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#Freekeyfridays week 55 raffle!

It’s time for another Free Key Fridays raffle. This week you could three new indie games.

A Wizard’s lizard is a fantasy action RPG for PC, Mac and Linux. xplore ever-changing dungeons, filled with valuable treasure and powerful items, while battling back the hordes of evil. Rescue townsfolk to improve your town and aid your next trek into the dungeon.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda, Gauntlet, and The Binding of Isaac will love the retro-inspired twin-stick action of A Wizard’s Lizard.
When the wizard of Amberfall unlocks the magic of eternal life, Death comes to take him away. Now his faithful pet lizard must brave procedurally-generated dungeons to save him!

Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new “streams” mechanic. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks.

If this sounds simple, that’s because it is — you’ll be lining up lengthy chains within minutes. But you’ll be surprised how much brainpower it takes to set up combos of multiple chains, and the many brainteaser-style puzzles include some real stumpers. Tidalis has co-op and competitive multiplayer modes (both online and offline); action-oriented modes and timer-less brainteasers; a lengthy, casual-friendly adventure mode; twenty unique game modes providing innumerable twists to the basic gameplay; dozens of special blocks and items; and over fifty minutes of beautiful music to go with the painterly art.

From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.

Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar was recently launched on steam. Just a few days ago we took a look at the community support the game received on Valve’s platform.
Today we would like to highlight one of the extras that comes with it. We are talking of course about the Steam Trading Cards. There are a total of eight cards to collect, each card represents the game’s main cast, all complemented by the wonderful art style found in the game.
Players who collect all cards will be rewarded with a wallpapers and emotes. Collecting them all won’t be easy, but those who take upon this quest will also receive a badge proving their work and dedication to Heroes & Legends.
We would love to see you unlock all of the extras in Heroes & Legends, remember to visit the community hub if you need hints, tips or simply wish to leave your feedback on the game.

Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar was recently launched on steam. Just a few days ago we took a look at the community support the game received on Valve’s platform.

Today we would like to highlight one of the extras that comes with it. We are talking of course about the Steam Trading Cards. There are a total of eight cards to collect, each card represents the game’s main cast, all complemented by the wonderful art style found in the game.

Players who collect all cards will be rewarded with a wallpapers and emotes. Collecting them all won’t be easy, but those who take upon this quest will also receive a badge proving their work and dedication to Heroes & Legends.

We would love to see you unlock all of the extras in Heroes & Legends, remember to visit the community hub if you need hints, tips or simply wish to leave your feedback on the game.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

#Printscreen - King’s Quest
The fabled first meeting between Graham and Cedric is one that will go down in history of King’s Quest. A divisive character to say the least, we love Cedric and we love to tease him.
Looking at this screenshot one thing is certain: Graham’s been hitting that gym quite a bit.


Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media Associate

#Printscreen - King’s Quest

The fabled first meeting between Graham and Cedric is one that will go down in history of King’s Quest. A divisive character to say the least, we love Cedric and we love to tease him.

Looking at this screenshot one thing is certain: Graham’s been hitting that gym quite a bit.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar was recently launched on Steam. As always, we love interacting with the community, so we decided to highlight its response on Valve’s platform.
While there aren’t a lot of user reviews yet thus far, every one of them has always gathered a ‘thumbs up’.
“it delivers a solid product that gives you your money’s worth" by Steam user Kerensky



"I just wanted more and like I’ve said before, if you’re making a game and that’s the reaction a player has to it, you’re doing something right" by Steam user VideogameBacklog
It’s great to hear people enjoy the fast, frantic combat in Heroes & Legends. We’d like to hear everyone’s opinion on the game, so if you haveany videos, screenshots or artwork you’d like to share be sure to check out the Steam community hub.
Don’t forget that with every purchase of Heroes & Legends you also receive a printable Monster Booklet, a set of 10 printable character cards and of course, the Kolhar Compendium booklet.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar was recently launched on Steam. As always, we love interacting with the community, so we decided to highlight its response on Valve’s platform.

While there aren’t a lot of user reviews yet thus far, every one of them has always gathered a ‘thumbs up’.

it delivers a solid product that gives you your money’s worth" by Steam user Kerensky

"I just wanted more and like I’ve said before, if you’re making a game and that’s the reaction a player has to it, you’re doing something right" by Steam user VideogameBacklog

It’s great to hear people enjoy the fast, frantic combat in Heroes & Legends. We’d like to hear everyone’s opinion on the game, so if you haveany videos, screenshots or artwork you’d like to share be sure to check out the Steam community hub.

Don’t forget that with every purchase of Heroes & Legends you also receive a printable Monster Booklet, a set of 10 printable character cards and of course, the Kolhar Compendium booklet.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

indieoutlook
While this week sees the release of a number of niche titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 and BlazBlue ClonePhantasma, undoubtedly a pair of digital juggernauts are poised to overshadow all competitors. Traditionally, the annual release of EA’s football franchise dominates the sales charts, and with Madden 15’s integration of NFL Films-like cinematography, this year’s entry should perform well. Although developer 4A Games only has two games under their belt, that won’t stop the Ukrainian studio from having a trio of titles on this week’s roster. Next-gen consoles and PCs receive a rebuilt version of both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light, as well as a fifty dollar package which bundles the two, tense first-person shooters.

While this week sees the release of a number of niche titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 and BlazBlue ClonePhantasma, undoubtedly a pair of digital juggernauts are poised to overshadow all competitors. Traditionally, the annual release of EA’s football franchise dominates the sales charts, and with Madden 15’s integration of NFL Films-like cinematography, this year’s entry should perform well. Although developer 4A Games only has two games under their belt, that won’t stop the Ukrainian studio from having a trio of titles on this week’s roster. Next-gen consoles and PCs receive a rebuilt version of both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light, as well as a fifty dollar package which bundles the two, tense first-person shooters.

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Free key fridays

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It’s time for another Free Key Fridays raffle, roguelike edition!

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Full Mojo Rampage is a roguelike game that takes place within the confines of the Voodoo reality. In this realm only the most powerful rites and powers can provide a safeguard against evil.

You are a voodoo apprentice hungry for knowledge and ready to perform deeds for the voodoo gods known as “Loa”. Through helping them you will gain their favor and trust. Your first quest requires you to help the mighty Baron Samedi. Samedi is known for his love of women, good tobacco and for drinking more rum than anyone. Last night he got too drunk and turned a safe ritual into a mess. Hordes of enemies are entering the world and he needs your help to clean up for him.

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Ascendant is the unforgiving beat ‘em up that challenges you with a new world each time you play. It utilizes a number of modern roguelike elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated environments. You are a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you. Only the most impressive warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts.

By exploring the world, discovering new weapons, spells, and Blessings, and learning how to survive in this brutal realm, you may have a small chance at winning.

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Retrobooster is an exceptionally difficult 2.5D shooter, focused on skill-based flying and enemy blasting. Pilot your nimble thrust ship through bizarre worlds littered with vicious enemies. Each new level takes you farther from home and, ultimately, into the deadliest reaches of the galaxy. Retrobooster also has speed-flying challenges, puzzles, juicy monsters, a warped sense of humor, and a healthy dose of bullet hell action. Survive to the end if you can, and use your new flying skills to replay for high scores.

That’s it for this week, don’t forget to participate in the Free Key Fridays raffle for the chance of winning one of these games.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

The day has finally arrived, Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is now available worldwide!
Developed by Cuve Games, Heroes & Legends is a Fantasy based casual RPG mixed with strategic elements. The game features over 100 monster variations to battle, randomized events and the ability to craft weapons or armor.
Featuring a massive menagerie of creatures to fight, and dozens of unique powers to poison, petrify and annihilate them with, Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar invites you to face hordes of monsters.



Outfit your band of wizards, warriors, and assassins with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes. Manage combat tactics, wield ice and fire against your adversaries, and obliterate your opponents in a spray of sparks using magical artifacts.
• Epic blend of fantasy role-playing and strategy • Manage a team of five powerful heroes• Fight for glory in story-driven quests and random adventures• Craft your own custom weapons and armor• More than 100 bloodthirsty monsters to battle• Dozens of powers and special abilities to pick from
Heroes & Legends is available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Gamersgate and our own Phoenix Online Studios store. If you purchase Heroes & Legends, in addition to the game you will also receive two extra goodies absolutely free. The first is a printable Monster Book, a bestiary containing containing 51 monsters from the game, including their bios, enemy type, stat bonuses and special abilities. the second item is a set of 10 printable, glamor cards, showing off the in-game characters.



Finally, don’t forget The Kolhar Compendium, the official Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar booklet. It provides players with tips, hints and other info on how to beat the game, all of it spoiler-free. Best of all, The Kolhar Compendium is completely free and can be downloaded here.
With so much extra content are you ready to face the hordes of Kolhar?
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

The day has finally arrived, Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is now available worldwide!

Developed by Cuve Games, Heroes & Legends is a Fantasy based casual RPG mixed with strategic elements. The game features over 100 monster variations to battle, randomized events and the ability to craft weapons or armor.

Featuring a massive menagerie of creatures to fight, and dozens of unique powers to poison, petrify and annihilate them with, Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar invites you to face hordes of monsters.

Outfit your band of wizards, warriors, and assassins with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes. Manage combat tactics, wield ice and fire against your adversaries, and obliterate your opponents in a spray of sparks using magical artifacts.

• Epic blend of fantasy role-playing and strategy • Manage a team of five powerful heroes
• Fight for glory in story-driven quests and random adventures
• Craft your own custom weapons and armor
• More than 100 bloodthirsty monsters to battle
• Dozens of powers and special abilities to pick from

Heroes & Legends is available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam, Gamersgate and our own Phoenix Online Studios store. If you purchase Heroes & Legends, in addition to the game you will also receive two extra goodies absolutely free. The first is a printable Monster Book, a bestiary containing containing 51 monsters from the game, including their bios, enemy type, stat bonuses and special abilities. the second item is a set of 10 printable, glamor cards, showing off the in-game characters.

Finally, don’t forget The Kolhar Compendium, the official Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar booklet. It provides players with tips, hints and other info on how to beat the game, all of it spoiler-free. Best of all, The Kolhar Compendium is completely free and can be downloaded here.

With so much extra content are you ready to face the hordes of Kolhar?

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

Heroes & Legends Conquerors of Kolhar is a fantasy based casual Roleplaying game with Strategy elements. The game is currently set to launch this Thursday, August 21st on Steam, Gamersgate, the Mac App store and even our own Phoenix Online Studios Store.
To celebrate the game’s launch we have prepared several gaming goodies for you. If you purchase Heroes & Legends, in addition to the game itself you will also receive:
The Monster Book, a bestiary containing the game’s base enemy types including their bios, enemy type, stat bonuses and special abilities



You will also receive a set of printable, glamor cards, showing off the in-game characters.



Finally, we have The Kolhar Compendium, the official Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar booklet. It provides players with tips, hints and other info on how to beat the game, all of it spoiler-free. Best of all, The Kolhar Compendium is completely free!


Click here to download The Kolhar Compendium

We can’t wait to share all the extras and content with you, luckily, we won’t have to wait long as Heroes & Legends launches tomorrow! Then you can face the hordes of Kolhar armed with all this extra knowledge.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Heroes & Legends Conquerors of Kolhar is a fantasy based casual Roleplaying game with Strategy elements. The game is currently set to launch this Thursday, August 21st on Steam, Gamersgate, the Mac App store and even our own Phoenix Online Studios Store.

To celebrate the game’s launch we have prepared several gaming goodies for you. If you purchase Heroes & Legends, in addition to the game itself you will also receive:

The Monster Book, a bestiary containing the game’s base enemy types including their bios, enemy type, stat bonuses and special abilities

You will also receive a set of printable, glamor cards, showing off the in-game characters.

Finally, we have The Kolhar Compendium, the official Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar booklet. It provides players with tips, hints and other info on how to beat the game, all of it spoiler-free. Best of all, The Kolhar Compendium is completely free!

Click here to download The Kolhar Compendium

We can’t wait to share all the extras and content with you, luckily, we won’t have to wait long as Heroes & Legends launches tomorrow! Then you can face the hordes of Kolhar armed with all this extra knowledge.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

#Nostalgia - KingsQuest
Last week we looked at the Master System Port of the original King’s Quest, today we bring you a much more ambitious project. Launched in 1991 and developed by Sierra, King’s Quest V for the NES is quite possibly the most unique game in the company’s library. The original MS-Dos version of King’s Quest V pushed the limit of what computers could handle at the time, featuring beautiful hand-painted backgrounds, a huge diverse world, voice-acting and more.


The famous Poisonous Snake scene. Left is the NES, Right for the PC version

The NES’ limited hardware capabilities took their toll as the overall game has lost a lot of its original charm. With that said, many gamers enjoy this version as it provides gives us an idea of what the series may have looked like had it been launched on consoles.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

#Nostalgia - KingsQuest

Last week we looked at the Master System Port of the original King’s Quest, today we bring you a much more ambitious project. Launched in 1991 and developed by Sierra, King’s Quest V for the NES is quite possibly the most unique game in the company’s library. The original MS-Dos version of King’s Quest V pushed the limit of what computers could handle at the time, featuring beautiful hand-painted backgrounds, a huge diverse world, voice-acting and more.

The famous Poisonous Snake scene. Left is the NES, Right for the PC version

The NES’ limited hardware capabilities took their toll as the overall game has lost a lot of its original charm. With that said, many gamers enjoy this version as it provides gives us an idea of what the series may have looked like had it been launched on consoles.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios

August 21st is only 2 days away now, this is the big day in which Phoenix Online Publishing launches the indie casual fantasy RPG game, Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar.
The game will be available on Steam, Gamersgate and of course, our own Phoenix Store.




Heroes & Legends blends role-playing with strategy and features an assortment of randomized quests, events and over 100 enemies to face. Players will lead the party throughout the world of Kolhar, carving their way through hordes of demons, undead and monsters in their quest to stop a great evil from making its grand return.
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

August 21st is only 2 days away now, this is the big day in which Phoenix Online Publishing launches the indie casual fantasy RPG game, Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar.

The game will be available on Steam, Gamersgate and of course, our own Phoenix Store.

Heroes & Legends blends role-playing with strategy and features an assortment of randomized quests, events and over 100 enemies to face. Players will lead the party throughout the world of Kolhar, carving their way through hordes of demons, undead and monsters in their quest to stop a great evil from making its grand return.

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Gonçalo Gonçalves
Social Media Associate
Phoenix Online Studios