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It’s time for a new Free Key Fridays raffle. The 50th week brings new indie games for everyone.

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Gunhound EX is the PC version of the cult PSP mech action release that pits players’ armored Gunhound mechs against scores of mechanized military foes.

In the search for a new renewable resource, humanity has discovered a powerful new one: neutron polymer. Integral to the expansion of modern society, alliances form and shatter as countries jockey to get their hands on the resource. A small southeast Asian nation is in the throes of civil war, but its concentrated deposits of neutron polymer are about to make the conflict a worldwide affair.

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The Dungeoning is a difficult action platformer with character levelling, set in a procedurally generated dungeon. Kill enemies, level up using experience and master varied weapons and magic. Collect gold to spend with traders and buy better weapons. Try NG+ and beyond for an extra challenge.

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KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed-in where you play as one of six Krons (mechanical orb-like entities) trapped in a seemingly abandoned fortress. Escape more than 100 claustrophobic levels spread across 4 zones, survive 3 challenging boss chases, conquer one frantic race to freedom! KRUNCH demands concentration, delivers fast gameplay and will test fans of games such as Mega Man, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Continuing our look into Sierra On-Line’s video catalogs we find a tape that circulated between 1989 and 1990. It introduced customers to the then upcoming Space Quest II, Laura Bow: Colonel’s Bequest and even Quest For Glory (or rather, Hero’s Quest, before its name was changed).


 

The best part of these videos is watching Quest For Glory and Space Quest creators act out short segment promotional videos. These really are a testament to Sierra’s creativity and love of their craft.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Continuing our look into Sierra On-Line’s video catalogs we find a tape that circulated between 1989 and 1990. It introduced customers to the then upcoming Space Quest II, Laura Bow: Colonel’s Bequest and even Quest For Glory (or rather, Hero’s Quest, before its name was changed).

The best part of these videos is watching Quest For Glory and Space Quest creators act out short segment promotional videos. These really are a testament to Sierra’s creativity and love of their craft.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Quest for Infamy's release on Steam and GOG brought about a slew of user reviews. The overall response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’d like to share some of them with you.
“Had a blast with this game. The art is great, voices are good (especially the narrator), but the music is OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING" - El_Guapo on Steam
“The detail is top notch, the exploration is top notch, great narration, the music is so classic and really takes you back to when gaming music had great character, the game is well worth the price and I hope these guys make plenty to keep bringing us such wonderful games.”  - Savatage79 on GOG

“As an old fan of Quest for Glory and the point and click adventure series in general, I very much loved this game." - tdonovansanders27 on Steam
"This game is really well made. It revives the spirit of the old Sierra on line classics.Most definetly a game worth playing." - Yellowblackgod on GOG
It’s humbling to see the amazing love and support Quest For Infamy received from the community. We hope everyone will enjoy Roehm’s quest for glory, money and most of all, infamy.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest for Infamy's release on Steam and GOG brought about a slew of user reviews. The overall response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’d like to share some of them with you.

Had a blast with this game. The art is great, voices are good (especially the narrator), but the music is OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING" - El_Guapo on Steam

The detail is top notch, the exploration is top notch, great narration, the music is so classic and really takes you back to when gaming music had great character, the game is well worth the price and I hope these guys make plenty to keep bringing us such wonderful games.”
 - Savatage79 on GOG

As an old fan of Quest for Glory and the point and click adventure series in general, I very much loved this game." -
tdonovansanders27 on Steam

"This game is really well made. It revives the spirit of the old Sierra on line classics.Most definetly a game worth playing." - Yellowblackgod on GOG

It’s humbling to see the amazing love and support Quest For Infamy received from the community. We hope everyone will enjoy Roehm’s quest for glory, money and most of all, infamy.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

The release of Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is fast approaching. Phoenix Online Publishing recently announced this Strategy/RPG hybrid, scheduled to be launch on August 21st. Until then, let us explore the lore from the Conquerors of Kolhar.
Every few centuries a great evil comes to the land of Kolhar, bringing chaos and destruction. This is where our story begins, 177 years after this invasion we get to discover Yaha, the skilled and spunky fighter; Benedict, the precocious and arrogant mage; and Allen, the gentle, simple paladin who leads the group. They are holding the faith and future of the kingdom in hopes to find the fabled Amulet of the Ancients, rumored to be the only thing that can stop the end of civilization as they know it.





The group was sent by Queen Sijsen, the ruler of Kolhar, fearing that failure to find the Artifact will result in a cataclysm. However, finding the Artifact isn’t the difficult part; we join them just as their quest for the amulet nears completion. Upon reaching their objective, the party soon discovers an otherwise peaceful race of lizard-like folk begins attacking human settlements. As the raids intensify the group must hurry back home to deliver their prize to the Queen. Unfortunately the Queen’s own guard soon reveal to be traitors and attempt to hinder your progress.
Our main party of heroes can gather around fifteen story quests present in the game, with multiple missions which are an open invitation to grab up any experience and loot you might find yourself needing. All of these are presented via a map where each mission or side-quest may be selected. There are also several random events which may aid or hinder you party’s progress.




Eventually the party grows as new members are added. The first to join the ranks is Tysha, a swashbuckling rogue, or as she calls herself; a pickpocket and entry artist extraordinaire. Losing the village she once called home, Tysha joins group hoping to prevent a similar tragedy from befalling on the entire Kingdom.
Explore the land Kolhar as you accompany our heroes in their quest to retrieve the Amulet of the Ancients. Besieged by an invading lizard race and facing their own battle hardened brothers, the race to save the Kindom of Kolhar is on before an even greater evil appears and consumes them all.

Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

The release of Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is fast approaching. Phoenix Online Publishing recently announced this Strategy/RPG hybrid, scheduled to be launch on August 21st. Until then, let us explore the lore from the Conquerors of Kolhar.

Every few centuries a great evil comes to the land of Kolhar, bringing chaos and destruction. This is where our story begins, 177 years after this invasion we get to discover Yaha, the skilled and spunky fighter; Benedict, the precocious and arrogant mage; and Allen, the gentle, simple paladin who leads the group. They are holding the faith and future of the kingdom in hopes to find the fabled Amulet of the Ancients, rumored to be the only thing that can stop the end of civilization as they know it.

The group was sent by Queen Sijsen, the ruler of Kolhar, fearing that failure to find the Artifact will result in a cataclysm. However, finding the Artifact isn’t the difficult part; we join them just as their quest for the amulet nears completion. Upon reaching their objective, the party soon discovers an otherwise peaceful race of lizard-like folk begins attacking human settlements. As the raids intensify the group must hurry back home to deliver their prize to the Queen. Unfortunately the Queen’s own guard soon reveal to be traitors and attempt to hinder your progress.

Our main party of heroes can gather around fifteen story quests present in the game, with multiple missions which are an open invitation to grab up any experience and loot you might find yourself needing. All of these are presented via a map where each mission or side-quest may be selected. There are also several random events which may aid or hinder you party’s progress.

Eventually the party grows as new members are added. The first to join the ranks is Tysha, a swashbuckling rogue, or as she calls herself; a pickpocket and entry artist extraordinaire. Losing the village she once called home, Tysha joins group hoping to prevent a similar tragedy from befalling on the entire Kingdom.

Explore the land Kolhar as you accompany our heroes in their quest to retrieve the Amulet of the Ancients. Besieged by an invading lizard race and facing their own battle hardened brothers, the race to save the Kindom of Kolhar is on before an even greater evil appears and consumes them all.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy has been has been out for just slightly over a week now and reviews have been pouring in from various review outlets. So why don’t we take a look at what some of the reviewers out there thought of our game?
Mouse N’ Joypad:
“Quest For Infamy is a game that celebrates and builds upon its legacy. It takes one of the most lucrative genres of the (relatively) old days, slaps some RPG on top of it and adds hilarious commentary for good measure. This is the best example of an old-school game done right.”
Gamezebo:
“The result is a game that is nearly perfect in its presentation—its characters, dialogue, puzzles, and world are brilliant in their combination of believable depth and ridiculousness”
Sticky Trigger:
“Fans of the old Sierra games will lap this up without hesitation. Its a great homage to the age old Point and Click adventure, and it pulls it off flawlessly.”

Infotainment News:
“This is a fun throwback type of game with a sense of humor and purposefully retro-graphics.   It has a few quirks here and there but overall seems like a lot of fun”
Leviathyn:
“it should not be missed by anyone with fond memories of Sierra’s golden age.”
Gamebreak:
“It’s a blast from the past that doesn’t take itself serious and does a wonderful job at balancing brilliance with slapstick buffoonery!”
It’s humbling to see that so many enjoyed Quest For Infamy and that adventure games can still connect with gamers everywhere. We hope you’re enjoying the game game and we’d like to thank you, the community for all the support. Until next time.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy has been has been out for just slightly over a week now and reviews have been pouring in from various review outlets. So why don’t we take a look at what some of the reviewers out there thought of our game?

Mouse N’ Joypad:

Quest For Infamy is a game that celebrates and builds upon its legacy. It takes one of the most lucrative genres of the (relatively) old days, slaps some RPG on top of it and adds hilarious commentary for good measure. This is the best example of an old-school game done right.

Gamezebo:

The result is a game that is nearly perfect in its presentation—its characters, dialogue, puzzles, and world are brilliant in their combination of believable depth and ridiculousness

Sticky Trigger:

Fans of the old Sierra games will lap this up without hesitation. Its a great homage to the age old Point and Click adventure, and it pulls it off flawlessly.

Infotainment News:

This is a fun throwback type of game with a sense of humor and purposefully retro-graphics.   It has a few quirks here and there but overall seems like a lot of fun

Leviathyn:

it should not be missed by anyone with fond memories of Sierra’s golden age.

Gamebreak:

It’s a blast from the past that doesn’t take itself serious and does a wonderful job at balancing brilliance with slapstick buffoonery!

It’s humbling to see that so many enjoyed Quest For Infamy and that adventure games can still connect with gamers everywhere. We hope you’re enjoying the game game and we’d like to thank you, the community for all the support. Until next time.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

We’ve stated before Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a game that combines RPG with Strategy elements, but how exactly does it coalesce both elements? It’s with the intent to answer that very question that we’ll be taking an overview look at its gameplay.
Developed by just three people, Heroes & Legends has you controlling a party of adventurers. At the start your team consists of a warrior, healer and a wizard, though as the game progresses new members are added.

The story is told mostly through text and image stills, similar to many JRPGS, however, to keep the gameplay flowing, players can choose their next destination on a map. Events can be story-based assignments which progress the main campaign, secondary missions to increase experience and loot or random events which may either help or hinder your party. Combat is handled automatically. Each character has an Active Time Based system similar to Final Fantasy IV, meaning the fight is handled in real time, but each member needs to recover after attacking.

To keep battles interesting, players will have to manage party members in real time. This mean selecting which battle skills to use, shift their formation during battle, level them up during the actual fight and managing drops as they come. You have a limited inventory which only holds 5 items, as new weapons and potions are dropped, old ones will have to equipped, used or discarded.Upon completing a mission, you can visit the crafting menu to retire excess gear for materials and then use those towards creating new equipment. Bare in mind certain items and gear require your characters to meet certain requirements in their stats.

In order to increase your character’s stats, you’ll have to of course, level up. Leveling up prompts you to a window where you can select one of three randomly selected stats. Moreover, characters may also learn new combat skills, but the combat skills they’re allowed into battle is limited, so players will have to choose wisely.We hope you enjoyed this overview look into Heroes & Legends' gameplay.
Bare in mind we only touched the surface, as we didn’t discuss the story, future party members, gameplay strategies or even the types of enemies you’ll run into. Until then we hope to see you on our next entry.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

We’ve stated before Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a game that combines RPG with Strategy elements, but how exactly does it coalesce both elements? It’s with the intent to answer that very question that we’ll be taking an overview look at its gameplay.

Developed by just three people, Heroes & Legends has you controlling a party of adventurers. At the start your team consists of a warrior, healer and a wizard, though as the game progresses new members are added.

The story is told mostly through text and image stills, similar to many JRPGS, however, to keep the gameplay flowing, players can choose their next destination on a map. Events can be story-based assignments which progress the main campaign, secondary missions to increase experience and loot or random events which may either help or hinder your party. Combat is handled automatically. Each character has an Active Time Based system similar to Final Fantasy IV, meaning the fight is handled in real time, but each member needs to recover after attacking.

To keep battles interesting, players will have to manage party members in real time. This mean selecting which battle skills to use, shift their formation during battle, level them up during the actual fight and managing drops as they come. You have a limited inventory which only holds 5 items, as new weapons and potions are dropped, old ones will have to equipped, used or discarded.Upon completing a mission, you can visit the crafting menu to retire excess gear for materials and then use those towards creating new equipment. Bare in mind certain items and gear require your characters to meet certain requirements in their stats.

In order to increase your character’s stats, you’ll have to of course, level up. Leveling up prompts you to a window where you can select one of three randomly selected stats. Moreover, characters may also learn new combat skills, but the combat skills they’re allowed into battle is limited, so players will have to choose wisely.We hope you enjoyed this overview look into Heroes & Legends' gameplay.

Bare in mind we only touched the surface, as we didn’t discuss the story, future party members, gameplay strategies or even the types of enemies you’ll run into. Until then we hope to see you on our next entry.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy is a game with its roots set on Sierra On-Line’s Quest For Glory series. These were revolutionary games that mixed adventure gaming with RPG stats. 
Gameplay mechanics weren’t the only feature where Quest For Infamy took a page from its spiritual predecessor. Classic Sierra On-Line adventure games are known for their coalescing a gripping world with a high difficulty. It was this reason that led us to create an official Quest For Infamy walkthrough. This booklet lists all quests, items and locations necessary to finish the game.



Although the game does not feature any unwinnable situations or ‘zombie’ statuses, it can still be a challenge to figure out every puzzle or finding the correct item at the right time.
We hope this little bit of assistance will help you further enjoy Quest For Infamy, even anti-heroes need a bit of help now and again.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy is a game with its roots set on Sierra On-Line’s Quest For Glory series. These were revolutionary games that mixed adventure gaming with RPG stats. 

Gameplay mechanics weren’t the only feature where Quest For Infamy took a page from its spiritual predecessor. Classic Sierra On-Line adventure games are known for their coalescing a gripping world with a high difficulty. It was this reason that led us to create an official Quest For Infamy walkthrough. This booklet lists all quests, items and locations necessary to finish the game.

Although the game does not feature any unwinnable situations or ‘zombie’ statuses, it can still be a challenge to figure out every puzzle or finding the correct item at the right time.

We hope this little bit of assistance will help you further enjoy Quest For Infamy, even anti-heroes need a bit of help now and again.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Paying homage to Sierra On-Line's classic Quest for Glory, Quest for Infamy turns the idea on its head and makes you play the anti-hero. During the Kickstarter campaign, several tiers were opened up for backers to get their name and likeness in the game. This “Backer Spotlight” video by Kickstart Ventures showcases these generous people.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Phoenix Online Publishing and Cuve Games have teamed up to bring you Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, for PC, Mac and Linux on August 21st.
Heroes & Legends mixes a variety of gameplay elements from popular genres such as RPGs, Strategy and Roguelikes, and creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat. Outfit your party of five powerful heroes with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes.



As you defeat foes your characters will earn experience, eventually leveling up, and you will also gather important loot including new weapons and armor as well as invaluable boosts from items such as health potions and level-up scrolls. You can also explore the map for randomized events which may aid or hinder the party’s quest.



With over 100 monster types to defeat, Heroes & Legend’s features a quick and engaging combat system that is easy to learn and fun to master. With the mix of RPG and Roguelike mechanics fans of both genres will find themselves enthralled with its simple charm and strategic difficulty. Heroes & Legends will be available for PC, Max and Linux on August 21.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Phoenix Online Publishing and Cuve Games have teamed up to bring you Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, for PC, Mac and Linux on August 21st.

Heroes & Legends mixes a variety of gameplay elements from popular genres such as RPGs, Strategy and Roguelikes, and creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat. Outfit your party of five powerful heroes with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes.

As you defeat foes your characters will earn experience, eventually leveling up, and you will also gather important loot including new weapons and armor as well as invaluable boosts from items such as health potions and level-up scrolls. You can also explore the map for randomized events which may aid or hinder the party’s quest.

With over 100 monster types to defeat, Heroes & Legend’s features a quick and engaging combat system that is easy to learn and fun to master. With the mix of RPG and Roguelike mechanics fans of both genres will find themselves enthralled with its simple charm and strategic difficulty. Heroes & Legends will be available for PC, Max and Linux on August 21.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Not too long ago we checked out some of the remastered songs for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.
Today we continue our look into these songs, all of which were remastered by the series’ original composer, Robert Holmes.
Book Shop



One of the most requested songs, the iconic St. George’s Book Shop theme. It establishes peaceful mood, a place where Gabriel can return to, rest and forget his problems.
Gedde Estate



One of the first pieces composer Robert Holmes worked in the original Gabriel Knight is also one of the most memorable.
Main Theme Variation



A short secondary spin off of the main theme in Gabriel Knight. Meant to be used in some areas where the action and tension builds up.
Lake Crimescene



Another community favorite, the Lake Crime Scene establishes an eerie mood as Gabriel Knight slowly discovers more about the voodoo cult.
Saints Blues



The famous Jackson Square, a real world location based in New Orleans forever immortalized in Gabriel Knight. This song is used to great measure in bringing it to life and adding that New Orleans blues touch.
We hope you enjoyed the new remastered songs. A lot of love and care has been put into them and the 20th Anniversary Edition itself. Whether you’re re-visiting New Orleans or learning about voodoo cults for the first time be sure to check back for more updates!
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Not too long ago we checked out some of the remastered songs for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.

Today we continue our look into these songs, all of which were remastered by the series’ original composer, Robert Holmes.

Book Shop

One of the most requested songs, the iconic St. George’s Book Shop theme. It establishes peaceful mood, a place where Gabriel can return to, rest and forget his problems.

Gedde Estate

One of the first pieces composer Robert Holmes worked in the original Gabriel Knight is also one of the most memorable.

Main Theme Variation

A short secondary spin off of the main theme in Gabriel Knight. Meant to be used in some areas where the action and tension builds up.

Lake Crimescene

Another community favorite, the Lake Crime Scene establishes an eerie mood as Gabriel Knight slowly discovers more about the voodoo cult.

Saints Blues

The famous Jackson Square, a real world location based in New Orleans forever immortalized in Gabriel Knight. This song is used to great measure in bringing it to life and adding that New Orleans blues touch.

We hope you enjoyed the new remastered songs. A lot of love and care has been put into them and the 20th Anniversary Edition itself. Whether you’re re-visiting New Orleans or learning about voodoo cults for the first time be sure to check back for more updates!

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios