Cory Schmitz's video game art and culture magazine EXP -- again, not to be confused with Mathew Kumar's distinguished exp. -- is now taking preorders for the publication's first issue through donation-ware platform Kickstarter. He hopes to raise a minimum of $3,200 within 60 days for a mass production print run, but I have no doubt he'll easily reach that amount with all the attention the production has received recently.

If you pledge $15, you'll receive a physical copy of EXP, a magazine that seeks to embrace the relationship between games and artists by focusing on "the experience games provide, and how that is a great inspiration for creative people to draw from." This issue includes interviews with developers like 5th Cell's Jeff Luke and Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV), as well art from Capy, Mare Odomo, and more.

Putting down $30 or more for a preorder will net you a copy of EXP and a future book from Scmitz titled The Controller. He notes that The Controller would be "very similar in design and spirit [to EXP] but feature more writers and a greater variety of contributors."

Those who pay for a $55 will receive both EXP and The Controller, as well as one of three screen printed posters based on artwork featured in EXP. You can see the three prints for The Legend of Zelda, Killer7, and Phoenix Wright after the break. For $100, you can get get both books and all three posters.

And if you've got money to burn, you can pledge $500 or more to receive both books, all three posters, and a custom 18"x24" screen-printed poster designed by Schmitz, featuring anything you want -- here's your chance to finally get that poster-size, updated artwork of Bad Cat you've always wanted!

You can see more samples of the magazine below or at Schmitz's site.