Developer Calligram Studios’ neo-noir point & click adventure game, Phoenix Springs, has launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter seeking a humble goal of $10,594 USD.
As you may remember, Phoenix Springs went live on Square Enix Collective back in May in order to build awareness for the title ahead of a potential crowdfunding campaign. Now that crowdfunding campaign has arrived.
As we have previously reported, in Phoenix Springs you play as Iris a young woman who “finally locates a young man she met in a bar.” However, something is not right. He has become a recluse and a billionaire, and even more weirdly, is now old and dying.
To figure out what’s going on Iris’ path soon leads her to Phoenix Springs: a desert oasis, home to a strange community that on the surface level appears to be utopian-like. However, under the utopian exterior lies a layer of dark secrets held tightly by the community’s inhabitants that are not not only hard to unveil — but hard to believe.
As for the game’s gameplay…well, it’s a point and click adventure with multiple choices akin to games like Life is Strange and Telltale titles. There is also plenty of puzzles to piece together and plenty of enviroments to explore that blend 3D with hand-drawn 2D illustrations, which create a unique visual style reminiscent of anime and comic books according to the developer.
Phoenix Springs is currently in development for PC, Mac, and Linux. It also being optimized for mobile devices and could be ported to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch depending on things like budget and reception. At the moment, it is scheduled to fully release sometime in mid-2018.
As for the Kickstarter campaign, the game will be developed even if the funding goal is not reached, however, things like animations, voice acting, and localization will be effected if the funds can’t be gathered.
Below, you can check out the game’s latest trailer which accompanied the launch of the Kickstarter: