Help me make Apugalypse - STRETCH!

$1,120 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 31 months
-- STRETCH GOAL --

Now that I've hit the minimum I needed to cover to work on this game for the next month, I'm bumping the goal up to $1500. This will allow me to pay Moondragon Studios to do the artwork so that I can work on story & coding exclusively. This means a longer game ^_^ Thank you all so much for helping me hit this goal, and any extra funds I get beyond that will go towards making the game better & readying my house for sale.

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Hi! I'm a weird gamedev who has been dealing with various health issues that have been interfering with my ability to do a physically strenuous job, as well as walk the 3 miles each way to where I work.

In mid-November I'm moving back with my family, but I'm not sure how well my health will hold up until then under my current work conditions.

What I'd like to do is be able to spend the next 6 weeks finishing my game "Apugalypse". It is about Sushi the Pug and her adventures helping people during a giant mech attack on New York City. To do this, I need to cover living expenses until I can move and sell my home. This will also give me a flexible work schedule that will allow me to get several badly damaged teeth pulled, at least 2 root canals and fillngs, and other minor health issues.

The $1000 I'm attempting to raise covers the following:
$400 lot rental
$35 water/sewage
$170 electricity
$80 Internet access
$15 phone
$25 web hosting
$20 health insurance
$255 food for me & my kid for a month

If I manage to get over the $1000, it'll go towards fixing small things around my home in prep for sale. If I get significantly over it, I'll be able to pay an artist and focus on story entirely.

"Why are you using Gofundme instead of kickstarter?" That is because I'm exclusively raising funds for living expenses while I work on my game. There are no extra expenses, and with my health being the driving factor in me setting this up, kickstarter just doesn't seem appropriate.

"Will you charge for your game?" Nope. Right now, I release my games for free and make funds via Patreon and donations on itch.io
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INITIAL GOAL MET!

Thank you everyone who donated. We've hit the initial goal and I'm now working towards the stretch goal to hire Moondragon Studios as an artist. Thank you so very much.
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Hi folks!

Just wanted to give you an update. I'm almost to the minimum $1000, so I'm REALLY pushing for the $1500 stretch goal so that I can hire a character artist.

I've been hard at work so far, and here's some scenery I've finished for Apugalypse.

Have a great week and don't forget to spread the word ^_^

- Athena
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Over the halfway point now, and it's only been 2 days. You all are freaking amazing. I want to thank every single person that has donated, and/or spread the word to help me get this sorted, and be able to work on Apugalypse full time.

Also great news: I just confirmed that if I can manage to hit $1500 Moondragon Studios will be doing the artwork :D So this fundraiser will not only help an indie dev, but also an indie artist.

You can check out more work from Moondragon Studios over on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keikomoondragon

Thank you all. Without you, I wouldn't be able to take the time out of the job I had to see the doctors I need to see, and get the procedures done that I desperately need. You are all brilliant, and I hope you have a fabulous week!

- Athena
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$1,120 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 31 months
Created September 26, 2015
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$100
Samuel Holloway
30 months ago

Best of luck, and we're eager to play Apugalypse!

$10
Anonymous
30 months ago
$10
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30 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$15
Rob Thomas
31 months ago

It's not much, but you're over $800 now. Can't wait to see how the game comes out!

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$15
Paul Dean
31 months ago

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