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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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GAME REVIEW – The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk (PC, iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Inner World The Last Wind Monk

The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk is a hand drawn 2D point-and-click adventure game developed by Studio Fizbin and published by Headup Games. The sequel to the award-winning adventure game The Inner World – which AMO described in its 2013 review as “the most pleasant surprise to come along within the adventure genre for a very long time indeed” – The Last Wind Monk continues the adventures of the flute-nose Robert, his best friend Laura and Peck the pigeon as they try to save the world of Asposia… again!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 3: Fractured Mask (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fractured Mask is the third episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. As Bruce Wayne continues to infiltrate the criminal gang known at the Pact, things are complicated by the sudden arrival of an old love interest…

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GAME REVIEW – Far from Noise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Far from Noise is “a single-player narrative told through dialogue choices” created and independently released by developer George Batchelor, a programmer at State of Play Games (Lumino City). Taking place on a cliff edge, players take control of a young woman trapped in a precariously balanced, old rusting car.

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GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: Don’t Stop Believin’ (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Don’t Stop Believin’ is the fifth and final episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, a five-part episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (Batman: The Enemy Within). In Episode 5, the Guardians must put aside their differences and come together to defeat Hala the Accuser once and for all.

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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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