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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jane Jensen (Pinkerton Road Studio)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In 2011, Alternative Magazine Online interviewed legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen about her latest game Gray Matter, which we described in our review as being “destined to become an adventure gaming classic.” In 2012, Jane announced the formation of Pinkerton Road, a new independent studio devoted to developing adventure games with “deep and compelling storylines.” The studio will be partly funded via Kickstarter – you can help them reach their $300,000 funding goal by clicking here. Read on to find out more about the new studio and the exciting adventure games being planned in an exclusive online interview between AMO and the fabulous Jane Jensen!

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BOOK REVIEW – Hardcoregaming101.net Presents: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures

By Marty Mulrooney

Hardcoregaming101.net Presents The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures

Hardcoregaming101.net Presents: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures is ‘an ode to one of the oldest genres in electronic gaming’ – aka adventure games – compiled and edited by Kurt Kalata. It is 772 pages in length and covers over 300 games, focusing on such prominent publishers as LucasArts and Sierra On-Line, as well as several other popular and not-so-popular series and games. It also includes a number of interviews with classic game developers such as Al Lowe (creator of Leisure Suit Larry) and Corey Cole (creator of Quest for Glory).

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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered (PC Digital Download)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror is a point-and-click adventure game that was originally released on PC in 1997 by Revolution Software. Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered takes the original game and updates it to run on new operating systems, as well as adding character portraits drawn by legendary English comic book artist Dave Gibbons.

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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom is a point-and-click adventure game created by Straandlooper Animation, published by Telltale Games. Only a few months after Episode 2: Senseless Acts Of Justice was released – described in AMO’s review as being “just as crude, rude and hilarious as ever” – Episode 3 begins with Hector and his trusty sidekick Lambert stuck in a septic tank rapidly filling with liquid poo! Just another day in the Clappers Wreake Police Department…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dan Marshall (Size Five Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The indie gaming scene has seen a huge boom over the past few years, especially within the adventure genre. Size Five Games (formerly Zombie Cow Studios), a British independent video game developer founded by Dan Marshall in 2008, is a prime example. The studio’s critically acclaimed games ‘Ben There, Dan That!’ and ‘Time Gentlemen, Please!’ are in many ways leading the charge. It is therefore with great pleasure that I present an exclusive interview with Dan Marshall!

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Gray Matter Collector’s Edition Unboxing (German Steelbook)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online has covered point-and-click adventure game Gray Matter extensively since its release earlier this year. In my review of the game, I proclaimed it as “one of the finest adventure games I have ever played.” I then went on to interview creator Jane Jensen, as well as soundtrack composer Robert Holmes, before finally catching up with Samantha Everett voice actress Phillipa Alexander! To conclude our coverage of the game, AMO is proud to present an exclusive video unboxing of the German collector’s edition, sent to us by our friends at dtp entertainment all the way from Germany!

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GAME REVIEW – Back To The Future: The Game – Episode 4: Double Visions

By Marty Mulrooney

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The penultimate episode of Back To The Future: The Game has arrived! Episode 4: Double Visions begins with Marty McFly still trapped in an alternate 1986 Hill Valley where time travel was never invented. What’s worse, Edna Strickland has gone completely insane, determined to wipe Citizen Brown’s mind! Can Marty break out of prison, save the Doc, travel back to 1931 Hill Valley and fix the timeline before it’s too late?

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