It took me a long time to decide to add donations to my website. But, I am an independent games developer like many others, and it seemed a good idea. Why is it a good idea? To make money? – That is only a distant possibility. What finally triggered me was listening to Richard Stallman talking on the radio about funding creative people. He described how good it would be if, when we liked something, a piece of music, a book, or computer games, etc, that we could then send $1 to the author. Not to a corporation, a record company, a publisher, just direct to the author.
It’s certainly what I would like to do when I like something. But he also highlighted that there is no infrastructure, no way to do it, no way to get the money through. What is needed is some kind of donations account which you can use easily with accessible creative artist identities so you can choose who you are donating to, and do so cheaply.
As far as I can see Paypal donations is the best way currently to do so. Until someone creates a donations bank that is the best there is. So now I am in the system, I am taking donations to fund me to continue writing more games, or as recognition for the entertainment my games have provided you in the past. Thank you.