Guest post from Katie Hallahan of Phoenix Online Studios, the creator of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thiller. Consumers can support Cognition Erica Reed’s Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarter (described towards the end of the first Cognition Developer Diary) is an interesting new extension of social media. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative in a professional capacity, you’ve also run into the eternal problem of the starving artist: it’s not easy to get paid to create. But it’s really easy to blog and tweet! Enter the Kickstarter, a place where creative projects can utilize social media to share their projects and ideas and, hopefully, get the funding they need to get off the ground. (more…)
Written by Katie Hallahan from Phoenix Online Studios
Hello and welcome to the first developer diary entry from Phoenix Online! We’re very excited to be posting this on HarryBalls.com, and thank you very much to the site admins for this opportunity!
Every few weeks, we’ll be bringing you news on the progress of our upcoming adventure game, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller! Beginning with our experience and current progress with our Kickstarter campaign (78% of the way to our goal!). But first, who the heck are we? (more…)
Phoenix Studios and Khaeon Studios released this teaser trailer for an upcoming episodic thriller called Cognition: An Erica Reed game slated for release as four episodes in 2012. Cognition tells the story of FBI agent Erica Reed who after investigating the her brothers murder develops a special powers that enable her to see an object’s past. (more…)
Wadjet Eye Games released the latest downloadable mystery paranormal adventure game called Blackwell Deception for $14.99 (digital download) or $24.99 on a DVD which comes with all four Blackwell games. (more…)
WRF Studios released a downloadable point and click adventure game called Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon for $19.99 plus $4 for shipping. You play the game as Mr. Black, who received a note from someone who claims to have captured his fiance who was working on investigating a story involving vampire like murders in a small European town. Mr. Black must follow clues left behind by his fiance and solve the mystery of the murders in the Last Half of Darkness Society of the Serpent. (more…)
Gemini Rue Game Review by Josh Komon
Gemini Rue Game Rating = 3/5
Remember those great adventure games of the late 80s and early 90s? There was Space Quest, King’s Quest, and all of their sequels. Players had to explore a world, solving mysteries, finding objects, interact with other objects, and every now and then, talk to someone. Those games slowly faded out, but have recently made a resurgence, most notably, with the console hit, “Hard Rain.” Not to be left out of the mix, Wadjet Eye Games has released, “Gemini Rue,” for both PC and Mac. How does it stack up against current rivals as well as those decades old ones? (more…)
State of Play, makers of innovative and creative games, released the downloadable puzzle game Lume for sale on Steam, GamersGate and Direct 2 Drive today for $6.29. Lume, described as a illuminating puzzling adventure, tells the story of a young boy who must solve the mystery of both the disappearance of his grandfather and the power in their house. (more…)
Codeminion, publishers of the downloadable game classics Ancient Quest of Saqqarah, StoneLoops! of Jurassica, Magic Match and Phantasma, have released Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal for the Mac at $9.99. Twin Bottles created the game featuring Brunhilda, a linguistic student from New York who travels on a wild adventure to the Magical Realm, a not so innocent fantasy destination conjured up by her unique aunt. Twin Bottles included elements of hidden object, puzzles and point and click problem solving.