Showing posts from March, 2024

The Frustration of Monetization Platforms

Since 2019, I've had a Patreon account.  I'm happy with what I've done over that time, having made over 225 posts, but I think it's time for a change.  I'm very appreciative of everyone who has joined my Patreon over the years, but there are several issues I'm having with it that I'd like to write about here.  The Monthly Requirement Is Stressful Patreon is stressful for me because supporters get charged monthly, and game development is slow.  I feel Patreon works better for small form content.  Though I know making high quality art pieces is not easy by any means, it's still a smaller piece of work than say an entire game or even a prototype or tutorial.  I think if I only was doing video game prototypes or tutorials exclusively and not working on larger games like MerFight or Battle High, it wouldn't be so bad, but there's still small Patreon monkey on my back every month that's like "Did you make a post yet?" that I'm tir