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Phoenix Dawn

A project in Chicago, IL by Eric Trowbridge

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Phoenix Dawn is a role-playing adventure game set in a world filled with magic and mysteries. Grab your wand and discover its secrets.
Backers: 859
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $52,670 of $33,000
Dates: Aug 29th -> Sep 29th (31 days)
Project By: Eric Trowbridge
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Latest News

Phoenix Dawn Finale is LIVE!

September 28th - via:
I am currently live streaming on Twitch for the next 5 hours until the very end!  Come say hello, ask questions, and hang out! :) Next time I will be writing to you all Phoenix Dawn will be WRAPPED! :D  (Read More)

10 Hours!

September 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Final 24 Hours

September 27th - via:
We are close approaching the final 24 hours! The Phoenix Dawn Express departs tomorrow at 11:59PM CST - all aboard! :D Today, I had the wonderful opportunity to drive out to meet our new Community Manager, Lisa (@LadyAijou).  We had lunch together... (Read More)

Reaching for the Stars

September 26th - via:
Wow - what an unbelievable last 48 hours.  I am shocked, stunned and moved.  Certainly counting my blessings and BEYOND excited that Phoenix Dawn is pumping blood - it's ALIVE. What's next?I woke up this morning with tons of wonderful messages from... (Read More)

Tonight we touched the sky.

September 26th - via:
Stretch goal made. Phoenix Dawn is coming to Android, Windows Mobile, Linux, and OUYA. Tell your friends. :) 68 hours left of this magical adventure! Then we FLY!  (Read More)

The real journey is about to begin!

September 25th - via:
Today was the best day of my life. I don't even want to say the words "thank you" because they don't carry the weight of how I feel towards all of you. I am honored and thrilled to have this once in a life time opportunity to create an amazing game... (Read More)

No words - just no words.

September 24th - via:
We're funded everyone.  Balling my eyes out.  We're funded.  (Read More)

Nearly 500 strong

September 24th - via:
It is very difficult for me to be writing this update tonight. With only 4 days left to go - I have been busy trying to spread the word about Phoenix Dawn. We received two nice new press pieces this morning (more on those in a future update), and... (Read More)

Low-Poly RPG Phoenix Dawn Trying for Final Kickstarter Push

September 23rd - via:
Phoenix Dawn, not to be confused with the Final Fantasy healing item, is a Kickstarter project entering its final days that should be of particular note to mobile gaming fans in search of a solid RPG. (Read More)

The Final Week, Doubling in Size, and Special Announcement

September 22nd - via:
Good evening everyone! The final days of Phoenix Dawn are now in motion with just 6 days - $12,690 left to go.  It is going to be a race to the finish line, and I will need all of your love and support over these last days to make this a reality and... (Read More)

Twitch, New Press, and Thunderclap!

September 19th - via:
Good evening everyone! What an exciting and busy day!  A couple updates for you. We are now entering the last 8 days of the project - wowzas! - that went by fast, and I am sure that the next 8 will be no different. Seat belts on? Holding on tight?... (Read More)

I am currently live on Twitch for the first time!

September 18th - via:
Hi everyone! I just setup my Twitch account, and I am live streaming tonight! I'll be doing streams throughout the remainder of the project - so feel free to drop in!  It will be nice to chat with you while I build the game demo! :)... (Read More)

Phoenix Dawn Still Waiting for That Magic Moment on Kickstarter

September 18th - via:
It’s no surprise that there are so many RPG projects on Kickstarter. After all, many of us grew up discovering games thanks to the wonderful CPRGs, WRPGs, and JRPGs produced. Phoenix Dawn is a game currently in development from a longtime fan of the genre who now believes he can bring his own spin to things – and that others will support this endeavor via Kickstarter. (Read More)

Small Story Update

September 17th - via:
Hi everyone! I made a small update to the Kickstarter page to include a little more information around some of the monsters and bosses that you will encounter in Phoenix Dawn. The story and characters continue to come to me as I work on the game... (Read More)

300+ Strong & Halfway there!

September 16th - via:
We hit two milestones last night - surpassed 300 backers and officially crossed the halfway point towards being successfully funded! This truly has been a life changing experience. I am hard at work on the gameplay demo - no pressure at all -... (Read More)


September 14th - via:
Long day - here's the real link everyone! :D  (Read More)

Reddit AMA - Live until 9PM EST

September 14th - via:
As promised, I am sat down in my chair and ready for you to "ask me anything". :-) Oh boy, here were go! Click/Touch to go to the AMA ET  (Read More)

PC/Mac confirmed at 33K, Playable Demo, Twitch and more...

September 13th - via:
Hi everyone! I have some updates to hopefully kick off a great weekend for you! I spent the last few days in deep thought about them - so let's jump right in! I am confirming that I will be simutaneously releasing the game for iOS/Mac/PC with my... (Read More)

Phoenix Dawn. Low Poly, High Beauty

September 11th - via:
Eric Trowbridge is a game designer and enthusiast who, like many game developers I’ve met while working here at Cliqist, went through hoops to educate themselves and gear themselves for the real world – even seek the very thing they loved. When it came down to it, games were the answer all along and they hopped into that field the moment they could. Eric created Apixal and began working on his a game, Phoenix Dawn, three years ago. Today, he’s looking for funding through Kickstarter to turn his dream into a reality. (Read More)

New Rewards, Subreddit & AMA!

September 10th - via:
Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I have a pretty substantial update for the reward tiers. I am adding 3 new tiers with brand new rewards. These new rewards will also effect many of you who have pledged $30+ so check them out! Also, a wonderful new... (Read More)

Small update!

September 9th - via:
Just checked, and Phoenix Dawn is in this week's Most Popular game concepts on Steam Greenlight! Getting some great feedback and reactions to it from the community there. This is going to be so much fun. Glad to have you all! ET  (Read More)

I don't know about you but...

September 8th - via:
... this is all I was thinking about during Apple's new announcements today. :) iPhone 6+ Very exciting hardware to be working with.  And of course, very excited to be bringing the game to Mac, PC, Android, Windows Mobile, OUYA, and Linux if I meet... (Read More)

New Point of View, Music, and Gameplay Trailer on its way.

September 7th - via:
Good evening everyone! Just 3 weeks away now from the conclusion of our campaign for Phoenix Dawn.  Inching towards 50% which is incredibly exciting.  Not counting eggs until they hatch though - still a ways to go! I wanted to update everyone on a... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal - Phoenix Dawn available on 5 more exciting platforms!

September 5th - via:
Wow, it has been a really incredible first week on Kickstarter!  It has been so great to be able to meet so many of you and talk with people who are passionate about creating this game. I am not going to lie - it has been pretty stressful!  There... (Read More)

Desert Ruin - New asset and in game screenshot!

September 4th - via:
Hi everyone! New piece I did today - Desert Ruin at Dusk.  I also moved the ruin model over to the in game demo to show you how the models from my more artistic pieces will translate in game. Desert Ruin at Dusk Desert Ruin translated in the game... (Read More)

Phoenix Dawn, 100 strong!

September 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Spells, Platforms and more. Oh my!

September 2nd - via:
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. :) I just finished putting together a video update where I talk about the following: What I am working on for future updates at the moment. Addressing questions about Phoenix Dawn on other platforms.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Scouting: Phoenix Dawn

September 2nd - via:
Phoenix Dawn is an RPG adventure game is set in a geometrical 3d low-poly world reminiscent of Dune, Fallout and Final Fantasy, created by the indie studio Apixal. (Read More)

Phoenix Dawn Update #1: Thank you for believing in magic.

August 30th - via:
What an incredible first day.  I am so deeply touched and moved by the response I have received about Phoenix Dawn. You guys are inspiring! Being the nerd that I am, I setup an IFTTT recipe that turns my lights blue whenever there is a new backer... (Read More)

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