GAME REVIEW – The Dream Machine: Chapter 6 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Dream Machine: Chapter 6

The Dream Machine is a point-and-click adventure game handcrafted from materials such as clay, cardboard, broccoli and condoms by Cockroach Inc., a two-man independent Swedish game development studio. Following on from Chapters 1-3 (“enchanting and surreal”), Chapter 4 (“the writing is brilliant”) and Chapter 5 (“quite unlike anything else the genre has to offer”), this final chapter finds Victor trapped inside the dream of his unborn child.

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GAME REVIEW – To The Moon (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

To The Moon (iOS)

To The Moon (iOS) is a remastered mobile version of the 2011 indie RPG/adventure game of the same name, which AMO’s review described as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic.” This version, created by X.D. Network Inc. (a game creator/publisher based in Shanghai, China) for iOS and Android devices, features upgraded HD graphics and sound, an updated interface and intuitive touch controls.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

The Run-Out Groove by novelist and screenwriter Andrew Cartmel (Midsomer Murders, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is the second book in the ‘Vinyl Detective’ series. Published in May 2017 by Titan Books, it finds the Vinyl Detective and his friends searching for the lost child of iconic 1960s singer Valerian, who killed herself under mysterious circumstances…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Written In Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective Written In Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel

Written In Dead Wax by novelist and screenwriter Andrew Cartmel (Midsomer Murders, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is the first book in a brand new series featuring ‘The Vinyl Detective’. Published in May 2016 by Titan Books, it’s a tale of priceless records, mysterious women, jazz history… and murder.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 5: From The Gallows (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 5: From The Gallows

From The Gallows is the fifth and final episode of A New Frontier, the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. With Richmond under attack and zombies roaming the streets, Javier must face the walking dead – and his brother – head on.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Melissa Hutchison (Clementine, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier)

By Marty Mulrooney

Melissa Hutchison Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from our recent interviews with Shelly Shenoy and Jeff Schine (Kate and Javier in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier), Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present yet another exclusive online interview – this time with the hugely talented and extremely lovely Melissa Hutchison, the award-winning voice actress behind fan favourite badass Clementine!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jeff Schine (Javier García, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier)

By Marty Mulrooney

Jeff Schine Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4: Thicker Than Water, describing it as “a solid penultimate episode” with “so many rich character driven moments.” Following on from that review – and our recent chat with Shelly Shenoy, the voice of Kate García – AMO is proud to present yet another exclusive online interview, this time with Jeff Schine… the voice of Javier García!

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