To remain transparent on how funds are handled, we have created this page, hopefully one day we can join the Software Freedom Conservancy to help us manage the Game Pencil Engine. 

Income

Patreon donations

As of February 2021 we have 12 patrons which donate $42 total per month after Patreon.com's expenses.

Itch.io donations

To date our gross revenue on Itch.io has been $345.59 since releasing in 2016.

Grants

We currently have no grants for the GamePencil Engine, we are currently filling out applications within the tech industry.

Expenses

  • Website domain costs.

    GamePencil.net is $11.16 a year to "own" the domain. PawByte.com is $8.76 for this year's transfer.

  • Hosting

    Web server costs have changed throughout the year with us changing hosts, but here is the yearly rundown:

    2015: $60.48 + $16.95 = $77.43
    2016: $155.40 + $16.95 = $172.35
    2017: $179.40
    2018: $107.88 + $87.89 = $195.87
    2019: $95.88
    2020: $55.93 + $62.45 = $118.38
    2021: $12.49 so far (projected to be $149.88)

  • WordPress Hestia Pro Theme

    Paid $$105.19 for yearly Hestia Pro theme. We have tried many times to use a free theme, but each any every theme was incomplete in many ways. So in February 2021 we decided to pay for the Pro version of Hestia and are really impressed by it's presentation.

  • Elementor Pro Addon

    By March 2021 we plan to purchase the Pro version of Elementor. Coupled with the Hestia theme it gives us an abundance of widgets to beautify our website. Elementor Pro costs $99 a year.

  • Hardware purchase: Macbook

    Paid $94 for a used 2012 Macbook Pro with macOS Catalina installed for further OSX and IOS development in October 2020.

  • Goal: Nathan to work fulltime

    I am married and have a son. The goal is to receive enough funds to work fulltime on the Game Pencil engine and be able to sustain my part of household income for life expenses, medical fees, savings, retirement, etc.

  • Goal: Add part time members

    Maintaining an engine, website, documentation and videos requires more than 1 person. From time to time will like to expand the team to create more content and updates.

Updated weekly. Last updated 2/16/2021