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Hey friends! So I think I talked to most people here about this already, but the big announcement we made at Phoenix yesterday is the news that we are making our first commercial game! Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller!

The story set-up: Erica Reed, a Boston FBI Agent, lost her brother to a serial killer who was never caught three years ago. During the hunt to save him, she began developing the power of post-cognition: with one touch, she can see the past of a person or object. Now she's on the hunt for another killer who's leaving clues for someone with Erica's specific ability. Who is the killer? How do they know her secret, and what do they want?

And along with this, we've launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the initial development costs. Kickstarter is a site that helps creative projects raise money through "crowdfunding"--anyone can go there and donate money to support a project for a book, a movie, a comic, a theatre piece, or even a video game! If the target amount isn't hit by the time the campaign ends, no one is charged for anything they've pledged.

So our goal? $25,000 by December 10th. It's less than 24 hours in right now and we're already over 3K! And your pledge is not for nothing either--at different pledge amounts, you get different rewards in return!
For 5 bucks, you'll get an exclusive digital image and a digital copy of the soundtrack when it comes out. For 20 bucks, you get those things, plus a copy of each episode when it comes out, plus a subscription to a monthly newsletter with updates on the progress of the game. For 40 bucks, the Special Edition of the game with all sorts of goodies. For 100, your name shows up somewhere in the game, plus all that other stuff! You get the idea, and the rewards are all detailed at the Kickstarterpage. You also get to see some concept art, screenshots and the awesome trailer there, too!

In closing, if there's anything you can donate, even if it's just a dollar, it is immensely appreciated. Every little bit helps us get closer to making this happen and happen now. If you can't donate, spread the word! Let anyone who might be interested know about the campaign. :)

As we often do small Christmas gifts in this group, if you were at all thinking of getting one for me this year, skip the trip to Pandemonium and donate that money to this campaign. ;) It will by far be the best Christmas gift you could possibly get me!


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Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:02 pm
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Post Re: The Cognition Kickstarter!
5 days in...and we just passed 10K.

*faints*


Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:00 pm
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Post Re: The Cognition Kickstarter!
Just over a week in, and we are at 65% - $16,608!

And for your enjoyment, a video of me saying thank you to people :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU16BMJh ... ture=share


Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:43 pm
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Post Re: The Cognition Kickstarter!
We are cruising in at 78% this week--and still happy to add more names to our backer list... :)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pos ... d-thriller


Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:04 pm
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We hit our funding goal!! HURRAY!

And we've got 19 days to go!


Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:28 pm
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Post Re: The Cognition Kickstarter!
We're down to 65 hours left on the Kickstarter, and less than $900 away from our stretch goal of $32,000! Last chance to get in on the action! :)


Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:44 am
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Post Re: The Cognition Kickstarter!
Hey folks--if anyone is interested in catching a look at Cognition, a friend & supporter of Phoenix and popular YouTube Let's Player, Toegoff, is streaming the demo at 2 PM EST today during a 24-hour charity stream. You can catch it here :)

livestream.com/toegoff


Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:17 am
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Episode 1 Trailer! Gameplay footage! PAX prime! Coming this fall! Ahhhhh!

http://youtu.be/Z8ArIPQ476E


Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 pm
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Hey friends!

So, we're up on Steam's new Greenlight page--basically their submission process has been changed so that now, the community votes on the games that get put up for sale on Steam. If you've got a Steam account, please take a moment to vote up Cognition and tell all your friends--thank you!!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... earchtext=


Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:06 pm
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If anyone would like to check out what Cognition actually looks, sounds and plays like, ta-da!

http://youtu.be/JafaAUHHwMk


Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:16 pm
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Next Saturday (9/22), is the Boston Festival of Indie Games. It's free, it's at MIT, and Cognition is one of the games selected for the showcase!

Meaning you can come on by anytime from 10 AM to 10 PM, check out the game demo firsthand, vote us as your favorite game, and maybe check out the competition too :) Brandon & I will be there all day manning our table and demoing, and in addition to wanting to show everyone the game, familiar faces would be great, too.

http://bostonfig.com/registration/

Registration is via Eventbrite, but again, it's completely free.


Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:12 pm
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So now if you both vote us up on Steam & Like Reverb on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ReverbPublishing) you could possibly get a free season pass if we get Greenlit on Oct. 15th :)


Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:44 pm
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Pre-orders are GOOOO!!!

$24.99 for all 4 eps, the prequel e-comic (penned by yours truly), and the episode 1 soundtrack. And that's a discount price from what it'll be after release, too. ;) Get it while it's hot!

http://www.postudios.com/cognition/index.php

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Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:10 pm
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By the by, we're doing some giveaways of the Season Pass & soundtrack right now if you haven't preordered, on Facebook, twitter, and our forums. Details here! http://www.postudios.com/blog/?p=2118


Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:32 am
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Somehow didn't remember to update this, but, duh, the game is out! Available at the same places as the pre-order, though for $29.99 now and it only includes the e-comic rather than the soundtrack as well.

But! You can also get the soundtrack (gaming music FTW!) and e-comic separately here:
shop.cognitiongame.com


Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:52 pm
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Episode 1 of Cognition is on sale for $2.49 on Green Man Gaming at the moment, for anyone interested in picking it up on the cheap. :)

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/p ... 1-hangman/


Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:40 pm
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So, you guys know what "post-cognition" is. It's a power in Buffy, we're all SF&F nerds, we get it. So you'll appreciate that in this recent article: http://www.steamgamefans.com/greenlight ... -2483.html

They had this to say about Erica's powers:

"Our heroine Erica Reed is an FBI agent working out of Boston armed with a sixth sense. This advanced form of a woman’s intuition allows Erica to interact with objects and see moments from the past."

Emphasis mine!


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*sob*


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:doh:


Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:51 pm
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And if you all happen to be looking for entertainment tonight, at around 8 PM, a sneak peek of Episode 2 (that's MY baby!) will be starting here: http://www.twitch.tv/toegoff

In the meantime, we are chatting on that page :)


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