EXTENDED PLAY is a fanzine about retro, indie and niche games & it needs your Patreon support!

  • RETRO: Classic arcade games, 8-bit microcomputer games, old console games and the like!
  • INDIE: New games made by small publishers, and a few unorthodox experiments by larger guys!
  • NICHE: The edges of the hobby, things of interest to small audiences--or people looking to expand their horizons!

Our first issue is out! Read, share and enjoy!

In the future we plan to be open to submissions & intend to pay contributors. Please stay tuned if you are interested!

Extended Play is planned to be published via PDF four times a year. Each issue is planned to have between 24 and 40 ad-free, full color pages. If you like the first issue, please consider contributing to our Patreon.

All Patreon contributors will get early access to the next issue and will be able to suggest ideas for articles. You can also buy print copies: Extended Play is colorful and full of fun images, and should be perfect for adorning coffee tables of many sizes.

Issues:

  • Volume 1, Issue 1 - Details of the Gradius dynamic difficulty system, the classic-yet-forgotten arcade game Dorodon, reviews of Gotta Protectors!, Pocket Card Jockey, Snakebird and Twilight Struggle, an interview with Dr. Thomas Biskup (creator of ADOM), information on some interesting chess variants, and a gaming crossword puzzle! Also snarky takes on press releases and game screenshots! Physical copies can be purchased through MagCloud.

Current Issue:

extendedplay_issue1_pdf.pdf