Colors Live with Pressure-Sensitive Pen for Nintendo Switch by Jens Andersson

Pledged: 565 SEK
Rewards: Nintendo eShop Code for the game, Colors SonarPen with choosable cable color, Colors SonarPen carrying pouch, Colors Live beta access for Windows, Private developer forums access, 3x Superlikes in Colors Gallery, Name in the credits, “Patron” gallery badge, “Backer” gallery badge
Kickstarter start date: May 13, 2020
Kickstarter funded on: TBA
Estimated delivery date: August 2020

Context:

Heard about this Nintendo Switch sequel to the Nintendo DS/3DS series of art-making apps from scrolling through news on Google and Twitter. It also comes with a pressure-sensitive pen for the Switch’s touch screen this time around, so I figured I’d try it out.

Result:

TBA.

Aqua Deck – The Invisible Playing Cards by Make Playing Cards – MPC

Pledged: HK$ 150
Rewards: Deck of clear/waterproof cards
Kickstarter start date: May 8, 2020
Kickstarter funded on: TBA
Estimated delivery date: July 2020

Context:

From scrolling through Kickstarter, I saw that MPC (a company that I’ll later ask to produce the cards for my own upcoming card game Studio RGB-Newt’s Shipment) had a campaign for a see-through set of waterproof playing cards, and I figured I could grab a deck.

Result:

TBA.

Protodroid DeLTA by Adam Kareem

Pledged: $15 USD
Rewards: Digital copy of the game, Name in the credits
Kickstarter start date: April 30, 2020
Kickstarter funded on: TBA
Estimated delivery date: November 2021

Context:

Someone on a Discord server I’m on randomly shared a link to this Kickstarter, and I decided to back it after seeing its animated art style, and that it’d be similar to some Mega Man games.

Result:

TBA.

How to THINK when you DRAW BOOK 3 +REPRINTING SOLD OUT BOOKS by Lorenzo Etherington

Pledged: £50 (+£22 shipping)
Rewards: “How to THINK When You DRAW Vol. 3” hardcover, “How to THINK When You WRITE” hardcover
Kickstarter start date: April 28, 2020
Kickstarter funded on: TBA
Estimated delivery date: November 2020

Context:

My brother owns the earlier volumes in this series of art and writing tutorial books, so I figured I should get the rest.

Result:

TBA.

Lackadaisy: The Animated Short Film by IronSpike

Pledged: $80 USD (+$40 USD shipping)
Rewards: “The Lackadaisy Essentials” eBook and Hardcover, Signed bookplate, “Lackdaisy Cats, Vol. 1” digital download, “Lackdaisy Cats, Vol. 2” digital download, HD digital download of Lackadaisy Animated Short, Digital download of soundtrack, Digital download of storyboards
Kickstarter start date: March 17, 2020
Kickstarter funded on: April 18, 2020
Estimated delivery date: April 2021

Context:

I’ve been following the Lackadaisy comic for years now, and got pinged about an upcoming Kickstarter via their Discord. I went for the high tier with a signed physical reward, and an actual copy of the film.

Result:

TBA.

Tangletorn by Super Nothing

Pledged: $50 USD
Rewards: Digital copy of the game, High-resolution art asset files of in-game cards, Name in the credits
Kickstarter start date: December 14, 2019
Kickstarter funded on: January 25, 2020
Estimated delivery date: October 2021

Context:

I was looking for something new to pledge towards, and this roguelike card game had a good art style, so I took a chance on it.

Result:

TBA.

Under the Haunted Moon by Brian Firenzi

Pledged: $15 USD
Rewards: Name in the credits, early digital download, production updates
Kickstarter start date: October 23, 2019
Kickstarter funded on: November 23, 2019
Estimated delivery date: January 2021

Context:

This animation project comes from Brian Firenzi, the creator of 5-Second Films (an enjoyable short film series), who has also starred in projects by TomSka, Freddie Wong, and other content creators I know of.

Result:

TBA.

Purchase of Flye from Hamsterly

Paid: $90.50 USD
Date of purchase: 
October 15, 2019

Context:

My friend The-F0X sold the character Flye, which she received in a trade from artist Hioshiru, to SkreeDecree (now Hamsterly) in 2014. In 2020, a made a proposition to Hamsterly to purchase this character from her.

Result:

After a lengthy discussion that lasted a few months, I now own Flye.

The-F0X’s key art of the character Flye. (2014-05-06)

Chicory: A Colorful Tale by Greg Lobanov

Pledged: $20 USD
Rewards: Digital copy of game, Name in the credits
Kickstarter start date: August 16, 2019
Kickstarter funded on: September 15, 2019
Estimated delivery date: August 2021

Context:

After seeing Jason Steele (creator of Charlie the Unicorn, Llamas with Hats, etc.) back this project, I went to see what it was about and apparently it’s by some of the creators on Wandersong, Celeste, and Night in the Woods, so I decided to also back it.

Result:

TBA.