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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dane Krams (Anna’s Quest)

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Stephen Barlow (Kelvin and the Infamous Machine)

By Marty Mulrooney

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine - Stephen Barlow Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed comedy point-and-click adventure game Kelvin and the Infamous Machine, describing it as “a genuinely funny, often hilarious traditional 2D point-and-click adventure game that looks and sounds great.” It’s undeniable that a huge part of the game’s success is due to its strong writing and voice acting. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Stephen Barlow, the game’s writer and the voice of Kelvin!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: The Telltale Series is a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the BorderlandsThe Wolf Among Us) based on the Batman comic book series created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Episode 1: Realm of Shadows sees Batman/Bruce Wayne taking on the mob (and Catwoman/Selina Kyle) as Harvey Dent runs for mayor of Gotham City.

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GAME REVIEW – Kelvin and the Infamous Machine (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a comedy point-and-click adventure game created by Argentinian indie developer Blyts. Originally funded in 2014 via Kickstarter to the tune of $29,122, the game officially launched on Steam on 21st July 2016. Taking control of the titular Kelvin, players must stumble through time as they try to help Ludwig van Beethoven, Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci complete their masterworks before the fabric of time unravels!

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GAME REVIEW – Inside (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Inside is a puzzle-platformer created by independent video game developer Playdead. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed their first game Limbo, describing it as “an unforgettable, game-changing experience” and “a masterpiece.” The premise of follow-up Inside is simple: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

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GAME REVIEW – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. A sequel to the critically acclaimed original PlayStation 3 trilogy that ended in 2011 with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4 has been confirmed by Naughty Dog as the final game in the Uncharted series. Picking up several years after the events of the previous game, A Thief’s End sees Nathan Drake drawn back towards a life of adventure when his long lost brother Sam turns up asking for help.

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GAME REVIEW – Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle is a LucasArts point-and-click adventure game originally released in 1993. Day of the Tentacle Remastered sees original co-project lead Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine Productions (Grim Fandango Remastered) taking the original and updating it over 20 years later to feature all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, remastered audio, music and sound effects, and the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes. They’ve also included a concept art browser and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.

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