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A project in Chicago, IL by Phosphor Games Studio

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Craft the videogame character of your dreams. Play in a world that reacts to your imagination, with amazing Unreal Engine 4 graphics.
Backers: 6287
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $338,498 of $500,000
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 6th (30 days)
Project By: Phosphor Games Studio
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Latest News

30 days and $204,000 left!

April 3rd - via:
Our Wonderful Backers from Kickstarter, Despite all of your support, we did not quite make it on Kickstarter, but we did rework the vision of the game based on your feedback, and restarted a pledge and pre-order drive!  We... (Read More)

The new campaign for TWO Project Awakened games has begun!

March 23rd - via:
The Results are in... ...and the new campaign is on! During the 1 week survey on, over 4000 of you came to tell us your thoughts, and we are happy to announce that as of today, we are starting a new 6 week funding campaign as you... (Read More)

‘Death, Inc.’ and ‘Project Awakened’ Devs Chart Future Course After Kickstarter Failures

March 12th - via:
What happens when a Kickstarter campaign for a new game fails? After Chris Taylor unceremoniously cancelled Gas-Powered Games’ “Wildman” fundraising effort, for example, his crippled, employee-less company was bought by Wargaming. Last week, two more promising Kickstarters failed to meet their goals: Ambient Studios’ “Death, Inc.” fell well short of its £300,000 goal, and Phosphor Games’ “Project Awakened” came a bit closer to raising the $500,000 it needed but still just missed out. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

March 10th - via:
The winners’ podium is crowded this week, and by those that have been funded rather than the crowds wot have funded them. Hopefully, when the games are actually released, we’ll all be winners though. There are so many success stories this week that I didn’t even make room for the most ridiculous victory of all time. The spiritual successor to Torment took a mere seven hours to reach its total. Lord British, with over half a million in a few days, dreams of success like that. (Read More)

Phosphor On Project Awakened’s Life After Kickstarter

March 9th - via:
There are some things you can’t do, even with all the powers. Those things include healing a broken heart, parallel parking anything larger than a clown car, and evidently, solving the puzzle that is Kickstarter. Phosphor – whose crime-fighting slice of sky pie, Project Awakened, sadly went splat well before its Kickstarter crossed the finish line – knows that all too well. (Read More)


March 8th - via:
To Our Amazing SupportersTHE END OF KICKSTARTER HAS COME Despite your fantastic support, we didn’t quite make it. We still consider it a huge success to have so many of you come to share our vision of what the future of action gaming could look... (Read More)

"There is a plan": Project Awakened plots a post-Kickstarter course

March 8th - via:
What happens when a Kickstarter fails? In the case of Phosphor Games, the Chicago-based studio whose superhero action game Project Awakened stopped shy of its $500,000 target earlier this week, they get a call from me, asking a series of fairly insensitive questions. What went wrong? What did you learn? What's next? (Read More)

Night, Night: Project Awakened Kickstarter Falls Short

March 7th - via:
Project Awakened is ostensibly a game about everything ever. All the places. All the powers. All the graphics. It also heralds from a bunch of former Psi-Ops and Stranglehold developers, who originally got the superpowered idea off the ground while Midway, well, existed. And it’s still going to happen! Just, you know, eventually. In maybe a long, long time. (Read More)

Project Awakened falls short of $500K Kickstarter goal

March 6th - via:
Project Awakened, the attempt to reinvigorate Phosphor Games' beleaguered superhero action game, fell short of its Kickstarter goal today, raising $338,498 of a requested $500,000. On Monday, with less than two days to raise more than $200,000, Phosphor Director Chip Sineni told us that if Awakened missed its Kickstarter goal, his team would continue to develop the game in its own time. (Read More)

1 DAY LEFT! You're Always Innocent When you Dream

March 5th - via:
AMAZING, AMAZING backers!, Thank you for the support, the excitement, the energy, spreading the word, and everything else you've given!  The gains in the last few days have been crazy good.  We still have a big gap in these last 24 hours, but it's... (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter makes final plea, deploys Tom Waits

March 5th - via:
This is it, the final day of the beleaguered Kickstarter for the make-your-own superhero game, Project Awakened. To celebrate, or commiserate depending on how things go, the team at Phoshpor Games has pulled out the big guns: A drunken rendition of Tom Waits' "Innocent When You Dream." (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter nears end, still some way to go

March 5th - via:
Project Awakened developer Phosphor Game Studios has been turning heads recently thanks to its Unreal Engine 4 tech demo that shows off a new level of character customisation. Unfortunately it still needs just under $200,000 to turn that dream into reality with less than 30 hours of crowd-funding to go. (Read More)

Shout Out to Some of Our Backers That Are Fellow Kickstarter hopefuls

March 4th - via:
Hi Everyone,  We wanted to do a quick update to point you to some members of the Project Awakened community that are also running their own campaigns. Take a moment to check them out and see if it’s something you’d like to back…then take... (Read More)

Project Awakened looking unlikely to reach Kickstarter goal

March 4th - via:
If you’ve not heard of Project Awakened, you sadly only have 60 hours in which to familiarise yourself with and pledge for it. The game, created by ex-Midway developers, formed out of a game named ‘Hero’ which they began to develop while working for the company on titles like Psi-Ops and Mortal Kombat. (Read More)

Austin Wintory Signed Swag Added to 'Add-On' Rewards

March 3rd - via:
This one is especially for all you backers that are also huge fans of video game scores, and Austin Wintory.  Austin has added the follow Add-On rewards. Physical Soundtrack CD, especially for backers, signed by Austin Wintory - $100  Portion of... (Read More)

50% and Climbing!

March 3rd - via:
Hello our Amazing Backers, Reading your comments all over the internet (Kickstarter, our forums and FB, youtube, Reddit, comments sections of articles, and more) is a huge motivation and validation for us, and we thank you! It seems like it may not... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 3rd March 2013

March 3rd - via:
There haven’t been any ‘losers’ in the Katchup for a while, partly because projects that are moving very slowly tend to be removed before they run out of time, and partly because there haven’t been quite as many small projects to cover. The list of ‘players’ is increasing rapidly though and even though the first comment will undoubtedly be from somebody reminded me of a game that I’ve missed, there are plenty of things to see. However, the influx of new entrants is balanced somewhat by this week’s losers. One is a small, surreal project, the other is a grander and more direct proposition. The creators of both have vowed to continue their work in some form. (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter updated with composer information

March 2nd - via:
Project Awakened only have three days left to reach its Kickstarter funding goal, and to help matters along, Phosphor has announced the game’s composer to be none other than Journey’s Grammy nominated Austin Wintory. (Read More)

Journey composer signs on as Project Awakened Kickstarter nears end date

March 2nd - via:
Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, best known for his work on thatgamecompany's Journey and Flow, will compose the soundtrack to Phosphor Games' Kickstarter, Project Awakened. (Read More)

Award-winning composer Austin Wintory signs on to create Project Awakened soundtrack

March 1st - via:
Hello Everyone, We are incredibly excited to announce that Austin Wintory, award willing composer of Journey and Horn (our latest original mobile game) has come on as the composer for Project Awakened! Fresh off his D.I.C.E. Award for "Best Score"... (Read More)

Project Awakened: A Conversation With Phosphor Games On Kickstarter And Customizing Everything

March 1st - via:
As Project Awakened nears the Kickstarter finish line, things aren't looking great for the customize-everything action game, but Phosphor Games remains optimistic. (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter needs a hero

March 1st - via:
The sky is the limit for Project Awakened, but its Kickstarter campaign is still a bit too earthbound. The open-world build-your-own-hero game is at $212,000 out of its $500,000 goal, with just four days to go. (Read More)


February 28th - via:
Hello Amazing supporters!, Today was a great day for Project Awakened, thanks to all of you that are helping make it happen! IGN Cover Story: Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo for Project Awakened Released It is not every day you get the top banner spot of... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

February 24th - via:
Several projects are either on the brink of the precipice of funding failure, or in a prolonged mid-term slump. It’s enough to make a man pre-emptively proclaim the Kickstarter craze dead and buried, but if that same man then casts an eye over the promising new projects and remembers successes and shortfalls of the past, he may well decide to cancel the obituaries, at least for now, and simply play some prototypes instead. (Read More)


February 21st - via:
Hello Backers! Today we're bringing you a fun video of some mods that our designers have made using our tools. With just the following Create-a-Player Create-an-Enemy World modding New outfits/fx/weapons You can make pretty much anything you can... (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter update video shows off modding possibilities

February 21st - via:
Project Awakened, Phosphor Games' upcoming PC open-world action title which is seeking Kickstarter funding, will feature a robust modding system which is the focus of a trailer the developer released today. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

February 17th - via:
Two contrasting success stories this week. Dreamfall Chapters didn’t need a full week to reach its target and come the morning, the first stretch goal will almost certainly have been reached, adding Mac and Linux support. Unwritten needed almost every second to reach its goal but did cross the finishing line with a tremendous amount of support in its final days. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Project Awakened

February 12th - via:
Phosphor Games, a studio comprised of ex-Midway Games workers, want to make a third person action game like no other. Their concept exists in a slightly altered time line where several scientific advances were made in our recent history meaning that now, we have the ability to fully unlock human potential, i.e. super powers. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 10th February 2013

February 10th - via:
In terms of anticipation and dollars pledged, this has been the week of Dreamfall Chapters but you already knew about that one, right? The Katchup concerns itself with all Kreatures, great and small, and there are plenty of newcomers this week, including Tom Hall’s keen platforming tools, Projects Awakened and Cornerstone, the mad and possibly brilliant Ritual Dementia and gorgeous light-speed drifter, Race The Sun. Some projects are teetering on the brink of failure but, as we have seen with the adventure game in the past, any news reports of Kickstarter’s death are entirely premature. (Read More)

Ex-Midway Games Idea Becomes ‘Project Awakened’ Kickstarter Campaign

February 6th - via:
The development team at Phosphor Games Studio is on a mission to finally create the game they wanted to make when they were nobodies at Midway Games. The successful startup took the concept for “Hero” and turned it into a massive adventure game that needs a substantial amount of funding to get made. (Read More)

Awakened takes to Kickstarter, is the successor to Midway’s Hero

February 5th - via:
Awakened is a superhero sandbox action game but unlike rivals Infamous and Prototype it lets players create their own character. Built on Unreal Engine 4, it boasts of “a game world that responds to your every move”, “scores of abilities and weapons that modify each other” and “seemingly limitless outfit and gear customization options”. (Read More)

Project Awakened Kickstarter Has Our Attention

February 4th - via:
If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be? Project Awakened wants to let you answer that question for yourself. Phosphor Games Studio, the team behind the Kickstarter project, is looking for your Kickstarter pledges to make their open-ended superhero game. (Read More)

'Project Awakened' Kickstarter: Create The Video Game Character Of Your Dreams

February 4th - via:
I think character customization—particularly in RPGs—fills the same basic, primal need that playing with dolls fills in little girls. Only in grown-ups instead. At least that’s how I feel, when I really peel back the layers of my own obsession with character customization. And it’s why I’m interested in Project Awakened—a third-person shoot-em-up action game from Phosphor Games currently running the Kickstarter gauntlet. (Read More)

Awakened Seeks Kickstarter Funding

February 4th - via:
Superhero-simulation game, Awakened, has resurfaced on Kickstarter to fund a project of up to $500,000 to develop the game for Windows PC. After starting as a cancelled Midway project, developer Phosphor Games came together to reignite the project and keep it going. After a period of silence, Phosphor Games announce the Kickstarter Campaign to bring the game into development in Unreal Engine 4, once and for all. (Read More)

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