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INTERVIEW -In Conversation With Backwoods Entertainment (Creators of Unforeseen Incidents)

By Marty Mulrooney

Following on from Alternative Magazine Online’s recent review of Unforeseen Incidents – “one of the best point-and-click adventure games of recent years” – and an in-depth interview with charming lead voice actor Matthew Curtis, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the team of Backwoods Entertainment, the small indie development studio from Germany that created the game!

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GAME REVIEW – Forgotton Anne (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Forgotton Anne is an indie adventure-platformer developed by ThroughLine Games (based in Copenhagen, Denmark) and published by Square Enix Collective. Players take control of a young woman named Anne in a magical world called the Forgotten Lands where everyday forgotten items – old toys, letters, single socks – come to life. As the feared ‘enforcer’, Anne must keep the ‘Forgotling’ population in line and squash the rebel uprising… but at what cost?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Matthew Curtis (Harper Pendrell, Unforeseen Incidents)

By Marty Mulrooney

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Unforeseen Incidents, describing it as “one of the best point-and-click adventure games of recent years” with a main voice actor that “does a brilliant job keeping the proceedings feeling light and fun at all times.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the main man himself Matthew Curtis, aka Harper Pendrell!
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GAME REVIEW – Unforeseen Incidents (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Unforeseen Incidents is a traditional point-and-click adventure game developed by Backwoods Entertainment (based in Bochum, Germany) and published by Application Systems Heidelberg. Released today after two and a half years of intense development, players take control of small-town handyman Harper Pendrell as he tries to stop a deadly virus – Yelltown Fever – from spreading across this beautifully hand-painted world.
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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 5: Same Stitch (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Same Stitch is the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, an episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Each individual player’s unique relationship with John Doe throughout the previous four episodes will determine which version of The Joker appears in this highly anticipated finale, which Telltale has described as its ‘branchiest’ episode to date.

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GAME REVIEW – Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 is a modern remake of the classic 2005/2006 PlayStation 2 game of the same name created by the now defunct Team Ico and legendary game designer Fumito Ueda. Developed by Bluepoint Games – the studio that previously ported the original game across to PlayStation 3 along with its spiritual predecessor Ico in 2011and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shadow of the Colossus 2018 is a familiar beast that nonetheless manages to evoke an appropriate air of mystery. Raise thy sword by the light, and head to the place where the sword’s light gathers…

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GAME REVIEW – Finding Paradise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise is an indie adventure RPG created by hugely talented game designer Kan Gao and his development studio Freebird Games. Creating a follow-up to To The Moon – which Alternative Magazine Online’s 2011 review described as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic” – was never going to be an easy task. Finding Paradise arrives with the weight of expectation upon its shoulders then; but can it step out of the shadow of its beloved predecessor?

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