As well as in-depth features, Wireframe will also cover the latest in gaming news across all formats, previews and reviews, and lively opinion pieces from developers and key industry figures, says Raspberry Pi Press.
The fortnightly magazine will be available in print for £3 per issue and online for free. According to the publishers, the first issue - which will feature an interview with Alex Hutchinson, creative director for Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 - will hit the UK high street on 8th November 2018, and 10,000 print copies of the first edition will be given away to those that sign up online at wfmag.cc from 26th October.
Ryan Lambie, Editor at Wireframe, said: “Wireframe will take a more indie-focused, left-field angle than traditional gaming magazines. You’ll be as likely to see coverage of mods, early access games and development tools as you are major AAA titles.
“With Wireframe, we want to give readers an inside look into games, and shed some light on how they are made. So many people dream of being games developers, and they don’t realise how accessible that dream is. We want to show that the software and the technology is there for them to start making games now.”
Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading), said, “Magazine publishing can be a challenging environment; it demands innovation if it’s to have a future, and doing things a little differently has certainly paid dividends with our other magazine titles to date. Wireframe is a vote of confidence in computer games journalism, strengthened by a fortnightly model that will enable us to be more responsive, and a free web version to suit a generation used to consuming free online content. We will be a publication unafraid of trying new things, and we won’t just be showcasing the big developers, but the innovative, indie makers as well. We’re focusing on unique aspects of gaming – the people behind the magic.”
Raspberry Pi Press is the publishing arm of Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd, a subsidiary of The Raspberry Pi Foundation. Within its print portfolio are The MagPi, Wireframe, and HackSpace Magazine.
All profits made from sales of Raspberry Pi Press books and magazines go towards the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to put the power of computing in the hands of people all over the world, say the publishers.