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New Edition of Critically-Acclaimed Hit Features Director’s Commentary, Behind the Scenes Material and More

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 31, 2014Phoenix Online Publishing is celebrating the support of the adventure game community today with the release of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Game of the Year Edition, after winning six Reader’s Choice 2013 Aggie Awards in February, including Best Adventure Game of 2013. This extensive new edition of the popular thriller includes all four Season One episodes of the smash hit game, plus brand new bonus features including a complete director’s commentary track, concept art, behind-the-scenes development diaries, outtakes, and more! The Game of the Year edition is regularly priced at $14.99, and is currently on sale this week for $9.99 for PC and Mac on Steam, GOG, the Phoenix Online Store and other online retailers, and is being made available to all existing owners of the game as a free update.



Awarded entirely based on reader votes from the adventure game community at, Cognition also came away with Best Writing (Drama), Best Story, Best Independent Adventure, Best Traditional Adventure, and Best Music, which it also won in 2012. The second volume of the official soundtrack is also being released today, featuring 24 new songs from the game composed by Austin Haynes and the single “Keep You” by Slow Down Clown, for $7.99.

“We were both floored and honored by the immense support of the community in the Aggie Awards this year,” said Katie Hallahan, PR Director and one of the designers of Cognition. “They’ve been with us every step of the way to make Cognition a reality and a success, starting with our Kickstarter and still going strong today! We’re excited to share a new aspect of Erica’s story and ours with the Game of the Year edition.”

In Cognition, Boston FBI Agent Erica Reed uses her power of post-cognition to see visions of the past and uncover clues no one else can—when she can control it--always hoping something will lead her to the Cain Killer, a serial killer who murdered her brother but was never caught. When clues begin to point to someone knowing Erica’s secret, the hunt is on to find out who they are, what they want, and whether they can be trusted in this thrilling episodic adventure.

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