📚🐌🌱⚔ Eidolon, Viridi, Tenderfoot Tactics, REVOLUTION FANTASY 🌦🗡⚒☀
Hello! I'm Badru.
For about 10 years now I've been making games without funding, using cooperative working models that share ownership and royalties fairly with my coworkers. Some of the larger things I've worked on in the past and am proud of: Eidolon, Viridi, and Tenderfoot Tactics.
I'm currently working, alone for now, on a new game with the code name (or working title?) REVOLUTION FANTASY. RF is of a similar scale to Tenderfoot Tactics, built on its systems, shares a director (🌞) and I think if you liked that one you'll like the next one, too. I want to make rev fantasy slowly over a couple years, mostly on my own. I'll probably be able to show some clips and announce the game more formally pretty soon, but I'm not rushing it.
With the support of royalties, patronage, and part time jobs, I hope to work consistently on this next game both unwaged and unconcerned about profitability. As a socialist, it's important to me that I don't get caught up in the (real but not revolutionary) struggles of small business ownership, and can instead focus my thought and my creative work on true liberation and the construction of a better world. As an artist and a creature it's important to me that I find space in my life to make something I believe in.
Other things I'll be doing with the time your money affords me:
Working in a supporting role (mostly environment art, tech art, & production) on a peasant rebellion SRPG, which is unfunded, cooperatively owned, and extremely cool, though secretive for now.
Doing ongoing work to support past games. Expect an announcement about Tenderfoot Tactics this year.
Maintaining Ice Water Games, the collective games label I and a few dozen others built as a mutual support structure around our work. I'm currently (slowly) leading a major revision of our bylaws.
More about my past work can be found through my website: badru.graphics
I'm seeking patronage with the hopes that people who've appreciated my past work, who want to see me keep making games, might help me smooth things out a little. I'm offering nothing special, and am treating this as a pure patronage model. I'm asking for your support so I can just keep doing my thing, but with less financial pressure. If you liked something I made in the past and are excited to see what's next, I would be so grateful if you considered making a recurring monthly donation. If Comradery.co isn't working currently, here's a Paypal link.
Thanks for reading, and hope you're doing well,
M. K. Badru 🌞