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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Remigiusz Michalski (Downfall: Redux, Harvester Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Downfall: Redux, a horror adventure game from the creator of The Cat Lady, describing it as “brilliantly written and beautifully put together.” A remake of the 2009 point-and-click adventure game Downfall, it tells the story of troubled husband Joe Davis as he tries to save his wife from their ill-fated getaway to the Quiet Haven Hotel. The story is as gripping today – with updated graphics, overhauled puzzles and controls, brand new music and the addition of voice acting – as it was in 2009. AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back auteur game designer Remigiusz Michalski for another exclusive online interview!

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GAME REVIEW – Downfall: Redux (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Downfall Redux

Downfall: Redux is a horror adventure game from auteur game designer Remigiusz Michalski, creator of The Cat Lady. A remake of his first game, the point-and-click adventure game Downfall (2009), Downfall: Redux once again joins troubled husband Joe Davis as he tries to save his marriage. A planned romantic getaway to the Quiet Haven Hotel soon turns nasty when his depressed wife Ivy goes missing from their room. To get her back and achieve redemption, Joe must face a series of horrific obstacles that will reveal exactly what kind of man he really is. Meanwhile, the storm outside rages on…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Charles Gilman (Author, Tales From Lovecraft Middle School)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tales From Lovecraft Middle School is a book series published by Quirk Books and written by Charles Gilman – the pen name of Jason Rekulak, an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Each book takes place in the haunted Lovecraft Middle School as seventh-grader Robert Arthur battles devils and demons while simply trying to fit in. To celebrate Halloween 2013, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with author Charles Gilman, where we talk about Lovecraftian monsters, school bullies and what makes the horror genre so appealing to readers both young and old!

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BOOK REVIEW – Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

By Marty Mulrooney

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep is the latest novel from award-winning author Stephen King. A sequel to his 1977 masterpiece The Shining (his third published book), Doctor Sleep explores the life of a now grown up Dan Torrance. Haunted by the horrific events that took place at the Overlook Hotel when he was just a child, Dan eventually settles down in rural New Hampshire and starts using his ‘shining’ power to comfort the dying. Aided by a mysterious cat with an uncanny ability to predict death, Dan comes to be known by the locals as ‘Doctor Sleep’…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Remigiusz Michalski (Harvester Games, The Cat Lady)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed horror adventure PC game The Cat Lady in early 2013, describing it as “a life-affirming experience thickly coated in death that deserves to be received by as wide an audience as possible.” The game’s creator, Remigiusz Michalski, thinks the following interview is one of the best he’s ever written – after reading his incredibly detailed, frank and insightful answers, it’s hard to disagree. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with auteur adventure game designer Remigiusz Michalski!

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GAME REVIEW – The Last of Us (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Last Of Us

The Last of Us is a survival horror action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, creators of the critically acclaimed Uncharted series. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3, the game puts players in control of Joel, a hardened survivor who is travelling across a post-apocalyptic, monster-infested United States in the year 2033 to deliver a 14-year-old girl to a mysterious resistance group known as the ‘Fireflies’. The Last of Us was released worldwide on the 14th June 2013.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Agustin Cordes (ASYLUM: From the designer of Scratches, Senscape)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Asylum is ‘a psychological horror adventure inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and set in a massive, decaying mental institute.’ Currently being developed by Senscape, the game was successfully crowd-funded via Kickstarter in late February 2013. Agustin Cordes, the man behind the cult horror adventure game Scratches (which sold over 250,000 copies), seems determined to make this an equally terrifying, albeit much more polished experience for fans of the genre. There will be an entire asylum, with close to 100 rooms, to explore. Alternative Magazine Online is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with independent video game designer – and founder of Senscape – Agustin Cordes!

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