Author Archives: Marty Mulrooney

About Marty Mulrooney

I am an aspiring writer from the UK. I graduated with a B.A Degree (Hons) in Media and Film in 2009, specialising in Print Journalism and Advanced Screenwriting. I created Alternative Magazine Online soon after.

GAME REVIEW – Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Who would have ever thought that a game about the four-year journey of a travel agent in the land of the dead would enjoy such a long and fruitful life? Grim Fandango Remastered is a lovingly restored and updated version of the classic critically acclaimed 1998 LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango. Skeleton-in-a-suit noir hero Manuel Calavera has returned after 17 years looking sharper than ever – but has this cult classic stood the test of time successfully enough to resonate with a modern audience?

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BOOK REVIEW – Found by Harlan Coben

By Marty Mulrooney

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Found by Harlan Coben is the third book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels, following on from Shelter (which Alternative Magazine described as “a gripping little thriller than should be bought and read as soon as possible, regardless of the reader’s age”) and Seconds Away (“a highly pleasing sequel that is also a taut little thriller in its own right”). As the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter continue to thicken, Mickey Bolitar is drawn into a series of personal investigations that may not be as unrelated at they first appear…

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GAME REVIEW – The Blackwell Epiphany (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Blackwell Epiphany is the fifth and final instalment in the Blackwell series of indie point-and-click adventure games from Dave Gilbert and Wadjet Eye Games. Rosangela Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone (described in AMO’s 2011 review of The Blackwell Deception as “an adventure gaming duo made in heaven”) embark on their final investigation and end up facing their most dangerous foe yet – an unseen force that literally tears souls apart before they can be saved.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Alexander Williams (Attack of the Killer Sock, MCPHONEY PICTURES)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The talented man behind MCPHONEY PICTURES is a full-time dad, part-time actor and creator of many clever short films. He also went to university with the creator of Alternative Magazine Online (that would be moi) – so I was understandably delighted when he reached out to share his new short film with me. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Alexander Williams where we discuss all things Attack of the Killer Sock!

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GAME REVIEW – Moebius: Empire Rising (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Moebius: Empire Rising is a point-and-click mystery thriller developed by Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Studio. The story-driven experience focuses on Malachi Rector, ‘a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns.’ When Malachi is hired by a secretive government agency to investigate the murder of a woman in Venice, he discovers a powerful paranormal theory that delves far into the past and could well hold the key to the future – Moebius.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Two (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s The Journey Down: Chapter One, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Picking up immediately where the cliffhanger ending of the previous chapter left off, our heroes Bwana, Kito and Lina find themselves trapped upside down in their crashed plane after bravely venturing ‘over the edge’. Caught in the net of an eel trawler, they must continue their journey in the footsteps of Bwana’s father to the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue…

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MUSIC NEWS – Pre-Order ‘A Million Little Lights’ by Zach Hurd On iTunes Now!

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online has long been a fan of indie New York musician Zach Hurd, describing him in our review of his EP She Never Sleeps as “a singer songwriter that’s crying out to be discovered by the masses and truly deserves to be.” Following AMO’s last interview with Zach in 2013, he managed to surpass his $10,000 Kickstarter goal to fund his next album, raising an impressive $14,546. For those of you who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, read on to find out more about the album and how to pre-order from iTunes!

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