Questions and Answers
Here we’ll attempt to answer common questions about Phoenotopia. Have another question that you’d like to see answered? Reach us at:
phoenotopia (at) gmail (dot) com
(page last updated: 2021, November 10th)
Q: How is “Phoenotopia” pronounced?
It’s pronounced like “Fee-no-tō-pē-ə”. The first half “phoeno” draws from the word “phoenix” and the last half, “topia”, draws from the word “utopia”.
Q: Is this game right for me?
The game’s difficulty has been the subject of much scrutiny. We’ve heard your feedback, and as of patch (v1.0.5), the game now supports accessibility options that allow you to tweak the difficulty more to your liking!
The best way to check if the game is right for you is to simply try it out yourself! There’s a free demo of the first chapter up on the Steam Page. Check it out here!
Pimez, a community manager of the Phoenotopia subreddit has also compiled a huge mega-thread of helpful resources. Do give it a look!
Q: On what platforms can I play Phoenotopia: Awakening?
The game is currently available on Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox, Steam, GOG, and Stove.
Q: Is there multilingual support?
The game supports English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean.
Q: Will there be a physical edition of the game?
Yes! We’ve partnered with Premium Edition Games to create a Switch physical edition of the game. Pre-orders for the physical edition will open for one month, starting from November 16th, 2021. There are limited print runs so grab one while supplies last!
Q: Where can I connect with the fan community?
There’s the official Reddit and Steam communities, the Discord server and Wiki. They’re all run by fans and are great places to ask questions and talk about Phoenotopia. Share your fan art there as well!
- Steam Community (https://steamcommunity.com/app/1436590/discussions/)
- Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/phoenotopia/)
- Discord Server (https://discord.gg/Kjk6sGc)
- Wiki (https://phoenotopia.fandom.com/wiki/Phoenotopia_Wikia)
For useful resources, such as the Gameplay FAQ and compendium, check out the Mega Thread and Guide Index.
Q: I hear tale of another “Phoenotopia”?
“Phoenotopia: Awakening” is, in fact, the second game in the Phoenotopia universe. Six years ago, we debuted on Newgrounds a Flash version of the game called “Phoenotopia.” The original version can be considered a rough outline, whereas Phoenotopia: Awakening is the full embodiment of the game’s vision. See this picture comparison:
Phoenotopia: Awakening’s improvements over the original extend beyond graphical. Its game world is over three times bigger. New songs have been added with many returning ones improved. Combat has been revamped to play and feel better. The script has been completely rewritten, there’s a new ending, and much more!
Q: Was there a development blog for the game?
There was! You can find it here: phoenotopia.tumblr.com
Phoenotopia: Awakening has concluded development, but we’ll still post an occasional update on the tumblr blog if/when there’s Phoenotopia-related news to announce. The main developers are currently working on something that’s not Phoenotopia. If there comes a time for a Phoenotopia sequel to occur, this website and blog will be sure to announce that news. Thank you to each and every fan that stuck with us up until now!