Fantasy RPG Coming for PC, Mac, and Linux – Lets You Craft Weapons, Tactics and More

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 15, 2014 – Phoenix Online Publishing today announced the upcoming release of new fantasy role-playing game Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, which invites players to battle legions of lethal enemies in both story-driven and random encounters. Featuring a full-fledged crafting system, over 130 monsters to battle and dozens of powers and special abilities to unlock, the game will ship August 21st for PC, Mac and Linux, and be available via Steam, the Phoenix Online Store, and other major online retailers.

In Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, players are invited to build their own weapons and armor, then lead a party of wizards, warriors, assassins and other characters into battle against waves of lethal adversaries as they race to stop an ancient evil. Armed with both might and magic, heroes will wield the powers of ice, fire and lighting against their adversaries as they take the fight to their enemies, gaining in experience and collecting wondrous mystical artifacts of every kind along the way.The deeper players delve into this epic tale, the more challenging scenarios they unlock, and host of new friends and enemies they’ll make as they experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Key Features:

  • Epic blend of fantasy role-playing and strategy
  • Fight for glory in story-driven quests and random adventures
  • Craft your own custom weapons and armor
  •  More than 100 bloodthirsty monsters to battle
  • Dozens of powers and special abilities to pick from

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar offers RPG fans of all skill levels the chance to dive right in and enjoy engaging fantasy battles in seconds,” said Scott Steinberg, general manager of Phoenix Online Publishing. “We’re pleased to provide enthusiasts with yet another great reason to go adventuring this summer.”

“You will find in Heroes & Legends elements that you won’t find in other RPGs, but it’s still a tribute to the fine J-RPGs of our youth,” said Jerome Bodin, game designer and owner of Cuve Games. “Its challenges will appeal to the older hardcore as much as to the newcomers.”

For more information, see www.POStudios.com.

Screenshots and trailers can be found in the Phoenix Online pressroom: pressroom.postudios.com.

For more information, contact Katie Hallahan (katie.hallahan@postudios.com).


About Phoenix Online Publishing – Every Game Has a Story™

Phoenix Online Publishing is a new independent video game publisher dedicated to bringing compelling and cutting-edge story-driven titles to market worldwide in every genre and across the full range of gaming platforms and devices. Providing game makers with business management, marketing, media and digital/retail distribution services, the company is committed to providing a platform for bringing titles with rich storytelling and atmosphere to life. Designed by indie game developers for indie game developers, Phoenix Online Publishing operates in parallel with Phoenix Online Studios, an award-winning game development studio (The Silver Lining,Cognition), and maintains a global network of development, publishing and distribution partners. More information about Phoenix Online Publishing can be found on the company’s website,www.POStudios.com.

About Cuve Games

A small, independent team based in France, Cuve Games is passionate, humble and resilient. Having worked on multiple titles for other developers previously, Cuve is now focused on delivering their own high quality games. For more information, visit the company’s website atwww.CuveGames.com.



My Experience with Blackmagic Design’s Intensity Pro Card!!

I recently had the opportunity to test and review the Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro Card. I was quite impressed to say the least.

According to the folks at BMD(Blackmagic Design)–>

Intensity Pro is the world’s first HDMI and analog component, NTSC/PAL and S-Video PCIe capture and playback card for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. Intensity Pro is great for HDTV or standard definition editing using big screen televisions and video projectors. Intensity Pro works with uncompressed SD or HD video, and compressed codecs such as DNxHD, ProRes, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, JPEG, HDV and DV! Intensity Pro is a professional editing card featuring maximum real time effects in Avid Media Composer 6™, Apple Final Cut Pro™ and Adobe Premiere Pro™, with full support for both uncompressed and compressed AVI and QuickTime files. Intensity Pro also has full integration with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.

I tested mine with Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8.4 and it did an amazing job, and imported video with extreme clarity and very quickly.

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Here is a chart of the available inputs and outputs:




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It seems to be a useful and power full device and I definitely recommend it to people that need to import and edit video.

Blackmagic’s Intensity Pro is a PCI Express card which allows you to capture footage from an unprotected HDMI source, along with analogue Composite, S-Video and Component footage. Believe it or not, capturing via HDMI could deliver superior quality from certain HD camcorders than a traditional Firewire link, and doing so with the Intensity can also deliver files which are quicker and easier to edit too.

In addition I found that when I used the card it can allow you to save space on your storage device. The Intensity can capture it, giving you 1/3 greater horizontal resolution. Obviously it’s not practical to lug a PC with you just to capture the full resolution from a tethered HDV camcorder, but there’s many studio-based applications which can exploit it. If you have a powerful but small pc or mac that can be taken with you then it can be advantageous.

If you are interested in one of these cards they are available on the apple store http://store.apple.com/us/product/TP150LL/A/blackmagic-design-intensity-pro-hdmi-card

and B&H–>http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/495426-REG/Blackmagic_Design_BINTSPRO_Intensity_Pro_HDMI_and.html

Here is an unboxing video–>

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Overall I am quite impressed by the Intensity Pro and Recommend it!!

Here is an overview from Engadget as well!!


I personally captured video with it, I also made a video to dvd, put it on a blueray, then captured it to my mac via the intensity pro as a test and it worked well, with amazing quality.

Personally I am working on a kickstarter project to do a documentary on autism and I plan on using blackmagic designs cameras and hardware to do the movie!!


I would definitely recommend their cameras and hardware!!