Earlier last year, Chip released a video game zine called Component that featured essays and artwork from talented artists and writers. The first issue was filled with stories about the contributors’ most cherished games, featuring titles like Mega Man 2, Spyro the Dragon, and Okami. Now, we are happy to announce that the second issue of Component is available for your reading pleasure!
Issue Two focuses on role-playing games. While each player has different tastes and favorites when it comes to this genre, we have all found ourselves caught up in these adventures. RPGs provide strong narratives and complex systems in which we can become immersed and play a character in a totally different world. At the same time in our own reality, these games help us forge lasting friendships and uncover fascinating truths about our own personalities.
Games highlighted in articles and artwork of Issue Two include Dungeons & Dragons, Super Mario RPG, Fallout 2, Xenogears, Final Fantasy VIII, Legend of Dragoon, Shadow Hearts, Fable II, Skyrim, Dragon’s Dogma, Bravely Default, and Yo-kai Watch.
Just like Issue One, the latest issue of Component is available as a print-on-demand magazine through MagCloud and as an instant PDF, sold directly through the Component website. The editor and contributors of Component thoroughly believe in gaming for good causes, so 100% of the profits from Component will be donated to charity:water to fund clean water projects in the developing world.
For future updates and other work from our creative contributors, hop on over to the Blog page on the Component website. Thanks for reading and please be sure to check out Component for all sorts of gaming goodness!