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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ron Watt and Dave Scotch (The Adventures of Nick & Willikins, Pinhead Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Nick & Willikins Interview

The Adventures of Nick & Willikins is a FREE point-and-click adventure game recently released by Pinhead Games (Nick Bounty). Following a fruitful chat with Pinhead Games founder and all-round nice guy Mark Darin (Telltale Games), Alternative Magazine Online is delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the project’s Lead Writer and Puzzle Designer, Ron Watt (pictured above), and its Programmer and Content Designer, Dave Scotch (who prefers to keep his face off the internet)!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author & Illustrator, Fictional Alignment)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is the highly anticipated sequel to An Android Awakes, which AMO described in its 2016 review as “a science fiction novel filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” Promising a satire exploring a future in which androids control culture, Fictional Alignment looks set to be just as imaginative and memorable as its predecessor. It is therefore with great pleasure that Alternative Magazine Online presents an exclusive online interview with the book’s hugely talented author and illustrator, Mike French!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With The Talent of Bay Area Sound

By Marty Mulrooney

Bay Area Sound Interview

Bay Area Sound is an award-winning audio production company that specialises in voice, music and sound for interactive media. Located in San Francisco, California, the studio has been active for over 20 years, with recent projects including The Wolf Among UsThe Walking DeadTales from the Borderlands and Firewatch. Alternative Magazine Online was therefore very excited – as well as honoured and delighted – to be given the opportunity to interview some of the talented individuals currently working at the studio, from both sides of the microphone! Read on to find out how audio magic is made at Bay Area Sound with faith, and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With D-Pad Studio (Creators of Owlboy)

By Marty Mulrooney

D-Pad Studio Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

On the 1st of November 2017, the 2D platform-adventure PC game Owlboy – which Alternative Magazine Online’s 2016 review described as “full of surprises, moments that will make you smile and perhaps even shed the occasional tear” – turned one year old. To celebrate this anniversary – and the recent announcement that the game will be launching on consoles early next year – AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the entire D-Pad Studio team!

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FEATURE ARTICLE – BLADERUNNING Some Reflections on Blade Runner ’97: The Final Cut

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner - Mark Benninghofen (1997)

Way back when in 2010, I was lucky enough to have Mark Benninghofen – the voice actor of Ray McCoy in the groundbreaking point-and-click adventure game Blade Runner – write a guest post for Alternative Magazine Online about his experience working on the project. Seven years later, following the release of Blade Runner 2049 – be sure to check out my review here – I decided to reread Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and replay the video game from 1997. Little did I know I was about to discover a forgotten article that was very nearly lost in time, like tears in rain…

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1: The Enigma (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: The Enemy Within is a brand new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Following on from last year’s Batman: The Telltale Series, Episode 1: The Enigma sees both Bruce Wayne and Batman puzzling over how to defeat the Riddler.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall Smith (Author, Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, describing it as “an endearing page-turner” that is “dark, funny and thought-provoking.” In short, it’s another highly unique and darkly original tale from the award-winning author of The Straw MenKiller Move and We Are Here. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with master wordsmith Michael Marshall Smith where we discuss his latest novel, future projects, children, accident imps and the Devil!

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