Wireframe: the fortnightly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. Beyond news, features, and reviews, we look at how video games are made, who makes them, and how readers can make games of their own. This issue:
Hidden Layer Games tell us about the making of Inmost, a Gothic adventure game inspired by the likes of Another World and Flashback, and brought to life with some stunning hand-crafted pixel art. Developer Lizi Atwood tells us about her work on Telling Lies, the sequel to the hit FMV detective game, Her Story. We explore Shadow’s Edge: a mobile game designed to provide help and healing to its players, and catch up with the developers taking the Metroidvania genre to new heights.
Also in this issue:
12 Minutes: a top-down time-loop thriller six years in the making
The Oliver Twins reveal the coding tricks behind Fantasy World Dizzy
We show you how to make your own arcade-style continue screen
Bullfrog, the studio behind Populous and Syndicate, profiled
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