Little Player” will be a bi-monthy video game print magazine geared towards kids ages 7-12. It’ll be kid-friendly and ad-free. The focus will be only on games rated EC for Early Childhood, E for Everyone, and E10+. Martin Alessi, the publisher, was motivated to start Little Player by his love of gaming magazines when he was young.  He wanted the same type of experience for his 9-year-old son.

Martin Alessi says he is an “avid retro and modern gamer.” He was Senior Editor and Art Director for “Electronic Gaming Monthly” in the nineties.

You can download a free 20-page PDF of the magazine and check it out.  If you like what you see, the Kickstarter is live. It’ll be up for another 30 days. The first issue discusses Yoshi’s Wooly World, Yoshi’s Island (a 1995 game), Mario Maker, Splatoon, Ori and the Blind Forest, SpongeBob Hero Pants, and Blokshot Revolution. There’s also a section on Amiibo.

If the Kickstarter goes through, you’ll be able to order six issues for $24.99.


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Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.