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Membership is free, but here you gain access to our amazing Premium features.
In doing so you get lots of extra tools and game-hardware information around the site and you support us in removing ads. Its amazing value.

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With enough support we will open a new indie game development studio and offer you FREE GAMES FOREVER!
and much more
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$1 PLEDGE
Normally when you pledge $1 in a crowd funded campaign, you get a basic reward that says:
‘Hey, thanks for that. You should now have a warm fuzzy feeling inside for backing us.’

Well, we’re not all rich and for some of us it can be hard to get a dollar.
But if we can play games, even on really old hardware, we can probably also scrape together $1 for something we think is really worth it.
To hopefully make you want to invest $1 or more, I have decided to offer you so much, that you might feel almost foolish not to get involved.
From our point of view, it's simple maths: everyone invests $1 or more and we can achieve incredible things together.
From your point of view, this $1 should be the best value you have seen in years.
Everyone gains from this approach.
I know that a $1 pledge has to really mean something to you.
And so it will!

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR $1
  • Remove all site ads on Game-Debate
  • Access to our Private Backers Area, to read development blogs
  • All new Pledger Badge on Game-Debate (so everyone knows that you make stuff happen)
  • Invited into live backer feedback sessions to discuss how we grow and develop
  • Automatic entry into the Backers' Monthly Hardware Giveaway Lotto (assuming milestone reached)
  • Warm fuzzy feeling - cus you know you’re getting AWESOME sh1t
So please ask your partner, parent, sibling, friends for permission to invest $1 or more, so that you know your future will be more awesome.

AND - thats only the $1 tier.
Please check out all of our rewards below to see the cool stuff you can choose to get involved with. Every single dollar will make a BIG difference.

Our rewards are for people who want to get involved in their gaming future. In doing so we can remove the need for ads, offer far more tools & content, while also giving you lots of exclusive rewards, extras and gaming benefits along the way. But rest assured our current website and tools will stay as they are, free to use and enjoy.

WHAT ARE WE
Game-Debate We make online tools that regularly save people a lot of money, while also helping people learn too. We educate and simplify the purchase of PC hardware upgrades and games. With your backing we will take this to the next level, creating even more advanced PC hardware gaming performance analysis tools and then on to incredible game development projects.


GARY GYGAX - LEARNING FROM THE MASTER
These imaginative tools and the core of the design behind our awesome community, comes from my understanding of what people want.
It may come as a surprise for some to hear, that this “understanding” derives largely from my decades of tabletop role-playing with friends.
The role-playing concept all began with a great man called Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons. And so you could say that GD is just another little gem that became possible thanks to my hero, Gary Gygax.
I love DMing. Simultaneously guiding a group of people, each of whom have their own motives, through an interesting story, that I would deliver to the party on the fly. Pre-planning, second guessing their actions and tweaking rule sets to create a more engaging experience for each person at the table. Very challenging, very rewarding, very fun.
Nowadays many computer games have “RPG” embedded within their genre category. This is because they have some form of XP and leveling system built in, to help a player understand their progression and relate them to their current gaming achievement. While essential, very few push beyond this.

Help us reach our top milestone, so we can open a new game developer studio, to offer a new class of story driven games. Together we will build on these fundamental RPG principles, delivering dynamic narrative throughout our games and put rich role-playing experiences in front of you. Choice and consequence will matter, whether you are playing a sci-fi action game or fantasy realm management title.

FUNDING
Game-Debate has attracted a huge, thriving community, where people share their knowledge and interest in gaming and PC hardware.
I pay for website maintenance, hosting and new development with money from advertising. But this approach to funding feels almost out-of-date in today's online world of adblockers and spammy, irrelevant ads. Advert revenue continues to decrease rapidly, while advertisers ask for more and offer less.

But I still have tonnes of new ideas to develop! And while there is already a community of brilliant people enjoying the imaginative features that are available for free, I couldn't help but think...

It's time to change our approach to funding.

We make our content for you (PC gamers, tech enthusiasts and newcomers to the wonderful world of gaming)

So let's put you in the driving seat!

Something to consider - if everyone who visited Game-Debate contributed just $1 a year, we could cover all costs, remove all advertising, create new content daily, pay admin, hire hardware reviewers, purchase tonnes of new hardware to test and do daily game giveaways, to mention just a few of the things that we can achieve with your help. Obviously that isn't going to happen, but every dollar from you will get us some of the way there.

A taste of what's to come - I want PC gamers on Steam to be able to say to their friends '...have you got a GD account? It integrates with your Steam profile, letting us both quickly see each others game libraries then display which of those games will run on each others machines and at what graphics level, frame rates. Plus all the Steam details of how long you have played the game, which games you want or really like and so on...'

The sheer popularity of Game-Debate is testament to how much the world wants well thought out PC hardware game-analysis tools and I want you to be an active part in making something special happen.

Please take a look at our Milestones to give you an idea of the cool stuff you will be encouraging us to build. We will be creating entirely unique tools to allow you to better understand your PC gaming experience, capable of analysing the real costs and performance of your own PC hardware.

THANKS
I am so excited about finally being able to make stuff exactly for the people who want it (that's you!) rather than being paid and "owned" by an advertising revenue and showing ads that no one really wants.
For everyone pledging your support, I am truly thankful. Our community and all those people that believe in the cool things we achieve are always the real people behind the success of Game-Debate. You motivate me and everyone else involved to keep doing what we do.

Even if you are not ready to become a backer yet, thanks for reading and I hope you consider supporting us the next time you have a dollar to invest. If you have an idea about possible reward tiers, milestones or website improvements for Game-Debate / PC-Specs The email to reach me on is help-desk@game-debate.com

If all that is not enough, your help will give us a chance to evolve into a completely sustainable site. One we all want us to become, and one you will feel good to be a part of.

Thanks for your support and happy gaming!
Hugs, Felix

Donation Amount
$ per mth
This donation will help us build a new Indie Game Studio. You will get huge perks
Premium Only
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per mth
$1 daily
Free
Rewards:
  • Access comprehensive game analysis tools
  • Meet and discuss with fellow gamers
  • Learn and save on hardware upgrades
  • Exclusive access to private member only articles
$1 Backer
Rewards:
  • Remove all site ads on Game-Debate
  • Access our private Backstage area - Discuss site upgrades
  • Pledge badge - So everyone knows you make stuff happen
  • Invited into live backer feedback sessions to discuss how we grow and develop
  • Automatic entry into the Backers' Monthly Hardware Giveaway Lotto (assuming milestone reached)
  • Does not include premium features
Premium
Rewards:
  • All previous rewards
  • Access Premium features - tools, benchmarks, frame rates across whole site
  • Premium Member Badge on Game-Debate
  • Early beta access to new site features
  • Public thanks - Your GD username displayed in a ThankYou message feed across the bottom of Game-Debate
Elite
Rewards:
  • All previous rewards
  • Free Game Giveaway - Once a month, exclusively for Elite and higher backers (No less than 1 game draw per 500 Elite+ backers)
  • Access to website art assets
  • New Elite backer badge
  • Private voting privilege on the following
    • development ideas on future tools and features
    • what hardware we next purchase for review
    • what game we should benchmark next
Game Backer
Rewards:
  • All previous rewards
  • A copy of our first game, upon release
  • Access new game concept art (as it is completed)
  • Access game audio files (as it is completed)
  • access to game development blogs
  • Voting privileges during game content review
  • Invite to live game development feedback sessions
  • Early game access - to all game beta versions
  • Your username in our first game credits page
PC Upgrade Consultation
Rewards:
  • All previous rewards
  • A Google Hangout session, once a month, to talk at length about your own specific rig upgrades
  • We will look at your rig and together assess best upgrade options for your budget
  • We can sometimes negotiate you a discount from certain vendors
  • This will be a fun nerdy discussion, where we will all learn a lot from each other
Indie Developer
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Rewards:
  • All previous rewards
  • Access the indie developer dairies
  • Private Google Hangout - sessions focused on game development
  • Indie dev tips and tricks for devs on a budget
  • Best indie dev hardware, software reviews and suggestions
  • Access to indie developer interviews
  • We ask your questions to indie developers
  • Game art asset packages - We will bundle game art for you to play with and use (assuming milestone reached)
Secret Private Time with Felix
Rewards:
  • All previous rewards (excluding limited rewards)
A special live session, with me, Felix, each month. It will last about 45 minutes and we will chat about all sorts via Google Hangouts.
You can fire direct questions at me, about your own projects or we can shoot the breeze about role playing or gaming in general. Rewards:
  • A private 45 min google hangouts with Felix each month

Journalist
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Rewards:
  • All previous rewards (excluding limited rewards)
  • A 1 hour google hangouts session with Jon (our senior editorial lead) each month
  • Free new game release - We send you a free game to review
  • We will explain tips and tricks on why online features and news are written in a certain way
  • We will give constructive feedback through our official editorial process
  • We will publish your article on our home page, where thousands of gamers will enjoy it
  • Great for your CV. Your article will be forever considered an official game review
Pewdiepie
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Rewards:
  • All previous rewards (excluding limited rewards)
  • A 1 hour focus group Google Hangouts session with Jon (our senior editorial lead) each month
  • Free new game release - We send you a free game to cover in your next video
  • We will give constructive feedback through our official editorial process
  • We will publish your gameplay video on our home page, where thousands of gamers can enjoy it
  • Great for your CV. Your content will be forever considered as official game website content
Premium Features
  • FPS 0
    • Can I run It? Find out on a component by component basis
  • FPS 0
    FPS 0
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    • Discover your FPS against game settings
  • Game Resolutions
    FPS 0
    FPS 0
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    • Discover/compare frame rates across all monitor resolutions
  • Advanced Can I Run It Tool Features
    • Use your saved rig to easily run tools against your rig
    • More flexible resolutions
  • FPS Benchmark Graphs
    • Live Adjustable FPS benchmark graphs to predict your FPS scores for any game
  • Multiple Game Comparisons
    • Now with premium tools you can see how well your rig plays the top games all at once
  • Community Recognition
    • As thanks for your contribution you will recieve a golden community premium badge
Milestones
Build Backstage
Enhance PC Analysis Tools
Extended Site Login
Username Update
Powerful PC Game Search
Auto PC Hardware Detection Tool
Backstage PC Manager
Monthly Hardware Benchmark
Monetize Your Member Profile
More Quality Hardware Coverage
Monthly Hardware Lotto
Your Own Indie Game Developer Studio

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Access All Premium Tools x
Premium Backer Badge x x x x x x x x
Beta Access New Site Tools x
Free Game Giveaway Entry x x
Elite Backer Badge x x
Private Voting Access x x
Game Dev Backer x x x
PC Upgrade Consultation x x x x
Indie Developer Content x x x x x
Felix Consultation x x x x x x
Free Game x x x x x x x
1hr Consultation x x x x x x x
We Publish You x x x x x x x
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$1 EARLY BACKER
Early Backer Bonus available until - June 30th 2015
Anyone who backs us before 30th June 2015, will be forever regarded as an Early Backer.
Rewards:
  • Become an early investor in a brand new indie game development studio, where you get (assuming milestone reached)
    • a free copy of every game our dev studio ever makes (Only available here)
    • a rare Backer badge on Game-Debate (Only available here)
    • early game access - to all our game beta versions (Normally available $10+)
    • access to game development blogs (Normally available $10+)
    • voting privileges during content review (Normally available $10+)
    • invite to live game development feedback sessions (Normally available $10+)
    • Plus everything in the $1 backer reward tier below
Remove all site ads on Game-Debate
Automatic entry into the Backers Monthly Hardware Giveaway Lotto assuming milestone reached, once a month, exclusively for Elite and higher backers (No less than 1 game draw per 500 Elite+ backers)
Access to our Exclusive Backstage Area, to read development blogs and chat with buddies
  • All new Pledger Badge on Game-Debate (so everyone knows that you make stuff happen)
  • Invited into live backer feedback sessions
(Available to all $2 backers) This is the good stuff. Here you can access all of our benchmarks, frame rate tools, price to performance info and game system comparison features. As you travel around the site you will notice lots of bonus hardware data and filtering systems to make your Game-Debate experience a Premium one. We continue making new Premium features all the time, that you automatically gain access to.
Obtain a prestigious Premium Backer Badge for display around Game-Debate
Exclusive early beta access to new site features
Free Game Giveaway - Once a month, exclusively for Elite and higher backers (No less than 1 game draw per 500 Elite+ backers)
Obtain the most sought after badge on Game-Debate, the Elite Backer Badge
Private voting privilege on the following
  • help guide development ideas on future tools and features
  • help choose what hardware we next purchase for review
  • help choose what game we should benchmark next
  • A copy of our first game, upon release
  • Access new game concept art (as it is completed)
  • Access game audio files (as it is completed)
  • access to game development blogs
  • Voting privileges during game content review
  • Invite to live game development feedback sessions
  • Early game access - to all game beta versions
  • Your username in our first game credits page
  • A Google Hangout session, once a month, to talk at length about your own specific rig upgrades
  • We will look at your rig and together assess best upgrade options for your budget
  • We can sometimes negotiate you a discount from certain vendors
  • This will be a fun nerdy discussion, where we will all learn a lot from each other
  • Access the indie developer dairies
  • Private Google Hangout - sessions focused on game development
  • Indie dev tips and tricks for devs on a budget
  • Best indie dev hardware, software reviews and suggestions
  • Access to indie developer interviews
  • We ask your questions to indie developers
  • Game art asset packages - We will bundle game art for you to play with and use (assuming milestone reached)

A special live session, with me, Felix, each month. It will last about 45 minutes and we will chat about all sorts via Google Hangouts.

You can fire direct questions at me, about your own projects or we can shoot the breeze about role playing or gaming in general. My specialist subjects are as follows:

  • Community Management
  • Website user flow
  • Google products - Analytics, webmaster tools, adsense
  • Web development languages/ frameworks
  • Server load optimisation
  • Online marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Game design
  • Search Engine Optimisation (getting to the top of Google)
  • Pathfinder role playing
  • Business ideas, management and development
  • Accounting (in the UK mainly)
  • Team management and value
  • PC games
  • Game review
  • Ruleset nerfing
  • Kickstarter campaigns
  • Best indie game release cycle
  • Gaming hardware and PC building

Rewards:

  • All previous rewards (excluding limited rewards)
  • A private 45 min google hangouts with Felix each month
While I am not an expert in everything listed above, I do know quite a bit about that stuff and together I am sure we will be able to have a great discussion and answer tonnes of questions.
Free new game release - We send you a free game to review
  • Free new game release - We send you a free game to cover in your next video
  • We will give constructive feedback through our official editorial process
  • We will publish your gameplay video on our home page, where thousands of gamers can enjoy it
  • Great for your CV. Your content will be forever considered as official game website content
  • A 1 hour focus group Google Hangouts session with Jon (our senior editorial lead) each month
  • We guide and edit your work to publishing standard
  • We publish your professional content live on Game-Debate for the world to see, forever!
  • Create backers' BACKSTAGE AREA
  • Create backer badges on Game-Debate
  • Produce monthly development update blogs for supporting members
  • Create backer voting for new development choices
  • Arrange backer feedback sessions
  • Remove site ads for all backers
  • Enhance game analysis tools to include all combinations of screen resolution
Develop a more permanent login state for members
  • A member only need login to Game-Debate once every two weeks.
Build into the member area of Game-Debate the ability to change your username
Search all PC games and member game libraries based on your criteria For example
  • List all first person games that your rig can play, at High graphics settings.
  • Then show all members who have that game that also have PC hardware similar to yours
  • Then select a member and show a list of all their frame rate results for each of the games in their library
  • Then list all games that are well optimised for Nvidia, that have good replayability and have RPG aspects
  • Share your game search filters
and so on
  • Develop an auto hardware detection tool, that reviews your PC automatically and delivers our advanced game performance report

Huge Member Area Upgrade This enhancement will include:

  • A total rebuild of the member area user interface
  • A new PC builder/manager
  • Your own member area customisation, selecting your own member home page
  • Greater clarity on available features
  • PC bottleneck advisor and more.
  • Member activity timeline

Reinvest in new hardware, that backers help choose

  • Every month buy an item of new hardware - expanding our hardware library for benchmarking
  • Benchmark popular games (past and present) with new hardware
  • Every month we will ask you what games we should benchmark next
  • Every month we will give you a choice of what hardware we should purchase

Steam / Youtube / Twitch Integration. Members who make cool content will be able to reach out to the GD community to share their content.

  • Members can embed their twitch/youtube/blog channel directly into their GD profile
  • Members can embed a donate/pledge button into their GD profile
  • New site area - Dedicated to promoting user content and their gamer channels
  • New content search - Help people find the best/newest member channels and their content

Increase hardware content, raise quality of its coverage

  • Significantly increase hardware dedicated articles
  • Deliver weekly hardware reports for everyone through GD, Youtube, and Twitch channels
  • Backers will vote on the hardware we want to explore each month
  • We will deconstruct/review the latest hardware to a technical level that fits with the community

For each dollar you pledge you will be entered into a monthly free hardware giveaway draw. First Giveaway - a Nvidia GTX 970 or a AMD R9 290, backers choose

  • Run monthly hardware giveaway
  • Backers vote for the hardware item to be given away. This could be anything, but will always be very cool. Perhaps a GPU, motherboard, gaming chair, DDR4 RAM, top end mouse or anything we can find that looks awesome
  • Every person who backs us during the month will be in with a chance of winning. The more you back us, the better your odds

This is the big one. If we reach this milestone then we will build an indie developer studio that you, the backer, gets to be a part of.

All Our Games, For Free, To Our Early Backers

Early Backers: Any and all people that pledge any amount of money before 30th June 2015 of this campaign. To clarify, it won't matter how much you pledge ($1 or $100 for 1 month or for 12 months), just so long as you have backed us at least once. Because, if enough people come together to support us, this can easily happen.

The more backing, the quicker the games will get released and the better our games become We have two games already mapped out. More details of these games will be made available in the private backer area once we get a strong level of interest from you.

We have studied, played, reviewed and enjoyed PC games for years. When you put this together with the decades of tabletop roleplaying experience, our passion for board games, our expert writers and story tellers, I assure you, with your backing we are brilliantly placed to deliver some of the most compelling, deep and replayable games ever to jump out of the indie game development scene.

And you, the early backer, will get every game our new developer studio builds, for free. Finally, we will provide backers with ongoing development reports and ask for your feedback, once we get some interest/momentum from you.
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