Unwinnable Weekly

A project in Kearny, NJ by Stu Horvath

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Unwinnable wants to bring you the best in pop-culture criticism and creative non-fiction once a week in a beautiful digital magazine.
Backers: 931
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Funded: $38,890 of $35,000
Dates: Mar 17th -> Apr 17th (32 days)
Project By: Stu Horvath
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Latest News

Unwinnable Weekly Issue 1. Purchase, or Pass?

June 7th - via: cliqist.com
Unwinnable Weekly had a severely stressful Kickstarter campaign for most of its funding period. As the last days were finally upon them, fans and the project creators pushed harder than ever before to make it a success. In the end, they made it; and now the first issue of Unwinnable Weekly is upon us. The digital magazine‚Äôs goal is provide unique takes on popular media (games, comics, books, etc) as well as non-fiction and fiction narratives. So, how does it appeal to someone mostly invested in it for games writing? (Read More)

Thank You

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
First, a small token of our appreciation. On the Telethon we ran on Twitch Tuesday, Kursse spun an epic set of beats. He was kind enough to record and release it for those who missed it. Check it out - it'll be in heavy rotation at Unwinnable HQ as... (Read More)

The Final Countdown

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We are closing in on the last moments of the Unwinnable Weekly Kickstarter and, predictably, things are getting crazier by the minute. I don't even know where to start, but make sure you read to the end! Five out of Ten! Last week, Alan Williamson... (Read More)

Streaming Telethon, Critical Path and More, Plus - Do You Care?

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Telethon! Last night we eventually got our first livestreaming telethon off the ground. Despite technical issues, we had a blast along with Gus Mastrapa, Dennis Scimeca (NPR), Rowan Kaiser (AV Club), Richard Clark (Christ and Pop Culture), Sam... (Read More)

Unwinnable Weekly Kickstarter Inches Towards Finish

April 15th - via: gamepolitics.com
With less than 48 hours to go before its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign ends, the Unwinnable Weekly digital magazine project has raised $26,947 of its $35,000 goal from 583 backers. (Read More)


April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello gang! Only a few days left and a little ways to go. Please spread the word, share Issue Zero and link to your favorite Unwinnable stories to inspire people to donate to the cause. In the meantime, we have some small things to update you on.... (Read More)

A Cookies Q&A

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Charles Francis Moran VI, Unwinnable's own cowboy hat-wearing editor at large, talked to EIC Stu Horvath's mom Patricia about cookies. As you may or may not know, those cookies, prized and beloved by Team Unwinnable, are available in a very limited... (Read More)

Awesome People Saying Nice Things, Part 3

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
In this installment, Teddy Diefenbach (Heart Machine, Glitch City), Garrett Martin (Paste), Richard Clark (Christ and Pop Culture), Jill Scharr (Tom's Guide), Pippin Barr (Jostle Bastard), Scott Nichols (G4), Brendan Keogh (RMIT) and Borut Pfeifer... (Read More)

A Word about Gus Mastrapa

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Gus Mastrapa is the best. If you've ever met him, you know how indisputable this statement is. He is endlessly helpful and effortlessly thoughtful, both in his writing and his friendship. Insightful, nostalgic, self-examining, taco-loving, long... (Read More)

Limited Edition The Last of Us Poster, by Ben Caldwell

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, we are excited to finally announce the Naughty Dog The Last of Us reward tier. We've got the incredible artist Ben Caldwell working on an art print inspired by the harsh world of Joel, Ellie and the clickers. The high quality giclee print will... (Read More)

Games and Origami

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Dear Hearts, Last month, the inestimable Kris Ligman (Critical Distance, Gamasutra) brightened up the Unwinnable GDC mansion with a flock of origami cranes. Now you'll have the chance to brighten your own home with one - every backer with... (Read More)

Awesome People Saying Nice Things, Part 2

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
"Unwinnable is not just a website, it isn't just a collection of great writers - it's a collection of people who are awesome and give back to everyone that they know and are passionate about what they do," says Chris Dahlen. "If you're a member of... (Read More)

Get the Skinny on Janice Chu's Limited Edition "Gone Home" Print!

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're very excited to have Janice Chu's limited edition Gone Home print as one of the Unwinnable Weekly Kickstarter rewards. You might not know Janice, though, so we thought we'd introduce you. Janice lives in Ontario, Canada, where she recently... (Read More)

A Gift and a New Tier - Everything Digital!

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We've been listening to Kursse's latest album Soundtracks 2 Imaginary Games 2 pretty much non-stop at Unwinnable Headquarters for the last few weeks. We love it so much that we convinced Kursse to hook us up with his track for the MEGA MUSIC BUNDLE... (Read More)

Awesome People Saying Nice Things

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the best parts of working on Unwinnable is that it has allowed us to not only meet some of the most amazing people in the games industry, but to call many of them friends. Here's what a few of them - Richard Lemarchand (USC, Uncharted), Cara... (Read More)

Podcasts, Writers and Music, Oh My!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi gang! We have some news! The Josh & Jay Show recorded a massive two-hour podcast last Friday at the Unwinnable Salon. The salon is a gathering of journalists, academics and game developers held on the final night of the Game Developers... (Read More)

Now Available - All Digital Tiers!

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Get naked! We've just added an all-digital tier expressly for our friends overseas. International shipping is prohibitively expensive for the lower tier physical rewards, and we don't want folks to be left out because of it. And even though you won't... (Read More)

Notes from GDC: When Choice Was Liberated from Challenge

March 19th - via: motherboard.vice.com
Adaptive music systems, game-making games, and sex workers at a Tenderloin dive. A dispatch from the Game Developer's Conference. (Read More)

Kickstarter Launches for 'Unwinnable Weekly' Digital Magazine

March 18th - via: gamepolitics.com
Gaming site Unwinnable has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a weekly digital magazine featuring excellent and insightful writing from its list of excellent contributors. You can get a sample here (PDF), but Unwinnable promises that future issues of the weekly digital magazine will feature the best games and culture criticism from the all-star voices that have made Unwinnable great over the last four years. (Read More)

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