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The Last Door Update! Both Seasons Now Available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and More!

by on May.23, 2017, under featured, publishing, the last door, updates

There’s a big update today for The Last Door! We’ve just added localizations for French, German, and Italian in both seasons, on PC and mobile platforms!

And you bet we’re celebrating! For the next week, both seasons are 66% off in the Phoenix Online Store, and mobile IAPs are just $.99 on Android and in iTunes. If you haven’t yet opened The Last Door, now is definitely the time to do it!

For now, enjoy the new trailer–in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish!

English:

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The Last Door Season 2 Collector’s Edition is Now Available for iOS and Android!

by on Oct.27, 2016, under featured, news, publishing, store, the last door

Just in time for Halloween, Phoenix Online and Publishing and The Game Kitchen today announced the release of the mobile edition of The Last Door: Season 2 Collector’s Edition on the iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1124033801?mt=8) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.postudios.tlds2) Stores. In Season 2 of this “must-play for those who enjoy stories about the occult,” (AdventureGamers.com), players will delve further into the madness of the Veil across four episodes of the low-res graphics, high suspense horror adventure. Already featuring new characters, a larger world, more puzzles, new mysteries, upgraded art and effects, more gameplay, and exclusive bonus content, the mobile version also offers full EFIGS localization, which will soon make its way to the PC version. The first episode of this chilling horror tale inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft is available for free, with the rest available for a one-time in-app purchase of $3.99, and the PC versions of both seasons are part of the Halloween sale going on now in the Phoenix Online Store (store.POStudios.com).

As Dr. John Wakefield, psychiatrist to Season 1’s protagonist Jeremiah Devitt, players will set out in search of his missing client and soon be drawn into the haunting web of forbidden knowledge, madness, and a deeper conspiracy hiding it all. As the search moves beyond England, can Jeremiah be found? Or will Wakefield merely find that he, too, is about to become lost in the search for the Last Door?

“The three years we’ve been working on The Last Door series has been an incredible journey!” says Mauricio Garcia, CEO of The Game Kitchen. “We have given our best to create a meaningful experience for everybody, and we strongly believe that we’ve created something unique, that people are enjoying as much as they did the first season.”

Released for PC, Mac, and Linux in March of this year, The Last Door: Season 2 Collector’s Edition quickly joined Season 1 in becoming a best-seller, receiving praise from critics and fans alike for its compelling story, haunting soundtrack and sound design, and for bringing a satisfying conclusion to the series. In the first season, a “love letter to Lovecraft” (PennyArcade.com) released in 2014, players stepped into the shoes of Jeremiah Devitt to explore ancient mansions, decaying tenements, and the twisting, fog-filled alleys of London in search of memories Devitt had forgotten, but which had driven an old friend to suicide. Seasons 1 and 2 are available for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as on mobile platforms for iOS and Android.

Key Features:

  • Sequel to the  award-winning point-and-click Victorian era horror adventure, The Last Door
  • Four episodes and exclusive extras and bonus content in one limited-edition set
  • Guide Dr. Wakefield through new locations, characters, scenes, and puzzles in a new compelling mystery
  • Search for and uncover forbidden knowledge that may drive you mad in a game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe
  • Full translations available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish
  • Features a brand new haunting, original musical score by Carlos Viola

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Epic Open-World Fantasy RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim™ Coming April 26th – Pre-Order and Demo Available Now!

by on Feb.11, 2016, under Cornerstone, featured, new release, publishing

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming April 26th release of epic action RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim for PC, Mac, and Linux – a sweeping fantasy tale in which combat, crafting, and physics-based puzzle-solving collide. In the game, players will join young Viking Tyrim as he takes on a range of wondrous quests, battles unforgettable adversaries, and experiences the adventure of a lifetime in Nygard, a legendary world of wonder bursting with colorful characters, playable vehicles, and open-world adventures waiting to be explored.

Featuring a complete crafting system that lets you build your own weapons and gear, playable vehicles ranging from ships to windsurfers, and dozens of quirky characters to interact with as you explore eight exotic islands filled with tricks, traps, and treasures, Cornerstone is now available for pre-order from the Phoenix Online Store (store.postudios.com), GOG.com, the Humble Store, and other major online retailers, and a demo is available for PC, Mac, and Linux

The Viking men of the village of Borja haven’t been seen in years, and Tyrim is determined to set forth and find them: An objective that will send him sneaking deep into the heart of enemy fortresses, combing dank dungeons on a hunt for lost artifacts, and actively taking the fight to the forces of evil as he pursues an increasingly inventive range of quests at the behest of numerous characters. Wielding the young warrior’s crafting and combat skills, you’ll set sail on trust galleon the Mad Goat across the seas to uncover the world of Nygard’s mysteries, collecting fabulous relics, uncovering forbidden secrets and magic, and ultimately challenging a powerful ancient evil as you quest to bring the Vikings home along the way.

“This is a game that started as a mere dream and expanded to so much more than we could have ever imagined,” says Jonathan Prytz, Lead Game Designer and Artist. “Now that we’re here, the game is done and we couldn’t be prouder of the title! We can’t wait to see and hear what people think about it.”

“A refreshingly original and unique take on epic, open-world action role-playing, Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim aims to transport RPG fans to a world of unforgettable fantasy adventures,” says Scott Steinberg, General Manager of Phoenix Online Publishing. “The game’s one-of-a-kind blend of combat, crafting, and physics-based puzzle solving mechanics, and broad range of playable vehicles and quests, invites players to come along on an incredible journey, the likes of which they’ve never seen before.”

 

Key Features 

  • Epic, open-world blend of action RPG, physics-based puzzle-solving, and combat
  • Complete crafting system – build your own weapons, armor, and gear
  • Explore 8 exotic islands filled with unique enemies, treasures, and adventures
  • Playable vehicles include ships, windsurfers, and more
  • Dozens of quirky characters to interact and engage with
  • Sweeping score includes live musicians and sound effects
  • Fluid and realistic physics bring the action to life

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Supreme League of Patriots Issue 1 Now on iPad!

by on Jun.26, 2015, under featured, new release, news, publishing, Supreme League of Patriots


Don your cape and take to the skies, Phoenix Online Publishing and No Bull Intentions today announced the release of Supreme League of Patriots: Issue 1: A Patriot is Born for iPad! With your mask and secret identity secure, hit the streets of New York City in this hilarious politically incorrect superhero comedy adventure that Metal Arcade calls “a refreshing take on the genre” for just $3.99 on the iTunes store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972447143?mt=8).

Poking fun at pop culture, politics, reality TV and more, Supreme League of Patriots combines classic point-and-click gameplay with a satirical and irreverent sense of humor. Join Kyle Keever in his quest to win a spot on the newest hit reality TV show, America’s Got Superpowers. When a freak accident turns Kyle’s alter-ego, the Purple Patriot, into his main ego and triggers real superpowers at the cost of his sanity (and good taste), Kyle’s got a new mission to become the hero New York deserves, and definitely not the one it wants. Navigating a twisted world of vigilantes and villains with his cheeky and sarcastic sidekick Mel, Kyle’s got a lot to learn about the world of superheroes! “The results are hours of laughs with dashes of clever satire and groaning,” says Examiner.com.

 

Key Features 

  • Earn your spot (AKA cheat your way!) onto TV’s hottest new reality show!
  • Fully-voiced satirical superhero antics
  • Discover, befriend and declare your enemies from the city’s zany and colorful cast of superheroes and archenemies
  • Tiered hint system to make the game as challenging as you want it to be
  • Fantastic original soundtrack composed by Jake “Virt” Kaufman

A free demo version is also available now for the iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id983090933?mt=8), and all three issues of the game are available for PC, Mac, and Linux on Steam, GOG.com, and the Phoenix Online Store (http://store.postudios.com/). 

 

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Phoenix values: Perserverance and Communication

by on May.19, 2014, under developer diary, featured, phoenix values, publishing

We continue to celebrate 10 years in this anniversary month special, and reviewing what we have shared from Phoenix previously we have defined our purpose: Crafting dreams with stories and hardwork. Building hope and evolving through hardship while we support ourselves in what we believe. (continue reading…)

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Launch Party Recap – Moebius Out Now On Steam!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under featured, moebius, publishing

Launch Party Recap

Yesterday we celebrated the launch of Moebius: Empire Rising with a live stream that included Pinkerton Road‘s Jane Jensen and Robert HolmesMoebius voice talentOwen Thomas and Colin Benoit along with voiceover director Julien Kwasneski; and Phoenix Online‘s own Cesar BittarKatie Hallahan, and Say Mistage. If you missed out, you can watch the whole thing right here or on our YouTube channel. It was a great time and we again thank all of our guests for stopping by and chatting about the game with the fans. (continue reading…)

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Phoenix Online Publishing in the News

by on Feb.21, 2014, under cognition, face noir, featured, lost civilization, moebius, news, publishing, quest for infamy, the last door, tsl

We’ve been seeing some great coverage and a lot of excitement about Phoenix Online Publishing! Thanks everyone for your support so far, we can’t wait to start showing you more about these games as we get closer to release. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates!

For now, here are some of the stories we’ve seen so far covering the announcement:

Polygon: Jane Jensen’s Moebius signed by a publisher looking to put story first

Venture Beat: Phoenix Online Studios creates new indie label with four story-based games under development

PC Gaming Alliance: Phoenix Online Studios Announces Their New Indie-Driven Publishing Label

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Announcing Phoenix Online Publishing: Every Game Has a Story!

by on Feb.20, 2014, under featured, news, publishing, tsl

Today we are extremely excited to announce the opening of Phoenix Online Publishing™, our new indie publishing division! Phoenix Online Publishing will be dedicated to bringing indie titles featuring rich storytelling and atmosphere in every genre from role-playing to strategy and adventure to market via major digital and retail distribution platforms worldwide.

To lead the charge, we’ve got four games in our publishing line-up, including legendary game designer Jane Jensen’s Moebius: Empire Rising, indie role-playing smash Quest for Infamy™, and international breakout hit The Last Door: Collector’s Edition™, coming through a variety of online channels, including PC, Mac, iOS and Android!

Scott Steinberg, who recently joined us at Phoenix Online Studios, will also be the general manager of the new publishing division, and is very excited about the new endeavor: “Every game, and game developer, has a story waiting to be told… stories which it’s our distinct pleasure to help creators tell by partnering with leading indies to successfully launch games across all genres and platforms globally. By shining the spotlight on independent game developers, and providing the full range of business management, marketing, and promotions services they need to support their creative vision, we’re proud to provide studios a lasting foundation for success, and bring players the deeper, richer, and more engaging game experiences that they crave.”

Designed by indie game developers for indie game developers, Phoenix Online Publishing’s launch lineup includes the following titles, which will be available for viewing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this March:

 

Moebius: Empire Rising

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

Moebius: Empire Rising is the first in an all-new series of paranormal mystery adventures from award-winning game designer Jane Jensen, creator of the bestselling Gabriel Knight® series and Gray Matter™. Players will step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns to put together. By bringing shocking insights and evidence together, players will learn a startling truth about space and time in this metaphysical thriller: Our actions are but a single thread in a larger pattern of life and history, and it’s up to you to stop others from pulling their strings.

 

Quest for Infamy

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

Return to the glory days of role-playing and adventure in Quest for Infamy, a humor-filled fantasy epic styled in the vein of classic PC RPGs, where you play the charming villain. Blending turn-based combat and spell-casting with puzzle solving and adventure, players can choose from three character classes—brigand (strength), rogue (stealth), or sorcerer (magic), each with unique storylines and adventures—in one of the largest retro role-playing experiences ever. Adventurers are invited to explore a world of hand-drawn wonder, as they wind their way through trap-infested dungeons, battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells, and lie, cheat and steal their way to infamy.

 

The Last Door: Collector’s Edition

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

You’ve never truly felt what it’s like to be alone in the dark until you’ve played The Last Door: Collector’s Edition, a low-res, high-suspense horror adventure that’s won multiple Best Games of the Year awards, which Penny Arcade calls “a love letter to H.P. Lovecraft.” The Last Door: Collector’s Edition features exclusive new scenes and puzzles, enhanced graphics, unlockable bonuses, and remastered sound in a special must-see edition of the popular point-and-click adventure. Exploring ancient manors, decaying tenements and twisting underground warrens with lamp and magnifying glass, four terrifying episodes of occult and otherworldly horror invite you to investigate Victorian England’s deepest, darkest secrets. A critically-acclaimed “must-play” enjoyed by over one million people worldwide, discover why 148Apps calls this “a series not to miss out on” – and how The Last Door: Collector’s Edition brings its horrifying secrets screaming back to life.

 

Lost Civilization

Platorms: PC, iOS, Android

In Lost Civilization, race to unearth the mystery of a forgotten civilization and rescue your kidnapped fiancé in an atmospheric adventure, suitable for beginners and diehards alike, featuring a haunting blend of puzzle-solving and investigation. As amateur archaeologist Suzanne, journey from the dark corners of Prague to the forgotten chapters of Mayan civilization as you solve clever puzzles and unravel ancient secrets that could lead to proof that alien life exists on Earth. Featuring over 70 richly-detailed and animated scenes, haunting sound effects, and a refreshing variety of challenges ranging from clever brainteasers to eye-catching interactive mini-games, the fate of the world rests in your hands.

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Quest for Infamy: Why Be Famous When You Can Be Infamous?

by on Feb.20, 2014, under news, publishing, quest for infamy

Return to the glory days of classic role-playing and adventure with this humor-filled fantasy epic, styled in the vein of classic PC RPGs, where instead of a brave hero, you play the charming villain. Players can choose from three character classes—brigand (strength), rogue (stealth), or sorcerer (magic), each with unique storylines and adventures—in one of the largest retro role-playing experiences ever.

Blending familiar aspects such as turn-based combat and spell casting along with puzzles to solve and epic adventures, this game can be considered a spiritual heir to yesteryear’s heroic quests and gaming campaigns. Adventurers are invited to explore a world of hand-drawn wonder as they wind their way through trap-infested dungeons and battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells while relieving unsuspecting townsfolk of their treasure.

Featuring dozens of NPCs, customizable skills, and caravans’ worth of loot to hijack, you’re invited to slice, steal, and fast-talk your way to infamy. Being bad has never felt so good!

 

Featuring: 

  • Humorous retro fantasy RPG packed with adventure, puzzles, combat and spellcasting
  • Play as one of three anti-heroes with unique quests: Brigand, Rogue or Sorcerer
  • Use swords, spells or wits to blaze a path to victory: Styles vary with every play
  • Hand-drawn world seamlessly blends role-playing and adventure
  • Over 50 NPCs and 200 rooms to explore and interact with
  • Customize your own spells, skills and adventures

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Moebius: Empire Rising Coming April 15th!

by on Feb.20, 2014, under moebius, news, publishing

Jane Jensen’s next epic adventure, the first game from Pinkerton Road and developed in collaboration with Phoenix Online Studios,  Moebius: Empire Rising is coming out on April 15th!  Phoenix Online Publishing is very excited to announce this highly-anticipated game as the first of its 2014 line-up will be available for PC and Mac at Steam, GOG, the Phoenix Store, and other online retailers!

Moebius: Empire Rising is the first in an all-new series of paranormal mystery adventures from award-winning game designer Jane Jensen, creator of the bestselling Gabriel Knight® series and Gray Matter. Players will step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for detail transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns to put together. Players will criss-cross the globe’s most exotic locales as they solve challenging riddles, search for hidden clues, and connect evidence with events to uncover a global conspiracy that threatens to bring worldwide ruin.

When a young woman is brutally slain and a secret government agency decides to investigate, only Malachi Rector holds the key to unlocking this puzzle—a man whose destiny may not be his own to define. By bringing shocking insights and evidence together, players will learn a startling truth in this metaphysical thriller: our actions are but a single thread in a larger pattern of life and history, and it’s up to you to stop others from pulling their strings.

Featuring:

  • First in a new series of paranormal mystery adventures from legendary designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight)
  • Use your photographic memory and eye for deduction to analyze locations and clues to fit historical patterns
  • Blends 2D and 3D graphics to create a sophisticated storyline, atmosphere and puzzles
  • Travel to Venice, Cairo, Zurich and more unraveling the mysteries of space and time
  • Unlock hero Malachi Rector’s destiny, and uncover his mysterious connection to ex-Special Forces soldier David Walker

Read more about Phoenix Online Publishing!

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