To everyone hailing from the U.S. both Erica Reed and Phoenix Online want to wish you an awesome 4th of July! We hope you’re all having fun!
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Phoenix Online Studios
It was meant to be simple: my first job in weeks. Find the girl, get the money-shot, get paid, get bent on cheap whiskey and fall into a drunken stupor at one in the morning. It was all so simple.
This is the life of a disg...
I hope you’re ready to put on your sleuth hat!
Cognition Episode : The Oracle just around the corner, meaning we’re officially in crunch time: long hours, nights and weekends, all hands on deck and everyone’s neck-deep in te...
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 finall...
Today’s post is written by Gavin Greene, Production Coordinator for Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, taking some time out of his very busy day to tell us about his role on the team!
Coordinators are the harbingers of red t...
Last May, composer Austin Haynes wrote a guest blog about composing the music of Cognition–music that went on to win the Adventure Gamers’ Aggie Award for Best Music 2012, AND win the Reader’s Choice poll for the same categor...
From our very own Katie Hallahan:
Every game needs logic–and that doesn’t just mean the story and puzzles making sense! Logic, or logic scripting, is a part of the programming in the game engine that tells the game what to d...
Because good things come in pairs, Destructoid has now reviewed Episode 2 of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, giving us the wonderful score of 7.5!
It's not often an indie studio is lucky enough to be noticed and reviewe...
From Adrienne Elliot, Producer of our freeware game: The Silver Lining
This time we are looking at how all the wonderful models and sets are created. Creating all the models is time consuming as they go through many, many ...
This is a Community Blog created by Saydmell Salazar, our Social Media director, my boss (and the best boss one could ask for I might add).
“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and persona...
Designer Katie Hallahan tells us what's it like working with industry legend Jane Jensen (Creator of the Gabriel Knight series)
A question we often get is how we ended up teaming up with Jane Jensen on Cognition. Cesar has ...
Yes that's right, Cognition is being featured on the Indie Royale Bundle! If you've ever wanted to get Episode 1 for cheap than this would be the perfect opportunity and you'll even get a nice shiny Desura key to boot.
About POstudios One of us since 9:07 AM on 02.15.2013
Established in 2004 and previously known as 'Phoenix Freeware Online', Phoenix Online Studios began as a fan group of King's Quest fans coming together to create an unofficial sequel to the series.
Their first project, The Silver Lining, got the attention from publications such as PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, GameInformer, Edge Magazine, GamesTM, Kotaku, Mtv News and Joystiq. Today, we've been granted an IP license by Activision to publish all 5 episodes free to play.
Phoenix Online Studios is currently working on their first commercial endeavors - Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, recently released Episode 1 last October, and Episode 2 is about to be released Jan 30th, 2013. The game follows a Boston FBI agent, who lost her brother years ago to a serial killer who was never caught. With post-cognition abilities, Erica Reed is able to see the past of the objects just by touching it, adding a twist in this paranormal adventure game.
More information about Phoenix Online Studios or any of our projects can be found at www.postudios.com