The idea is that it would be a pseudo-interactive zine, focusing on retro gaming. That is, in modern times, using and working with classic gaming.
All content should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions will remain owned by the original author(s), and will be reproduced online, or perhaps in a device-specific application which may be sold for money. All content will be redistributed with a CC BY-SA Creative Commons Share Alike license.
Any images, video, audio, binaries, or media files should also be emailed to the above address.
Please also include a note as to how you want to be credited, an associated weblink for yourself, twitter account, etc.
Topics could include:
- Letters - comments on the previous issue from readers
- Storytime - nostalgic retelling of an old event
- Repair - Getting an old machine running again
- Hardware Mods - make an old machine run better, or run with modern environments (BenHeck?)
- Software Mods - hacking roms for fun
- Homebrew - writing new stuff for old machines
- Art - showcase classic game art, or new art using classic devices
- BASIC - new basic programs to type in, or showcase hidden features
- Explorations - Explorations of the technology (Like Warthurton's Apple II talk)
- Comic - Web Comic of some kind? (I volunteer NORT for this.)
Perhaps take on column names like AmigaWorld used to have; "Notepad" for editorial, "Zeitgeist" for recent news, "Hors d'œuvres" for hints and tips, etc.
- Consoles through Fifth Generation (and possibly some 6th -- gamecube)
- NES, Saturn, Genesis, Playstation 1, Atari Jaguar, Atari VCS, Pong, Intellivision, Coleco Adam etc
- 8, 16, and 32 bit non-x86 home computers
- Atari 400, 800, ST, Amiga (all Models), Atari ST,TT,Falcon, Commodore 64, Plus 4, Pet, Vic-20, TI 99/4A, Tandy CoCo, Aquarius
- Pocket Computers
- All Tandy, TRS-80 Pocket Computers
Aesthetic And Format
- Each issue will be available on the web as a multipage HTML
- Each issue will be available as a multipage PDF download
- Each issue will be available as an HTML-5 offline app ref for iPad and iPhone
- The pages should be reminiscent of AmigaWorld (example) (example scanned pdf, 50mb), with a light, retro feel.
- Each column should have its own logo, which we can use for quick navigation, as well as identification, like the EPCOT Logos
- Classic Gaming gatherings and lanparties - play the old games