Retro Gaming Magazine is an upcoming publication that focuses on classic video games and newer titles that have that retro feel to them. Retro Gaming Magazine features some of the best fresh writers mixing it up with some of the best from the past 20+ years of gaming journalism.
The managing staff of RGM consists of:
Martin Alessi, Art Director, helped establish Electronic Gaming Monthly as one of the premiere gaming publications in the early 90's.
Nick Abrams, Assistant Editor and co-owner, is a former retro writer for Gamefan Magazine (Issue #6) and co-owner of the Video Game Cowboys website.
Carl Williams, Editor in Chief and co-owner, is a former managing retro editor for Gamefan Magazine (Issue #6) and is also co-owner of Video Game Cowboys.
Michael Crisman, Retro Scribe, is a former retro writer for Gamefan Magazine (Issue #6).
Plus many guest writers to be named at a later time.
Retro Gaming Magazine sets to fill a gaping void in entertainment. Taking on the task of covering the best, well known, titles from all eras of gaming from the early days of Atari through the 16-Bit wars to the best of what the current generation has to offer, we have the ability to change the way games are covered.
Each issue will feature cover stories on relevant gaming franchises, choice systems and articles on games that deserve more coverage- no filler or "plain white" pages in Retro Gaming Magazine. We are gamers first and foremost and know what is great and are only interested in sharing that knowledge with other fans.
Content of Issue #1 (subject to change):
Bill Kunkel tribute (still accepting comments from anyone that knew him and would like to offer support)
Zelda feature (meat of the issue covering Zelda from NES to Wii)
A contest co-sponsored by our friends at Rolenta Press (http://www.rolentapress.com)
Tribute to Gary Garcia (still trying to gather assets if anyone can help, he co-wrote Pac-Man Fever)
Atari 5200 Feature (more meat of the issue)
First Issues of Popular Gaming Mags Values article by Martin Alessi
Day of the Tentacle article
Wonder Boy for Genesis article
For those that are interested in knowing what we are planning on using the money for. Here is a breakdown of where the money will be going.
58% paying staff (putting in the hours they do isn't free and they have to eat too)
22% Legal and business expenses (Uncle Sam has to get his cut)
10% Advertising (we want people to know about the mag, don't you?)
10% Fees for successful funding (Kickstarter isn't free, unless funding fails).
As you can see, our biggest expense is staff. A magazine such as Retro Gaming Magazine isn't cheap to create. We have professionals at the helm handling everything from laying out the magazine (no columns of text on a white page here but actual interesting content) to writing feature articles. Think all we know is Zelda? Think again, wait till you see what we have in store for issues #2 through #6- the nostalgia strings haven't begun to be pulled at. To make it happen, we need your help.
Retro Gaming Magazine will be a free digital publication that is compatible with PC/Mac, Android, iOS, Nook and Kindle Fire and many other devices. Gamers understand technology, shouldn't your magazines understand it too?