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You make some good points! I hope we can all see the value in making games, just like we see value in writing books or creating art or music.

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thanks for commenting! i think that making games is a combination of what you've mentioned - you have games that have stories like books, games that have art & games that have music.

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this seems kind of dumb that you want to write an article advocating for people to help support the free game devs but you want to charge for the article. it would seem like the best thing to do would be give away the article so the max amount of people would read it and help convince more people to give to the devs of free games. but you drastically limit your audience by wanting to charge for this and the message and the result your advocating for looses something. it is definitely something you should give for free to really be helpful to the free games creator community 

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i explain my reasoning for the price in the summary and i think you have misunderstood the point of this zine. 

i also think that creators should never be told they "should give for free" anything that they make - i hope you don't advocate for this on other creator's pages. i will leave this comment up though to show the sort of stuff free creators have to deal with. 

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I'm sorry but um what's a Zine? I never heard of them before. >.<

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zine is short for magazine/fanzine! you can read up more on them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

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After getting my first "tip" from my free game I knew the first thing I was going to do with the money... buy this zine!

I never thought that game devs who make small games *could* get support and should. Like you say, for devs, it's a classic dilemma of "I want my game to be free because I don't want to put my passion project behind a paywall" (hey alliteration!). But free games rarely reward you for the time and effort you spend.

Solution of tips/donations make sense and I hope more people could support indie devs!

Thank you for writing about this :)

thank you for commenting! it's definitely a dilemma so i wanted to try to organise my thoughts on the matter in the zine.

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Straightforward and great points that everyone should see and consider!

I'm also very glad that you decided to make this paid. I hope more people support gamedevs who make free games.

Financial support isn't the only type of support that we are able to do but it helps the devs a lot especially in a world like ours.

Thank you for making this!!

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thank you for your support & this comment! i hope we can all continue making/playing/supporting free games 💜

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just purchased the zine :) i love the cute art in your games and i really love the Spring trilogy..i can relate to part of topics on it. btw i wanted to try doing a fanart of one of the character from the spring if its ok(regular looking character) and how do we use the code ? thank you :)

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thank you! & fanart is ok (my fan work policy can be found @ https://npckc.itch.io)

for the code it should be a link - enter the link into your browser & it'll let you claim the game for your itch.io account! 

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thank you :) will post it here once it's done :)

Just picked this up - it's so important to support creators if we're able to! I loved the design of the zine, and the message is so important. Thanks for speaking up about this. :)

thank you very much for the support ✨

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I don't even have a job and I paid for this zine. 10/10 would buy again because I love supporting fellow creators. <3

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💖 (also i checked out your bitsy essay & it was really powerful. thank you for making it!)

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I'm so glad you enjoyed it. <3 Thank you for making this zine! This is so important. Been thinking about making a zine myself :D