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‘Phoenix Point: Year One Edition’ Now Available

Phoenix Point piqued my interest from the moment it was announced, and the game delivered on that hype enough that I’m also interested in Phoenix Point: Year One Edition – which hit retail today.

The turn-based strategy game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop is familiar to fans of his previous work, but brings in new ideas and innovations that would have been hard to accommodate in X-COM. That’s the problem with working on an established franchise – even if it’s one that you yourself established – and the joy with breaking off to create something new.

The Year One Edition provides a new tutorial prologue to help ease new players into the game, new weapons and equipment, a new help system, and overhauls to menus and gameplay. It also includes all previously-released DLC for the game – and it’s 50% off for a limited time!

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is available now on Steam, GOG.com, and the Epic Games Store.

Here’s the press release:


Phoenix Point: Year One Edition Out Now on Steam, GOG.com & the Epic Games Store

Snapshot’s hit turn-based strategy game arrives on Steam for the first time with a new major content update and special low price!

SOFIA, Bulgaria  Dec. 3, 2020 — Snapshot Games has debuted Phoenix Point: Year One Edition on Steam and GOG.com. This definitive version of the hit turn-based strategy game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop features all previously released DLC (including “Legacy of the Ancients,” “Blood and  Titanium,” and the “Living Weapons Pack”) and is available for 50% off for a limited time on Steam and GOG.com, as well as the Epic Games Store.

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition’s launch today coincides with the game’s massive new Polaris update, which adds new content and features driven by community feedback, including:

  • A brand-new tutorial prologue that introduces new characters, cinematics, and maps while teaching the core gameplay fundamentals.
  • New weapons and equipment with their own research tracts, including a riot shield, shotgun, grenade launcher and heavy cannon.
  • A new contextual pop-up help system integrated throughout the entire game.
  • New menu screens with updated info, plus a wide range of gameplay improvements, balance updates and more.

Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy and action against alien invaders. Build global alliances, manage your base, and command your forces in intense battles with dynamic objectives and destructible environments. Procedurally generated maps, branching storylines with multiple endings, and enemies that mutate to counter your tactics ensure no two playthroughs are ever the same. That experience has grown even further post-launch with new DLC and updates featuring bonus story missions, cinematics, maps, weapons, abilities, factions and more, all included in the Year One Edition!

Current owners of Phoenix Point on the Epic Games Store can upgrade to the new Year One Edition to get the “Legacy of the Ancients,” “Blood and  Titanium,” and “Living Weapons Pack” DLC together for 50% off the standard price of $14.99 for a limited time.

For more information, visit https://phoenixpoint.info, and follow Phoenix Point on FacebookTwitterYouTubeDiscord and the game’s official forums.


About Snapshot Games
Snapshot Games is a video game development studio founded in 2013 by Julian Gollop and David Kaye and headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Gollop is recognized for creating the X-COM video game franchise in the 1990s with UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: Apocalypse. Gollop also is the CEO of Snapshot Games. The company’s developers include industry veterans with years of prior experience working for studios like Ubisoft Sofia, Crytek Black Sea and more.

Action Roguelite ‘Noita’ Escapes Early Access

Watching the 1.0 Release Trailer for Noita, I get the feeling that my primary cause of death is going to be listed simply as ‘user error’ and nothing to do with enemies or environmental traps.

The gorgeous worlds are incredibly destructible, which is a problem when you can carry around powerful ordnance and have issues with trigger control…

Let’s call this one a Pyrrhic victory…

Here’s the press release:


Nolla Games’ Magical Action Roguelite Noita Launches Out of Steam Early Access Today With New Content & Features

Manipulate a gorgeous world in which every pixel is physically simulated & create your own uniquely chaotic solutions!

HELSINKI — Oct. 15, 2020 — Congratulations! Nolla Games’ Noita (“Noy-ta”), the magical action roguelite indie hit, is officially releasing out of early access today on SteamGOG.com and itch.io for $19.99, with a special 20% discount available for a limited time at launch.

Noita lets you push your imagination to its limits. Embrace beautiful chaos across deadly caverns, freezing wastelands and more by destroying enemies and objects with magical spells you make yourself. Create your own paths through fully destructible worlds that change procedurally with every playthrough for endless possibilities. Or just mess around and see how much trouble you can get into!

And now is the perfect time to dive in: today Noita gets its biggest update yet featuring tons of new content, including new enemies, perks, music, and over 20 spells, as well as a whole bunch of game improvements and bug fixes. There’s also the introduction of Twitch integration, allowing streamers to let their viewers vote on various in-game events for even more creative surprises!


About Nolla Games
Nolla Games is a company set up by three indie developers, all of whom have worked on their own projects in the past. In fact, over the years the gentlemen in question have worked on over 150 titles. Though the quality of the released titles varies from IGF Seumas McNally Grand Prize-winning games to … well … Notepad: The Game. The three gents in question are:

  • Petri Purho: Petri is best known as the creator of Crayon Physics Deluxe. In his youth he made a lot of tiny freeware games. He has also made a bunch of board games, but he hasn’t told anyone about it. So please keep it a secret.
  • Olli HarjolaOlli is known for the award-winning, mind-bending sci-fi puzzler The Swapper in 2013. Besides indie games, he also dabbles in music, live visuals and making programming languages.
  • Arvi TeikariArvi is also known as Hempuli. Over the years he has released a lot of tiny experimental games, so many in fact that he is unaware of all of them. One of the games he remembers making is Baba Is You.

For more info, visit www.NoitaGame.com, and follow @NollaGames on Twitter.