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Out now! It’s all work and all play in Wireframe #62

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

It’s the first Thursday of the month, which can only mean one thing: a new edition of Wireframe is available for your reading pleasure. As ever, the mag’s available in selected supermarkets and newsagents, but you can also get a copy delivered to your door by ordering it directly from our website.

What do we have packed into the issue this time? You'll find all this and lots more:

The creators of The Last Worker give us the guided tour of their forthcoming, comically dystopian sci-fi satire. We track the life and lesser-known games of Castlevania’s reclusive creator, Hitoshi Akamatsu, and meet the developers taking a more nuanced approach to recreating the 1980s in their games.

Exploring the comically dystopian world of The Last Worker

Elsewhere, we chart the history of SNK’s fighting games, all leading up to this year’s The King Of Fighters XV, and check out Fish Cymophis, an unlikely collision of survival horror and fishing game. In our patented Toolbox section, you’ll find part one of our guide to making an infinite runner on original Game Boy hardware, plus an in-depth look at game balance and how to achieve it.

That still not enough Wireframe goodness for you? Then there’s all this to too:

  • Konami classics: our pick of the 20 best games from its golden age
  • Scathe: an upcoming mix of first-person shooter and bullet hell
  • Eternal Threads: inside a complex time-travel narrative adventure
  • Guitar Hero: make your own rhythm-action homage in Python

Plus you'll find our usual menu of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Tunic, Orbital Bullet, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Tracking down the life and lesser-known games of Castlevania's creator.

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Follow our guide and make your own infinite runner game - that runs on original Nintendo hardware!

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Meet the developers who've put a different spin on their 1980s-set games.

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