The most well-liked grownup recreation on Patreon is being made by somebody who’d by no means performed one earlier than


Solely one of many prime 5 initiatives on crowdfunding web site Patreon is not a podcast. A videogame referred to as Summertime Saga is at present ranked quantity three by variety of patrons (it has 29,000), sitting beneath True Crime Obsessed and Chapo Lure Home. Like all of the videogames doing effectively on Patreon, it is an grownup recreation: a relationship sim/visible novel that earns over $74,000 per thirty days. The shocking factor is that its creator, who goes by the pseudonym DarkCookie (DC for brief), did not have any expertise with grownup video games earlier than he began making one. 

“I had no concept that kind of content material actually existed, or not less than was that widespread, and I had by no means actually performed grownup video games earlier than,” says DC. What started as a way more harmless recreation, admittedly with some “attractive however comical dialogue,” was steered in a increasingly NSFW path based mostly totally on options from its early gamers. Now DC spends his days fielding requests for very particular fetishes from his many and vocal followers.

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DC is a father of three in his 30s who does not watch hentai, and but making an grownup videogame has develop into his primary supply of earnings. He may even afford to pay six different individuals to assist. It began again in 2016, when he was working as a contract idea artist, making character designs for animated films and video games. He dreamed of making his personal videogame, however had sufficient expertise within the business to know to not set his objectives too excessive proper out of the gate. He’d make his dream recreation some day, however first he’d attempt one thing small. 

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