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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is the fifth instalment in the Broken Sword series of adventure games created by British studio Revolution Software. The game has been partly funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which saw 14,032 backers donating $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) last year. An unashamedly 2D traditional point-and-click adventure game with a contemporary HD presentation, Broken Sword 5 once again sees American everyman George Stobbart and French journalist Nico Collard uncovering a conspiracy that will take them around the world in pursuit of the unspeakable truth.

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GAME REVIEW – Lilly Looking Through (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lilly Looking Through

Lilly Looking Through is a point-and-click adventure game (PC/Mac/Linux) created by indie studio Geeta Games. In 2012 talented husband and wife team Steve and Jessica Hoogendyk asked for $18,000 to develop their first game via Kickstarter and went on to raise $33,516. In Lilly Looking Through, Lilly must rescue her brother Row after he is swept away by a magical red scarf – by using her magic goggles!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jan Theysen (Battle Worlds: Kronos Kickstarter, KING Art Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game currently being developed by KING Art Games. The studio has already reached and surpassed its original $120,000 goal to fund the game via Kickstarter and is now pursuing additional stretch goals before the campaign ends on the 28th April 2013. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed PC point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales, which was also created by KING Art Games, describing it as “one of the most enjoyable adventure games to have been released in a very long time.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the studio’s co-founder and creative director, Jan Theysen!

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GAME REVIEW – Max & the Magic Marker (WiiWare, PC, Mac)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Max & the Magic Marker is a physics based 2D puzzle platformer for WiiWare, PC & Macintosh. The game was created by Press Play – an independent studio based in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It was also recently released for Windows Phone 7.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer, currently living in London, UK. His groundbreaking first novel, the science fiction thriller Only Forward, won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth awards, as well as much critical acclaim. He built on this success with two more sci-fi novels that soon followed, Spares and One Of Us, before switching genre and his writing name with the release of The Straw Men (as Michael Marshall.)

This was my first introduction to Michael’s work, and one I shall likely never forget. I was 15 years old, reading a book about child kidnappings, murder and secret societies deep in the heart of America, the summer light fading fast as I lost track of time. No doubt some extremists, who likely think the Harry Potter books promote witchcraft in children, would have balked at this series of events. Still, I was totally enthralled and I have read every book Michael Marshall has published since.

He has a strange power to take real life and twist it totally on its head, whilst still retaining a strong sense of reality. If you have never read Michael’s work, I urge you now, go and grab one of his books. His earlier sci-fi works such as Only Forward, or the later reality-based endeavours such as The Straw Men (my personal favourite) all offer a great place to start. It’s the type of storytelling that grips the reader and won’t let go, and you will not be disappointed. His fans can certainly attest to this already. So now, without further ado, it is an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be able to say that Michael Marshall (Smith) has taken some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us here today at Alternative Magazine Online…

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