Fat Bard's got a Patreon page (woot)

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Hey fine Bscotch folks,

Patrick with Fat Bard here, part of the duo making the music/FX for Crashlands, as well as the upcoming fully fleshed out version of Narwhal Online. With Seth's permission I'm posting about the Patreon campaign we just kicked off. If you're interested in our schtuff check out the video on our site, linked below.

http://www.patreon.com/fatbard

What is Patreon? It’s a website where you can contribute to artists on a frequency basis; in our case it’s every month. We have different contribution levels, each with different benefits and perks. This isn’t a “fund my life” deal, we’re putting all the proceeds directly back into the business to cover costs like new hardware, software, and advertising.

We’re starting our campaign by doing a cover of a video game each month. The song and style will be chosen by Patreon subscribers. Want Final Fantasy in gypsy jazz? Contra in klezmer? We’re up for whatever fun/crazy requests we get. Once our monthly contributions reach a certain goal we’re going to add more perks to being a subscriber, from monthly sneak peeks at what we’re working on (maaaybe some Bscotch stuff :smile:) to instructional videos about game scoring.

We’re kicking off our campaign with a free download of “The Lost Woods” from Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. We opted to go for a chill rock version of the tune. Anyone who signs up will get a free download of it as a welcome gift.

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PROPS. These are some good dudes making awesome stuff. If you can spare a buck or two a month, it'd be well spent throwing it their way.

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Oh man, I totally would if i had a spare buck. Soon as my other-half starts working... or I get some Patrons of my own on my art patreon. :/

The music in Crashlands was fantastic. You all did a fantastic job with it. And that's a huge compliment considering I usually play games muted because sounds annoy me. Would love to hear more of your stuff. ^_^

Wish you the best of luck getting some extra support there guys. Can't wait to see what else you come up with for BScotch in the future too. Excellent mix.

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@MeaKitty? Thanks a ton for the compliments! We're glad folks in the alpha appreciated the sounds enough to play a mobile game with the music on. There's a staggering statistic about muting sound in mobile games and we hope to change that up, the same way BScotch wants to create a console quality game on mobile with Crashlands. I'd gladly swap $1 contributions on Patreon if you'd like :). What's your Patreon page? I'd be interested to see your art.

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Man, your music is awesome!
I kept the game files on my phone just to be able to listen the intro theme!
Yet, I still have no possibility to become a Patron, sorry (but I'll keep that in mind!)

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@Ulnarevern? wow thanks that's quite a compliment! No worries if you can't contribute, I'll also take compliments and link shares too!

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@PattyC? - http://www.patreon.com/Meakitty =D That would be awesome. Looks kinda lonely with just one patron there. Know the feeling about tryin' to get your name out there.

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@MeaKitty? Done and done :). I used my gamer name George Benson. After looking at your page I think one thing that would help a lot is to have a pitch video instead of a time lapse of your drawing skills. Even if it's just a webcam video of you using your current text pitch as the script it would make it more personal and hopefully pull in a few more folks. Nice art, I like the cat themed drawings in particular!

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Awesome, thank you. And I'll defintely look into that. Going to re-edit my tiers (for the 5th time) to see if that helps. Had a bit of feedback from a good repeat customer so hopefully by the end of the weekend there'll be a few more things up to entice new people. ^_^

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@MeaKitty? you should for sure check out Dog Bomber on Tumblr. Some nice dog folk to compliment your cat work. Collaboration in the future? :)

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