05.16.2013 - Cognition Episode 3 is Available Now, Don’t Miss the 24-Hour Sale!
When a trail of clues—and bodies—lead Erica to the luxurious Enthon Towers, her post-cognitive powers leave her unable to escape the dark betrayals in its past. The shocking truth about the Oracle’s identity is revealed, along with the killer’s connection to Erica’s own tragic past. No longer sure who she can trust, if anyone, Erica is determined to find the truth, no matter what the cost.
From now until 3 PM EST/12 PM PST on Friday May 17th, we’re running an exclusive sale on the following items:
- Episode 3: The Oracle for $9.99 and an exclusive collection of 5 songs from the game!
- Cognition Season Pass for only $19.99, a savings of $10!
- Cognition Episodes 3 & 4 Upgrade for only $9.99, down from the regular price of $14.99!
Jump into the penultimate chapter of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, where you get to play not only as Erica, but also step into the shoes of the mysterious Oracle!
05.14.2013 - Episode 3: When The Magic Happens
The last few days of any game project are hectic. We know it, we have to work hard, and it’ll be long hours. Yet it seems that every time we reach this stage, I feel so overwhelmed by things that I always think that we’ll never make it.
Episode 3: The Oracle is a special one for me. Even though Nick Bryan took more care of the episode than I did, I always wanted to stay close to this episode because I knew it would be my favorite of the bunch. It’s such a critical one because this is the episode to reveal it all, the one where all the story comes together before the frantic ending that will be Episode 4: The Cain Killer.
To me, The Oracle has the better plot twists and some of the most gut-wrenching stuff in the series. It’s the episode that will make you torn about the motives behind the killings, and will make you see that everything is not as black and white as it seems. If we did our job right, by the end of the episode you might feel sympathetic towards characters you never thought you would feel sympathetic for.
So this episode needed the utmost care, and that’s why I never let it drift out of my hands too much. I was there when puzzles were being designed, dropped in the general outline for the episode, designed some of the puzzles myself, and took care of Act 4 (the ending section). I put it the hands of the very capable Nick Bryan, and stepped back to take care of Moebius or some non-fun business stuff that always requires my attention. (more…)
05.10.2013 - Cognition Episode 3 Releasing on May 16th & Live Launch Party!
On Thursday May 16th, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller continues in Episode 3: The Oracle! In this episode, you won’t just be playing as Erica, but also as the killer who’s been playing games with her. Meaning we’ll finally know the answer to one big question: Who is the killer?
Plus! Join us on May 16th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST for a launch day livestream! We’ll be on Google Hangout, taking your questions, talking about Episode 3, and doing some exclusive giveaways at our YouTube channel. Just go to to http://www.youtube.com/postudios and hangout with us!
Cognition Episode 3 is out, and we’re having a sale in the Phoenix Online Store for the next 24 hours!
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Episode 3 is coming out on May 16th, and we’re doing a launch day livestream!