Category Archives: Alternative Musings

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 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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With John Reppion (Writer, The Spirits of Place)

By Marty Mulrooney

Spirits of Place John Reppion Interview

Spirits of Place is a new book featuring essays from twelve authors – Alan Moore, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Warren Ellis, Gazelle Amber Valentine, Iain Sinclair, Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Vajra Chandrasekera, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristine Ong Muslim, Mark Pesce, Dr. Joanne Parker, and Damien Williams – that is edited, curated, and introduced by Liverpool author, Fortean essayist and Weird Fiction writer John Reppion. Today, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with John where we discuss this fascinating project and the ideas behind it.

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

By Marty Mulrooney

The Silent Age Uni Dahl Interview

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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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

Annas Quest Dane Krams Interview

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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