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12 issues per year Write Review Subscribe for free Checkpoint is the world’s first fully interactive digital games magazine. Combining the immersiveness and depth of a conventional magazine – Checkpoint’s veteran games writers have contributed to the most respected newspapers, TV channels, games magazines and websites – with the interactivity of a website via embedded video, podcasts and animations, Checkpoint is unique.

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Checkpoint Magazine  |  Issue 15  


Welcome to Checkpoint and thank you for checking us out!
We are the original feature-led digital, interactive gaming magazine and now we're totally FREE!

The magazine is aimed at any gamer with an interest in gaming, the influences of gaming culture, the impact gaming has on society and, of course, will cover expected content such as reviews, interviews, previews and events.

In this magazine you'll find video, audio and animation built in to give you more ways to interact with the content.

In this issue: There's been a real shift to try to bring on indie developers into bigger studios. But what happens when publishers give their studios complete autonomy?
Also, what games we recommend for this year - indie of course.
Checkpoint is the world’s first fully interactive digital games magazine. Combining the immersiveness and depth of a conventional magazine – Checkpoint’s veteran games writers have contributed to the most respected newspapers, TV channels, games magazines and websites – with the interactivity of a website via embedded video, podcasts and animations, Checkpoint is unique.

Checkpoint is all about taking an in-depth, entertaining and informative look at the pop-culture phenomenon that videogames have become.

And every monthly issue is now free: create a Pocketmags account (which just requires an email and a password), and you’ll be able to download the app for iOS or Android completely gratis.

Congratulations: you’ve reached your first Checkpoint.
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   Excellent content Reviewed 17 January 2020
Really good content and in-depth articles supported with rich media.
   Informative and different Reviewed 10 January 2020
In-depth analysis and really interesting. This is a magazine for people who want more than just reviews. I love that there are no reviews in this magazine.
   Highly entertaining Reviewed 20 July 2019
Many more articles every month
   Great magazine for gamers Reviewed 18 July 2019
Lots of information about new games

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Checkpoint Magazine Issue 15.

CHECKP INT – A look at gaming across society, culture and politics Tamer Asfahani Editor-in-Chief Steve Boxer Editor-at-Large WELCOME to another issue of Checkpoint! It’s been an exciting mon...
2020’S MOST ANTICIPATED INDIE GAMES Last year was a great one for indie games, and 2020 looks equally promising. These are the indie games due in 2020 that we can’t wait to play INDIE developers had a stellar 2019, taking ...
FAKE NEWS - it’s in the game The game’s Lead Designer Jakub Kasztalsk says NoviNews’s focus shifted somewhat from its predecessor, thanks to the political climate it was developed in. “Originally the game st...
FAKE NEWS FALLOUT With a world seemingly falling apart at the seams, is it time for a global dictatorship? OK, so it’s a bit extreme, but is it any more extreme than what’s happening now? I’ve long believ...
IN GAMING Our top picks of in-game dictators that could probably do a better job than our elected democratic leaders EVERYONE loves a good villain. The rogue’s galleries in gaming contain some of the wor...
WHEN INDIE GAMES GO MAINSTREAM Not having to worry so much about commercial success frees up indie developers to innovate and experiment. And sometimes they hit the jackpot: we investigate the tiny indie games that became giants of...