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 its website, the magazine “will combine elements of olde with coverage that better reflects our current tone, scope and policy. 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 that elements and parts of the old formula could be transformed into something more exciting,” Kotzer told Polygon on Twitter.
If there seems to be much to look at in Funland, it’s because the layout is inspired by Kotzer’s experience of looking at dozens of game ads in magazines. As a child, he enjoyed looking at advertisements, even if he couldn’t buy the product he was selling. “I decided there was no reason for the ads I ran to correlate with everything that existed,” Kotzer said. So he hired illustrators and cartoonists to create ads for fictional games.
The first issue of Funland can be purchased for $ 8.50. However, if you subscribe and support Patreon, you can save a few dollars on each issue.