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.

Comments

That's no companion cube, it's an owl!

S0LIDARITY wrote:
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.

Would if I could! (See above post) Not the primary breadwinner at this juncture though, so not this time. Ah well, a gold watch is still pretty cool! Nothing to sneeze at!

MeatMan wrote:

Another year's donation gladly sent. :D

Hear hear!

Done.

Where's my tote bag?

Joined pretty much to put something up for this - I've enjoyed GWJ's podcasts for a long time, figured it was as good a time as any to say thanks!

(Fortunately, I have the perfect face for radio.)

Welcome aboard, Ed Ropple!

We've got a thread for Boston Goodjers right this way!

Sparhawk wrote:
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.

I think this issue was brought up the last donation drive. It may be based on either the CC number you are using and/or your email address - e.g., if your e-mail / cc was previously associated with a paypal account it may be permanently "linked" to your now disabled (or unused) account. If you try a new e-mail and CC (if you have one) do you still get the same problem?

If you troll through the various 2012 drive threads you may find some real answers. This is the only one I could find on the issue (not directly on point though), but there are probably others.

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

Thanks and donated.

I do wish there were other and better options maybe for the next year's drive I have a certain dislike for Paypal.

If one wanted to change another member's tag to "is not Batman", what sort of donation are we talking about?

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

If one wanted to change another member's tag to "is not Batman", what sort of donation are we talking about?

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You guys know what happens to the money you donate, right?
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Quintin_Stone wrote:

You guys know what happens to the money you donate, right?
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Stretch Armstrong don't care about cabin pressure!

Donated:)
Can't wait for my icon;)

Monies have been sent!

B Dog wrote:

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

I dunno, Farming Simulator 2013 has to give it a run for it's (tedious) money.

Great site. Glad to be part of it.
Donation sent.

You only have to email Elysium if you want your icon changed right?

Oh, and donated.

Aww, yeah! Another community play date incoming.

will be donating at the first of the month. Will donate sooner if the temp agency I'm going to in the AM places me immediately within my field (IT Support, recently graduated college).

I'm gonna try really hard to remember to donate within the time limit this time.

I stuffed some money in the tip jar for you guys. Can't believe it's already this time again.

Always happy to donate to this great site.
Custom icon here I come!

The_Judge wrote:

Always happy to donate to this great site.
Custom icon here I come!

Ill state the obvious; it has to be a golden gravel.

Mind would be similar - golden sword. But alas no monies.

I probably won't be donating as much as last year.

I still love my octopus though, totally worth it!

This is charity, right? Cuz I'm markin' this donation tax deeeeductible.

This is so exciting.

I'm totally taking credit for the idea for the 22.5k stretch goal, even if it was the plan all along and you were keeping it quiet for suspense Which wouldn't really surprise me because it seems like a pretty obvious suggestion in the first place.

Just to be completely clear: if you use the first button to donate a specific amount (i.e. somewhere between $25 and $50), do you still get the $25 level reward? Maybe I'm missing something but I couldn't see the answer.

Just a quick question: how long till you get your icon?:)

Kr7stof wrote:

Just a quick question: how long till you get your icon?:)

It takes a while. It's a manually process so it can take a good few days to go on the donor list and get updated.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
Kr7stof wrote:

Just a quick question: how long till you get your icon?:)

It takes a while. It's a manually process so it can take a good few days to go on the donor list and get updated.

Thank you for the answer.
Can't wait:)

Expect delays, though, they probably have their hands full right now. As I understand it, Sean is handling it on his own and there are quite a few of us.
Heck I donated in the first couple of hours and I'm still sportin' my key. In the immortal words of Palpatine... "Patience, my friend!"