Category Archives: BitJackers
The lowest tier you can pledge to BitJackers and still receive a reward is $10 (you can, if you want, donate less and I won’t stop you, but I mean… you’re not going to get anything other than maybe a ‘thanks’ on Twitter), which will get you a lovely DRM-free direct download of the finished game that is yours to keep forever and ever. Burn it to a CD (do people still do that?), drop it on a flash drive, hell, seed it on PirateBay for all I care. It’s yours, do what you want with it.
Now I know, times are hard. That $10, you probably had to work pretty hard for it. It’s your ‘leisure money’, that you can spend on any number of enjoyable activities, as you should. Why then, should you choose to give it to me? Because it’s a damn sight better than some of your other game-related options.
For $10, you can purchase:
One of those little Skylander figurine things (probably not one of the more popular ones, I’m guessing)
So there you have it. There are much worse ways to spend your hard-won $10, and I’d be honoured and privileged if you were to pledge them to me.
See all these images? These aren’t BitJackers. BUT! They ARE all examples of work by the artist I have on board for the project, a man by the name of James Biddulph. He lives locally, and produces some of the best pixel art I’ve ever seen. All I need is the funds to pay him.
Looks amazing, right? Top-drawer stuff. But that’s not all! Oh no. Some of you might be aware of a recently released flash game, garnering a fair bit of press coverage, called Tax Evaders. It’s a Space Invaders clone with a political message about capitalism (I think). James also did the artwork for that, and I think that ALSO looks pretty bloody fantastic.
Basically, if I hit the target, BitJackers will look like an amazing wonderland of cyberpunk-themed gorgeousness, because the guy involved is brilliantly talented at what he does. Reason enough to push at least $10 my way, wouldn’t you say?
Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I can act like a moron, pretty much all the time. I’m publically goofy, because I prefer people to know ‘me’, rather than some corporate identity I’ve made up under some misguided notion of ‘professionalism’.
In the spirit of that, I’ve been tweeting ridiculous things I’d be willing to do, in order to get people to pledge to the BitJackers campaign. One of these was what you see above.
Well, somebody took me up on it.
Only for $1, which would mean mailing them a physical photo would end up costing more than the amount of money they’ve actually pledged, but not to go back on my word, I decided to take these photos.
I did this because a) it’s goofy, b) it made me smile and c) because I am all about making people happy. When they pledge to me, when they give me money, when they show me support in any fashion, I like to give back to them in a way that I’d appreciate from someone else. Hence, meat.
This actually has very little to do with videogames, but everything to do with me as a person. I hope these photos of meat will bring you a great understanding of me, on a personal level.