Project Phoenix is an interesting mix of genres, sporting squad-based RTS gameplay meshed with RPG elements and storylines heavily influenced by the entire JRPG genre. To accomplish this feat, almost everyone on the entire development team from both the East and the West have worked on major Triple-A titles ranging from Diablo 3 to various Final Fantasy games, Halo to L.A. Noire and everything in between.
So what exactly is this game? It would take us forever to write about that but the quick and dirty explanation as to what Project Phoenix is goes something like this, Project Phoenix will be a full 3D squad-based RTS game with heavy influences from the JRPG genre. Considering the people that make up the team, we can expect to see Final Fantasy style art and storylines which is not a bad thing at all.
The best way to look at this game is that it is a tactical RPG but unlike other games of this nature, Project Phoenix will be heavily detailed and in-depth when it comes to the combat portion of the game. Things like the terrain will play a role in the outcome of the fight. The RPG portion of the game will feature much richer content and storylines than other games of this nature according to the developers.
So far Project Pheonix has received six times the original goal of $100,000 that the team was looking for. As of the time of writing this, funding is sitting at a little over $648,000 with 11 days to go so Project Phoenix will be a thing. This game is slated for release somewhere in mid-2015 for both iOS and Android thanks to the game being built using the Unity3D engine.
If you're interested in checking this out and possibly throwing a few bucks for extra funding, hit up their Kickstarter page. There is plenty of additional details plus you can check out the ridiculous team they have working on this game. We will definitely be follow this game's development and will post updates as it is being made.
Thanks to Trevor H. for the heads up!
Website Referenced: Project Phoenix Kickstarter