GAME REVIEW – The Silent Age HD (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Silent Age

The Silent Age is a science fiction point-and-click adventure game developed by Danish indie game studio House on Fire. Originally released as two separate episodes (the first in 2012, the second in 2014) for Android and iOS devices (with over eight million mobile downloads worldwide!), the game has since been released on PC/Steam with added voice acting and Ultra HD graphics.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, Underground Airlines)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed alternative history/speculative fiction novel Underground Airlines in June 2016, describing it as “a powerful, often uncomfortable novel that isn’t always easy to read, but is never anything less than utterly engrossing.” Written by the award-winning author of the Last Policeman trilogy (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble), Underground Airlines is set in the present day with one key difference to the world as we know it – slavery still exists. It’s yet another bold and exciting premise from a hugely talented storyteller. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview (following our previous interviews in 2012, 2013 and 2015) with Ben H. Winters!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dane Krams (Anna’s Quest)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed point-and-click adventure game Anna’s Quest in September 2015, describing it as “a beautiful 2D point-and-click adventure game that does more than enough to stand out from the crowd.” The game had been on our radar since its original incarnation – Anna’s Quest Vol. 1: Winfriede’s Tower – was released in 2012, which we described as “indie adventure gaming at its finest.” In short, Anna’s Quest is pretty awesome. Therefore, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the affable and talented man behind the game, indie developer Dane Krams!

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BOOK REVIEW – Aliens: The Set Photography by Simon Ward

By Marty Mulrooney

Aliens The Set Photography

Aliens: The Set Photography is a new hardback photography book that documents the making of director James Cameron’s 1986 science fiction classic Aliens. Released today in the UK (9th August 2016) by Titan Books to coincide with the film’s thirtieth anniversary, this beautiful tome takes fans behind-the-scenes for a ‘visual celebration’ that includes a wealth of never-before-seen pictures, along with a new interview with Carrie Henn (Newt) and new quotes from Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez).

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Stephen Barlow (Kelvin and the Infamous Machine)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed comedy point-and-click adventure game Kelvin and the Infamous Machine, describing it as “a genuinely funny, often hilarious traditional 2D point-and-click adventure game that looks and sounds great.” It’s undeniable that a huge part of the game’s success is due to its strong writing and voice acting. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Stephen Barlow, the game’s writer and the voice of Kelvin!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: The Telltale Series is a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the BorderlandsThe Wolf Among Us) based on the Batman comic book series created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Episode 1: Realm of Shadows sees Batman/Bruce Wayne taking on the mob (and Catwoman/Selina Kyle) as Harvey Dent runs for mayor of Gotham City.

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GAME REVIEW – Kelvin and the Infamous Machine (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a comedy point-and-click adventure game created by Argentinian indie developer Blyts. Originally funded in 2014 via Kickstarter to the tune of $29,122, the game officially launched on Steam on 21st July 2016. Taking control of the titular Kelvin, players must stumble through time as they try to help Ludwig van Beethoven, Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci complete their masterworks before the fabric of time unravels!

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