Ridiculous Fishing, Undertale, Owlboy developers and more unite for a new book


It all started here in the Destructoid community blogs

A few months ago, one of our community members reached out to the Destructoid readership for help with a student project. He wanted to create a love letter to videogames, in the form of a printed collection of personal essays and critiques, joined together by elegant design and art direction. Many of our most prominent community members offered their help, and in the end, the project was a huge success.

Love letters to videogames are among my favorite things in the world, so I reached out to Caz (the creator of the project) shortly after it wrapped to see if I could help him to take the zine to print on a larger scale. A few months later, and he’s launched a kickstarter for an expanded edition of his project, entitled A Profound Waste of Time, now featuring a glow in the dark cover, and contributions from the developers of Hotline Miami, Earthbound, Divekick, Killer Instinct, Super Meat Boy, Shovel Knight, Downwell, and more. We also roped former Dtoid UK boss Laura Kate Dale into the mix, which was a lucky break. She’s so busy with Lets Play Video Games these days, I wasn’t sure she’d be able to make it. Thankfully, she jumped on board with no hesitation.

As for me, I’m not planning on making a cent off the project, but I’d be lying if I said I’m not posting about it here out of selfishness. I really want a copy of this thing on my bookshelf. I’m also hoping that, if the project makes its goal, new writers and artists will be added to the roster. If so, who would you like to see throw their talent into the mix? Jim Sterling? Alex Ahad? Arin Hanson? Joe Madureira? Jaime Lee Curtis? Dreamweaver? Anything’s possible! Let us know what you think. I know Caz is listening.