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Raspberry Pi launches games development magazine Wireframe

Fortnightly publication launches November 8th, 10,000 free welcome issues on offer

Raspberry Pi Press is launching a new magazine targeting wannabe games developers and showing them how to forge a career in the industry.

Entitled Wireframe, it will also offer traditional games coverage - such as previews and reviews - but the bulk of the magazine will be taking a closer look at the process of how video games are actually made.

The magazine will be fortnightly, with the first issue arriving on shelves on November 8th. The magazine will be priced at £3, or readers will be able to enjoy the mag for free online - but the firm is promoting the launch by offering 10,000 print copies for free to the first people that claim them.

"Wireframe will take a more indie-focused, left-field angle than traditional gaming magazines," said editor Ryan Lambie. "You'll be as likely to see coverage of mods, early access games and development tools as you are major AAA titles.

"With Wireframe, we want to give readers an inside look into games, and shed some light on how they are made. So many people dream of being games developers, and they don't realise how accessible that dream is. We want to show that the software and the technology is there for them to start making games now."

The first issue will feature an interview with Alex Hutchinson, formerly creative director of Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 4, about his new company Typhoon Studios.

There are already a number of magazines focused on programming for Raspberry Pi, but this will be the first consumer-targeted publication to focus on games development.