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Phoenix Online Holiday Sale 2015 Bursts Onto the Scene – with Mobile Buddies!

by on Dec.14, 2015, under cognition, face noir, gabriel knight, Heroes And Legends, lost civilization, moebius, Morningstar, quest for infamy, Questrun, store, Supreme League of Patriots, the last door

‘Tis the season to be jolly at Phoenix Online as we open our store again for a holiday-fest of savings!
Use code HOLIDAY50 when you checkout from today to Sunday, December 27 to get 50% off of our whole library of games!
Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter for notice of flash sales on individual titles to save even more!

Have a mobile device for gaming?
Our mobile games are joining in with their own discounts, too! No code needed!
So if you’ve been wondering when Gabriel Knight iPad version or Morningstar Android is finally discounted, wait no longer. We’ve got you covered.
Just check the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Appstore today.

Happy Holidays from Phoenix Online Studios!

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Phoenix Online Black Friday 2015 Sale is On!

by on Nov.23, 2015, under cognition, face noir, gabriel knight, Heroes And Legends, lost civilization, moebius, Morningstar, quest for infamy, Questrun, store, Supreme League of Patriots, the last door

 

Looking ahead to a shopping rush during Black Friday?  We at Phoenix Online are saving you the lines and hassle by opening our sale early!

Starting TODAY and going through the Thanksgiving weekend, get 50% off our whole library of games with the code BLACKFRIDAY50.

So you can be thankful at being alive with Powell in Morningstar, indulge in excess of superpowers and turkey-antics with The Supreme League of Patriots, steal for your spread in Quest for Infamy, or just go catch up on the classics with Cognition and Moebius.  Not to mention shadow hunting in Gabriel Knight and The Last Door! (And that’s not even the whole list. 😉 )

Save Thanksgiving for hanging out with the people you care about… US!  Okay okay, your folks can come, too.

Happy Turkey Day from all of us at Phoenix Online Studios!

 

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Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock Is Now Available for Mobile Platforms!

by on Nov.05, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Phoenix Online Publishing and Red Herring Labs today announced that the developer’s atmospheric sci-fi adventure, Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock, has been released for mobile platforms on iOS and Android today. Crash-landing on the isolated alien landscape of Deadrock, a planet that appears deceptively empty and benign, Powell’s dangerous mission of exploration and survival begins as he seeks to repair his ship and escape the planet’s destructive gravity well. The game can be found in the Apple iTunes Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morningstar-descent-to-deadrock/id998943480?mt=8) and the Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.postudios.msdd) for just $3.99. The game is also available for PC & Mac on the Phoenix Online Store (store.postudios.com), Steam, and other online retailers. Check out the new trailer here: https://youtu.be/QWafNS0zdUE

Crash-landed on a desolate, alien planet, gamers will discover that what should have been a routine work-for-hire job for Powell has become a deadly mission to save the merchant vessel Morningstar and her crew. With one man dead and the captain gravely injured, Powell is on his own to repair the ship and find a way to escape the strange gravity well of the empty planet they’ve landed on. If the situation weren’t dire enough, the only signs of life on the planet are the remains of a much larger and better equipped ship and her crew, all dead, and not by natural means. What—or who—brought down these ships and is killing their crews? Why? And can Powell find a way off-planet before he shares the same fate?

Key Features 

  • Experience the remastered immersive sci-fi adventure, packed with gorgeous HD graphics, detailed puzzles and scenes, and an all-new, streamlined interface for mobile platforms
  • Explore haunting landscapes and gorgeous cinematics, all in beautiful high definition
  • Uncover the mystery of Deadrock through intriguing puzzles and gripping storyline
  • The alien planet of Deadrock comes alive with full voice acting and engrossing sound effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phoenix Online 50% Off Halloween Sale 2015 is ALIVE!

by on Oct.28, 2015, under cognition, face noir, gabriel knight, Heroes And Legends, lost civilization, moebius, Morningstar, quest for infamy, Questrun, store, Supreme League of Patriots, the last door



In celebration of Halloween, we here at Phoenix Online are setting up the cobwebs and jack-o’-lanterns and slashing our prices in half to boot!

All this week, enjoy at least 50% off all our games on the Phoenix Online store!

And if you’re really in the spooky spirit of the holiday, we’ve brought in some voodoo magic to give you Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition for 60% off and The Last Door: Collector’s Edition Season 1 for 75% off! Just in time to get ready for the upcoming Season 2

Enjoy your Halloween! Our tricks are your treat!

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Morningstar: Official Walkthrough

by on Feb.20, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock is an indie atmospheric adventure game developed by Red Herring Labs. Controlled via a first-person interface, the player must navigate through the wrecks of two starships and a vast desert planet. However, even the most veteran space explorers may need a little help now and again. For that reason we created the Official Morningstar Walkthrough. Click the image to downloadThis free to download booklet lists all the necessary actions to complete the game while keeping spoilers to a minimum. Although the game does not feature any unwinnable situations or ‘zombie’ statuses, it can still be a challenge to figure out every puzzle or finding the correct item at the right time. We hope this little bit of assistance will help you further enjoy Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock, even space explorers need a bit of help now and again.Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock is an indie atmospheric adventure game developed by Red Herring Labs. Players take control of Powell, a space trader who crashlands on the Desert planet of ‘Deadrock’ and must now navigate through the wrecks of two starships and the aforementioned planet hoping to find a way to escape.

However, even the most veteran space explorers may need a little help now and again. For that reason we created the Official Morningstar Walkthrough. (continue reading…)

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Morningstar: Descent To Deadrock Available Now

by on Feb.17, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

The immersive sci-fi adventure game, Morningstar: Descent To Deadrock is available now for PC and Mac on Steam, The Humble Store and the Phoenix Online Store with a demo available now. (continue reading…)

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Morningstar: Breathing In The Atmosphere

by on Feb.13, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Art and music generally go hand-in-hand when trying to evoke certain feelings and moods in the player’s subconscious and Morningstar is no exception. Paradoxically, while the planet of Deadrock is devoid of all life the sights and sounds are anything but dead. Both help to enhance the feeling of being alone on a barren hunk of rock floating around in an infinite cosmos.As mentioned previously, the game is filled with static and mostly unmoving scenes as seen from the perspective of the player. However, these screens still manage to convey the near hopelessness of the situation that both Novak and Powell find themselves in. From the body-strewn wreckage of the Armstrong and nearby camp to the empty alien ruins the artwork manages to convey the feeling of impending doom should they not get off this planet they unfortunately found themselves on.Adding to both the mystery and uneasiness of the possibility that someone or something might be watching them just off-screen are the presence of the several stone heads scattered throughout the game. The placement of these creepy idols serves to add even more nervous tension even though pretty much all they do is stand there keeping guard. Particularly when Powell spots several of them just outside the ruins as if keeping watch for intruders.The music is strongly influenced by the art style. The composer had played the original game and used it and preliminary work on the updated release to create the ambient tonal atmosphere heard throughout Powell’s journey. The majority of the game is filled with sounds and musical tracks that convey the feeling of isolation. When you are alone with only your own thoughts it tends to play tricks on your mind. You start hearing voices and seeing things that aren’t there. The audio reflects this in haunting melodies and use of unconventional instruments.These weird and unsettling tracks have been described as “less than music but more than noise”. The composer used his own voice, scratched the microphone with his beard, used whispers and breathing to help enhance this feeling of not being certain that you’re quite as alone on this planet as you might think. The intro and outro videos, on the other hand, follow a more music-based approach. They were created as actual harmonies or melodies, which is a huge contrast to the rest of the game.Forced to crash land on an alien planet, the crew of the Morningstar find themselves trapped. With a damaged engine and drained stasis pods, it’s up to Powell to find a way off the deserted world. But not all is as it seems as he soon finds out after venturing from the wreck of the ship. As the only surviving crewmember that’s not injured and forced to stay aboard, it’s your job to explore the desert. Roam around the wreck of another unfortunate ship and the nearby ruins abandoned by its inhabitants in this first-person sci-fi point-and-click adventure game.Serena Nelson Social Media Intern Phoenix Online Studios
Art and music generally go hand-in-hand when trying to evoke certain feelings and moods in the player’s subconscious and Morningstar is no exception. Paradoxically, while the planet of Deadrock is devoid of all life the sights and sounds are anything but dead. Both help to enhance the feeling of being alone on a barren hunk of rock floating around in an infinite cosmos. (continue reading…)

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Morningstar: Alone In The Universe

by on Feb.12, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Morningstar is what is known as an “escape game”. What this means is that you are trapped somewhere and your primary goal is to find a way to escape your current situation. In this case you’re stranded on a deserted planet with no means of getting off it from the start. That’s the catalyst for exploring your surroundings and figuring out what to do to get the ship back up and running. Otherwise there wouldn’t be much of a story. What you do find out while wandering around, though, add significantly to the plot. (continue reading…)

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Morningstar: Something Old, Something New

by on Feb.11, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Morningstar was originally released as a Flash game in May 2009 on Newgrounds and Kongregate. While a lot has remained the same, in particular the story and most of the locations, just as much has changed between then and the upcoming updated release. We’ll be taking a look at these differences here. (continue reading…)

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Morningstar: Exploring Deadrock

by on Feb.10, 2015, under featured, Morningstar

Morningstar uses a first-person interface, meaning that the entire game is seen through the eyes of our protagonist Powell. More precisely, it’s seen through the visor of his suit’s helmet display system. As such, you never see what he looks like and you’re only able to tell that he’s male by the voice-over. Without it, Powell could be either gender. It would be hard to figure this out otherwise even if it was in a third-person viewpoint as the visor is darkened from the outside as shown in Captain Novak’s sprite sitting in the ship’s cockpit. (continue reading…)

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