INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mattis Folkestad aka Machineboy (Milkmaid of the Milky Way)

By Marty Mulrooney

Mattis Folkestad Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed ’90s style point-and-click adventure game Milkmaid of the Milky Way, describing it as “a wonderful, humbling experience” and “easy for AMO to recommend.” It’s a very special indie adventure indeed, evoking the classics of the past while forging its own highly memorable and unique identity. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the game’s friendly and talented creator Mattis Folkestad, aka Machineboy, where we talk all about the development process, writing in rhyme, kidnapped cows, spunky milkmaids and golden spaceships!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With G X Todd (Author, Defender)

By Marty Mulrooney

G X Todd Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Defender earlier this year, describing it as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” and 2017’s “first great novel.” The first of a planned four-part series, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. It’s thought-provoking, exciting and scary. AMO is therefore thrilled to present an exclusive online interview with the book’s talented British author, G X Todd!

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FILM REVIEW – I Am Not A Serial Killer (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

I Am Not A Serial Killer Blu-ray

I Am Not A Serial Killer is a low-budget horror/thriller film based on the young adult novel of the same name by bestselling author Dan Wells. Directed by Billy O’Brien, the film stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as John Cleaver, a teenager that has been diagnosed as a sociopath. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) stars as his elderly neighbour Bill Crowley. Max supresses his homicidal thoughts and urges by following a strict set of rules that allow him to appear ‘normal’.  But when a serial killer comes to their small Mid-West town, Max can’t help himself. He begins to investigate…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Barbra Leslie (Author, Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Barbra Leslie Interview - Rehab Run

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel (published by Titan Books), describing it as “an impressively well-written novel that is, perhaps appropriately, more inhaled than read.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back talented author Barbra Leslie for another exclusive online interview where we candidly discuss the creative writing process, the autonomous nature of flawed hero Danny Cleary, the beautiful Annapolis Valley and her exciting plans for the next book in the series.

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GAME REVIEW – Milkmaid of the Milky Way (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a ’90s style point-and-click adventure game created by Norwegian indie developer Mattis Folkestad, aka Machineboy. Set on a remote farm in a faraway fjord in 1920’s Norway, players take control of a lonely young milkmaid named Ruth. It’s a tough life of churning butter and cooking cheese to make ends meet. Then a mysterious golden spaceship turns up and steals all the cows…

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BOOK REVIEW – Defender by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Defender by G X Todd

Defender is the debut novel – the first of a planned four-part series – of British author G X Todd, a thirty-four year-old librarian from the West Midlands. Published today in the UK (12th January 2017) by Headline, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. Following an unprecedented number of suicides and murders, the survivors have scattered across an American landscape gone to ruin. As the story begins, a young girl sits on the dusty roadside of this post-apocalyptic nightmare trying to sell homemade lemonade. She needs a ride. After days without luck, she’s close to giving up. Then a man with a gun comes along on a motorcycle and the voice inside his head suggests he should stop for a drink…

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GAME REVIEW – The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game developed by genDESIGN and Japan Studio, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Designed and directed by legendary video game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), the game was originally announced way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Following numerous delays and a lack of updates from Sony, there was genuine concern that the project had been cancelled.  However, The Last Guardian was finally released in December 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Only one question remains… was it worth the seven year wait?

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