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David S Gallant, that guy who made I Get This Call Every Day, can't afford to get to IndieCade without your help.
David Gallant
Toronto, Ontario
1 Team Member

What's all this, then?

Hey there. I'm game developer David S Gallant, and I need some help to get to IndieCade.

Wait. Who are you?

David S Gallant. I make games. You might have heard of this one, I Get This Call Every Day. I kind of made news when my former employer, the Canada Revenue Agency, discovered the game and fired me for making it.

Here's an interactive fiction that tells the story of how I became a game maker. Before this I've been a games writer, a tabletop RPG writer, a BA in English, a campus newspaper publisher, a burger-flipper, a call centre team leader, a golf course groundskeeper, and a karate black belt. I've kind of been around.

Okay. What's IndieCade?

IndieCade is, from what I've heard, an incredibly awesome amazing inclusive festival celebrating all kinds of games. There are these really excellent panels and workshops already on the schedule, plus a whole bunch of games are being shown. Most of all, though, it's bringing together an amazing group of people in one place. I'm told that it is one of the most inclusive spaces around for games, and I really want to be a part of that.

So, what's in this for me?

Not much, I'm afraid. This is a really selfish request. I want to go to IndieCade to experience IndieCade. I can't guarantee that it will inspire me to make a new game, or that I will make powerful connections for future collaborations, or even that I'll have a good time. I'm only asking you to help if you care at all about seeing me at IndieCade, either because you're going too, or you have some vested interest in my well-being.

That being said, there are some perks over on the right side of this page. They're not much, but they are a little something that I can give back for your help.

Except maybe that last one. Voice acting is a lot of work. Don't get suckered into it.

Wait a minute, didn't you make a bunch of money off of that one game?

I Get This Call Every Day has made about $13,500 to date, almost all of which has covered rent, groceries, and bills since January. The bulk of the money ran out in May, and the cheques I do get every month immediately go towards keeping us housed and fed. Ana, my wife, supports us as best she can with her steady paycheck. My job hunt has not yet yielded any employment. If this campaign doesn't work out, I won't be making it to IndieCade at all.

So what happens if you make more than $650?

Any extra funds might go towards a place to stay in California, upgrading from the current plan of crashing at a stranger's place. Anything beyond that is going straight to rent & bills.

Why did you write this like you are talking to yourself?

Because I often do.

Do you ever answer back?

You tell me.

By the way, who took that gorgeous photo of you?

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raised by 169 people in 23 days
321% funded
No time left
$650 CAD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on September 27, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $2CAD
    I Get This Call Every Day

    A copy of the point-and-click conversation game that started it all, in case you didn't have a copy already. A digital download code for the game, redeemable on Humble.

    57 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $7CAD
    Sing My Little Heart Out

    In addition to getting a digital copy of I Get This Call Every Day, I will record a video of myself belting out a song of your choice. Any song! If you've ever seen me at karaoke, you'd know my voice is okay but my stage presence is something to behold.

    62 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013

    Star In Your Own Twine Game

    Using your name, the names of some friends and family, a setting, and a theme of your choice, I'll construct a brief interactive Twine game. It'll be just like those personalized books for kids, except it can be about whatever you want and not just the ten or so templates from the catalogue! You'll also receive a download code for the game.

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $40CAD
    Draw You, "MS Paint" Style

    Using a photo of your choice, I will draw your likeness in the style of Billy J Swarth's appearance in I Get This Call Every Day. High res and everything! Only pictures of actual contributors will be used, please. You'll also receive a download code for the game.

    11 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $650CAD
    That's It, Party's Over

    Holy crap, you sponsored the whole damn thing! In addition to getting a digital copy of the game, I'd like you to be a voice in an upcoming sequel to I Get This Call Every Day.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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