Face Noir (Mad Orange, Phoenix Online Studios)
Inspired by the writing of Raymond Chandler, Face Noir is a point-and-click adventure set in New York City, 1934. A disillusioned private detective named Jack del Nero is charged with the murder of a man who, just before his death, left a little girl in Jack’s protection. As Jack tries to find out who the child is, he learns the extremes to which human nature can go when trying to bribe something no one has ever tried to bribe: destiny.
Developed by Italian indie Mad Orange and so far released only in Germany, Face Noir will finally get an English language release this summer thanks to a collaboration with Phoenix Online Studios. In addition to English localization, the new version will also have technical improvements including an updated interface and inventory system, which will be shown to the press for the first time at Indie Press Day.
About Phoenix Online Studios
Established in 2004, Phoenix began as a group of King’s Quest fans from around the world that came together to create an unofficial sequel to the series. The resulting project, The Silver Lining, earned widespread community support and withstood two cease-and-desist orders to become one of the most ambitious fan projects ever made. After completing four Silver Lining episodes, the team shifted their focus to commercial projects with Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, which debuted in October 2012. The team is also working on an English version of the Italian indie adventure Face Noir, and is providing art and programming for Jane Jensen’s upcoming game Moebius.