An ambitious project since its conception, the Indie G Zine was created out of sheer love as both a celebration of astounding modern artwork and incredible indie games, and the diversity seen in both groups. Curated by Julián Quijano, it would be an anthology featuring works by thirty different artists depicting thirty different games. Now, the project has taken to Kickstarter to expand its scope even further.
As mentioned on their Kickstarter page, the new goal is to upgrade the Indie G Zine into an Indie G Zine Plus. What does this mean? It means the zine will have additional pages with detailed information on each game, interviews with the developers, and notes about the artists, not to mention adding twenty to ninety more artists and games, depending on if they gather enough funding and how well their stretch goals do. The dream is to eventually create something that can serve as an encyclopedia (or even a bible, to be really ambitious) that allows readers to enjoy their favorite indie games and discover new ones as well.
If you’re curious about what artists and games are initially set to be included in the Indie G Zine, the Kickstarter page has lists of both, ranging from well-known classics such as Cave Story and Spelunky to upcoming potential gems such as Hyper Light Drifter and Gigantic. Rewards include PDF and physical versions of the zine, plus prints of the included illustrations. The initial funding goal for the Indie G Zine is €4,000, and as of the time of writing, has already raised just under €3,200. So if you consider yourself to be an aficionado of both great artwork and the indie gaming scene, it is highly recommended that you take a look at this project and donate to it if you can. After all, you can’t go wrong with an anthology that showcases Nuclear Throne as depicted by a guy named Scrotumnose (seriously, his artwork is incredible and you should definitely check it out).