Hi! My name is Phillip. I’m an autodidactic polymath (and ambidextrous). So naturally, I've been learning every creative and technical skill I possibly could since I was old enough to hold a writing utensil. I could always learn to do whatever it was I wanted to do, but success on my terms - financial independence through creativity - never came quickly enough. I’d grow impatient - or bored - and move on to the next thing. I wasn't challenging myself, because I expected the path of least resistance to be the correct one for my life.
When I decided to start learning Unity/Blender in 2012, and especially when I started working on Revria near the end of 2020, something changed. It's different this time. This is what I want to do with my life -- use every creative and technical skill I have to make large, deeply simulated worlds for people to experience in VR. I want to offer an escape while encouraging people to consider their place in the real world and how their decisions affect that world and the people around them. I want to inspire you to make a difference. And I don't care how long it takes or how hard the work is.
I've been working on Revria for three years, but there’s still quite a long way to go. The game has been on the market for over a year (first on Itch, now on AppLab) but has only sold about 300 copies. I believe in what I’m doing, and I know it will be successful if I can get the game to version 1.0 and launch it in the official Quest store. That is my goal.
But it can be difficult to continue working when the game isn’t selling. Making Revria takes a vast amount of time and effort. I generally am able to balance my time between Revria and freelance/contract Unity work, but being freelance still leaves me with a lot of gaps where I might go months without any income. This brings progress on Revria to a dead-stop while I hunt for Unity work and run deliveries for Favor/DoorDash to barely make ends.
Your support in purchasing the game or subscribing on Patreon will help me avoid those gaps and keep progress on Revria going steady. It will mean everything to me. Please help me spend my life doing the hard work that I want to do.