Similar to this, I’ve talked to a few people that want to start a patreon but are doing software development. Perhaps not game development, just regular software. I suggested to them to join multiple categories because I’m pretty sure we used to be able to do that, but I think now checking my own profile we can’t do that. Was this a thing that changed when creator pages changed?
Either way, +1 for helping out the software and game developers.
Just had an idea, though. Perhaps supporting creators joining half of the categories was seen as too much, but how about something like a two category drill-down?
Example: With a single category a letsplayer would have to choose between Video+Film or Games. And different people are going to interpret that question differently. So be more specific in asking them: What kind of thing are you creating? (X=Video) What kind of [X=Video] are you creating? (Y=Games)
Then you can do stuff like “I am writing [X=]Software about [Y=]Games” for the software developers. Also, patrons could say “I like games.” and get recommendations from both X categories while honing in on games, or say they are interested in all software and get recommendations for all kinds of software to support.
Just a wild unrefined idea!