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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jane Jensen (Game Designer, Gabriel Knight Trilogy/Gray Matter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jane Jensen is a game designer who needs no introduction. AMO recently caught up with the legendary creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy to discuss her latest offering, Gray Matter. An interactive mystery featuring a unique blend of fact and fiction, the game revolves around an American magician, Samantha Everett, and a reclusive neurobiologist, Dr. David Styles, as they face paranormal activity in Oxford, England. Not only was Jane kind enough to answer our many questions, she even shared some exclusive artwork too!

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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Episode 1 – We Negotiate With Terrorists (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hector: Episode 1 – We Negotiate With Terrorists is a point-and-click adventure game created by Straandlooper Animation, published by Telltale Games. Straandlooper Animation originally self-published the game exclusively on iPhone last year, but now PC, Mac and iPad gamers can join in on the fun. Clappers Wreake, the town that took the ‘Great’ out of Britain, has a hostage situation on its hands and there is only one man for the job (besides, all the other negotiators have been shot dead!) Enter Detective Inspector Hector. First task: find some pants…

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GAME REVIEW – Gray Matter (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Gray Matter heralds the long-awaited return of Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen to the point-and-click adventure genre. Taking place in Oxford, England, players must take control of Samantha Everett, an American magician, and Dr. David Styles, a reclusive neurobiologist, as they unravel a complex plot where science and magic clash with paranormal phenomena. Originally announced in 2003 as Project Jane-J, the game saw numerous delays – as well as a change of developer – before finally seeing its English release in 2011. But was the long wait worthwhile?

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GAME REVIEW – Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is a point-and-click adventure game created by Daedalic Entertainment. Hand drawn in a unique cartoon style, the story follows insane asylum prisoner Edna, along with her stuffed toy rabbit Harvey, as they attempt to escape their involuntary confinement. Originally released in Germany, the English language version was released by Lace Mamba Global on the 21st January 2011.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joshua Nuernberger (Creator Of Gemini Rue)

By Marty Mulrooney

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AMO recently reviewed indie adventure game Gemini Rue, proclaiming it to be “one of the best adventure games of 2011; visually, aurally and thematically stunning. A phenomenal achievement.” Following on from this review, the game’s creator Joshua Nuernberger was kind enough to join us for a follow-up interview where we discussed the game and its multiple layers in-depth. Warning: This interview contains spoilers.

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Mini Interview – Back To The Future: The Game – Episode 3: Citizen Brown (What Does AJ LoCascio Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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It’s about time! Following on from our recent review of Back To The Future: The Game – Episode 3: Citizen Brown, AMO is proud to present our third exclusive monthly mini interview with Marty McFly voice actor AJ LoCascio!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Theodor Waern (Creator Of The Journey Down: Over The Edge)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed a wonderful new indie adventure game entitled The Journey Down: Over The Edge, describing it as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years”. In an exclusive interview with AMO, creator Theodor Waern kindly joins us to answer some questions about the game – sharing plenty of design sketches and production artwork along the way – and also reveals some new screenshots from the recently announced The Journey Down: HD!

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