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New Publisher To Release Moebius: Empire Rising April 15
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Phoenix Online Studios, developer of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, has announced the formation of Phoenix Online Publishing to publish indie games with a focus on story driven gameplay. The announcement came with a list of the company's first four publishing efforts: Jane Jensen's Kickstarter funded Moebius: Empire Rising (due out on April 15), Lost Civilization (also an April 15 launch), The Last Door: Collector's Edition (launching in the second quarter of 2014), and Quest for Infamy (another second quarter 2014 release).

Today we are extremely excited to announce the opening of Phoenix Online Publishing™, our new indie publishing division! Phoenix Online Publishing will be dedicated to bringing indie titles featuring rich storytelling and atmosphere in every genre from role-playing to strategy and adventure to market via major digital and retail distribution platforms worldwide.

Scott Steinberg, who recently joined us at Phoenix Online Studios, will also be the general manager of the new publishing division, and is very excited about the new endeavor: “Every game, and game developer, has a story waiting to be told… stories which it’s our distinct pleasure to help creators tell by partnering with leading indies to successfully launch games across all genres and platforms globally. By shining the spotlight on independent game developers, and providing the full range of business management, marketing, and promotions services they need to support their creative vision, we’re proud to provide studios a lasting foundation for success, and bring players the deeper, richer, and more engaging game experiences that they crave.”

Moebius: Empire Rising
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

Moebius: Empire Rising is the first in an all-new series of paranormal mystery adventures from award-winning game designer Jane Jensen, creator of the bestselling Gabriel Knight® series and Gray Matter™. Players will step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns to put together. By bringing shocking insights and evidence together, players will learn a startling truth about space and time in this metaphysical thriller: Our actions are but a single thread in a larger pattern of life and history, and it’s up to you to stop others from pulling their strings.

Quest for Infamy
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

Return to the glory days of role-playing and adventure in Quest for Infamy, a humor-filled fantasy epic styled in the vein of classic PC RPGs, where you play the charming villain. Blending turn-based combat and spell-casting with puzzle solving and adventure, players can choose from three character classes—brigand (strength), rogue (stealth), or sorcerer (magic), each with unique storylines and adventures—in one of the largest retro role-playing experiences ever. Adventurers are invited to explore a world of hand-drawn wonder, as they wind their way through trap-infested dungeons, battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells, and lie, cheat and steal their way to infamy.

The Last Door: Collector’s Edition
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

You’ve never truly felt what it’s like to be alone in the dark until you’ve played The Last Door: Collector’s Edition, a low-res, high-suspense horror adventure that’s won multiple Best Games of the Year awards, which Penny Arcade calls “a love letter to H.P. Lovecraft.” The Last Door: Collector’s Edition features exclusive new scenes and puzzles, enhanced graphics, unlockable bonuses, and remastered sound in a special must-see edition of the popular point-and-click adventure. Exploring ancient manors, decaying tenements and twisting underground warrens with lamp and magnifying glass, four terrifying episodes of occult and otherworldly horror invite you to investigate Victorian England’s deepest, darkest secrets. A critically-acclaimed “must-play” enjoyed by over one million people worldwide, discover why 148Apps calls this “a series not to miss out on” – and how The Last Door: Collector’s Edition brings its horrifying secrets screaming back to life.

Lost Civilization
Platorms: PC, Mac, iOS, Android

In Lost Civilization, race to unearth the mystery of a forgotten civilization and rescue your kidnapped fiancé in an atmospheric adventure, suitable for beginners and diehards alike, featuring a haunting blend of puzzle-solving and investigation. As amateur archaeologist Suzanne, journey from the dark corners of Prague to the forgotten chapters of Mayan civilization as you solve clever puzzles and unravel ancient secrets that could lead to proof that alien life exists on Earth. Featuring over 70 richly-detailed and animated scenes, haunting sound effects, and a refreshing variety of challenges ranging from clever brainteasers to eye-catching interactive mini-games, the fate of the world rests in your hands.

For more information about the Phoenix Online Publishing and the games listed above, follow the links below.

Phoenix Online Publishing Plans
Moebius: Empire Rising (add to watch list)
Quest For Infamy (add to watch list)
The Last Door: Collector's Edition (add to watch list)
Lost Civilization (add to watch list)
Buy Moebius: Empire Rising
Buy Quest For Infamy
Buy The Last Door: Collector's Edition


 

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