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DONE! Indie Game Magazine has been fully added to the system and is ready for indexing (thanks kitsunebi77)!

Gallery:

https://community.retromags.com/gallery/category/431-indie-game-magazine/

Magazine:

https://www.retromags.com/magazines/category/usa/indie-game-magazine/

Publication:

https://www.retromags.com/publications/category/united-states/indie-game-magazine-r317

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Indie Game Magazine (aka IGM aka The Indie Game Magazine aka Indie Game Mag) was a (perhaps originally?) crowdfunded magazine dedicated to the indie game scene. It was originally aimed at indie game players but later began balancing player and developer content with its relaunch.

IGM was primarily a bi-monthly or monthly publication throughout it's lifetime. Like other modern niche gaming mags, it likely wasn't available via traditional news stand distributor. Back issues (both digital and print-on-demand) look to still be available via MagCloud and JooMag (see below for details).

The magazine was originally backed by a content-heavy website which is still in operation today (as of 6/6/2016). Whether the 'zine repackaged web content - partially or fully or not at all - I can't say. Haven't spent any time comparing the two at this point. :)

Name: Indie Game Magazine

Website: indiegamemag.com

Country of Origin: USA?

Number of issues: 56

Dates of each issue (masthead changes noted):

as Indie Game Mag
  • 1: Winter 2008
  • 2: Winter 2009
  • 3: Mar/Apr 2009
  • 4: May/Jun 2009
  • 5: Jul/Aug 2009
  • 6: Sep/Oct 2009
  • 7: Nov/Dec 2009
becomes IGM Indie Game Mag
  • 8: Jan/Feb 2010
  • 9: Mar/Apr 2010
becomes IGM The Indie Game Magazine
  • 10: May/June 2010
  • 11: Jul/Aug 2010
  • 12: Sep/Oct 2010
  • 13: Nov/Dec 2010
  • 14: Jan/Feb 2011
  • 15: Mar/Apr 2011
  • 16: May/Jun 2011
  • 17: Jul/Aug 2011
  • 18: Sep/Oct 2011
  • 19: Nov/Dec 2011
  • 20: Jan/Feb 2012
  • 21: Apr 2012
  • 22: Jun 2012
  • 23: Jul 2012
  • 24: Aug 2012
  • 25: Sep 2012
  • 26: Oct 2012
  • 27: Nov 2012
  • 28: Dec 2012
  • 29: Jan 2013
  • 30: Feb 2013
  • 31: Mar 2013
  • 32: Apr 2013
  • 33: May/Jun 2013
  • 34: Jul/Aug 2013
  • 35: Sep/Oct 2013
becomes The Indie Game Magazine
  • 36: Apr 2014
  • 37: May 2014
  • 38: Jun 2014
  • 39: Jul 2014
  • 40: Aug 2014
  • 41: Sep 2014
  • 42: Oct 2014
  • 43: Nov 2014
  • 44: Dec 2014
  • 45: Jan 2015
  • 46: Feb 2015
  • 47: Mar 2015
  • 48: Apr 2015
  • 49: May 2015
becomes Indie Game Magazine
  • 50: Jun 2015
  • 51: Jul 2015
  • 52: Aug 2015
  • 53: Sep 2015
  • 54: Oct 2015
  • 55: Nov 2015
  • 56: Dec 2015

Notice the extended hiatus between issues 35 and 36 when "new management" eventually relaunched the magazine.

I also stumbled across this Destructoid article, calling out new management's decision to accept payment in exchange for game reviews (!?!). Whether IGM ever addressed this or not - be it defending their policy or announcing changes or denying claims - I don't know.

If you'd like to sample the magazine, the first 35 issues are available via MagCloud. Print issues are roughly $4-11 each and include a digital copy. Complete, digital-only issues are currently free of charge - nice! :D

Issue #36 on, digital issues appear to be five bucks each via JooMag. Print copies are also available - I've seen prices between $11 and $22. You can sample a good number of pages per issue - and/or place an order - via their online reader.

And now that this is sounding more and more like a sales pitch - disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with IGM in any way. :)

I created an IGM cover Gallery a while back - I hope this can be transplanted into Magazine Covers/USA Magazines eventually.

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11/1/2015 - updated OP with the latest issues (51-55)

6/6/2016 - updated OP with latest issue (56), cancellation, pulled dead links

6/18/2016 - added cover Gallery link

7/16/16 - added Gallery and mag dbase links

7/17/16 - DONE!

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