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GAME REVIEW – LUNA The Shadow Dust (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

LUNA The Shadow Dust

LUNA The Shadow Dust is a hand-animated point-and-click adventure game created by Lantern Studio, a small creative indie game design team consisting of just four people. Featuring traditional frame-by-frame character animation with 20 minutes of animated 2D cinematics, LUNA puts players in control of a young boy and his mysterious cat-like companion as they climb an ancient tower one puzzle-filled room at a time.

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GAME REVIEW – Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition is a remastered version of the 2008 point-and-click adventure game Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (released in English in 2011). Known as Edna bricht aus in Germany – where it began as the university project of Jan Müller-Michaelis aka Poki, co-founder of Daedalic Entertainment – this new Anniversary Edition features high resolution visuals, modernised technology and improved controls.

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GAME REVIEW – Trüberbrook (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Trüberbrook is a point-and-click adventure game developed by btf GmbH – a small production company based in Cologne, Germany – and published by Headup Games. Featuring handmade miniature scenery and a narrative equal parts Twin Peaks, The X-Files and Stranger Things, it tells the intriguing story of Hans Tannhauser, a young American scientist who has mysteriously won a free trip to the titular remote German village of Trüberbrook…

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GAME REVIEW – Lamplight City (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lamplight City is a brand new point-and-click adventure game created by Francisco Gonzalez (Grundislav Games) in partnership with Application Systems Heidelberg. Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Gonzalez’s previous adventure Shardlight in 2016, describing it as “a beautiful game that presents a fresh take on the tried-and-tested post-apocalypse formula.” Yet, while that adventure was set far in the future, Lamplight City is set in an alternative steampunk(ish) Victorian past. As private investigator Miles Fordham, the player must solve a series of increasingly complicated cases while seeking justice for a terrible crime.

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GAME REVIEW – Unavowed (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Unavowed is the new game from Dave Gilbert – creator of the critically acclaimed Blackwell adventure game series – and Wadjet Eye Games (Shardlight, Technobabylon). Described as an ‘urban fantasy adventure’, players take control of the latest member of an underground group of supernatural guardians known as the Unavowed, investigating the unknown and fighting evil in a perpetually rainy New York City.

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GAME REVIEW – Detective Gallo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Detective Gallo is a hand-illustrated and hand-animated point-and-click adventure game developed by Footprints Games and published by Adventure Productions. The star of the show is Gallo, a hard-boiled feathered bird detective investigating a string of plant-based murders with his trusty sidekick Thorn the cactus. As Gallo, can you track down the killer and bring them to justice?

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INTERVIEW -In Conversation With Backwoods Entertainment (Creators of Unforeseen Incidents)

By Marty Mulrooney

Following on from Alternative Magazine Online’s recent review of Unforeseen Incidents – “one of the best point-and-click adventure games of recent years” – and an in-depth interview with charming lead voice actor Matthew Curtis, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the team of Backwoods Entertainment, the small indie development studio from Germany that created the game!

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