Overbyte Magazine Issue 3

on April 24, 2010 - 2965 Views

Overbyte, the independent games magazine your mother would be ashamed of, has released its third, less silly, issue.

In the main articles Jack Brockley takes a look at eight of the entries in YoYo Games’ fifth competition while Andrew McCluskey delivers some design tips you can use to give your game a more professional appearance.

A huge bundle of reviews are included in this issue: Grid Defender 2, Paper Dreams, Super Space Rogues, the new sport puzzle that’s sweeping the globe – Extreme Gardening, BoxyCraft, Remaddening (aka madnessMADNESSmadness 2) and A Starspangled Zephyr.

There is also a round up of recent news, an interview with Liam Barden containing all the questions you wanted to know (and some trivial ones!) and a comic by Rebecca Clare Smith.

The photo at the end is of NAL’s favourite game maker.

Previous Issues: Overbyte 1 (Feb), Overbyte 2 (March).

14 Responses to Overbyte Magazine Issue 3

  1. Matt Haigh (Mattthew_H) says:

    Best game maker magazine I’ve seen in a long time. I love some of the silliness as Phil would put it. Excellent layout, great articles, awesome interview (randomness keeps the interview fresh & interesting), very nice use of the theme & best of all, the comic was actually funny.

    You should all be very proud!

  2. Tom Russell says:

    Thank you very kindly for the Ultrageist mention, Jack. It’s such an odd, deliberately frustrating game that while I don’t think it’s going to do very well, I am pleasantly surprised by the number of people who’ve responded well to it.

    Thanks again.

    • No problem, Tom :). I feel the same; I don’t think YYG will enjoy it but I know you put a lot of effort into it and although I’m crap at bullet-hells, I thought this was one of the more fun ones.

  3. NessXX says:

    Is the photo at the end 3d/Indiegameslite? XD

  4. NessXX says:

    Evil Jack is Evil. >:D

  5. Frederick says:

    Apart from from some hypocritical paragraphs, the magazine was alright.

  6. Ethan says:

    Thanks a lot for putting Ruined as a part of the 10 entries outside of the top 8. It means a lot.

    Also, the magazine itself was very good. I liked the past 2 issues, and this one was by leaps and bounds better.

  7. T’was a good issue. Nice work.

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