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

"Patience, my friend!" :D[/quote]

I will:)

Its been a long time since i been this excited about a site.
I hope they get what they ask for because i really want to now their devious plans:)

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.

Oh excellent. I'm suffering from a bad case of the "moved countries and PayPal is being a jerk about its"

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.

Or in my case two years ago... you don't get the icon until the next donation drive starts

(Don't worry, I'm pretty sure I was an anomaly)

*Counter-Strike voice*

Go! Go! Go!

I regret that I am a Reaper of Limited Means this year seeing as I am in grad school.

That said I am willing to commit up to 100$ towards a Julian Murdoch piece that promotes the GWJer collective amusement and his utter debasement and suffering.

Falchion wrote:
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.

Close. I requested a golden Balance Scale.

Very fitting, Judge.

My monies are walking from the bankz to my PayPal account(z). They are cheap and driving not flying so it takes eight dayz. Mee apologs.

Decided to donate right away this year. Since I'll hit my six-year (!) mark on this site during the drive, I thought I'd spring for something special and get a custom icon. Not sure whether it should be a stethoscope or something explicitly medical. I'm actually thinking I might go with the Navy flight-surgeon wings:

IMAGE(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/ColdstreamGWJ/FlightSurgeonWings_zpsb76138e4.jpg)

Regardless, thanks to our overlords for another great year. This is a community in which I've always been proud to belong. For those lurkers who haven't jumped in yet, this is a great time (and thread!) to make the leap!

Donated the usual amount. Really hope we meet the $27,500 stretch goal. Out of all the rewards that one sounds the most ... rewarding?

Yay; I just donated to this amazing community/site and look forward to getting my upgrade from key to watch.

After getting my custom icon last year, I can no longer "upgrade" my icon. =

On the other hand, I could make the GWJ overlords play a game of my choosing. =

KrazyTacoFO wrote:

After getting my custom icon last year, I can no longer "upgrade" my icon. =

On the other hand, I could make the GWJ overlords play a game of my choosing. = :D

There's cruel and then there's cruel.

And cha-ching! Donated. Do I actually get a companion owl cube this year!?
Sqweee!

I also just donated for the first time. Thank you guys for being so awesome. I love this community and I love the podcasts.

Money sent, although I'm willing to assist in any Julian based mahem that may be hatched as well.

Also

Coldstream wrote:

IMAGE(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/ColdstreamGWJ/FlightSurgeonWings_zpsb76138e4.jpg)

Love the wings, you should absolutely do that.

Donated, looking forward to seeing my icon. Great to be able to support the community and the podcasts.

Donated. Custom icon, here I come!

Donated! Thanks for keeping the site running gents.

RedJen wrote:

Money sent, although I'm willing to assist in any Julian based mahem that may be hatched as well.

Also

Coldstream wrote:

IMAGE(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/ColdstreamGWJ/FlightSurgeonWings_zpsb76138e4.jpg)

Love the wings, you should absolutely do that.

Absolutely agree! Though I obviously have a bias towards wings.

Donated! More than last year!! (I wish I could donate more..)

Hmm, the people have spoken. I'll send along an email to the Powers-That-Be in the next day or so.

We'll probably operate similar to last year, in that we won't likely move forward on getting in touch with people who have custom tier items or rewards until after the drive is over.

The logistics of trying to manage distribution of rewards along with managing the drive itself, update of icons and the many many many (awesome) e-mails coming in is a recipe for disaster.

Thanks for the enthusiastic support guys.

Kitty Cat Dance.

I can't wait to doh-nate!

Kr7stof wrote:

Its been a long time since i been this excited about a site.
I hope they get what they ask for because i really want to now their devious plans:)

I love your avatar.

I hurt that I can't necessarily throw a ton of money at the drive, but I badly want that article compilation PDF. I've thought of doing the dive into the backlog of articles and compiling something myself, but man... that's a feat.

Donation complete! Thanks for all the work put in to the site and the podcast!

I hate to lose my wiener bomb.

Guess we all have to grow up sometime.

Stele wrote:

I hate to lose my wiener bomb. :(

You don't have to if you don't want to. This is my 5th consecutive donation, but I'm keeping my wienerbomb ... again.

Strangeblades wrote:

I can't wait to doh-nate!

Kr7stof wrote:

Its been a long time since i been this excited about a site.
I hope they get what they ask for because i really want to now their devious plans:)

I love your avatar.

What was it again because i'm looking for something that sticks with me so i change it a lot:)

Edit: this one i think;)