The Game Maker games reviewed are: Hunter's Island, Fedora Spade, Death Worm, and Shush.
Also present in this first issue is a discussion of power-ups and a spotlight on the classic Nintendo platformer M. C. Kids.
But, like I said, the reason why I'm starting this thread are the reviews of Game Maker games. Future issues will also heavily lean towards Game Maker creations in the reviews section, and I am more than happy to do reviews by request.
Here are the download links:
Issue 1: M. C. Kids
Articles: Power-Ups, Purposeful and Arbitrary Difficulty
Reviews: Hunter's Island, Fedora Spade, Death Worm, NetHack, Shush
Issue 2: The Problem with RPGs
Articles: Mimetic and Non-Mimetic Elements
Reviews: Wolf, Albero and the Great Blue Emblem, Shotgun Ninja
Issue 3: "God" Games
Articles: Controls, My Wife Asked Me to Write This, DAVID SIRLIN'S Rethinking Story Games
Reviews: Immortal Defense, The Power, Viking Bazooka Bloodbath, Elements of Escape
Fiction: Paper Games by August Poole
Issue 4: Boss Battles
Articles: High Concept, Common Narratives in Non-Narrative Games, Promoting Systemically Cohesive Variety
Reviews: Cactus Game Arcade, Lost in the Desert, agalaG
Fiction: Three Button Combo by Daphne Whitaker
Issue 5: Super Mario Bros.
Articles: Chance vs. Skill, Sprite Substance, PAUL ERES'S Miyamoto's Framework
Reviews: Pinball Panda, Alternate Path
Special Comment: Gaming with One Hand by Peter Jurich
BlackMage/NightmareLink is giving Tom and the Quarterly some webspace over at Dopterra.com: here.
And thanks most of all those who give me their feedback and comments. That's what's going to keep me doing this, however long I keep doing it.
(It would be a bit easier if I could find some other writers, hint-hint. ;-) )
Thanks, everybody! Enjoy!
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Edited by tomrussell, 16 January 2009 - 12:01 AM.