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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Liam O’Sullivan and Robert Wriedt (Walk Thru Walls Studios, Metal Dead)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Walk Thru Walls is an independent game studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Their debut title Metal Dead, the first in a planned series of comedic, heavy metal influenced, apocalyptic point-and-click adventure games, was recently reviewed by Alternative Magazine Online and described as “a hilarious indie adventure game that successfully embraces the recently oversaturated zombie genre without ever seeming redundant.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Liam O’Sullivan and Robert Wriedt, the two-man team that created the game!

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GAME REVIEW – Metal Dead (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Metal Dead

Metal Dead is an indie PC game created by Walk Thru Walls Studios, a two-man independent game developer based in Brisbane, Australia. It is the first in a planned series of comedic, heavy metal influenced, apocalyptic point-and-click adventure games. The game follows the adventures of two metal-heads, Malcolm and Ronnie, as they battle to survive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

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BOOK REVIEW – Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

By Marty Mulrooney

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Allison Hewitt Is Trapped is the debut novel from Madeleine Roux, which originally appeared online as an experimental fiction blog (and can still be found at http://helptheyarecoming.wordpress.com). It tells the story of Allison Hewitt, who finds herself trapped along with her co-workers at a Brookes & Peabody bookstore when a zombie apocalypse breaks out. Working together, they must survive attacks from both the undead and their fellow human survivors, finding their place in a dark new world…

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BOOK REVIEW – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

By Elena Cresci

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Most of the English speaking world is familiar with the general plot of Pride and Prejudice, whether through various visual adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic text or as a textbook during school. Mr. Darcy has become synonymous with the man of your dreams, while Elizabeth Bennett is often heralded as the classic feisty and independent female protagonist. But what if you tweaked the setting and situations somewhat… say to an England overrun with the scourge of the undead, where the ladies of England keep one eye on potential husbands and another on zombies that need slaying? This unlikely mashup is exactly what writer Seth Grahame-Smith undertook, transforming Austen’s original text to a tale with its fair share of blood, guts and gore. It’s a horror update of one of the most famous classics, but does it work?

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BOOK REVIEW – Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes vs Zombies (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes vs Zombies is a graphic novel written by Ian Edgington with artwork by Tom Mandrake. Originally published as a six-issue mini-series, it offers a mash-up of genres, pitting classic literary figure Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson against a zombie outbreak – and their old nemesis Professor Moriarty – in 1898 London.

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BOOK REVIEW – Night Of The Living Dead (Behind The Scenes Of The Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) by Joe Kane

By Marty Mulrooney

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Night Of The Living Dead (Behind The Scenes Of The Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) by Joe Kane offers fresh insight into the classic 1968 George A. Romero zombie horror film of the same name. Shot on a shoe-string budget of $114,000, the film grossed over $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally and remains a hit with audiences even today. Joe Kane – recognised as ‘the best movie critic in America’ by Entertainment Weekly – not only goes behind the scenes of this classic horror film, but also details the five-decade legacy that it has created. The book also includes the original Night Of The Living Dead screenplay by John Russo.

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GAME REVIEW – Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare DLC (Xbox 360, PS3)

By Stewart Sutherland

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When it comes to zombies, I just can’t stomach them. The look, the sound, the sheer terror they invoke: dealing with them is something I’ll avoid whenever possible. So why am I reviewing a piece of downloadable content where the world of Red Dead Redemption goes to hell? It’s just too good not to. Here is a massive piece of content where the old west is now plagued with shambling undead. Chief protagonist John Marston is back, taking up his guns once more. And it’s so enjoyable I can’t stop playing. Warning: there will be minor spoilers in this review.

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