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GAME REVIEW – Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Lithuanian independent game studio Tag of Joy. Inspired by heavyweights of the genre such as Broken Sword, players take control of Milda – a girl from Chicago – as she unravels a mystery that will see her packing her bags and journeying through modern-day Europe ‘to reveal the secrets of the King who was never crowned.’

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FEATURE ARTICLE – Celebrating 25 Years of Broken Sword With Charles Cecil, Managing Director of Revolution Software

By Marty Mulrooney

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars celebrated its 25th anniversary in October 2021. To mark such a momentous occasion, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive look back at the game’s development with British video game designer Charles Cecil, co-founder and Managing Director of Revolution Software!

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GAME REVIEW – Beyond A Steel Sky (PlayStation 5)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Beyond a Steel Sky is a story-driven adventure game originally released on Apple Arcade and PC in 2020, which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “a refreshing throwback that feels thoroughly modern and should be experienced by any self-respecting fan of the genre.” A sequel to the 1994 cult classic Beneath a Steel Sky, this follow-up – which is set 10 years later, with Robert Foster returning to Union City to track down a kidnapped child – was recently released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch.

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered (aka Sam & Max Season Two) is a five-episode point-and-click adventure game (collected here as a complete package) starring everyone’s favourite six-foot-tall canine detective in a suit and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing sidekick. Following on from last year’s stellar remaster of Sam & Max Save the World, the Skunkape Games team has once again taken a classic from the Telltale Games archives and given it a fresh lick of modern paint.

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GAME REVIEW – Mutropolis (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Mutropolis is a science fiction comedy point-and-click adventure game developed by Pirita Studio, with Application Systems Heidelberg (Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, Unforeseen Incidents, Lamplight City) serving as co-developer and worldwide publisher. The debut game of Madrid-based artists Beatriz Gascón and Juan Pablo González, players take control of geeky archaeologist Henry Dijon as he travels to the abandoned planet Earth to find his kidnapped professor and the long-lost city of Mutropolis. His main competition? An angry god…

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GAME REVIEW – Dude, Where Is My Beer? (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Dude, Where Is My Beer (PC)

Dude, Where Is My Beer? is a satirical point-and-click adventure game created by Arik Zurabian (based in Norway) and Edo Brenes (based in Costa Rica). Players take control of a nameless, moustached, middle-aged protagonist who is desperately trying to find a pilsner in Oslo, Norway. However, every bar he enters is crammed full of craft beer-loving hipsters…

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max Save the World Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a six-episode point-and-click adventure game (collected here as a complete package) starring everyone’s favourite six-foot-tall canine detective in a suit and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing sidekick. That’s right, the Freelance Police are back, in a new – or rather, old with a fresh lick of rainbow paint – release that sees Sam and Max investigating a sinister plot involving hypnosis, the Toy Mafia and the bright side of the moon.

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