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GAME PREVIEW – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 1: The Hangman (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is the latest point-and-click adventure game from Phoenix Online Studios. AMO interviewed Katie Hallahan (PR Director for Phoenix Online) and Cesar Bittar (CEO of Phoenix Online) about the game in 2011. The indie studio is best known for creating The Silver Lining, a non-commercial game based on and inspired by the King’s Quest series. On 30th October 2012 the studio will release the first episode of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – their first commercial outing, with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen acting as story consultant.

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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Katie Hallahan and Cesar Bittar (Phoenix Online Studios)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Phoenix Online Studios (creators of freeware King’s Quest fangame The Silver Lining) recently announced that they had partnered with Khaeon Gamestudio and would be collaborating with renowned game designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and art director Romano Molenaar (X-Men, Tomb Raider) to launch their first commercial game – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. Alternative Magazine Online is therefore delighted to present an interview with two members of the Phoenix Online team: Katie Hallahan (PR Director for Phoenix Online) and Cesar Bittar (CEO of Phoenix Online)!

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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Phillipa Alexander (Samantha Everett, Gray Matter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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AMO recently reviewed point-and-click adventure game Gray Matter, describing it as “a worthy successor to the Gabriel Knight trilogy that will hopefully give birth to a few sequels of its own.” Following on from our interviews with Jane Jensen – the game’s creator – and Robert Holmes – the game’s soundtrack composer – AMO is proud to present yet another exclusive interview, this time with Samantha Everett voice actress Phillipa Alexander!

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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 – 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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