Out now! Wireframe #26: Anniversary Edition

By Ryan Lambie. Posted

It's a whole 12 months since the first ever edition of Wireframe landed, and so we've made issue 26 a celebratory special.

Issue 26, featuring some frankly gorgeous artwork by legendary Super Play artist Wil Overton, is available in stores and online from today, the 7 November. 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.

So what do we have in this very special edition? You'll find all this and lots more:

We look back over the past 12 months and pick out our absolute favourite games from Wireframe's first year of existence; chat to the creators of The Endless Mission - a sandbox adventure that stealthily teaches you how to make games in Unity - and meet the devs making modern games with one eye on the past.

Meanwhile, designer Ed Fear tells us about his unique visual novel and puzzler hybrid, Murder By Numbers, while ACE Team introduce their incredibly strange survive-'em-up, The Eternal Cylinder.

We take a look back at our 25 favourite games of the past 12 months.

That's not all, either. You'll also find the following wonderful items:

  • Exploring the 16-bit era's most important virtual cities
  • A solo dev's experience of porting his twinstick shooter to the Switch
  • Recreating Phoenix's pioneering boss battle in Pygame Zero
  • Looking back at the superb work of Grandia studio, Game Arts

Plus you'll find our usual menu of news, previews and reviews, including our verdicts on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Surge 2, Autonauts and Mutazione.

Aside from all that, there's a fabulous competition for you to consider: we're giving one lucky reader a 27-inch iiyama gaming monitor worth £300! You can find out how to enter right here.

Mediatonic's Ed Fear tells us about his pixel puzzle visual novel hybrid, Murder By Numbers.

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.

We meet the developers making retro-looking games with modern sensibilities.


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.

Game Arts: the developer of Grandia, Gungriffon and Alicia Dragoon, profiled.