A site update and how you can help

May 24, 2021

It's that time again, I'm making a post updating you on the site, what I'm doing and where I'm going next. Boring, I know.

To start with, I've recently been checking my analytics and the site is doing pretty well. The most popular post was originally "Improving UE4 Shader Compile Times" but that's now been overtaken by Enable OpenGL, and disable Vulkan, in Unreal Engine 4.25". It's great to see what sort of content you guys like and since I like Unreal too, you'll see more of this in the future.

However, I will like to branch out a bit and will be covering other topics regarding programming too, not just Unreal specific things. I also have some other ideas which I may experiment with, which u won't touch on now but the ideas are there.

I also have some games in the works. One that I've been asked to work on and a couple of personal ones. I'll release more details on that soon too. As it's not currently my main job, development is slow but it's getting there.

That's the part where you come in. If you like what I'm doing and want to see more tutorials and such, I would highly suggest going to my page on Ko-Fi and donating a small amount of money. It only takes a small amount to keep my server running each month. Donating a small amount will also go towards allowing me to do less time at my normal job and work more on game development.

You can go directly to my Ko-Fi page or use the handy pop-up in the bottom right corner of your screen (this may only show on desktop) where you can support me directly without leaving the site. This pop-up only shows on posts too. So it won't be following you around.

Why am I using Ko-Fi and not something like Patreon? Mainly because Patreon is a mess to use, I've never really liked it. Different options for different things are hidden all over the place. The team behind it have cleaned up a bit but it's still a mess. It's also got far too many features which I don't need. Ko-Fi has a lot of the fat trimmed out which makes it far easier to use and it serves its purpose. I'll keep considering it and may switch to Patreon if it's required.

So you're probably wondering what's in it for you? Well, early access to stuff. You'll get early access to content, be able to ask me questions directly, rather than using the contact form on the site, you'll also get early builds of anything I create and may be able to have a direct influence on my projects through your feedback. Just remember that none of that is solid and I'll also be figuring out rewards as I go along, but this is a start.

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