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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So here's a question/proposition for Elysium. Would you consider working with me on an article of my choice instead of simply writing it yourself? Yes, I know some of this is me still wanting to live the dream of writing for GWJ.

Would you be willing to do this for say $50 more than you're asking for in the max verbosity bracket?

It's a good question, and one we considered when discussing the tiers. But, in the end there's a line there of essentially selling content space on the front page that we've firmly decided we're not willing to cross. Having people offer suggestions or "commission" a work is fundamentally different than saying we'll sell actual space on the site.

Depending on the time, we may simply be able to find some time I could work with you on writing a piece, but there's really no price available at which we would say that we'd sell some agreement that it will be posted on the site. In the end, if it's a good piece and fits something the site needs, we're always willing to look at work and consider it, but that parts just not for sale.

Elysium wrote:

In the end, if it's a good piece and fits something the site needs, we're always willing to look at work and consider it

Yep, that's where I come in!

I'm in. Thanks once again this year to the crew for creating the finest podcast on the Internet!

(Note: The above is not exaggeration or hyperbole in my case. GWJCC is always #1 on my priority list of podcasts to listen to when there's a new episode available!)

So I'm confused. Do I have to email if I want the next icon in the list or does it still automatically increment unless you email?

It's all handled by hand by Elysium, Eezy. So as it is stated on the donation page, you need to send in an email with your Paypal, amount donated, forum name. You'll find the info in bold on the Donation Drive 2013 at the top of the page.

Double post, sorry about that. Tablet is kinda sluggish early in the morning, I guess.

And hey, look at that, 11k hit and passed!!

Elysium wrote:

It's a good question, and one we considered when discussing the tiers. But, in the end there's a line there of essentially selling content space on the front page that we've firmly decided we're not willing to cross. Having people offer suggestions or "commission" a work is fundamentally different than saying we'll sell actual space on the site.

Depending on the time, we may simply be able to find some time I could work with you on writing a piece, but there's really no price available at which we would say that we'd sell some agreement that it will be posted on the site. In the end, if it's a good piece and fits something the site needs, we're always willing to look at work and consider it, but that parts just not for sale.

Cool - thanks Elysium. I was thinking of it more from a budding game writer's point of view, but I do see the possibility of some gaming company essentially buying an advertorial. Let me check my account and I may still bid on your commission.

jdzappa wrote:
Elysium wrote:

It's a good question, and one we considered when discussing the tiers. But, in the end there's a line there of essentially selling content space on the front page that we've firmly decided we're not willing to cross. Having people offer suggestions or "commission" a work is fundamentally different than saying we'll sell actual space on the site.

Depending on the time, we may simply be able to find some time I could work with you on writing a piece, but there's really no price available at which we would say that we'd sell some agreement that it will be posted on the site. In the end, if it's a good piece and fits something the site needs, we're always willing to look at work and consider it, but that parts just not for sale.

Cool - thanks Elysium. I was thinking of it more from a budding game writer's point of view, but I do see the possibility of some gaming company essentially buying an advertorial. Let me check my account and I may still bid on your commission.

You should definitely do this. The tier states "...a topic of your choice." You should make him write an editorial on how awesome it would be if you became a site writer.

In for $150. Need to start thinking about what I'm going to make them play and discuss. Hmmmm...

Oops, I accidentally hit the Paypal submit button twice. Nevermind, you guys deserve it. Can you change me to the $100 reward?

edit: nevermind, Sean refunded the accidental bit. Because he's great.

well i love the podcast, and i like to contribute to the site, good luck with the donation drive