Above: The Waypoint High 2016 yearbook cover. Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino.
Waypoint High School Dean/Editor-In-Chief Austin Walker said it best in his Dean's List address explaining our entire approach to end-of-year coverage this year. We wanted something fun and celebratory and maybe even a little playful to end the year on. So what better than a high school yearbook, and what better yearbook than one assembled by a bunch of our favorite writers and artists?
Here's a look at all of the custom art—and the words that accompanied it—in our Waypoint High Coverage. We'll see you next year, kids!
2016's Tardiest: 'The Last Guardian' and 'Final Fantasy XV'
The Members of Waypoint High's Time Travelers Club Offer a Unique Power Fantasy
Time travel is tricky, but these characters were up to speed. Illustration by Sunless Design.
Waypoint High School Fanfic: The Coven
Waypoint High's Horror Club Traded Out Jump Scares for Existential Terror
"Pharmercy" May Not Be Canon, But They Are Waypoint High School's Cutest Couple
I almost cried when we announced Pharmercy as cutest couple. Illustration by Irene Koh.
Waypoint High School Fanfic: Hammer & Pencil
No One Had More School Spirit in 2016 Than the Doom Slayer
Waypoint High's Band Played the Best Game Soundtracks of 2016
Waypoint High School Fanfic: The ARG that Stumped Detective Pikachu
There was one ARG that stumped everyone at Waypoint High. Even the Oxenfree kids and Detective Pikachu. Illustration by Gavin Spence.
'Dark Souls 3' Wasn't the Height of the Series, but It Didn't Need to Be
No game was more reliable in 2016 than good old Dark Souls 3. Illustration by Sunless Design.
Finals Fantasy, a Comic by Stephan Maurice Graham
The Ongoing Voice Actor's Strike Is More Than Just a Little Drama
Waypoint High Fanfic: The Meanest Girls
AAA Games Weren't Afraid of Getting Political in 2016
Waypoint High Fanfic: Overwatch Dogs Save the Prom
This Year's Most Athletic Characters and More Superlatives for 2016's Best Games
Waypoint High Fanfic: Last Song for Salter and Rhodes
Games Made Violence Meaningful in 2016
Waypoint High's Saturday Morning Detention
'The Witness' is the Worst Teacher's Pet
In which I get very angry about The Witness' attitude problem, despite some great puzzle design. Illustration by Paul O'Reilly.
Fanfic: Notes on the History and Surrounds of Waypoint High