Donation Drive 2013 is LIVE!

Our annual donation drive is finally live. A couple of weeks late, so we could put the finishing touches on the Gamers With Jobs: The Magazine project that was funded as part of last year's stretch goals, but inevitable and inexorable as a sunrise here we are again with hat in hand.

For all the information you need to donate, as well as all of our contribution tiers and stretch goals please visit the 2013 Donation Drive page at the link below. You will be able to follow our progress there again this year.

Donation Drive 2013 Page

We are excited to feature two all new and all original pieces of artwork at the $25 tier by Kate Craig, the 3D artist behind Gone Home (Kite in our forums) and Scott Benson, aka Bombsfall, who created the awesome artwork for our 2012 drive. Also, after some deliberation and feedback from all of you, we've decided to keep going with a new 11th icon for 2013. As always, stay tuned to see what we've got designed up for this year.

Among our higher tier items, you get to tell us what to do! If you have the perfect idea for a Maximum Verbosity column, a feature article Julian Murdoch should write, the game that you know deserves Game of the Week, or just something you'd like to watch a video of us playing, we've got a tier designed perfectly for you. Along with stretch goals that include an all new jobs-focused GWJ podcast and a GWJ radio play starring Graham Rowat, we're as enthusiastic as we've ever been to take the site in all new creative directions.

But, as always, this drive is ultimately and most importantly about you. What we care about above all else is making sure GWJ stays a site for and about community. Every year we ask for your help with that, and every year you guys amaze us with your generosity and enthusiasm.

So, the PayPal account is open for the next month, and the rewards are all lined up. Let's get the Donation Drive 2013 started.

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First!

[size=4]...always wanted to say that.[/size]

(also donation sent).

Guys, should I tell him he was actually the second donor? Not the first there.

Finally!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting to throw my money at you guys for weeks!!!

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And yes, Sean, yes you should. Go ahead and crush his dreams, you evil, evil man.

Elysium wrote:

Guys, should I tell him he was actually the second donor? Not the first there.

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Eleima wrote:

Finally!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting to throw my money at you guys for weeks!!! :D

Seriously, me too! Set aside some money and have just been waiting for the drive to start. Hooray!

Saw that the donation drive was set at 0 and realized, if only for a moment:

"This is it! I can finally make my mark on the podcast I love so much. Me, Brendan, will be the first dollar donated for the donation drive!"

Then the fine print: Not updated in real time.

I felt like such a douche.

Still, I paid one dollar for a very fine magazine indeed!

Sooo, what game should we, the GWJ collective, get Rabbit to write about this year?

Done! Here's to another great year everyone!

It's gotta be Euro Truck Simulator 2, right?

mudbunny wrote:

Sooo, what game should we, the GWJ collective, get Rabbit to write about this year?

If only there had been a sparkle ponies sequel.

I do see the possibility of them hosting a lets play of sparkle ponies.

New icon! Cool. Glad you guys are still doing that.

Sent.

Yes! I've been wanting to give a little back to this fine community for a while now. Today is a good day!

Hope you enjoyed talking about esoteric games with me on the podcast, because I'm back with that (and more unpopular opinions about popular games!).

The deed has been done. And I donated too.

Always happy to toss in some monies. Here's to another year!

Woooohoooo...time to upgrade my icon!

This is goings seem silly, but I'm gonna miss my olden key.

You can ask to keep your icon, but I believe you lose the year..you can't jump two years of icons.

Oh, I'm not keeping the key, I'm aiming for the companion cube at least!!
Yup folks, looks like you're stuck with me for a while...

Another year's donation gladly sent.

Custom forum icon..yoink!!

now I need suggestions..

TheGameguru wrote:

Custom forum icon..yoink!!

now I need suggestions..

I was thinking about the custom forum icon too--I am just not creative to come up with anything!

I recently cancelled my paypal account. Is there another way to join the drive? Creditcard?

Awesome, GameGuru! [size=8](totally jealous, wish I could splurge, I'd totally go for a lightsaber hilt)[/size] I'm thinking... Something tech-related. Like a chip or a flat screen or a good old Apple II. ^_^

walterqchocobo wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Custom forum icon..yoink!!

now I need suggestions..

I was thinking about the custom forum icon too--I am just not creative to come up with anything!

I'd get a Moogle...

Eleima wrote:

I'm aiming for the companion cube at least!!

Oh, so that's what that one is. It always looked like some kind of deformed owl or an obscure Pokemon to me.

Damn, now I want one. Oh well, just have to hold steady until September 2018.

Eleima wrote:

Oh, I'm not keeping the key, I'm aiming for the companion cube at least!!
Yup folks, looks like you're stuck with me for a while... ;)

I was honestly expecting you to go for the custom icon of a gold lightsaber.

Sparhawk wrote:

I recently cancelled my paypal account. Is there another way to join the drive? Creditcard?

You can use a credit card without a Paypal account. Just click "donate" and there's a small link to "don't have a paypal account?" on the first Paypal page.

Certis wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I recently cancelled my paypal account. Is there another way to join the drive? Creditcard?

You can use a credit card without a Paypal account. Just click "donate" and there's a small link to "don't have a paypal account?" on the first Paypal page.

Tried that and it makes me create an account again. Not an option.

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