Well you deserve it! Come payday I will be contributing to your Patreon without a doubt. I rarely contribute financial support to projects in development, but you've really caught my eye with Bird by Example. Keep up the good work, and I wish you the best of luck and circumstances.
📌 Community Update 📌
Hello folks! It's Noah.
Business in the Front
I've been taking a development break from Bird by Example for the last three weeks or so, for mental burnout reasons. There's a lot of stuff in the works, and you can follow development in our lovely Discord Channel, NoahDev.
A large reason for this is that I'm a young adult who needs money for rent and food, and Bird by Example isn't making me enough money to be my primary focus. For sake of transparency, I make about $300 CAD a month with Patreon + Itch Donations, which is equivalent to about 3 days of work at minimum wage here in Vancouver. My rent here in Vancouver costs $550 CAD, not including food, water, electricity, internet, and expendable income. Naturally, until my Patreon is in the $1000/month range, I will need to take odd jobs which take from development time.
Bird by Example is funded entirely through Patreon, and will be free to download for the foreseeable future, but if you have $1 or $5 to spare every month, that money directly funds development of this game. You also get your name engraved on the wall of the Patreon Temple in BBE! Any help is appreciated.
Party in the Back
The last few weeks have been wild. We had a couple high profile youtubers do Let's Plays of Bird by Example, drawing a huge audience to the game and community.
First, we had the wonderful CaptainSauce give us probably my favourite playthrough yet:
And of course we also had one of my childhood heroes, Markiplier, give it a go too:
It's been an exciting time for me as a game developer. I've never had attention like this pointed at anything I've made.