Hey all, it’s been a while since the Patreon subject first came up, enough time for Kiku and I to think on it and come up with what we’d like to do.
So on that note, an announcement regarding our road forward on Diaspora:
This next update (which should be hitting fairly soon) will be the last one that is freely available to all of our players at the time of its completion. We’re setting up a Patreon so that those who wish to help support us directly can do so. All of our patrons will be able to play new updates to the game as they come out on a private version. The public version here will remain open and free, but will be updated one version behind, so our patrons will have an early access of sorts to the newest game updates.
We’ll limit feedback and discussion of the newest updates to a PM of our patrons to try to prevent spoilers from leaking here and on our tumblr page for those that are playing the free, one-update-behind version. Tumblr asks about the newest updates are welcome, but please note we won’t be able to publish answers until everyone’s had a chance to read the chapter they’re about.
We’re both really humbled by the support we’ve gotten. Neither of us have all that much experience being paid for the fiction that we write, so this has all been an exploration of a new world for us. But we’re really excited to see where it all leads.
As of now supporting us directly is the only benefit, so we totally understand if you’d rather wait until we’re closer to the completion of the first patron update. We’ll be sure to keep everyone informed as we’re nearing that point.