Issue two of indie(Magazine) was published Sunday. This second release, a week after the first, uses a much improved design created by Jack Brockley.
The magazine has a brief news section, an interview with Flashpunk user Rolpege (which also appears in the radio show), and a Flashpunk competition round-up. On the GameMaker side there are short reviews of Work In Progress games including Barnov’s Phantasmaburbia, a Japanese-style Role Playing Game, and Ex Vitro. There’s also a very basic GML tutorial (vk = virtual keyboard) and something very similar to this on the new YoYo Games homepage.
Refreshingly there are also a large number of different contributors. The design looks to have had much more time spent on it than previously though I don’t think the lime green hyperlink colour quite works.
The second indie(Radio) broadcast took place on Saturday. In the 22 minute show host Bret is joined by Flashpunk user Rolpege and Greg Lobanov (Banov). Once again I felt the content was rather rushed through and greater depth and preparation for the show would have improved its overall quality (for example having actually played Super Snake HD).[audio:http://www.upurload.com/files/9ae79f6d14bdebee46fcc9a534868084.mp3]
Both the radio show and magazine focus mainly on GameMaker and Flashpunk and should produce their third output this coming weekend.