Kicktraq Advertiser Pilot

A Profound Waste of Time: The Reprint

A project in London, UK by Caspian Whistler

Funding Successful

Due to popular demand: A reprint of both issues of the critically acclaimed and fully illustrated gaming journal!
Backers: 2477
Average Pledge Per Backer: £62

Funded: £153,062 of £40,000
Dates: Sep 16th -> Oct 16th (30 days)
Project By: Caspian Whistler
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: October 16 @ 13:02 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News


October 15th - via:
Hey everyone, Cas here! Again! DAWN OF THE FINAL DAY - 24 HOURS REMAIN I just want to remind you that we're in the final 24 hours of the campaign. The last 30 days have been an incredible ride, thank you all so much for being a part of it! If you... (Read More)

48 Hours To Go! APWOT's Origins and Laser Tests!

October 14th - via:
Hi everyone, it's Cas here! Only 48 hours left! The end is in sight.  I'm sorry for bombarding you with Kickstarter updates, but I wanted to show you a couple things.  APWOT's Origins! The very first APWOT zine, made early on in my undergraduate... (Read More)

3 Days to go at over 300% and 2025 Backers! Signed Copies by Shovel Knight Creators Yacht Club Games!

October 12th - via:
A Few Days To Go with Over 2000 Backers!  WOW! We have over 2000 backers now! Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting APWOT! The response to this campaign has been immense, and now we're about to enter the final stretch. If you'd like... (Read More)

A Profound Waste of Time: Caspian Whistler celebrates video games as an art form

October 11th - via:
There's always been some negativity around video games. That they're a distraction or perhaps something only children should enjoy. London-based graphic designer and creative director Caspian Whistler hopes to smash this outdated misconception with the publication of A Profound Waste of Time, a beautifully designed print magazine that celebrates the gaming industry and all the people within it. (Read More)

Final week! 300% funded! Making the APWOT 2 cover on Polygon and more articles!

October 9th - via:
Hi all, Cas here. We've entered into the final 7 days of the campaign and passed 300% funded! On top of that, we've crossed 6000 followers on twitter... It's been a big day! I can't think of any stretch goals. I really can't think of any more rewards... (Read More)

Katamari Damacy artwork shows dozens of Easter eggs

October 6th - via:
For the second issue of high-end independent game magazine A Profound Waste of Time, illustrator Doug John Miller, editor Caspian Whistler, and game designer Keita Takahashi put together a fold-out cover packed with references to Takahashi’s career, featuring games like Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy, and Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure. (Read More)

The APWOT Collector's Bookmark! Over 110K With 10 Days to Go!

October 5th - via:
Hi everyone! Cas here. We just passed into the final 10 days of the campaign, which is exciting! Few things to touch on today! Over 110K Raised So Far! Firstly, I want to commemorate something: 3 days ago we passed £100,000 raised on Kickstarter!... (Read More)

More Signed Copies by Keita Takahashi Available Now! Get Them While You Can!

October 2nd - via:
Hi everyone, so the Signed Special Editions of Issue 2 went in a flash yesterday. I've asked Keita and he has very kindly offered to sign some more for us! They're available now as add-ons! More signed copies for you! A reminder of what I said... (Read More)

Halfway There! Special Signed Copies!!?

October 1st - via:
Heya! Cas here. Yesterday afternoon we crossed the halfway point of this campaign! 15 days to go! I don't really have a lot of news today, but we've been working on something exciting! We've got an incredibly awesome add-on that I'm announcing here... (Read More)

Acclaimed Video Game Magazine 'A Profound Waste Of Time' Is Getting A Reprint

September 30th - via:
There are video game magazines, and then there's A Profound Waste of Time. More of a tribute to the art of making games than anything else, this publication has run to two issues so far and has featured the likes of Toby Fox, Ashly Burch, Rami Ismail, Keita Takahashi, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Jenny Jiao Hsia, discussing and dissecting games like Undertale, Shovel Knight, 2064: Read Only Memories, Katamari Damacy, Tetris Effect and more. (Read More)

200%! A Podcast For You!

September 25th - via:
Hi everyone, I just wanted to make a little note to commemorate something!  206% with over 1446 Backers! On Friday morning, just over 7 days into the campaign, we passed the 200% mark! That's incredible.  This is the biggest response APWOT has ever... (Read More)

New Reward Combos! 176% in less than 5 days! Wow!

September 21st - via:
Hi everyone, Cas here! I've been running off of joy and adrenaline for the last 4.5 days since launching and I'm crashing hard now as a result! The response to this campaign has been really incredible, currently sitting at 176% funded with 1,286... (Read More)


September 17th - via:
Hi all, Cas here! For those of you who don't know of me, I'm the Creative director and editor of A Profound Waste Of Time. I started this magazine on my own as a student zine at university and have been working on APWOT in some fashion since... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!