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Out now! Incoming annelids invade Wireframe #44

By Ian Dransfield. Posted

Remember, remember, the first Thursday of November – because it’s time for another fine edition of Wireframe. The new issue, full as ever with fine features to frolic flightily… f-through launches today, 5 November. If you're out shopping for essentials, the mag’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’s going on in Wireframe’s wonderful world this month? Well, you'll find all this and lots more:

Team17 sits down with us and chats up the future of the Worms franchise with Worms Rumble, while also taking time to look back at the series’ 25-year history. We hear about how Worms became all-encompassing at the studio, about abandoned spin-offs, and about why this has been the longest break ever seen between Worms releases. Elsewhere there’s a look back at Trilobyte Studios’ work on The 7th Guest; the classic FMV horror-puzzler that managed to get the formula right back in the 90s.

You’ll also find a look at how elderly protagonists are portrayed in video games, and a special next-gen-inspired look back at the launch titles from each of Microsoft and Sony’s previous consoles. Heading into our Toolbox section, you’ll discover the steps required to make VR shooting game, a guide to pre-production planning, and everything you need to make your own Artillery (or Worms)-alike.

That still not enough Wireframe content for you? Then fear not, because there’s also this:

  • A peek at EDF: World Heroes - taking insect-blasting in a new, voxelly direction

  • Bloober Team's The Medium; another horror effort from the talented studio

  • Our regular look at the ins and outs of narrative design in game-making

  • A tutorial on how to guide players through a game... without tutorials!

  • As it approaches its twilight, we also take a look back at the Nintendo 3DS

Plus you'll find our usual menu of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Marvel's Avengers, Spelunky 2, and Hades.

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.

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