Cultured is an independent magazine written, designed and published by Michael Brown. The focus and topics covered vary from issue to issue. The goal of the magazine is to educate readers about various forms of culture or cultural creators.
Cultured Magazine – Issue 01:
The Real People & Stories Behind Game Development
This magazine aims to educate a wider variety of people about video game development and the people behind some of today’s most interesting and thought provoking games, as well as those pioneering new concepts in the industry. This magazine is written for those who have no previous knowledge of the game development industry.
The first part of the magazine is focused on three different development studios (Capybara Games, Double Fine Productions and Telltale Games). In these sections, you’ll learn about where the studios came from, their actual development process, some of the games they are working on and have made before, as well as what they are doing that is unique. After the studio feature, there are personal profiles on one of the creative minds at each studio—something that brings a much more personal side to the development industry.
The final part of the magazine takes a look at the Game Developer’s Conference, an industry cornerstone, its history and what it does for the industry.
Issue 01 (Optimized for iPad & mobile PDF devices) – 4.5MB, Free, Digital
Issue 01 (Landscape view for Laptops, etc) – 4.5MB, Free, Digital
Cultured Magazine – Issue 02:
Local No. 12 & the Metagame
The second issue of Cultured is focused on a game collective called Local No. 12. In March 2011, the three members of Local No. 12—John Sharp, Colleen Macklin & Eric Zimmerman—launched a card-based game about games called the Metagame at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.
In the near future, these three will be re-releasing decks of Metagame cards to the public. In an effort to profile the creation of the game and the people behind it, Cultured Magazine has chosen to focus on this for its second issue.
Issue 02 (Optimized for iPad & mobile PDF devices) – 2MB, Free, Digital
Issue 02 (Landscape view for Laptops, etc) – 2MB, Free, Digital
Cultured Presents #1: Jill Dempsey, CBC Journalist
In a special one-off issue of Cultured Magazine, titled “Cultured Presents #1″, Michael Brown sits down with CBC journalist Jill Dempsey to discuss her career, her opinion on the radio and television industries, and even her sleep schedule.
Cultured Presents is a series of one-off issues that will focus on a wide-range of people, industries and topics, while the core of Cultured Magazine will continue its focus on games, their development and reaching out to new audiences.
Cultured Presents #1 (Optimized for iPad & mobile PDF devices) – 2MB, Free, Digital
Cultured Presents #1 (Landscape view for Laptops, etc) – 1MB, Free, Digital
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