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.

INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Francesco and Maurizio De Angelis (Detective Gallo, Footprints Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

Maurizio and Francesco De Angelis Interview

Detective Gallo is a point-and-click, comic-noir adventure created by Footprints Games that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated. Players take control of Detective Gallo, a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case involving a multiple plant murder. The game is currently being crowdfunded via Eppela, the Italian crowdfunding platform, with a goal of €15,000. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the founders of Footprints Games and authors of Detective Gallo, Francesco De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis!

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BOOK REVIEW – Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel is the second instalment of a thriller trilogy by Barbra Leslie that began with Cracked in 2015, which AMO described as “a cracking good read, mixing the violence and dark laughs of a Tarantino film with the conspiracy-fuelled page turning of a Michael Marshall mystery thriller and the neo-noir of James Sallis.” In Rehab Run (published today in the UK by Titan Books), Danny Cleary returns to find herself embroiled in yet another series of murders, each more gruesome than the last. She’s only been in rehab for two weeks and all hell has already broken loose. Can she protect her brother and solve the crime before she starts taking drugs again?

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Guardian of Gotham is the penultimate episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead). Following Bruce’s complete mental breakdown at the end of the previous episode, the disgraced millionaire playboy wakes to find himself an inmate of the infamous Arkham Asylum. Luckily for him, he’s about to make a new friend…

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MUSIC REVIEW – Closer Than You Know by The Changes

By Marty Mulrooney

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Closer Than You Know is the third album from The Changes, a band formed in 2002 in Chicago. Since then, the four band members have spread out considerably across the globe. Darren Spitzer (lead singer) and Jonny Basofin (drums) are still living in Chicago, while Rob Kallick (bass) has moved to LA and Dave Rothblatt (guitar/songwriter) is living in Taiwan. That’s what made the 2013 release of their second album – American Master – such a pleasant surprise, with AMO describing it as “a worthy follow-up that quickly proves to be a real grower” and “sadness delivered with a smile.” Closer Than You Know offers fans old and new alike 10 fresh tracks to listen to and enjoy, but has their “trademark wistful lyrics and permeating sense of joyful, exuberant damp” remained intact?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Uni Dahl (The Silent Age, House on Fire)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed science fiction point-and-click adventure game The Silent Age HD (PC), describing it as “a gripping tale of time travel gone wrong.” It’s a thoroughly engaging experience full of time travelling shenanigans and polyester trousers, featuring a groovy moustached average Joe protagonist. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Uni Dahl, CEO and Co-Founder of indie game studio House on Fire, where we explore the innards of The Silent Age!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 3: New World Order (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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New World Order is the third episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us). Following the Penguin’s brutal attack on live TV at the end of the previous episode, Episode 3 sees Bruce Wayne investigating the Children of Arkham while trying to stop his best friend – and Gotham’s new major – from losing his mind.

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GAME REVIEW – Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is an indie point-and-click adventure game created by award-winning comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King (read AMO’s 2013 interview with Alasdair here). A standalone sequel to the 2008 freeware adventure game Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!, players take control of Nelly as she tries to save a group of adorable birds that have been hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Her adventure will take her from Port Rubicund in the South Seas, to the icy northern isle of Gloomholm. She may even discover the Treasure of the Seventh Sea along the way…

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