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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.
15,802 backers pledged $1,014,600 to help bring this project to life.

SMASH! & PAX appearance

Posted by CIA, Inc. (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

I hope you've all been well over the summer or the winter vacation.
Again, I thank you for the patience you have for us, and 

As the vacation draw to a close, I want to mention that I'd be attending the following events.

SMASH!
19~20 August
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

PAX WEST
1~4 September
Seattle, USA

As mentioned in the previous updates, we have been working on another project to secure a large investment for Project Phoenix. We are now ready to announce that this project is TINY METAL.

Majority of the artists and creators involved in Project Phoenix has taken part as they empathized and experienced the troubles that we went through, and we have never given up on Project Phoenix. During the time it took us to develop TINY METAL, part of us continued developing Project Phoenix (textual, systems and some art) and part of us went head first to TINY METAL.

TINY METAL was funded by AREA 35, Inc., separate from the Kickstarter budget we received for Project Phoenix. This budget came from a group of private investors who had faith in our abilities to execute our game, however, since the asking price for Project Phoenix was quite large, they wanted to test the waters first with a much smaller project, TINY METAL.

TINY METAL has been already been praised within the development community and have received quite a number of support ranging from grants to services. If we keep this up and reach the expected sales target, our investors will be happy to help us with Project Phoenix.

This was a calculated risk on my part, Project Phoenix is not just our dream but also the dream of the rest of the creators.

I take all the responsibilities for the failure to deliver on time, but as I mentioned in the previous updates, I cannot issue refunds. So at the very least, if anyone is coming to PAX or SMASH!, I will offer a personal explanation or answer any questions that you may have.

My time is limited during the event and I know I may not be able to answer questions at length or talk to everyone there, but I will make best efforts to talk to as many of you as I can.

Again, I am happy to answer as many questions as I can, although I'll be flying out to Sydney tonight, I'll do my best to respond to most of the comments filed in the next few hours.

Thanks again for your patience.

Hiroaki Yura
Director / Producer of Project Phoenix

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    1. T.L. on

      @Max Wooks Right?! It's this special something in the air... This tingling feeling of giddy anticipation, based on the firm believe that after all that blood, sweat and tears that went into this project, something REALLY phenomenal will hit us soon!

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      Max Wooks on

      Any day now Project Phony will release. I just know it! Spring 2015 can't come soon enough! So excited!

    3. T.L. on

      "Last login by project creator: Sep 25 2017" ; ) And probably the last until the end of the year, when we get a small illustration with "All the best for 2018!" written on it.

    4. Sterling Treadwell
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      @Yohann wait.. you got that tier? Did they charge you for shipping on the goods?
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      Did anyone have to pay more than their pledge tier for shipping?

    5. Yohann Denis on

      it would be nice from you to offer a steam (or GOG) key for this game (tiny metal) to everyone who spent money in project phoenix...
      I put 155$ (ARTISAN II) in this project, and I think PP will never be released :'(
      where are the 1 014 600 $ from this kickstarter ?

    6. Sterling Treadwell
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      @ glen and Danniel- I defer to my last bigger posts in the main comment section about the breakdown of finances gathered in one big post and my theory that the "investors" are actually the dev contractors "investing" on banked time rather than actual 3rd party peoples looking to make a buck.

    7. Glen Proko on

      @Daniel Henry : Nice spot.

    8. Daniel Henry on

      "who had faith in our abilities to execute our game". Yet clearly you have showed that faith is unfounded as you cannot even deliver on the ORIGINAL game you promised.

    9. T.L. on

      @Cerulean Shaman
      I second that.

    10. Cerulean Shaman on

      I hope Tiny Metal fails and I hope your company goes under and I hope it causes your employees a great deals of stress and trouble. You don't deserve anything less than bad business for shady business practices.

      I don't even think I'd play PP if it came out, at this point just waiting for Karma to fuck you in the rear.

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    13. T.L. on

      OH! 46 days since the last update! I am sure you are creating awesome content, and THAT is the reason for the radio silence... right? Right?!! XD
      Sorry, but bad jokes are all I can come up with at this point. This whole thing is just so... pathetic. And obvious, if you know what I mean...

    14. Asani Viriyaakavuthi on

      If Nobuo Uematsu is not with Project Phoenix anymore, who responsible for Art Music currently?

      He's the only reason I back Project Phoenix in a huge sum. Orz

    15. Glen Proko on

      @Simon : I think it is still Early Access.

    16. T.L. on

      Please provide me with a Steam key for, what's the title again, Tiny Metal. At least then I feel "less robbed". Cheers!

    17. T.L. on

      @chazlander
      No, you are not. Bonkers and comedy gold. Sorry, not trying to offend people who spent more on this colossal failure than I did, but it's the only way I can look at it at this point.

    18. Glen Proko on

      @pokemon master: Probably not.

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      pokemon master on

      Is Nobuo Uematsu still going to work on the soundtrack? His name is why I pledged money in the first place.

    20. Sterling Treadwell
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      Ok Cenk THAT is being an outright Ass. All you're effectively going to do is annoy us and make the dev's outright ignore comments. Thanks for burying our conversations here under your spam..

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