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Issue 11

Designer Don Bellenger talks to us about Black Future '88, a synth punk collision of Contra, roguelike and dystopian nightmare. We find out why ruins, devastated cities and broken architecture are such a familiar sight in games, and uncover the cunning, sometimes eccentric ways games were distributed back in the 1980s.

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What is Wireframe magazine?

Wireframe is a new fortnightly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. In every issue, we'll be looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.

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