Since we launched our Patreon campaign at the beginning of 2015, we have been blown away by the support shown by the community! With that said, the appeal of Patreon has always been the fluidity of the service so we were bound to learn a lot and ultimately update the campaign at some point and it seems like that day has come! We are excited to announce some enhancements to our campaign that should make content more accessible and foster better communication and participation among the community.
In addition to shuffling and modifying the existing tiers, we have added a new tier that will give $10+ tier patrons access to a Private HipChat room; opening a direct line of communication with the staff and fellow patrons at any time! For a full breakdown of the updated tiers and pledge to our campaign, please visit Patreon.com/4Player.
The Revival Club Returns
Perhaps most notably, we have decided to use Patreon as a venue to relaunch the Revival Club Podcast in a way that the whole community can get involved with! But some of you may be wondering: “What is the Revival Club?”
Think of it as a community “book club” but with games! Once a game has been voted on by our Patrons, we will play the game on (and off) the feed and will encourage the community to play along at home and share their thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #RevivalClub! Patrons will be able to share personal anecdotes or opinions about the game via a private forum thread on 4PlayerNetwork.com! All of these contributions will be used to help us steer the conversation when we record the podcast at the end of each quarter!
Any and all Patrons ($1 Tier or higher) will be considered members of the club and will be eligible to help vote for each game and will be encouraged to share their opinions, experiences, and questions for use on the actual show. The runner up of each poll will be included in the following episode’s poll as well. As mentioned, we will be actively seeking fellow broadcasters on Twitch or other gaming podcast personalities to partake in each episode so if you know of any other personalities out there who might be interested, please let us know!
We will be choosing games that are relevant and related to upcoming releases or announcements. In fact, the first poll is up and ready to be voted on! Patrons will find the link to the poll on the Patreon Activity Feed! The contenders for the first episode are Dragon Quest VIII, Doom, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, and Hitman Contracts!
Have a question or input regarding the Revival Club? We are still feeling it out ourselves so be sure to leave a comment below!