made to the game or even bug fixes from H-bomb, a lot of the development is looking one sided at the moment.

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    4. Looks like the clock is ticking for the donators' early release then.

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    5. Ummm... You guys did read his earlier post this month where he said that he would be giving backers a release the 30th this month right?

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    7. The update is on schedule for the 30th, do not know what time of day it will hit yet, may be early may be late.

      Also, for anyone who is confused, I am going off of PST here, so it will be March 30th in the US, as in between about 24 to 48 hours from now.

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  16. Still looking forward to the update hugely, but not sure what to expect. H-Bomb has talked 50x more about donations than the actual game. Looks like the priorities are to get fresh people to donate than supplying content to people who have committed.
    Please, just release the content on time, and update here about the state of the game, and NOT about the state of donations. Congrats, but we don't really care (*Simmer down*). Get a good reputable game going with great content (like it had) and on time updates (*errr) and the new people will donate. Don't sell them a hypothetical with an awful track record.
    Loving S-Purples updates on Tumblr (frequent and interesting). Take a page out of his book.

    Also; Are we really still calling the money 'DONATIONS' still? I've only put my money up (again) because I thought we didn't have this as an excuse anymore.

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  17. shwig has come to GOTTA HAFF LOAUDS EMONE!

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