Out now! Fear and first-person shooting in Wireframe #42

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

Yes, it's Wireframe time again: a frantic and frightening issue 42 is available in stores and online from today, the 3 September. If you're out shopping for essentials, it's available in selected supermarkets and newsagents, but you can also get a copy delivered to your door by ordering it directly from our website.

What do we have in store this time? Well, you'll find all this and lots more: 

Sweden's 10 Chambers Collective tell us all about their singularly scary co-op shooter, GTFO. We chat to the developers taking the FPS genre back to a nineties era of low polygon counts and pixelated gore. Then we check out some of the most wholesome games either in development or available now, and look at the latest efforts to tackle industry racism and make gaming more inclusive.

In our Toolbox section, we'll show you how to make a block-pushing puzzle game, while the Oliver Twins recall the programming tricks they used to squeeze WarGames: Defcon 1 onto the PlayStation. Plus! Find out how to recreate Q*bert's bouncy arcade action in Pygame Zero. 

Cooperate or die in GTFO: Wireframe issue 42's cover game.

If that doesn't sound enough, then fear not - there's all this, too:  

  • The makers of Octodad return with Bugsnax

  • Inside the efforts to preserve a generation of Flash games

  • Pitfalls to avoid when making your first narrative game

  • Psygnosis: the Liverpool-based studio that transformed British gaming

Plus you'll find our usual menu of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Ghost of Tsushima, Maneater, and Lair Of The Clockwork God.

Chatting to the developers bringing a chunky, nineties feel to their first-person shooters.

Get your copy of Wireframe

Physical copies of Wireframe are available now in WHSmiths, selected supermarkets and local newsagents if you're already out shopping for essentials. But you can also order a copy online at the Raspberry Pi Press store - and yes, we'll deliver to just about anywhere in the universe, with free postage in the UK.

Charting the rise of wholesome games – and the people who make them.


You can save money on every issue of Wireframe with a subscription. Right now, you can get three issues, plus a free book of your choice, for just £10. You’ll find full details, along with our other subs offers, right here.


If you prefer, there's also the option to download a free PDF if you'd like a handy digital version.

The efforts being made to tackle racism in the games industry.