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Phoenix Online Studios => Cognition => General => Topic started by: KatieHal on October 29, 2011, 02:04:00 PM

Title: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on October 29, 2011, 02:04:00 PM
Phoenix Online needs your support! We have opened a Kickstarter Campaign for our new project, a supernatural adventure game, and we need your help to get it started. Please visit the Kickstarter Page for more information on how you can participate and the donation rewards we have to thank you for your support--you could even become part of the development team for Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller!

(http://www.postudios.com/cognition/assets/images/foreground/kickstartbutton.jpg) (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/postudios/cognition-an-erica-reed-thriller)

Cognition features an indie dream team line-up: We are joining forces with Khaeon Gamestudio (Star Defense, Titan Wars), collaborating with renowned designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter), and featuring the graphic novel-style art of Romano Molenaar (X-men, Tomb Raider, Witchblade).

Check out the Cognition trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1fweTdhBYUA)

Take on the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with the power to see the past, as she follows the trail of four different serial killers, and a series of clues left for someone with her specific ability. Who’s leaving the clues? How do they know her secret, and what do they want from her?
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on October 29, 2011, 02:12:12 PM
This is super exciting, please head over and take a look.  This is going to be a really awesome project!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: snabbott on October 29, 2011, 02:41:40 PM
Looks exciting! :D
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Blackthorne on October 29, 2011, 05:24:15 PM
Jeez, 11 backers and already over $2,000!  Congrats, guys!  Let's hope the momentum continues.


Bt
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on October 29, 2011, 06:20:26 PM
I'm so psyched we already broke 2K! You guys rock!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: glottal on October 30, 2011, 04:13:25 AM
It *does* look exciting.

Unfortunately, I can't send any money at this time, but I will be happy to buy the game when it comes out.

And ... San Jose, California? Is that where Phoenix Studios is based?  While I've never lived in San Jose, I made some of my best memories in that city.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Deloria on October 30, 2011, 06:58:06 AM
How serious are you about the cookies? :P
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on October 30, 2011, 07:07:21 AM
If you've donated at the levels that mention cookies, then by God you will have cookies! (We take cookies seriously. Weldon wouldn't let us do otherwise!)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 30, 2011, 07:43:30 AM
I do have a question. Say that someone can only put $30 or $40 towards it at this time, but then later, they add in another $30-$60. Would they be able to get the $100+...or is it a lump sum at one time for the rewards?

I would assume it's the total given over the 42 days, but wanted to check :)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on October 30, 2011, 07:55:50 AM
Good question! I would say it's whatever the total amount you pledge in the end. That's only fair, really!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Cez on October 30, 2011, 10:19:49 AM
We just crossed 3k!!! In less than 24 hours! You guys are awesome! :D

Thank you so much!!!!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: candai on October 31, 2011, 01:00:33 PM
Soooooooooooo happy for you guys!!!

Got so inspired that I dressed up as Rosella for Halloween, ha. (Or at least the closest approximation I could come up with without bleaching my hair. Hmmmm, are there any other Sierra princess types that aren't blonde or black haired? Maybe I'm more like Valanice.)

If you're good I'll put up pics later.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Halgroda on October 31, 2011, 01:11:22 PM
I threw in 5 bucks sorry it isn't more but its what I'm able to at this time. Keep the good games coming! and maybe some hats cough cough  ;)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on October 31, 2011, 02:54:24 PM
Every little bit helps, thanks Halgroda!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: glottal on October 31, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
I thought I wouldn't be able to participate because I thought my credit cards were expired ... but that turns out not to be the case.  So yes, I think I will participate, though it may take a week or two (I have to arrange some things).

A question: can the delivery address be changed at the last minute?  I plan to move before June 2012 (my current lease ends in May 2012), but I obviously don't know where I'm moving to yet. If not, I'll just put my family's address - unless there is a natural disaster, they are not going to change address before June, 2012, and they can send the package on to me wherever I'm living at the time.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on October 31, 2011, 08:26:14 PM
I thought I wouldn't be able to participate because I thought my credit cards were expired ... but that turns out not to be the case.  So yes, I think I will participate, though it may take a week or two (I have to arrange some things).

A question: can the delivery address be changed at the last minute?  I plan to move before June 2012 (my current lease ends in May 2012), but I obviously don't know where I'm moving to yet. If not, I'll just put my family's address - unless there is a natural disaster, they are not going to change address before June, 2012, and they can send the package on to me wherever I'm living at the time.

Yeah you could give us a new address literally right up til the day before we mail it probably.  That's no problem at all.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 01, 2011, 07:28:15 AM
3 days in, and we've passed 5K! Thank you everyone so much for donating. :) This is great!

Also, if you're interested in LPs, Toegoff is generously offering some of his own incentives (http://s7.zetaboards.com/toegoff/topic/8599256/1/) of that variety to donaters. Thank you Toegoff! :)

As well, he's doing an Extra Life (http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=4353) livestream to benefit the Children's Miracle Network this weekend, and is still taking donations for his cause as well. It goes without saying it's a good one, so do check it out!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Marquillin on November 01, 2011, 02:04:19 PM
Woot, that's more then 1/5th of the way there already!  Also there's now one donation of 1000 clams!  I was a little worried that 43 days wouldn't be enough time to rally support, but it looks like your PR team (which includes your fans) have really gotten your name out there.

Even if I didn't want to play contagion too, it used to be that we'd pay $60 for the new King's Quest title, and it seems like something should come back your way after spending so much time developing this very immense "fan game".

Not only that, but the future looks brighter when you  team up with Jane Jensen!  Even if it's just a consultant right now, the mere possibility of you producing some of her classics later on after you build as a company I think will make contagion more irresistible for many people.  No offense to Oberon Media, but I think you can give her much better platform for her talents.

Erica Reed:  Poster child for Gabriel Knight's return?
I feverishly hope so.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 01, 2011, 03:32:03 PM
We are now over 25% already, only 3 days in.  This is totally unbelievable and we absolutely couldn't be doing this if not for our fans.  You guys rock, every freaking one of you!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 02, 2011, 07:31:36 AM
And we've now reached over 8K and are officially 1/3 of the way there!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: snabbott on November 02, 2011, 07:41:31 AM
Woah... So cool! !!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Rosella on November 02, 2011, 09:42:09 AM
Given how quickly the project is gaining funds (I couldn't help myself from bumping my pledge up to the next level), I wonder.

What are you guys going to do with the extra money that you'll probably end up with? I mean, the rewards are fantastic, so I doubt it's going to stop once you reach 25,000. :P
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 02, 2011, 10:18:02 AM
Thanks for the bump, Rosella!

Extra money means more we can put towards getting people on full-time & paid, and other things like going to Cons in an official capacity, etc.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 02, 2011, 04:07:12 PM
Yeah anything above and beyond the 25,000 will just help us to get Cognition done even faster and once that's totally done will help us start work on other commercial projects we have on the table.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Haids1987 on November 02, 2011, 05:34:37 PM
Wo guys, this is exciting!  Congrats! !!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on November 02, 2011, 05:48:24 PM
And we're over $11,500!! Our fans are the best!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Lambonius on November 02, 2011, 07:16:02 PM
And we've now reached over 8K and are officially 1/3 of the way there!

Wow, awesome! 
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 02, 2011, 07:38:41 PM
It is! And yeah--now we're at 46%. Holy crap!

We felt 25K was both achievable and would go a long way towards helping development costs, but my goodness, this early response has been above and beyond what we hoped for!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Haids1987 on November 02, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
What can we say?  We love you guys! :yes:
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: waltzdancing on November 02, 2011, 08:43:11 PM
And we love you all! Thanks so much for helping us achieve our dream!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 03, 2011, 07:27:01 AM
We just broke 50%!!!!  :o ;] :hug:

Where's a happy tears smiley when you need one?!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Haids1987 on November 03, 2011, 06:29:59 PM
:bow:
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: writerlove on November 03, 2011, 08:02:57 PM
 :highfive:  :partyhat:
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: snabbott on November 04, 2011, 07:55:16 AM
We just broke 50%!!!!  :o ;] :hug:

Where's a happy tears smiley when you need one?!
(http://images.zaazu.com/img/joytears-joytears-female-smiley-emoticon-000466-large.gif)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 04, 2011, 09:19:25 AM
I ought to miniaturize that smiley next week and add it to our pile, nicely done.

Also, we're now over 14k!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: writerlove on November 04, 2011, 09:22:46 AM
Does Kickstarter take Paypal? I can't find my check card at the moment.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 04, 2011, 09:25:44 AM
I think they actually do all their account stuff through Amazon payments, and I believe you can connect an Amazon account directly to either checking accounts or credit cards but I'm not totally 100% completely sure on that.

But I am pretty sure they don't take payments from Paypal.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: writerlove on November 04, 2011, 09:27:48 AM
Hmm I have an Amazon account. I'll look into that. I definitely want to contribute a little something to the cause.

EDIT: Donated :)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 04, 2011, 09:38:33 AM
Awesome, you rock!!!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 04, 2011, 09:40:51 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 05, 2011, 08:54:08 AM
We just hit 15K! 15K in a WEEK! You are all amazing and wonderful and awesome, thank you so much! We're only 10K from our goal, and 35 days left!
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Enchantermon on November 06, 2011, 05:25:59 AM
Just FYI, the new Cognition sidebar is cool, but it's not showing properly in Chrome 15.0.874.106. Instead of running along the side of the forum, the two halves stick out above and below the forum.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 06, 2011, 06:15:03 AM
Just FYI, the new Cognition sidebar is cool, but it's not showing properly in Chrome 15.0.874.106. Instead of running along the side of the forum, the two halves stick out above and below the forum.

Try refreshing your browser, that got it working properly for most of us.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Enchantermon on November 06, 2011, 10:14:01 AM
Haha, wow. That's the second time your website has made a liar out of me: I did refresh earlier, but it didn't fix the problem until I did it just now. Your commands must have some sort of magical power, lol. The browser trembles at the mention of your name. ;)
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: wilco64256 on November 06, 2011, 10:15:42 AM
Yeah you very well may have seen it literally as we were in the process of getting those into place.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Rosella on November 06, 2011, 10:16:46 AM
The same thing happened to me (is this just a Chrome problem? :P) and after browsing around for enough time it figured out what it was supposed to be doing. No idea how that worked. :P
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: KatieHal on November 06, 2011, 10:27:03 AM
It happened to me on Chrome this morning as well, before I hit the hard refresh. So, maybe?
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Enchantermon on November 06, 2011, 04:46:26 PM
Odd. Ah, the wonders of technology.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: dark-daventry on November 06, 2011, 05:18:01 PM
I'm using Chrome and have had no issues with the side banners at all...
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: Arkillian on November 06, 2011, 05:42:25 PM
Just FYI, the new Cognition sidebar is cool, but it's not showing properly in Chrome 15.0.874.106. Instead of running along the side of the forum, the two halves stick out above and below the forum.

Yeah- I got this when I first saw it too but I always refresh when I see weird stuff like this. This format doesn't like my resolution though. I have to scroll sideways to see the forums T.T This is with the forums loading correctly :( I use Chrome.
Title: Re: Cognition: A new project with the collaboration of Jane Jensen!
Post by: dark-daventry on November 06, 2011, 06:53:34 PM
Just FYI, the new Cognition sidebar is cool, but it's not showing properly in Chrome 15.0.874.106. Instead of running along the side of the forum, the two halves stick out above and below the forum.

Yeah- I got this when I first saw it too but I always refresh when I see weird stuff like this. This format doesn't like my resolution though. I have to scroll sideways to see the forums T.T This is with the forums loading correctly :( I use Chrome.

If one browser fails, I move to another. The two I use most frequently are Chrome and Firefox. I use Opera if Firefox fails, and Safari in an absolute worst case scenario. IE isn't an option. I'm on a mac, so IE no longer exists on this platform. In any event, try using another browser to see if that fixes the problem. Usually switching to another browser will fix whatever issues I have with a website.