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PlayNether  [developer] Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:47am
About Phosphor Games
Some people still believe we are the same Development team as Hammerpoint. This will be pinned to ensure to explain that we are not.

For starters please visit our website http://phosphorgames.com/
You will see we are not a start up company with this game but we have a history of game development and even some awards under our belt.

You will see that we mostly have games for phones, well if you havent heard we had a kickstarter for our last PC game called Project Awakened, for videos on PA, you can visit http://www.projectawakened.com/

Here is a video to explain what PA was, before we fell short of funding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeVJVvjajZo


Now, onto the issues people want to really know about. What type of development ties do we have with Hammerpoint - The answer is NONE. Phosphor games is there own development studio working on Nether.

Many players have been saying Sergy is the developer behind nether as well. We addressed this in our "Meet the Devs" video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJmW77v-cBU

As you can see we have a pretty solid team behind us.

But what about the copyright? This is common as game developers use specific lawyers to do this. We are a smaller development studio so we dont have someone on staff to do Copyright claims, so why not outsource this?


Thank you for your time, and as always, feedback is the best way to push the game in the direction the players want.
Last edited by PlayNether; Nov 13, 2013 @ 4:16pm
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Kokkuwi Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Common*. I think the majority of your players realize that you are not tied with Hammerpoint.

Edit: Spelling
Last edited by Kokkuwi; Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:51am
PlayNether  [developer] Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:50am 
Originally posted by Kokkuwi:
Common*. I think the majority of your players realise that you are not tied with Hammerpoint.
dang steam browser has no spell check... hl3 confirmed?
Kokkuwi Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:51am 
Originally posted by poXyz-May Take 10 mins to reply:
Originally posted by Kokkuwi:
Common*. I think the majority of your players realise that you are not tied with Hammerpoint.
dang steam browser has no spell check... hl3 confirmed?

I got hit by the no spell check as well... Haha.
Zack Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:00am 
poXyz, thank you for clarifying this in official thread, however I think that majority concerns about the Publisher/Producer and NOT the Developement Team. It's already quite obvious that you are different developers than Hammerpoint, still most people would like to know if Nether Productions LLC is tied to OP Productions LLC and if Sergey Titov is involved in production.

Please be aware that Sergey admitted on the official Infestation forums, that there are some common shareholders for both Nether and I:SS. Could you elaborate on this please?

Just to put his straight: I believe that Phosphor will do great as developing team, just some gamers would like to know if Nether Productions LLC is not the company that will pull the strings and made tricky decisions as OP Productions/Arktos Entertainment did.
Last edited by Zack; Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:04am
JFawk3s Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:02am 
And thank god this has been PINNED. My CRTL-C and CRTL-P button's were starting to peel. I mentioned to many of the members that Phosphor we're the DEVS but they've got blood in the eyes to bleed another innocent development company. And speak of PA makes me excited to see you all moved on and tried something new. It's unfortunate the PA didn't reach the goal on Kickstarter. (I for one backed the project).
Smokey the Bear Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:05am 
How will the development of Project Awakened effect the development and continued support of Nether? Will money made from Nether be put back into the game itself to some extent via future support, or will it be funneled into the development of Project Awakened? Is your team split amongst the two projects?
PlayNether  [developer] Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:06am 
Originally posted by zack:
poXyz, thank you for clarifying this in official thread, however I think that majority concerns about the Publisher/Producer and NOT the Developement Team. It's already quite obvious that you are different developers than Hammerpoint, still most people would like to know if Nether Productions LLC is tied to OP Productions LLC and if Sergey Titov is involved in production.

Please be aware that Sergey admitted on the official Infestation forums, that there are some common shareholders for both Nether and I:SS. Could you elaborate on this please?
Share holders are people who put money into getting a game started. Just like you can put money on kickstarter to help get a game started. Except this is done on a scale of one/few people who put more then the commen 50$ to help fund the game. Also if you note Sergey mentoions that these "ShareHolders" may not even be funding hammerpoint anymore. Doesnt that show that they realized a mistake and are looking for a dev team that KNOWS what they are doing?

In no way do shareholders have control of the development/features of the game. Developers develop and players give feedback to push features they want most.
White Savage Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by poXyz-May Take 10 mins to reply:
Originally posted by zack:
poXyz, thank you for clarifying this in official thread, however I think that majority concerns about the Publisher/Producer and NOT the Developement Team. It's already quite obvious that you are different developers than Hammerpoint, still most people would like to know if Nether Productions LLC is tied to OP Productions LLC and if Sergey Titov is involved in production.

Please be aware that Sergey admitted on the official Infestation forums, that there are some common shareholders for both Nether and I:SS. Could you elaborate on this please?
Share holders are people who put money into getting a game started. Just like you can put money on kickstarter to help get a game started. Except this is done on a scale of one/few people who put more then the commen 50$ to help fund the game. Also if you note Sergey mentoions that these "ShareHolders" may not even be funding hammerpoint anymore. Doesnt that show that they realized a mistake and are looking for a dev team that KNOWS what they are doing?

In no way do shareholders have control of the development/features of the game. Developers develop and players give feedback to push features they want most.


FYI This is what made me purchase, I honestly could care less who is behind the funding, and you are being super open about it. This post should be pinned. Honestly at least the people behind the funding haven't given up on video games.
DickenzCider Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
I will be buying Nether but hopefully Nether will be a huge success so you can make Project Awakened. LOVE the concept. Like a game version of the TV show Heroes. Some company needs to step up and help you guys finish both games.

With the super power games and movies on a hot streak think they would be stupid not to get the dev's money to get that game going!
theblackfrog Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
hello, im new here, i was very interested in this point aswell coz hammerspoint is a greedy bad company and i was not sure if i should get the game. since you posted everything and showed a video who you are and that you dont have anything to do with hammerspoint i gonna buy it. thanks. i love such open-to-community development. this should be ultra pinned!!!
Kaizermos Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
So to clear this up - Different development team, but funded/backed by the same people that backed Hammerpoint?
GeekInPeace Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:04pm 
Wait... I didn't realize that you were behind Project Awakened ! OMG... No doubt on the skills of this team now ! BTW I think the "Meet the Dev Team" video was a really good idea to show us you were at 100% in that game !
Arenthas Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Thanks guys!
Dr. Piranha Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Thanks for clearing this up for everyone! I was a huge fan of The Dark Meadow several years ago! I know you guys will do great with this title and look forward to purchasing it in the future!
Sarsipius Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
Originally posted by Kaizermos:
So to clear this up - Different development team, but funded/backed by the same people that backed Hammerpoint?

That's what scares me, that there is Sergey Titov money involved in the shareholding of this game as I will not give another cent to that man or anything he has ties too after the blatant lies he told us last year. If these guys could come out and say in no uncertain terms that there is NO sergey money involved then I think this issue could be put too rest. It just seems that we are getting laywer answers when asking about the money trail.
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