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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 named 'The Silver Lining' having been granted an IP license by Activision to publish all 5 episodes free to play and receiving attention from publications such as PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, GameInformer, Edge Magazine, GamesTM, Kotaku, Mtv News and Joystiq. Currently, Phoenix Online Studios is working on their first commercial endeavor - Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, having recently released Episode 1 last October. 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 the past of the objects just by touching it, adding a twist in this paranormal adventure game.

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POStudios @ Face Noir

Hello Soul0Reaper, as graspee pointed out, both games make use of the Art Deco aesthetic, if you'd like to learn more about Art Deco, you can visit the Phoenix Online tumblr, there, we have a series of Developer's Blog entries on several games including Face Noir.

This particular entry refers to the game's Art Deco aesthetic. Postudios.tumblr.com

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POStudios @ Episode 3 Launch Party

The game is currently awaiting approval from Desura itself, so hopefully, very soon!

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Thanks MiniDude! :D

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

Thanks Scytharia! We do want to add the German translation back in--probably after the rest of the eps have been released we'll be able to. :)

Enjoy Episode 2!

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi Nekator666,

As I told MIK0 above, just email support@postudios.com with your receipt or invoice #, and we'll send you the key. Thanks!

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi MIK0,

Email support@postudios.com with your receipt or invoice #, and we'll send a key your way :)

Thanks!

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi asheskitty--

While the Phoenix store has you select what files you want initially, you do actually have access to both PC & Mac (and Linux, when we add that) after purchasing.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi, KidIcarus, we're currently trying to fix this issue, could you tell us what browser and what Antivirus you're using?

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

This is Strange, the Mac version has been up for over a month without issues. What Browser and Antivirus are you using?

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi. MIK0

Yes, if you buy the game from our website you'll also be eligible for a Desura key.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi, Zozio

I'm afraid we don't have an Episode 1+2 bundle in the works right now, but you can buy the Season Pass from our website and then redeem your purchase towards acquiring a Desura key for each episode.

You can purchase the Season Pass here: Store.postudios.com

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

Thank you! We've posted it on our site :D

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

It's definitely something we want to add down the line, but it seems for now that's dependent on whether or not we're greenlit.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Thank you for the kind review :)

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Desura keys were submitted on IGS this morning, so you should have them shortly if you don't already. :)

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi commodore,

Any keys we get from Steam for existing customers who have bought our game will be delivered to the email addresses provided by those customers. Generally, Steam keys are tied to a specific email addresses or Steam accounts, so you wouldn't probably wouldn't be able to pass that key on to your friend, sorry.

You can however gift items purchased at our store to other people/email addresses, if you wanted to give your friend a copy that way.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Hi Cyber-trance--yes, all existing customers will be eligible for Steam keys when we get Greenlit :)

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Also, if you already purchased the Episode 1, you'll want to check out the "Season Upgrade" bundle, which contains just Episodes 2-4. That one's intended for people who Ep 1 as a standalone.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Yes, we want to port the game to Linux. One of the biggest reasons we haven't yet is that Linux support was only recently added with Unity 4, but we're still working in Unity 3. Once we upgrade to the new version, making that port will become *much* easier. That upgrade will happen at some point, it's just a question of when.

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

We can probably give you either one. Steam is once we come out in greenlight, of course.

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POStudios @ Matriarch

will it be like forcelight?

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POStudios @ Forceline

heh, loved the 80's style trailer, the game does look great but the battle animations seemed to need one or two frames more.

With that said, the game looks amazingly fun.

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POStudios @ Theatrical Versions Of The Classic Trilogy

I think Disney should go on the safer route and just release the teatrical versions without any of the subsequent improvements, mostly because there will always be purists who will cry fowl.

If those are proven commercially viable then they can mess around and see which of the new scenes should be stay and which should be removed.

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POStudios @ I Get This Call Every Day

I saw your gamespot interview the other day.

I'm sure that will be a huge boost for your greenlight!

Here's to hoping both our games get greenlit

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POStudios @ I Get This Call Every Day

I like the end result though, the art style reminds of that 90's cartoon "Home Movies"

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POStudios @ Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman

Yes, it is, you can buy either Episode 1 or the full season pass on our website.

Shop.cognitiongame.com

Moreover, if the game gets greenlit we'll offer everyone who bought the game through our website a STEAM key

You can vote for our greenlight here:

Steamcommunity.com

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POStudios @ Sanctum 2 - Third playable character revealed!

I have the first game on Steam, I played it four hours with a friend, it's one of the best co-op games I've played in years

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POStudios @ McPixel

I remember seeing this game on Greenlight. I'm glad to see it got aproved.

Now hopefully we can do the same :P

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POStudios @ Metal Dead

The music from the trailer sounds just like something from an Adlib card.

I love small touches like that.

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POStudios @ The Sky Belongs To No One

Heh, I loved the nod towards The Legend of Zelda in your video.

As for the game itself, I think the randomization makes for a very interesting take on the genre, other games have tried it, but usually only really scratched the surface.

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