SHUT UP AND GIVE US YOUR MONEY!!! [PLEASE?]
When showing off early versions of Time Stone, the question of ‘How much are you charging’ would be asked quite frequently. The answer would be ‘nothing, it’s going to be free’, to which people’s response would be that of surprise. Some people seemed confused by the fact that I spent so much time making this thing, only to put it out there for free. Eventually someone asked ‘are you letting people donate?’ The prospect hadn’t really crosses my mind. I had seen other developers giving players the option to donate such as Size Five and Grundislav Games. The more I thought about it, the more I began to think that if a player had played one of my games for free and enjoyed it and they wanted to contribute something for that enjoyment (even a small amount), then who am I to not allow that?
WHAT WOULD YOU SPEND MY MONEY ON?
Your donations wouldn’t be spent on trivial things, such as food and having somewhere to live (my day-job takes care of that). Any money received would be used solely for the development of games and the advancement of Scared Square Games. The money would be used on development costs that I wouldn’t be able to afford on my day job alone. We want to look into additional platforms and there are costs involved with that, if we wanted to pay an artist/musician for a commercial project there would be costs involved, updated software costs, plus there’s the old adage that time is money and I’ve spent/will spend a lot of my own time making games.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I DONATE?
This depends on how much you think the games are worth and how much you would like to see more games from Scared Square Games. We believe that Time Stone and Entrapment are probably worth around $3 each. With enough donations, we could expand to new platforms, create better quality art and sound for our games and make Scared Square Games into something really special. What is all that worth? Well that is entirely up to you, but any help would be *GREATLY* appreciated.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
There are a few different ways you can help us out. One is by donating directly to us using the ‘Donate’ buttons on this page or to email@example.com. Another way is to “buy” our free games. Our games such as Time Stone and Entrapment are free, but you can buy them from Itch.io on a pay-what-you-want basis. Meaning that you can spend anything from $0.00 up to whatever you see fit to donate. Links to “buy” our free games are provided at the bottom of the page.
Thank you in advance
Stuart Lilford, Scared Square Games
PayPal donations gratefully received: firstname.lastname@example.org