List of Free game development related patreons

List of Free game development related patreons

Postby Julius » 20 Oct 2017, 11:45

I thought it would be nice to start a list of open-source game development related Patreon pages that seem worthy of support.

Please post additional suggestions, with a category and a short summary text why.

If you are thinking about starting your own Patreon page feel free to reply as well, although please have a look at https://liberapay.com/ as an alternative especially if you are EU based.

Here are some as a start (random order):

Game engine related:
https://www.patreon.com/godotengine
Fund a full time developer for the awesome Godot Engine

https://www.patreon.com/Areloch
Probably the most active developer of Torque3D MIT (very new Patreon, show him some love :) )

Libre art assets:
https://www.patreon.com/opengameart
Funds the running of OpenGameArt.org

https://www.patreon.com/Yughues
Creates a lot of great 3D environmental game assets

https://www.patreon.com/clintbellanger
Nice assets and the guy behind FLARE, funds only charged when assets are release (none lately)

https://www.patreon.com/justinnichol
Very nice concept art and sometimes 3D assets, payment also only per design.

https://www.patreon.com/quaternius
A lot of CC0 low-poly 3D assets

https://www.patreon.com/kenney
All sorts on nice (placeholder?) art for game development
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby eugeneloza » 20 Oct 2017, 17:00

Game engine related:
https://www.patreon.com/castleengine
Michalis Kamburelis - the developer of Castle Game Engine for FreePascal/Lazarus.
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby BBmine » 08 Nov 2017, 00:41

Game engine related:
Minetest developer donation.
https://www.minetest.net/development/#donate

Note by moderator: fixed link. seems like there is no easy way to directly link to a paypal email as a link.
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby Julius » 04 Dec 2017, 15:25

https://www.patreon.com/qreeves
Edit: see new link below.
Lead developer of Red Eclipse (recently ported the Tesseract renderer back to RE)
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby qreeves » 15 Jan 2018, 12:17

Quinton "quin" Reeves | Lead Developer, Red Eclipse | http://redeclipse.net/ | http://www.facebook.com/redeclipse.net
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby Julius » 15 Jan 2018, 14:40

Ok cool. US $15/month for a webserver and master server though (current Red Eclipse Patreon goal)? Quite expensive, when a VPS for less than US $5/month would easily do.
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby qreeves » 15 Jan 2018, 14:48

We've actually moved most of our stuff to GitHub so that's fairly out of date as of the end of December 2017. It'll actually cost me $19.99 a month if I want to keep the oauth.io integration (which I'm currently trialling for GitHub API access) but that is a luxury we can do without. Mostly we just need a VPS to do the master server and URL forwarding now, but previously we needed more disk and bandwidth quotas due to hosting our own distribution methods.

UPDATE: I've fixed the Patreon page now :)
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby O01eg » 15 Jan 2018, 21:23

https://www.patreon.com/citybound - Promising city-simulation game.
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Re: List of Free game development related patreons

Postby Julius » 23 Jan 2018, 17:13

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