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Unwinnable wants to bring you the best in pop-culture criticism and creative non-fiction once a week in a beautiful digital magazine.
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    MEMBER

    Enjoy a taste of Unwinnable Weekly with a 24 issue, six-month subscription. Become a card-carrying member of Team Unwinnable with a Kickstarter-exclusive membership card and a digital thank you note.

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    ALL DIGITAL

    Get naked. Be part of Unwinnable Weekly's backbone before anyone else with a 52 issue, yearlong all-digital subscription. Get the Kickstarter-exclusive selection of wallpaper for all your devices and a personalized thank you letter.

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    SUBSCRIPTION

    Be part of Unwinnable Weekly's backbone with a 52 issue, yearlong subscription. Get the Kickstarter-exclusive Team Unwinnable membership card, plus an Unwinnable sticker, set of five buttons, a selection of wallpaper for all your devices and a personalized thank you letter.

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    SUBSCRIPTION PLUS

    Everything from the tier above, plus a bunch of digital goodies made exclusively for this Kickstarter, including: a behind-the-scenes look at the hit game RÉPUBLIQUE by CAMOUFLAJ; an exclusive mini-documentary from THE CRITICAL PATH PROJECT, our full wallpaper bundle for all your devices with art from HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER, GONE HOME, TENGAMI and many, many more; clues to find a secret Unwinnable Weekly collectible in the forthcoming game THE LONG DARK; exclusive podcasts from JOSH & JAY'S EXCELLENT VIDEOGAME SHOW and HERE BE MONSTERS; and a supercut of DO YOU CARE? – everyone's favorite Unlistenable segment.

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    INDIE GAME BUNDLE

    An exclusive collection of Indie games available in a limited quantity, including TENGAMI, ORGAN TRAIL, SKYWARD COLLAPSE, TOWER OF GUNS, EVEN THE OCEAN and many more. For the price of a single AAA game, you can support Unwinnable AND play until your fingers fall off! (Includes everything in the ALL DIGITAL tier)

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    THE BUNDLE SAMPLER

    For fans of the Pu Pu Platter, we give you a taste of each of the higher tier bundles. You'll get RICHARD HOFMEIER's entry to the MINI-GAME BUNDLE, all the unreleased game tracks in mp3 form from the MEGA MUSIC BUNDLE and copies of UNWINNABLE YEAR ONE, THE COST and THIS HORRIFIC LIFE from the EBOOK BUNDLE. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    MICHAEL BUKOWSKI PRINT

    If you love horror, you'll love Mike's occult and Lovecraft-inspired artwork. So, weird up your home with this ready-to-frame 11"x14" giclee print exclusive to this Kickstarter. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    EBOOK BUNDLE

    Enjoy a collection of words from friends of Unwinnable: the definitive edition of Brendan Keogh's KILLING IS HARMLESS, a collection of horror essays from Stu Horvath's THIS HORRIFIC LIFE, Owen R. Smith's short story collection THE COST, an exclusive best-of collection from CHRIST AND POP CULTURE, a copy of UNWINNABLE: YEAR ONE and Gus Mastrapa's PRETENSION +1 VOLUME ONE: THE JOYSTICK DIVISION YEARS, collecting the entire original run of the column. Gus will also send you two print zines later in the year: HEAVY METAL X-COM and EAT FUCK KILL – fictional stories set in the worlds of X-COM ENEMY UNKNOWN and SKYRIM. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    MEGA MUSIC BUNDLE

    We're mixing up a tornado of a soundtrack for you, including dance beats by DAEDELUS, blistering metal from KALOPSIA, the deli punk sounds of CITIZEN BLAST KANE and the rhymes of SATELLITE HIGH, among others, accompanying unreleased music from games like TENGAMI, STARBLOOM, THAT DRAGON CANCER and more. You'll get one long digital mix track, individual MP3s and a sweet physical copy on cassette, because sometimes it feels good not listening to music on your phone. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    MINI-GAME BUNDLE

    Let's talk videogames. Backers at this level will get one game courtesy of RICHARD HOFMEIER (Cart Life). In addition to this, backers will get access to the on-going development of PIPPIN BARR's Jostle Bastard sequel, Jostle Dad, a new game from LABORATORY(Shift, Province, The Strongest). and an as yet unnamed project from TEDDY DIEFENBACH (Hyper Light Drifter). Savor all the existential dread! Witness every up and down of the development process. Games are fun! (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    EVERYTHING DIGITAL BUNDLE

    For the person who has to have it all, but doesn't have a lot of shelf space - get every digital item from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier, the EBOOK BUNDLE, the MEGA MUSIC BUNDLE and the MINI-GAME BUNDLE. Collect all the exclusive stuff our dozens of partners have whipped up, including songs, digital artwork, brand-new games and other content made just for this Kickstarter. Crazy!

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    EVERYTHING BUNDLE

    For the person who has to have it all, get everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier, the EBOOK BUNDLE, the MEGA MUSIC BUNDLE and the MINI-GAME BUNDLE. Collect all the exclusive stuff our dozens of partners have whipped up, including songs, digital artwork, brand-new games and other content made just for this Kickstarter. So much stuff, it will make you dizzy.

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    GONE HOME PRINT

    A Kickstarter-exclusive ready to frame 14"x11" giclee GONE HOME print by Digital Extremes concept artist JANICE CHU. Her whimsical Gone Home fan art was featured on Kotaku and on the Fullbright Company's blog. (Includes everything from the EVERYTHING BUNDLE tier)

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    THE LAST OF US PRINT

    A Kickstarter-exclusive ready to frame 11"x14" giclee THE LAST OF US print by illustrator Ben Caldwell. His work has graced Wonder Woman, Batman and more - now it can grace your wall as well. (Includes everything from the EVERYTHING BUNDLE tier)

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    FRIENDS OF UNWINNABLE SPONSORSHIP

    A chance for the makers of cool things to engage directly with the Unwinnable Weekly readership. With this reward tier, you become a four week sponsor of the magazine, with the entire second page devoted to you and your projects. We will integrate you into Unwinnable.com during your month-long sponsorship and we will also work with you to find other ways to interact with subscribers during the course of the year. This is something much more intimate than advertising – it is patronage and friendship. Because of that, we ask that you get in touch with us before pledging at this level. (Includes all unlimited rewards)

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    LEGENDARY SPONSOR

    Down through the generations, your name will be whispered in the hushed tones of reverence usually reserved for gods and heroes. You will secure for yourself the ceremonial position of Publisher, you will be the lone sponsor of our E3 party, we will add an additional sponsor page dedicated to you for the entire first year of Unwinnable Weekly and you will be co-sponsor of every other event we have through GDC 2015. As with the FRIENDS OF UNWINNABLE SPONSORSHIP tier, we ask that you get in touch with us before pledging at this level. (Includes all unlimited rewards)

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    EARLY-BIRD SUBSCRIPTION

    Be part of Unwinnable Weekly's backbone – before anyone else – with a 52 issue, yearlong subscription. Get the Kickstarter-exclusive Team Unwinnable membership card, plus an Unwinnable sticker, set of five buttons, a selection of wallpaper for all your devices and a personalized thank you letter.

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    SUBSCRIPTION PLUS ORIGAMI

    Augment your SUBSCRIPTION PLUS rewards with origami goodness courtesy of Kris Ligman (Critical Distance, Gamasutra). For just five bucks more, you'll get a small glass jar full of origami stars that look like mouth-watering little candies. Delicious torture. (See Update 7 for a pic)

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    CUSTOM ART PRINT

    Unwinnable's in-house illustrators AMBER HARRIS and CHRIS MARTINEZ are here to put your dreams to paper in beautiful, one of a kind 11"x14" prints. You play the art director and they will make it a reality. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    CUSTOM THEME SONG

    Ever wish you had your own theme song that played whenever you walk into a room? Now's your chance! Unwinnable's own GEORGE COLLAZO will compose a custom one-minute tune to help you make an entrance. Are you a pro wrestling fan or do you just really want to star in a sitcom? Having your own theme song is a pretty good start. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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    MAMA HORVATH'S COOKIES

    Around the holidays, Mama Horvath spreads the cheer by sending Unwinnable staff care packages of homemade cookies, which are ravenously devoured by their recipients. This year, you can get on that mailing list for a special Christmas in July. (Includes everything from the SUBSCRIPTION PLUS tier)

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