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Posts tagged “Phosphor Games”

Feature: Mooned

Impressions: Corpse Of Discovery

A new phenomenon of modern games criticism is playing a game for a bit, then stopping to double-check if you missed its being in early access. That's certainly something I did when playing Corpse Of Discovery [official site]. (The punning title rendered even more clumsy when a character pronounces its near-homograph with a hard 'ps'.) But no, despite a growing certainty as I started playing,…

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We Can Be Heroes: Gemini

Heroes was an increasingly terrible television programme from 2006, about a group of people who started developing superpowers. Mercifully finally put out of its misery in 2010, its creator Tim Kring went on to develop giant pile of crap Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland in his return to irrelevance, and we all moved on. Then, for reasons not explicable by modern science, earlier this year original…

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Feature: War(t)Z And All

What’s Nether All About, Then?

Early access survival game Nether seems to have earned plenty of positive coverage in the past few months, and you can perhaps see why: an atmospheric apocalypse aesthetic, hordes of not-quite-zombie mutant things, and brutal PvP. It rings that survival combat bell pretty loudly. It does, however, bear an uncanny resemblance to a game which was not so popular, and was not particularly good -…

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Feature: A Better DayZ Or Another War Z?

Video Explosion: Meet Nether, Phosphor’s DayZ Killer

Phosphor - who kicked up a few dust tornadoes with superpowered open-worlder Project Awakened - is forging on from the weeping ruins of a failed Kickstarter. With Awakened "on the backburner" for now, the team of former Midway standouts has turned its attention to massively multiplayer sandbox survival with Nether. The short version? Think DayZ, but in a delicately crafted post-apocalyptic cityscape instead of a re-appropriated…

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No More Heroes: Project Awakened Not Phosphor’s Focus

When last we checked in on Phosphor's every superhero/all-the-things sim Project Awakened, morale had taken a hit in the wake of a narrowly missed $500,000 Kickstarter goal, but the developer wasn't ready to hang up its cape, tights, shotgun, Tron light cycle, cowboy hat, ninja sword, and mechanized cybersuit just yet. There were plans on the table. Another crowdfunding drive. A playable prototype. A community…

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Feature: Down, But Not Out

Phosphor On Project Awakened’s Life After Kickstarter

There are some things you can't do, even with all the powers. Those things include healing a broken heart, parallel parking anything larger than a clown car, and evidently, solving the puzzle that is Kickstarter. Phosphor - whose crime-fighting slice of sky pie, Project Awakened, sadly went splat well before its Kickstarter crossed the finish line - knows that all too well. But it's not…

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Biffstarter: Project Awakened’s Ambitious Funding ‘Plan B’

In a good and just world, all promising games would get Kickstarted, and everyone would live happily ever after. Also, clothes would always feel fresh out of the laundry and chocolate would be the cure for war. Unfortunately, however, our world is not just, and calling it "good" is probably a bit of a stretch. That depressing tangent brings us to Project Awakened. It failed…

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Night, Night: Project Awakened Kickstarter Falls Short

Project Awakened is ostensibly a game about everything ever. All the places. All the powers. All the graphics. It also heralds from a bunch of former Psi-Ops and Stranglehold developers, who originally got the superpowered idea off the ground while Midway, well, existed. And it's still going to happen! Just, you know, eventually. In maybe a long, long time. Phosphor still plans on realizing its…

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Spiffy Biffing: Project Awakened Shows Off All The Powers

Project Awakened does not have all the powers. Well, I don't think it does, anyway. That would be a very large number - probably more than I can count on my fingers, toes, and hyper-sophisticated computational machine on which I do the majority of my day-to-day tasks put together - and thinking about such things makes me uncomfortable. But, if nothing else, I'm certain Phosphor…

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Heroes Of Might, Magic, & Anything Else: Project Awakened

Bald space marines! They're pretty great, huh? Always shooting aliens and misplacing their hair everywhere. But in case that pinnacle of videogame characterization wasn't doing it for you, Phosphor Games is hoping to offer more. Way more. Way, way, way, way more. As in, pretty much anything you can imagine. The basic idea behind Project Awakened is that you get a nigh-bottomless pool of superheroic powers…

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