Funland, an all-digital gaming magazine inspired by publications such as Electronic Gaming Monthly, Nintendo Power, and Famitsu, is now available on Itch.io and is absolutely stunning. According to his website, the magazine “will combine elements of the old with coverage that better reflects our modern tone, scope and politics. In short: a strange GamePro. ”
“I didn’t want Funland to be just an exercise in nostalgia or revisionist history, but I began to see elements and bits of the old formula could be turned into something more exciting,” Kotzer told Polygon on Twitter.
The debut edition is titled “Living in Cyber Hell” and features well-known authors and developers of games such as Christine Love (Ladykiller in a bond, Get in the car, loser!) and Cave explorers Creator Derek Yu. It is visually beautiful. The magazine is filled with original illustrations that shine with a soft color scheme of pastel pink and baby blue. The debut edition includes previews of games like Cruelty squad
If it looks like there’s a lot to see in Funland, it’s because the layout is inspired by Kotzer’s experience of viewing dozens of gaming ads in magazines. As a kid, he liked to watch the ads even when he couldn’t buy the product that was being sold. “I decided there was no reason why the ads I ran had to correlate with anything that existed,” said Kotzer. So he hired illustrators and cartoonists to create advertisements for invented games.
The The first edition of Funland is available for purchase for $ 8.50. However, if you subscribe and support the Patreoncan save you a few dollars on every spend.