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GAME REVIEW – Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze

Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is a comedy point-and-click adventure game created by Belgium indie developer Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt (be sure to check out AMO’s 2016 interview with Jean-Baptiste here). In Lancelot’s Hangover, players must take control of Lancelot – the sexiest Knight of the Round Table – as he sets out on a quest from God to find the Holy Grail, put some booze in it, and celebrate the biggest party England has ever known!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Charles Cecil (Beyond a Steel Sky, Revolution Software)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following the recent release of Beyond a Steel Sky the sequel to 1994’s Beneath a Steel Sky – on Apple Arcade and Steam, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Revolution Software co-founder Charles Cecil. Just some of the topics discussed during our hour-long conversation include: creating a successful follow-up to a cult classic video game over 25 years later; collaborating with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons; the extraordinary life and music of composer Barrington Pheloung; the benefits of being on Apple Arcade; artificial intelligence and human happiness; and Revolution Software’s future plans for Broken Sword 6.

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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

Truberbrook

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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