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GAME REVIEW – The Dream Machine: Chapter 6 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Dream Machine: Chapter 6

The Dream Machine is a point-and-click adventure game handcrafted from materials such as clay, cardboard, broccoli and condoms by Cockroach Inc., a two-man independent Swedish game development studio. Following on from Chapters 1-3 (“enchanting and surreal”), Chapter 4 (“the writing is brilliant”) and Chapter 5 (“quite unlike anything else the genre has to offer”), this final chapter finds Victor trapped inside the dream of his unborn child.

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GAME REVIEW – FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)

By Daniel Wallace

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FTL: Faster Than Light is an addictive indie roguelike developed by Subset Games. Following its incredibly successful Kickstarter origins – in which over 1000% of the original $10,000 goal was pledged by over 4,000 backers – the game is now available directly from the game’s website or via Steam. FTL focuses on intergalactic exploration, space ship combat, diplomacy and the difficult roguelike experience. For the uninitiated, roguelikes are games defined by the aforementioned tricky gameplay, randomly generated universes and dreaded permanent death.

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GAME REVIEW – Metal Dead (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Metal Dead

Metal Dead is an indie PC game created by Walk Thru Walls Studios, a two-man independent game developer based in Brisbane, Australia. It is the first in a planned series of comedic, heavy metal influenced, apocalyptic point-and-click adventure games. The game follows the adventures of two metal-heads, Malcolm and Ronnie, as they battle to survive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Kan Gao (Freebird Games, To The Moon)

By Marty Mulrooney

To The Moon - Kan Gao Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed To The Moon, an indie RPG/adventure game created by Freebird Games, describing it as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Kan Gao, founder of Freebird Games and creator of To The Moon!

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GAME REVIEW – To The Moon (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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To The Moon is an indie RPG/adventure game created by Freebird Games. Set at an unspecified point in the near future, the player controls two doctors – Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts – whose job it is to traverse through the memories of dying clients and fulfil their final requests. Their latest assignment: rewrite the memory of an elderly man named Johnny before he draws his final breath. His last wish: to go to the moon…

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GAME REVIEW – Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is an exclusive downloadable PlayStation Network title for PlayStation 3, created by independent publisher and developer Ratloop Asia. The game builds upon the critically acclaimed browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! with brand new weapons and levels, as well as enhanced visuals and controls. Can our chicken hero Hardboiled bring down the totalitarian Penguin regime that has oppressed Albatropolis for so long?

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GAME REVIEW – Super Meat Boy – Ultra Rare Edition (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Super Meat Boy is an award-winning indie platform game developed by Team Meat (Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes). It was released on the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade in October 2010, and on PC in November 2010. In August 2011, publisher Lace Mamba Global released two retail versions of the game: the Ultra Edition (which includes a digital soundtrack, a 40 page comic/sketch book, a double-sided poster and secret bonus content) and the Ultra Rare Edition (which includes everything present in the Ultra Edition as well as an additional T-shirt!)

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