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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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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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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 2 – The Lost Lords

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords is the second episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, The Lost Lords picks up directly after the brutally shocking ending of the opening instalment, with House Forrester fighting for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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