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GAME REVIEW – Machinarium (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Machinarium is an award-winning indie point-and-click adventure game created by Amanita Design, a small independent game developing studio based in the Czech Republic. Originally released in 2009 on PC (AMO’s original review described it as “a unique, original adventure”), the game has since been released for iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook and Android devices. On the 6th September 2012, Machinarium was finally released on the PlayStation Network in Europe.

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GAME REVIEW – Botanicula (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Botanicula is an indie point-and-click adventure game created by Amanita Design of Machinarium fame. The player takes control of five little creatures (Mr. Lantern, Mr. Twig, Mr. Poppy Head, Mr. Feather and Mrs. Mushroom) who must save the last seed of life from their home tree as they are pursued by evil spider-like parasites. Featuring no spoken or written dialogue, Botanicula is an adventure game that focuses on exploration and discovery.

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GAME REVIEW – Alchemia (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alchemia is an indie adventure game created by Springtail Studio (Tomas K. and Julian Winter), creators of the the Haluz series. The former digital-download game has now been brought to the European market on physical disk by Bridgton based publishers Lace Mamba Global. It was released on 17th September 2010.

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GAME REVIEW – Machinarium: Collector’s Edition

By Marty Mulrooney

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If you still haven’t played last year’s surprise indie point ‘n’ click success Machinarium, shame on you! As detailed in my review, it is a wonderful little game that deserves to reach as wide an audience as possible. Furthermore, there is now absolutely no excuse for not adding this adventure to your collection: for those of you still adverse to digital downloads, Amanita Design have teamed up with Mamba Lace Global to offer a retail version of the game. Not only that, but it comes bundled with an impressive collection of additional goodies making it seriously good value for money!

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AMO News – The Indie Love Bundle

By Marty Mulrooney

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Regular readers of Alternative Magazine Online will know we are strong advocates of the indie gaming scene. Which is why we got really excited when we heard about The Indie Love Bundle!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jakub Dvorsky, Founder Of Amanita Design And Creator Of Machinarium

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed the fantastic Machinarium here, an indie point and click adventure created by Amanita Design. Founded by Samorost 1&2 creator Jakub Dvorsky, the studio’s latest offering has received glowing reviews from the gaming press, showing that even the smallest indie endeavours can reach a larger audience if enough care and attention is given during the creation process.

Featuring exclusive artwork and insight into the creation of Machinarium, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an interview with the man behind it all, Jakub Dvorsky. Enjoy!

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GAME REVIEW – Machinarium

By Marty Mulrooney

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The first thing that strikes you about Machinarium, the new point and click adventure game from Amanita Design (creators of Samorost 1&2),  are its graphics. Showing a dense robot city full of hustle and bustle, the artwork on display is never anything less than stunning, elevating the material far above its Adobe Flash-based engine. (Usually used for short, online-only games.)

The next thing you notice is the sound design. This game features amazing background music and sound-effects, perfectly suited to the onscreen visuals. It really is a delightful pleasure to load up an independent game from a small Czech development studio and be blown away, in this day and age of HD graphics and next-gen console gaming, by an indie offering.

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