Hi! My name is Linus. I'm a musician and mad engineer with a soft spot for 8-bit computers and the sounds they make. My main creative outlet is my website, linusakesson.net (Opens in a new window), but much of what I post there is also available on YouTube (Opens in a new window).
I compose for and perform music on a variety of instruments, synthesizers, 8-bit computers, and things that I build or repurpose such as the Chipophone and the Sixtyforgan.(Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window)
As an active member of the demoscene, I'm intrigued by procedural art and sizecoding, be it on traditional setups like the Commodore 64 or my own microcontroller-based hardware. I'm also helping others be creative by developing and sharing tools such as Spindle (Opens in a new window), Blackbird (Opens in a new window), and sidreloc (Opens in a new window).(Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window)
Sometimes I make games, like Autosokoban (Opens in a new window) and The Impossible Bottle (Opens in a new window), and occasionally I produce an article or tool that people find genuinely useful, such as The TTY Demystified (Opens in a new window) or Dialog (Opens in a new window).
Any money you send my way will first and foremost cover expenses: Electronic components, tools, recording equipment, web hosting, and so on. When that is paid for, any surplus will go towards increasing the amount of time I can spend on creative projects.
The fruit of my endeavours will be distributed online for free. I don't offer exclusive content for supporters because when I have something good, I want to release it to the world for eternity, not hide it behind a paywall. But I'll thank all my backers regularly, for instance by listing your individual Steady usernames in some of my videos. And with every new release, you'll know in your heart—and you get to tell all your friends—that you played an important part in making it happen.
In the end, it boils down to this: You've seen my track record. Do you want more? And how often?
P.S. Do this if you'll enjoy sponsoring my projects. If you'd rather just watch what I do from a distance, that's cool too, and I appreciate your attention!