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Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
15,802 backers pledged $1,014,600 to help bring this project to life.

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Dear backers,

I hope you all enjoyed a happy new year!

Many of us have been working with shortened breaks to make sure we can deliver progress for Project Phoenix. We will be discussing details on the next update.

In the meantime, please enjoy the "older" version of Raffles in Japanese Kimono, brought to you by Asami Hagiwara!

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix

Season's Greetings!

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Illustration by Asami Hagiwara
Illustration by Asami Hagiwara

Dear backers,

I hope this update finds you well. We have now approached the end of the year. Thank you for being patient with us with the changes we've had with our team here at Project Phoenix.

2016 has been a year of groundwork in preparation after the major changes in development style we had previously. With Daniel Dressler joining our team and continuing on with Pascal's work, and with the support we've been receiving not just from our development staff but also other companies, we've made huge progress in which we've made where we want to head much clearer. Also Rie Tanaka joining our management team has made communication with each creator much smoother.

We read your feedback and replies to our work, we've received many valuable ideas and advice and are very appreciative of the backers. Thank you!

Those that celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! Those that don't we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix

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Cinematics

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Dear backers,

My apologies for the late update, with the combination of going overseas for work and getting sick afterwards on top of preparing for this update has delayed it's release.

I know people have been asking for game design/play update, but today, we'd like to present part of the cinematic from the game.

We've had the honour of having Mr Hidekazu Ohara help us recreate a legend of Azuregard. Mr Ohara is one of the most respected veteran from the anime industry who is known for his work on Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnêamiseNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and AKIRA.

Here's a message from Mr Ohara:

「ゲームの世界の発端となった架空伝説を創ろうと洞窟壁画からアプローチ。 戦い、争いを「音楽」と云う素晴らしツールで凍てつく心を溶かし 悪の象徴である荒ぶるドラゴンの闇を鎮めるが如く”五行山”からインスピレーションを受け、常に表裏一体の世界に生きる神話奇譚を表現しました。」

We started from cave paintings to illustrate a legend from the past. Through the use of "music", warms the cold heartedness of war and hatred. Inspired by the Marble Mountains, the ultimate evil represented by the dragon is sealed within the mountain, a reminder to us all that we live in a world, inseparable between light and darkness.

This cinematic will explain the formation of Titan's Peak and give clues to the whereabouts of a dragon and what "may" have happened to the heroes of the day.

The sound is not done yet, but we will be adding the music later.

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Please be reminded that this "feel" of the cinematic will only be used to recount the legends of the past. Please feel free to leave a comment below!

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix

Happy Halloween!

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Illustration by Asami Hagiwara
Illustration by Asami Hagiwara

Dear backers,

If you do celebrate Halloween, we hope you've had a great Halloween. For those that don't celebrate Halloween, we hope you have had a great holiday!

We don't have much to report currently as we're mainly focussing on working on the narrative and the music at the moment.

In November, we'll have a good musical structure on the journey ahead. We also would want Nobuo Uematsu to take more role in the making of music as we've re-directed a lot of the budget we've made in the past few years towards music.

On the note on Audio, myself, Tomoki Miyoshi and Yoshihiro Sakaguchi has been nominated for Best Audio by Golden Joystick Awards for our work on I am Setsuna. We are prepared to do go even further with Project Phoenix, as many of you know, my career started from the music side of development.

Feel free to ask questions or suggestions in regards to music, we will be clamping shut our final directions of it by the end of December.

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix

Music for the Far Realms

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Dear backers,

Since we were late in our last update, here is a quick update with the progress in music.

The Kingdoms of the Far Realm consists of three allied Kingdoms. Izaria, a naval super power and also the Kingdom where Marcus was born. Chrondoria, a nomadic people who is famed for their skilled cavalry. Finally, Gilrock, a large farming Kingdom.

The first act of the game will revolve around getting used to Azuregard, and travelling around these three Kingdoms. Everything will be very new to the player and exciting to see different places in these Kingdoms.

This music will be used whilst traveling between towns, hopefully, on horseback. Please let us know what you think!

 

In other news, Tomoki Miyoshi is working on TINY METAL, a game that is heavily influenced by Nintendo's Advance Wars series, Final Fantasy Tactics and a bit of METAL SLUG. Hiroki Kikuta, the original composer of Secret of Mana 1/2 has asked me if we can plug his project here, if you're interested please take a peak. They have a working prototype and it's a lot of fun!

Here are some of the music...

 

They only have 48 hours left on their campaign, if you're interested, please support them.

 

As always, thank you so much for your patience, we are excited that we are making progress!

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix