Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

by on Dec.23, 2013, under cognition, face noir, gabriel knight, moebius, news

From everyone here at Phoenix Online, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Everyone reading this has been a huge part of making 2013 a great year for us, and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of you. We’re very excited for 2014 and everything that’s coming up. Enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you in 2014!


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Loyalty Discount Notification

by on Nov.01, 2013, under cognition, news

As of November 19th, the Steam loyalty discount for Cognition, which allows you to purchase the full season at a discount if you own some of the other episodes, will be no longer available. If you own individual episodes of Cognition and are interested in making full use of the Steam loyalty discount you’ll need to purchase the full season there before November 19th! Please contact with your receipt information from any store to get Steam keys for the episodes you already own.

Of note, we will be continuing to offer discounted Episode Bundles in the Phoenix Store (Episodes 2-4 and Episodes 3-4), and will be happy to provide Steam keys to our customers for both individual episodes and Season Passes.

If you have any questions, please contact us at, and thank you as always for your support!

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Halloween Sale in the Phoenix Online Store!

by on Oct.29, 2013, under news, store

We’re celebrating Halloween (one of my favorite holidays!) and the one year anniversary of the release of Episode 1 of Cognition, with a great sale in our store! Today through Nov. 3rd, we have storewide discounts on all games in our store, and the Cognition soundtrack, as well as marked down prices on Cognition in the iPad and Mac App stores.

And Happy Halloween!!

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Face Noir is Now Available on Steam and Desura!

by on Oct.17, 2013, under face noir, news, store

Face Noir, Mad Orange’s Raymond Chandler-inspired adventure game, is now available on Steam! Step into the worn shoes of Jack del Nero as he tries to solve a murder for which he’s been accused and determine the mystery behind the little girl left in his care on the mean and desperate streets of Depression-era New York. Check out the game along with some Steam goodies, including trading cards, here! Face Noir is also now available on Desura.

As well, to mark the occasion, we are having a week-long Face Noir sale! Face Noir is available for $15.99 (reg. $19.99), and the Detective Bundle, which includes both Face Noir and the full Season of Cognition, is just $29.99 (reg. $39.99)! Steam and Desura keys are available for both, email support for more information.


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MGX Announced: Phoenix Online developing Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father Remake!

by on Oct.08, 2013, under featured, gabriel knight, news

The cat is out of the bag! Or should I say… the wolf?

We are extremely happy to announce that we are working together with Jane Jensen’s studio Pinkerton Road to develop a re-imagining of the groundbreaking game that was Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father.

When I received the call from Jane telling me that she was officially working on a remake of Gabriel Knight, my heart skipped a bit. Although my favorite in the series and what I consider best game ever made is The Beast Within, Sins of the Father is a groundbreaking masterpiece that changed the history of video games and created its own subplot in the Adventure genre. There was nothing like the incredibly rich and well developed characters, the amazing texture of a thriller/horror story told in its many layers through the grandiose locations of New Orleans. Gabriel Knight gained a cult following, and even today we see YouTube videos of people visiting the locations of the game, and rightly so. It was riveting, genre-defining original, and a breathless experience that had me obsessed with it from the time I saw the first ad in Computer Gaming World magazine.

(continue reading…)

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Episode 4: The Cain Killer is Available Now!

by on Sep.19, 2013, under cognition, featured, news, store

It’s finally here! Episode 4: The Cain Killer, and the full season of Cognition, is available now in our store, as well as on Steam & GOG!

AND we’re having a huge sale to celebrate! Everything Cognition is discounted for one week only, and we have new exclusive items and bundles! Get Episode 4 at 25% off plus the exclusive Cain Killer Soundtrack, or the Detective Bundle, featuring both Cognition and Face Noir; or get the Season Pass Soundtrack Bundle with the e-comic, soundtrack, and the Cain Killer soundtrack for only $19.99! We’re on sale in the iTunes store as well!

Don’t forget to join us at 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT today for our livestream launch party on our YouTube channel to celebrate the release with us, hear some Q&A, and maybe win a prize. :)

And, enjoy the trailer!

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Cognition Episode 4: The Cain Killer Releasing on September 19th!

by on Sep.05, 2013, under cognition, news

The End Begins. In just two weeks, Erica Reed’s investigation will come to an end and all your burning questions will be answered: What happened to John? Where is Cordelia? Will Erica catch the Cain Killer at last — and when she does, will she choose justice or revenge?

On the 19th, not only will the final episode launch on the Phoenix Store and other online retailers, the full season will be available at both Steam and GOG as well! And in case that isn’t exciting enough, we’re having another livestream launch party on our YouTube channel on September 19th at 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT featuring live Q&A with the directors, giveaways, and not one but two special guests: Amy K. Browne, the voice of Cordelia Smith, and the one and only Jane Jensen! Join us to hear more about the behind the scenes of Cognition, ask about our other projects, and hear what’s ahead for Phoenix Online Studios.

For now, enjoy the latest trailer and screenshots!




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Cognition Episode 2 is available on the iPad!

by on Aug.15, 2013, under cognition, featured, news

The wait is over! Cognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is now available for the iPad for just $3.99!

When someone close to Erica is kidnapped by the Wise Monkey, a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of their victims, Erica is in a race against time to save his life. With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI’s resources already stretched thin, she’s on her own to find the killer before it’s too late – again.

To celebrate, Episode 1: The Hangman is on sale for $.99 for one week only!

Cognition Episodes 1-3 are also now available on the Mac App Store–regularly priced at $9.99, for this week they’re on sale for $7.99:

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Face Noir and Bundle Sales are Available Now!

by on Jul.18, 2013, under face noir, featured, news, store

Phoenix Online and Mad Orange Games are thrilled to announce that Face Noir is now available for purchase and download at the Phoenix Online Store for $19.99!

Face Noir is a point-and-click adventure set in New York City, 1934. A disillusioned private detective named Jack Del Nero is charged with the murder of a man who, just before his death, left a little girl in Jack’s protection. As Jack tries to find out who the child is, he learns more about the extremes to which human nature can go than he ever wanted to.

And to celebrate the release, we’re also running some great bundle sales for this weekend only, through Sunday July 21st! (UPDATE: Bundle sales have now ended)

  • The Noir Bundle: Face Noir, The Cat Lady, Reperfection, Shadows on the Vatican and Vampires! for just $24.99

  • The Thriller Bundle: Cognition Episode 1, The Cat Lady, Reperfection, Shadows on the Vatican and Vampires! for just $9.99

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Face Noir demo is now available!

by on Jul.10, 2013, under face noir, news

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to ‘try before you buy’, good news! The Face Noir demo is now available for download!

Download the Face Noir demo!

Get a feel for the gameplay and story of this noir mystery, and there’s still time to get your pre-order in to get the full game for $15.99 plus the exclusive and beautiful soundtrack!

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