Out now! Making your own fun in Wireframe #38

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

Yes, it's time for another fantastic issue of Wireframe: issue 38 is available in stores and online from today, 7 May. 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 this very website.

Note, too, that Wireframe will be going monthly after this issue - the next edition after this one will be available on the 4 June. You can find full details of that in our earlier post.

So what's inside issue 38? Well, you'll find all this and lots more besides:

We take an early look at Main Assembly, Bad Yolk Games' construction sandbox that's all about building robots, vehicles, and just about anything else you can think of. Following the creative theme, we pick out 20 superb construction games you can play right now, and chat to Yaza Games about Inkulinati - a concept that began as a school project, but has since grown into a unique turn-based strategy game with an illuminated manuscript theme. Over in our Toolbox section, we'll show you how to make a kart racing game using Unity and Blender, and how to recreate Robotron: 2084's twin-stick shooting action in Python.

Nuts, bolts, logic, and a whole lot of crashing in Bad Yolk Games' Main Assembly.

That still not enough goodness for you? Well, there's still more besides:

  • Exploring the forgotten Mortal Kombat clones of the 1990s

  • How game designers recreate the thrill of hunting

  • The story of remake masters Bluepoint Games

  • Examining the storytelling in Firewatch's peerless intro

Then there's our usual mix of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on Nioh 2, Resident Evil 3, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You lucky, lucky people.

Our pick of the finest construction games you can play right now.

Get your copy of Wireframe

Physical copies of Wireframe are available now in 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.


To see all of our current subscription offers - right now it's a fab three issues for £10, with a free book - take a look at: wfmag.cc/subscribe.

Make your own racing game with the free-to-download Unity and Blender.


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

Blood, severed limbs, and chunky digitised sprites - it's the weird world of nineties Mortal Kombat clones.