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Phoenix Games: world's worst game publisher? UPDATE: Working on Wii games, chkpst 975

elkataselkatas Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Games and Technology
Phoenix Games Ahead of it's Time

With a small elite team of 6 people specializing in licensing, marketing and publishing of value priced games, development and manufacturing are bundled through outsourcing and collaboration. This approach suppresses our fixed costs and enables a revolutionary low price strategy.

We boast the shortest time required from development to product release in the industry. Ordinarily the average development period for a game is 18 months, whereas Phoenix need a mere 3-5 months. With integrated standards (:rotate:) in production and packaging it is now possible to realize low costs through stabilization of variable costs and suppression of fixed costs. In the case of fixed costs we are suppressing development costs per product unit by maximizing the sales volume through a low cost strategy and also both diminishing advertising and promotional costs and maximizing operating profits by securing a dependable fan base (8)) through an identifying packaging of a series.

With long-term strategic partners based all over the world, Phoenix Games (Holland) B.V. is perfectly situated to be able to recognise and effectively work with the challenges of price policy, competition, languages, region accessibility and most importantly, to ensure a profitable relationship with its distribution partners.

Phoenix Games (Holland) B.V. has become the leading European publisher for Value Priced Games. To this end Phoenix has adopted for PS2, PSOne & PC formats, a completely different approach to product publishing and distribution. Phoenix aim is to bring quality product (:lol:) to the market at remarkable prices, thus maximising sales for the developers.

PSOne: £6.99 - PS2: £7.99 - £8.99 - £12.99

The complete collection of premium budget product on these fast moving formats will be successfully sold through the many thousands of retail outlets offering quick turnover consumer goods where the general public does its everyday convenience shopping. Such as 24 hour stores, Newsagents, Garage Shops etc. marketing the ranges through these diverse outlets means they will get high exposure and this will result in high sales levels. Although the ranges will be sold at low retail prices of £6.99, £7.99, £8.99 and £12.99 respectively, they will not be short on quality. The retail price points are incredibly competitive considering the quality of the content. This, together with eye catching packaging represents exceptional value for money (:lol:).

How does Phoenix do it ?

Software Publishers are committing ever greater resources to an ever diminishing number of product releases. In commercial terms it is seem to be more prudent to invest money in the next Tomb Raider sequel than it is to invest in some new and speculative venture. Major corporations are solely geared to money making and sometimes lose grip of the nature of the creative enterprise in which they are engaged. The creators of original products are usually independent development companies that have a creative dream. Commercial success is important, but the product comes first and developers live or die by the quality of the product they create. More and more, the smaller developers are being taken over by large companies and there tends to be a vacuum between people who want to get involved in the games industry and people working on commercial products. The smaller developers have less chance to get their original new product to the market. This is the main strategy adopted by Phoenix, to give the smaller publishers their opportunity to launch their products at retail, with a high degree of success already assured.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PHOENIX - VALUE FOR MONEY GAMES

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http://www.phoenixgamesgroup.com/uk/company.html

Hypnotically inclined.
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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    :lol:

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    D:

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Oh man.... ugh...

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Paccie...



    :?

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    What have you done? What have you done?!

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  • astroboyastroboy Registered User
    edited February 2007
    That stuff reminds me of the crap that was produced for the Atari 2600 during its waning days. :roll:

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Best Game Company Ever.

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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Snow White

    and the


    7 clever boys
    :oops: :oops: :oops:

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ludious wrote:
    Snow White

    and the


    7 clever boys
    :oops: :oops: :oops:
    :winky:

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Oh damn, I almost forgot game that started Phoenix Games Value for Money game series:

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  • Marty81Marty81 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Is there some sort of joke here I'm not getting? Some kind of internet meme or something? Because I seriously don't understand the point of this thread.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    astroboy wrote:
    That stuff reminds me of the crap that was produced for the Atari 2600 during its waning days. :roll:

    Except that crap was actually licensed. It at least was ET: The Extraterrestrial, and Pac-Man, and not "Super Hampster Ball", "Paccie", and "Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys".

    This is worse than ET (2600). I hope that Phoenix Games realizes this.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sweet merciful crap.

    When are these games set to come out? The reviews will be delicious.

    Also the inevitable lawsuits.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Perhaps this company is financed by Jack Thompson in the hopes of bringing about a second video games market crash, like the one in '84. That's the only way anything this stupid could possibly come into being.

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    cloudeagle wrote:
    When are these games set to come out? The reviews will be delicious.

    Also the inevitable lawsuits.

    These have been out for years, but I haven't seen any reviews for them. Interestingly enough, I haven't also heard anything about lawsuits either.

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  • JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    what is this? You don't even find shit like this on the PC where it's not even regulated.

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    Christ, what an asshole
  • HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Hmm, should I buy "Furry Tales" or "Girl Zone"? Such a dilemma.

    Is this... real?

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    What the flying hell?

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    isnt paccie (although, i dont think spelled that way) a phonetic slur in the UK?

    i seem to remember hearing it when i lived in london, reading it in books and seeing it in that first episode of "the office."

    i thought it was general term of offense for people from pakistan or, more probably, any guy that looked like he might be middle eastern. have i made this up?

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    What the flying hell?

    This is the real Revolution!

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  • Elessar ElfstoneElessar Elfstone Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Crabby Adventure looks like the best game ever. Period.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Wow. Just

    Just wow.


    Not even the games. The fact that a company like this takes itself seriously.

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  • AntinumericAntinumeric Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    PatboyX wrote:
    isnt paccie (although, i dont think spelled that way) a phonetic slur in the UK?

    i seem to remember hearing it when i lived in london, reading it in books and seeing it in that first episode of "the office."

    i thought it was general term of offense for people from pakistan or, more probably, any guy that looked like he might be middle eastern. have i made this up?

    yeah i think its spelt pakkie, i seem to remeber bush made a gaffe where he said "the indians and the pakkies" in some speech

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I want to know who does the cover art

    so I can strangle them

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Crabby Adventure looks like the best game ever. Period.
    It stars a giant friendly crab!

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Apparently the OP forgot a game.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Oh holy God.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    So this is what EA is like without any IPs to use, no money, and no developers.

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sad thing is that I have perverse interest for these games, but none of the online retailers that I use carries Phoenix's games. :(

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Great Game? Or Greatest Game?

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    PatboyX wrote:
    isnt paccie (although, i dont think spelled that way) a phonetic slur in the UK?

    i seem to remember hearing it when i lived in london, reading it in books and seeing it in that first episode of "the office."

    i thought it was general term of offense for people from pakistan or, more probably, any guy that looked like he might be middle eastern. have i made this up?

    yeah i think its spelt pakkie, i seem to remeber bush made a gaffe where he said "the indians and the pakkies" in some speech

    i think bushs gaffe was that he called pakistan part of the arab world.

    on topic: these games might not be the worst in the world. if they work, they still have something up on big rig racing or whatever that game was. that game had bridges i just fell through and a level that wouldnt load.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    Hey, they make PC games too!

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    SteevL wrote:
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    Hey, they make PC games too!

    .....

    ....

    ....

    ....

    Oh why can't I stop laughing.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    SteevL wrote:
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    Hey, they make PC games too!

    i wish i could find that thread about games to play with your girlfriend so i could post this as a suggestion.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    This is a PS2 game. :lol:

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Wait wait wait! There's more!

    Hell, there's way too damn much to paste here. But the amount of crap in their PS2 section is ASTOUNDING.

    http://www.phoenixgamesgroup.com/uk/playstation2a.html

    Furry Tales, Son of the Lion King, "Girl Zone," etc. etc. Check it out, now.

    Edit: Okay, just one.

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    Edit edit: How could I forget Extreme Spring 3010! It's too extreme for 3000!

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  • Animal SpiritsAnimal Spirits Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Have you read the descriptions?
    Dalmatians 3 - Available Now -
    Our old lady loves cookies a lot, doesn't she? Lets get some from the market for her. The little Dalmatians take the cookies without paying. The vendor calls the police and the Dalmatians are locked up.

    You will never come out of here says Butch, the Bulldog. No way that we will stay here, says Kruimel. I have got an idea ...
    EDIT: this one's better.
    Monster Eggs - Available 13-04-07 -
    New version to puzzle game! Extremely fun to play! Action packed with one-eye monsters.

    Try to connect the same color of one-eye monsters as fast as you can... “Perfect.........”


    # Includes: Play within a time limit
    # Testing your speed and strategic thinking
    # Upgrade 7 styles
    # 3 modes: Short Mode / Relax Mode / Classic Mode
    # Combo style game mode
    # The higher the level you reach, the diversity of eggs increases

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    Why haven't they been sued?

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  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It includes pairs? Pairs of what?

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  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It's true, Europe really does get all the good stuff.

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