Phoenix Online Studios is a game development company dedicated to making compelling, cutting-edge, and generally awesome adventure games. Established in 2004, Phoenix began as a group of King's Quest fans from around the world who came together to create an unofficial sequel to the series. The resulting project, The Silver Lining, earned widespread community support and withstood two cease-and-desist orders to become one of the most ambitious fan projects ever made. In 2012, after completing four Silver Lining episodes, the team shifted their focus to commercial projects with Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. Cognition debuted in October 2012 and is currently releasing episodically for PC and Mac, with iPad versions coming soon. More information about Phoenix Online Studios can be found on the company's website, http://www.postudios.com.
Cesar Bittar, CEO. With a strong background in videogame production and a passion for cinematic storytelling in games, Cesar has been at the helm of Phoenix Online Studios since 2002. In addition to producing, directing, and designing The Silver Lining and Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Cesar has previously worked with major studios such as Telltale Games and Activision on AAA titles such as Tales of Monkey Island and Sam & Max, and holds a degree in Digital Media.
Vitek Goyel, Vice President. Vitek has a strong background in business management and videogame art development, and founded Pixeltek in 2004, a successful Art Outsourcing studio that has successfully established relations with major studios in the industry such as Foundation 9, Activision, and Vivendi Universal. He has a BS in Electronic Media, Arts and Communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY.
Richard Flores, CTO. Also one of the instrumental members of the leadership of Phoenix Online since 2002, Richard is a successful animator with a strong technical background and a perfectionist's eye for detail. Acting as the bridge between Art and Programming, as well as a producer and director for both The Silver Lining and Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Richard has also worked on major Hollywood tiles such as 300, Fantastic Four, and Final Destination, and holds a BA in Computer Science.