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-Basic Cheats: These will vary with each project, but it will be something custom tailored to the game to make it easier for you to get to the content you want easier and faster. Not a huge boost, but a little help. These may include a few cheats, an easy mode, extra hints, some kind of map feature, the ability to skip challenges, or maybe a straight-up walkthrough. For each of these "varies by project" rewards, be sure to check the Project Basics for info on its unique rewards!
This does include cheats for My Very Own Lith, which focus on giving you control for switching which route you're on and your anatomy, and skipping the early game.
These will be delivered in separate posts with each release of the game. If you have early access, you'll get these at the same time, otherwise you'll get access at the same time as the public release.
-Discord Role: Join us on the Discord server and you'll have a unique role for being a supporter, which nets you some small measure of prestige, plus a private channel!
Make sure you connect your accounts between SubscribeStar and Discord in your account settings to get this reward. As far as I can tell, it should automatically join you to my server then! It does sometimes take a couple days for the role to kick in though, the bot can be a bit odd.
-Two Weeks Early: Get all new content two weeks earlier than the public! By my current plans that should mean around the middle of the month, every month or two. This will be the same build the public gets, and the same build the Power Players get before you.
Keep an eye out for new posts right here on SubscribeStar delivering this content regularly!
-Project Outlines: Much more comprehensive than the Project Basics, the Project Outlines give a lot of details of what I'm planning, where my priorities lie with the project, and exactly what kind of content you can expect to see in it. This can be very helpful for keeping track of everything I'm juggling, and especially for making decisions if you're in a Voting tier!
I'll be adding these regularly as I upgrade games from "rough ideas in the back of my head" to "concepts I plan to prototype." If I'm currently working on a project, there should already be one of these posted, so check the Project Basics for the game for a link!
-Side-Writing: Like free-writing, but specifically tied to the projects I'm working on. These will be pretty casual pieces I write to explore characters or settings, and they may be silly, informative, heavy, or who knows what. Supporters at The Named tier or higher will have the option to submit prompts for these, otherwise I'll just draw from whatever has been in the back of my head.
Keep an eye out for these getting posted here each month!
-Supporter News: While I post basic news about how things are going with development on the main site, these posts will go into more detail about what exactly I'm working on and what's coming up. These will be important to help keep you an informed voter!
I'll be posting these here once or twice a month on a schedule of "every other week, but I might skip one sometimes."
-Vote!: Vote on what future characters will be like, what content will be in a certain project, or even what project I'm working on next! What you're voting on exactly will vary, sometimes it might be one question, sometimes several. These will all be things that either I can't decide on my own or just think you guys will have a stronger opinion on than I do. I'll still be making a lot of these decisions on my own, but some of them I'll pass on to you instead.
I'll be posting these here every month or two, so keep an eye out for them!
-Art Previews: Any new assets I get for the game, I'll share with you first! You'll get to check out new art before everyone else, maybe even at higher resolution and ready to download. That said, I won't post variants here if there are any-- for that, you'll want to get the Art Archive!
I'll post Art Previews here as soon as I get new art to show off!
-Lith's Old Diaries:
I don't list this on the short summaries, but over the development of My Very Own Lith, I published sixty diaries for Lith at this tier, as a sort of precursor to the Side-Writing reward we get now, though it kinda turned into half Lith talking about philosophy and feelings, and half me nerding out about games and anime.
If that intrigues you, you can check out the archived set of diaries here!
Power Player ($20+)
-One-Month Early Access: Play new builds a full month before the public! These will include any applicable cheats and will be the same finalized builds the public gets.
These should be dropping at the beginning of the month, every one or two months! Look for posts for them here.
-Name in Credits:
Go in the credits for each game I'm making under whatever name or handle you'd prefer! You'll also have the option to only be credited in certain games if you like. You're a big part of making these games happen, so it's only right you've got your name on it!
Make sure you've submitted your name in THIS FORM
, and each early access build I publish will have your name in the credits if you supported the month I was working on it. So if you support in January, your name can be in the game I put in early access at the start of February, which goes public in March!
-Full Cheats: Again, these will vary by project, but they will be much more potent than the Basic Cheats. Expect to have game-breaking control over what's going on, maybe through a debug menu, potent cheats, or some kind of ability to skip straight to the content you want.
These will be posted here on my feed along with the early access release.
-MVOL Deluxe: Every release of MVOL comes with a Deluxe version at double the resolution, with a Completionist's Map that hints at what content you haven't found yet! If you loved MVOL, you won't want to miss having a copy of this!
Die-Hard Fan ($30+)
-Sounding Board: You care about these projects, and I appreciate that. I'll be coming to you as I work with questions, problems, ideas, and things like that, to see what you and your fellow Die-Hard Fans think. You'll be my first stop for feedback, be it on coming up with character names, brainstorming different scenes, or just seeing how people feel about what strange antics I'm up to this time. I hope you'll take advantage of this and not be afraid to speak up and help me build these games!
This will mostly happen on an exclusive Discord channel you'll have access to on this tier, but sometimes I'll make a post here and open it up to comments if it's a question I think better suits that kind of feedback. Don't forget to tie your Discord account to your account here in the settings!
-Art Archive: A full-resolution download of all the art for every game I've worked on, including tons of art for MVOL! Each piece includes a wide combination of variants where applicable, and I include lots of WIPs and sketches from the process of getting the art just right!
You can access the archive through this post right here (link coming soon). I typically update it about a week after each public release!
-Daily Content: Every day that I write a decent chunk of content for any of my game projects, I'll email it to you in raw text! This is the very earliest access to new content you can possibly get! This can contain a lot of spoilers, of course, but I try to provide warnings for especially spoiler-y reads, and I usually include a rough note or two about my thoughts on what I've gotten done so far.
Make sure that I have access to your email address for this one! I generally add your email as soon as you sign up at this tier or higher.
-Triple Power Vote!: You've got the power to change what's coming next. Each time you vote in any of the polls I hold for the Voter tier, your vote will count as three votes! Wield this power responsibly, or it may consume you.
Each vote will require you enter your email, so make sure you write it accurately and you should be golden!
This one will vary by game too. Maybe you can add a name of your choice to random NPCs that pop up, or you can pitch in random lines that are shouted in certain situations, or something similarly silly. You'll have the chance to put your own personal touch in the game, because this game couldn't have happened without you.
You can either check the dedicated page for this reward
or the Project Basics page for each game to get a link to its form and add your personal touch in for the next build. You could probably do all of them at once, or just make sure you keep an eye on what projects I'm working on currently and put your entries in those more than a week before the end of the month. If you have any questions, feel free to check in on Discord or comment on the Project Basics!
-MVOL Named Copy: Here's another carryover from my first project. If you support at this tier and you like MVOL, send me a message here with the name you'd like Lith to call you by and I'll compile a special copy just for you where Lith already knows your name! Something shortish and casual usually works best.
Anytime I publish an update for MVOL, if you've been supporting the last month, I'll also put together an updated named version and send it to you!
The Named ($60+)
-Alt Character Name:
Do you want the main character to have your name? Or maybe some other character should have it? Or maybe they should have the name of someone else you like? At this tier, I'll add the option to swap out the name of a given character with the name of your choice. It'll be up to you if that's something only you have access to, or if you'd like everyone else to enjoy having the option as well.
Every time I'm putting together a new build for early access, I'll check the results of the form linked HERE
and also in that game's Project Basics. If you've been supporting this month, I'll add the name swap option you specified to the game.
So if I'm working on a project you're excited about in January and you're supporting then, make sure your swap is in the form more than a week before the end of January! Then I'll put the game in early access with your swap in there at the start of February, then release it publicly in March!
Do certain characters in my projects intrigue you? Or do you want to know more about certain worlds, or how certain things work in the lore? Maybe you liked what I did in a previous Side-Write and want that, but different! You can add any number of prompts to THIS FORM
and I'll look them over when I'm sitting down to work on my Side-Writes! I can't promise I'll write about yours, but I'll be drawing from these first for anything that sounds interesting, unless I have something big I really want to write about.
Either way, I'll keep entries that sound possibly decent for down the road, so enter as many as you want, whenever you want! You'll also have the option to claim credit for any prompts that are used to get a shout-out when your side-write goes up.
Friends with Lithier ($80+)
-Be Awesome!: You want to support my work to the absolute max, and be an absolute pillar of the community in making these games happen! I deeply appreciate your putting up your hard-earned cash to help keep me going. If there's some reward you were hoping to find on this list but I don't have, let me know! I might be able to work something out. Either way, thank you very much!
-Game with Lithier: If it's your fancy, we've got weekly gaming sessions going with a few of my friends and my biggest supporters, usually streamed out for everyone else. At this tier, you're welcome to get in on the party! We play a lot of different games, usually trying to find stuff everyone owns so we don't have to turn anyone away, so hopefully you've got a few of the same titles, or are willing to try something new!
If you pledge at this tier, I should shoot you a message pretty promptly to talk things over, but if you don't hear from me, you're welcome to shoot me a message and check in, I don't want you missing out!
And that's the full list! It's a pretty hefty set of rewards to handle all on my own, I'm gonna try to keep everything up to date, but if you ever notice I seem to have forgotten something, please do let me know! I don't want anyone's support to go unrewarded.
That said, some of these rewards do rely a little on your actions as well. Please keep in mind, if you submit something like a name or a call-out, I'll have final call on if I think it's inappropriate to include in the game for everyone else. Name Swaps will always be available at least privately, but if you try to abuse any of these rewards, I maintain the right to not give them to you. I don't expect this to come up much, maybe at all, but I'm not going to let anyone trample over the work I'm doing, or spoil the spaces I make for discussion and fun.
Thanks for taking the time to read over all the rewards and their details! I'm writing this at the start of a big transition, so things might shift a little as I get a feel for what's practical in the long term without taking too much time from actually making games. Keep an eye out for announcements on any adjustments as we go! Thanks for being part of the project!