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A Profound Waste of Time is a bold new independent magazine, aiming to celebrate gaming as an art form and emerging culture.
A Profound Waste of Time is a bold new independent magazine, aiming to celebrate gaming as an art form and emerging culture.
A Profound Waste of Time is a bold new independent magazine, aiming to celebrate gaming as an art form and emerging culture.
1,185 backers pledged £39,000 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Caspian Whistler Creator on February 11

      @ Jesse R. Wind: Thank you so much Jesse! I'm glad you like the Megadrive book, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    2. Jesse R. Wind on February 11

      Thanks for the updates. Sorry to hear you got sick, but I'm sure everyone understands. I absolutely do. Right after the new year I got sick for about 2-2.5 weeks as well. It was a awful. I hope you're feeling better now. Thank you also for the Mega Drive Book suggestion. I didn't know that existed and I definitely grabbed a copy. I would have been sad to have missed it a second time.

      Keep up the great work, take your time to make it great, and we will all be eagerly awaiting the first issue.

    3. Caspian Whistler Creator on December 17

      @ Mitchell Sabbag: Thanks Mitchell. It means a lot!

    4. Mitchell Sabbag on December 17

      You really knocked it out of the park with this one! Looking forward to getting my hands on my copy and checking out the contributions made to APWOT ;)

    5. Caspian Whistler Creator on December 17

      @ Thomas Regan: Thanks! We'll do everything we can to make something really special for you.

    6. Caspian Whistler Creator on December 17

      We're Funded! Thank you all so much! A proper update to come this evening!

    7. Caspian Whistler Creator on December 17

      @ david barnett: That's a hell of a brief David, but we'll see what we can do! The closest I can offer to that at the moment is that Mohammed Taher is writing a piece on soundtrack restoration and creating video gaming soundtracks. I like the idea of links to the actual music as well!

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      Thomas Regan on December 17

      Glad all went well with the campaign and really looking forward to seeing the end result :) Well done

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      Roya on December 17

      Love you! Looking forward to my signed copy...X X X X X X X X X x x x

    10. david barnett on November 25

      i'd like to know more about game music history - why am still humming the theme music to Turrican 2, how did this Wolverine SNES game start grime? and make a giant map of everyone and who collabated and worked on what? - a giant family tree of influence with some bitly links or a youtube channel so I can hear them while I read or a built in tiny sound module so I can hear them all while reading..

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      Nicolas Kellum on November 25

      and maybe Kayin Nasaki? (I wanna be the guy, Brave Earth: Prologue)

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      Nicolas Kellum on November 25

      Would like to see Jonathan Blow, Toby Fox and Edmund Mcmillen! :)

    13. Justin "Vex" Brissette
      on November 24

      Any chance of just being able to commit to a quarterly schedule? There are tons of great indie games out there. How about asking indie devs there top 5 indie games and writing a short piece about it. Also you should reach out to LimitedRunGames and the Indiebox for promotions.

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      Thomas Fröstl on November 24

      Just got another idea: the mysterious developer "Ask a game dev" (as his anonymous persona of course)

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      Thomas Fröstl on November 24

      Would really love to see contributions by the following people (listed in no particular order):
      James Portnow
      Jonathan Blow
      Toby Fox (you already got temmie :) )
      Hidetaka Miyazaki
      Masahiro Sakurei
      Davey Wreden
      Nobuo Uematsu & Arnie Roth Or Yoko Shimomura

      Congratulations on getting funded! Really seeing forward to the first issue!

    16. Garth Clardy on November 23

      It would be awesome to see something written by Seanbaby and a Suda 51 feature would be absolutely incredible!

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      Michael Velazquez on November 23

      In response to what we'd like to see for stretch goals, From Software's Bloodborne and Dark Souls franchises have blown me away with their art direction.

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      Nathan Kunicki on November 23

      @Caspian Whistler - Understood, but I've seen a few projects start off with great ideas and promises then fizz out a few months down the line, as even the creators interest wanes. If plans are in motion at this time for issue 2 (and maybe even 3) then I'd consider it a good indicator. :)

    19. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 23

      @ Nathan Kunicki: I've talked about this in our FAQ section, but the summary is that I'm aiming for 1 or 2 issues a year to start with. We're a small team, and it's really important to figure out the workflow and time investment before we commit to a regular release schedule.

    20. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 23

      @ Nick Stinchcombe: Thanks for your incredible support! It's really great to hear that there is an audience out there for a publication like this.

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      Nathan Kunicki on November 23

      Hello, looking forward to this!

      Do you have any plans for after issue 1? How far along are they? Is this likely to turn into a one-shot kind of deal? :)

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      Joe Crook on November 21

      My shortlist of games to do features and in-depth interviews on:

      Thimbleweed Park
      Stardew Valley
      Hyper Light Drifter

      And thank you.

    23. Nick Stinchcombe
      on November 21

      I've been waiting for a magazine like this for quite some time, and I'm very excited to see it come to life. If it does take off, and it seems likely that it will, you've probably got a lifetime supporter in me.

    24. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 20

      @ SoundHyp: Please check our FAQ section! ;)

    25. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 20

      @ Kyle Dockum: Ha I was rather nervous about recording the talking head, so it's nice to hear that! Thank you so much for all the support Retro!

    26. Kyle Dockum on November 19

      This is Retrofraction!

      It was really cool seeing you for the first time in video. I just wanted to say I really am excited to see this project come to fruition, and its amazing to see your artistic talent being used so well.

    27. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 18

      @ Mitchell Sabbag: Thank you!

    28. Mitchell Sabbag on November 18

      You're doing an incredible job with the Kickstarter campaign! Let's see to it that this gets fully funded!

    29. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 18

      @Nathan Sanchez What a fantastic thing to day, thank you so much. We're going to do our very best to make something that meets your expectations!

    30. Nathan Sanchez on November 18

      As someone who's been into beautifully designed magazines since the days of David Carson's Ray Gun, I am extremely excited for A Profound Waste of Time. Aside from the incredible looking layouts, I'm very much looking forward to the writing. Video game media is so focused on punditry or "hot takes". Frankly, it just gets tiring. Glad you're willing to offer an alternative, and impressive looking one to boot.

    31. Elliot Brown on November 18

      Think this is an amazing idea and the cover art is astounding :)

    32. Mathew McDonough on November 18

      Absolutely stoked to have backed this project! Can't wait for it to smash it's goal!!

    33. SoundHyp on November 18

      This is a pretty amazing project. Hope it takes off! Are you planning on this being a multiple publication? Sorry, I didn't see that anywhere. I keep seeing first issue, so I'm assuming so. If so, what are the future plans for print times? Where you looking at quarterly, yearly, etc...

    34. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 18

      @Nealon Thank you so much! You're spot on, it's really important that if we're making physical publications that we really take advantage of that - printing processes, binding, paper stocks etc.

      Hopefully there's an audience out there for it!

    35. Caspian Whistler Creator on November 18

      @Jesse R. Wind What an amazing first comment, thank you! Yeah the people working on the project are incredible, and I'm still amazed by Dan's cover, he's fantastic at what he does!

    36. Nealon on November 18

      This project is amazing. Your kickstarter is competent and structured correctly, and your product is in a stage that makes people feel comfortable supporting you. Smart move to go the boutique route as this market is really niche now, and the people still around are interested in quality.

    37. Jesse R. Wind on November 17

      You're all an inspiration and this is an amazing project to have put together.
      Not to mention I absolutely adore that Dan Mumford Shovel Knight cover!
      I wish I would have heard of this Zine sooner.