Out now! The power’s in your hands in a special Wireframe #63

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:

Inkle, the acclaimed studio behind Heaven’s Vault and 80 Days, gives us an exclusive inside look at its survival-adventure opus, A Highland Song. Then, in a handheld gaming special, we check out the burgeoning community of game makers surrounding Panic Inc’s portable wonder, the Playdate, and meet the people making new parts for ageing handheld consoles.

The makers of Heaven's Vault and 80 Days return with A Highland Song. We get an inside look.

Elsewhere, we chart Nintendo’s seldom-discussed origins as a manufacturer of card games and toys, while Digitiser legend Mr Biffo looks back at the founding and classic games of Gunstar Heroes and Ikaruga developer, Treasure.

In our toolbox section, you’ll find part two of our guide to making an infinite runner on original Game Boy hardware, plus the code you’ll need to make your own homage to Nintendo’s Game & Watch.

We check out the new handheld on the block, Playdate, and meet the indie developers making tiny games for it.

You still want more? Then how about all this:

  • Composer Doyle W Donehoo on his Warhammer 40,000 game scores
  • Two Point Campus: why the hit sim series is going back to college
  • Playtesting: how to get vital feedback on your game for under £50
  • Shadows of a Doubt: looking ahead to an ingenious detective sim

Plus you'll find our usual selection of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Dorfromantik, Weird West, and We Were Here Forever.

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