We're delighted to announce that we now have Patreon integration on itch.io. We're big fans of Patreon, with a similar goal of helping creators make an earning building what they want. Many of our creators are already using Patreon to support their work so it's been a common request to allow patrons from Patreon to get access to developer's itch.io projects.
Starting now you can now offer access to your itch.io pages to your Patreon patrons. In order to get started you just need to connect your Patreon creator account to your itch.io account, select your campaign, then share the claim URL with your patrons. We use the Patreon API to verify your patrons to make sure the correct people get access. You can configure a minimum pledge level required to get access to your itch.io project page.
We've updated our creator documentation with a new page on Patreon, check it out: Distribute to your Patreon patrons
After connecting your Patreon campaign, patrons can get access by verifying their pledge status. It looks like this:
We've updated our list of external link types to include Patreon. If you have a campaign for your itch.io project please add the link to make it easy for others to discover. Head over to Edit > Metadata > External Links to set it up.
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its far too hard to locate this button
Needs a subscribe star, Patreon is known to push game developers and artist to censor their works.
This is a good idea for itch.io!
Are the pledges one time payments or are they monthly subscriptions?
I think it would be useful to configure minimal lifetime support along with minimum pledge. For example, I sell my game on itoch.io for $15. Also, I have two $5 patrons. One of them supports me for 6 months, and his lifetime support is 5x6 = $30. It's fair to give him access to my itch.io. The other patron supports me for only one month, and his lifetime support is 5x1 = $5. This patron should wait.
If I may, I do not see where you should have any concerns. The price of your game here is higher than the Patreon paid you, so therefore they will only have access to see your game here, not play it for free, unless you make it free. This is just another way to broaden the base you reach. So many here do not know to check for Patreon and vice versus. I think it will be a win-win for you.
Just my opinion. I do not work for either of these two.
Good luck on your game
I also want this, now I'm giving a free copy for everyone who reach certain amount of life time. If they give this option, it would make everything way easier, after all, Itch.io allow giving free keys, I don't see what is the problem to give some to my Patrons.
This will save so much time and make it much easier to organize things
excelente!!! sigan asi!!!