Out now! Indie games conquer the world in Wireframe #30

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

Yes, it's the first Wireframe edition of the decade: the new, feature-packed issue 30 is available in stores and online from today, the 16 January. You'll be able to buy the magazine at your local supermarket or independent newsagent in the UK, or you can order a copy, subscribe, or even download a meaty - and best of all, free - PDF from this very site.

What do we have in store for you in this, the newest of issues? Well, you'll find all this and lots more:

We take an epic, ten-page look back at the last decade's big moments in games and tech, and explore how indie devs conquered the world; developer Jonas Manke talks us through his ethereal adventure game, OMNO, and the creators of the classic Conker's Bad Fur Day talk about the game's making, leaving Rare, and what they're up to now.

Meanwhile, we look ahead to the post-apocalyptic parkour platformer KUNAI, and check out what happens when Mavis Beacon meets real-time-strategy game in Touch Type Tale.

Indie dev Jonas Manke introduces the gorgeous fantasy world of OMNO.

You want more? Well, there's all this, too:

  • Code your very own Boulder Dash homage in Python
  • Latency: a guide to minimising delays and optimising games
  • Double Fine: the Psychonauts studio's history and greatest hits
  • Backwards Compatible: our regular retro game feature makes its debut

Plus you'll find our usual menu of news and reviews, including our verdicts on Death Stranding, They Came From A Communist Planet and Planet Zoo.

We take an expansive look back at the 2010s: the decade indie games took over the world.

Get your copy of Wireframe

Physical copies of Wireframe are available now in WHSmiths, Tesco, and all good independent UK newsagents. 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.

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

The making of Conker's Bad Fur Day, its controversy, and what its developers are up to now.


If you want to sample six print issues for a bargain price, subscribe for a full year, or get a regular digital edition sent directly to your device, then we have some superb deals for you to choose from. To find out how you can save up to 49% on Wireframe, head to wfmag.cc/subscribe.

It's the first installment of Backwards Compatible, our regular feature on all things retro gaming!