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.

FILM REVIEW – Mad Max: Fury Road

By Marty Mulrooney

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film created by Australian director George Miller. The fourth film in the Mad Max series, Fury Road isn’t a reboot, or even a remake – rather, it’s a ‘re-take’ or ‘re-visit’ of the world with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson as the titular Road Warrior. In the director’s own words: ““Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the road war which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.” Once again, ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky has nothing left to fight for apart from his own survival, until…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Andreas Diktyopoulos (The Minims – A New Beginning, beyondthosehills studio)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Minims - A New Beginning (Andreas Diktyopoulos)

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed iOS point-and-click adventure game The Minims – A New Beginning, describing it as “a truly lovely and lovingly made experience that asks you to embark on a journey into the unknown and will leave you with a warm smile upon your face once the final destination is reached.” It is therefore with great pleasure that AMO presents an exclusive online interview with game developer Andreas Diktyopoulos from beyondthosehills studio!

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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is the latest collection of Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl comic books created by American artist and writer Roman Dirge. Published by Titan Books, Pink Bellies collects together Volume 2 issues 8-11 which make up the four-issue ‘Who Will Die?’ story arc. With each turn of the page, Lenore’s sinister neighbour Taxerdermy’s origin story will finally be revealed, setting into motion a series of dark and ridiculous adventures that will culminate in the death of one major character… forever.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 3 The Sword in the Darkness

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness is the third episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In this latest instalment, the saga of House Forrester becomes even more desperate as the Whitehill occupation in Ironrath reaches boiling point. Important decisions must be made in quick succession, with choices presented that are less clear-cut than ever…

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GAME REVIEW – The Minims – A New Beginning (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Minims - A New Beginning

The Minims – A New Beginning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a point-and-click (point-and-touch?) adventure game created by beyondthosehills studio, a self-described ‘tiny indie development team based in Greece’. The work of a single developer, Andreas Diktyopoulos, an early version of the game appeared in 2013 as a benchmark test. The Minims – A New Beginning is an almost complete reboot with improved story, length, puzzles, graphics and sound. Players take control of Mii, a Minim who must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find his missing life partner, Mo.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Atlas Mugged is the second episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (Tales From Monkey Island, The Walking Dead). Continuing right where the previous episode left off, players must once again take control of Hyperion ‘suit’ Rhys and Pandoran con artist Fiona as they fight for their lives – and against each other.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Grim Fandango Remastered)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Grim Fandango Remastered Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Grim Fandango Remastered, describing it as “a 17-year-old classic LucasArts game remastered in HD, looking and sounding better than it has ever done.” This was in large part due to the remastered score, with many of the songs now fully orchestrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, AMO is delighted to welcome back the game’s award-winning composer Peter McConnell (Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Full Throttle) for yet another exclusive online interview!

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