Thursday, 27 February 2014

Cognition Sweeps Reader’s Choice Aggie Awards: Game of the Year

EPISODIC THRILLER COGNITION SWEEPS 2013 AGGIE READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS, NETS “ADVENTURE GAME OF THE YEAR”
Top-Selling Title From Developer-Turned-Publisher Phoenix Online Studios Wins Six Readers’ Choice Awards For Adventure Game Excellence


SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 25, 2014 –Indie game publisher Phoenix Online Publishing today announced that its debut title, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller™ has garnered an unprecedented six readers’ choice awards from AdventureGamers.com.
Created by Phoenix Online Studios in partnership with story consultant Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight®, Moebius: Empire Rising™), Cognition was voted by readers as theAdventure Game of the YearBest Independent Adventure and Best Traditional Adventure of 2013. In addition, Cognition earned “Best of” kudos in the Soundtrack,Writing-Drama and Story categories, and earned runner-up status for Best Gameplay,Best Character and Best Voice Acting.


"From the beginning, our focus has been on creating atmospheric, story-driven games, and it's thrilling to see such an outpouring of enthusiasm and support from the adventure gaming community," said Cesar Bittar, CEO of Phoenix Online Publishing. "We are honored that Cognition has received so much love and attention from gamers, and look forward to creating and publishing even more award-winning and quality entertainment for fans of all genres."
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is available in four single-episode installments or as a season pass bundle that includes all four episodes and a complimentary copy of the game’s multi-award-winning soundtrack. To celebrate Cognition’s recognition for excellence in adventure gaming in this year’s Aggie Readers’ Choice awards, players will be able to buy the full four-episode season pass bundle for $24.99 (a $5 savings off the normal $29.99 price), as part of an exclusive, limited-time discount for one week only on Steam or www.POStudios.com.


About Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun. A serial killer is loose in Boston -- one who seems to be leaving deliberate clues that only Erica, with her unique post-cognitive abilities, can uncover.
With hand-drawn graphic novel style art from renowned comic book artist Romano Molenaar (Batman, Witchblade, Tomb Raider and X-Men), a multi-award winning soundtrack by Austin Haynes (featuring the Scarlet Furies) and expert advice from game design legend Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight and the just announced Moebius: Empire Rising) as story consultant, Cognition is a thrilling adventure game by a true “indie dream team” that grips you and won’t let go.


About Phoenix Online Publishing–Every Game Has a Story
Phoenix Online Publishing is a new independent video game publisher dedicated to bringing compelling and cutting-edge story-driven titles to marketworldwide in every genre and across the full range of gaming platforms and devices. Providing game makers with business management, marketing, media and digital/retail distribution services, the company is committed to providing a platform for bringing titles with rich storytelling and atmosphere to life. Designed by indie game developers for indie game developers, Phoenix Online Publishing operates in parallel with Phoenix Online Studios, an award-winning game development studio(The Silver Lining,Cognition), and maintains a global network of development, publishing and distribution partners. More information about Phoenix Online Publishing can be found on the company 's website,www.POStudios.com.

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