Indie Publisher Lost in Cult Kickstarting a New Video Game Journal

An indie publisher known as Lost in Cult is Kickstarting a video game journal centered around video games and all things pop culture.

Published: March 11, 2021 11:29 AM /


Some Hades art and article from Lost in Cult's first volume of [lock-on].

One of Kickstarter's hottest campaigns right now is a video game journal that brings together the talent of many different content creators. The indie publisher, known as Lost in Cult, is currently halfway to their goal of releasing this journal that captures a wide selection of engaging stories and beautiful artwork

The project, which launched on Kickstarter three days ago, is known as [lock-on] Volume 1 and is what the team hopes will be the first in a long line of products and services. Lost in Cult has carefully selected content creators in and around the video game industry in order to provide what they can, whether it be stories about development or high-quality artwork. The cover art, in particular (which has a hardback and softback version,) is done by Alessio Greco, and you can see the softback version below:

The front cover of Lost in Cult's first volume of [lock-on]

As for the stories in [lock-on] Volume 1, the inaugural issue will mainly be about the past, present, and future of the PlayStation consoles. The article Nintendo PlayStation, for instance, will talk about "the personal interactions between our writer and the Nintendo PlayStation," back when it was initially a collaborative effort between Sony and Nintendo. Jon Doyle, the director of Lost in Cult, says

It really feels as though every project that I've been involved in, every freelance opportunity I've worked on, and every relationship I've built with content creators over the years has led to this point. It's always been a dream, but a year ago I decided to pursue this project that would bring together a carefully curated selection of artists and writers into one beautiful product. One that would do justice to the majestic imagery and stories that video games have given us. I deeply care about the preservation of video games and from that the stories they represent, [lock-on] is a love letter to every gamer who believes gaming is more than a throwaway consumable.

You can find the Kickstarter for [lock-on] Volume 1 here. You can also follow the publisher on their Twitter.

Disclosure: Our guides editor, James Bentley, is producing a piece for [lock-on] Volume 1 as a freelancer.

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