Explore a strange, alien planet and follow the story of two robots - ION and ANI - on their life-defining journey in this unique genre-mix of exploration, puzzle and survival.
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Very Positive (33) - 87% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (251) - 75% of the 251 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 7, 2017
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February 12

1 Year Anniversary Sale, 75% off



1 Year Anniversary

Time flies. Phoning Home turned 1 a couple days ago on February 7.
Today we want to celebrate this with an amazing 75% discount for all those who kept the title on their wishlist for so long.

Enjoy it while it lasts!
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December 11, 2017

Chinese Update



Today we deliver a long anticipated language update for Phoning Home. The whole game is now playable in Simplified Chinese. We've spent a lot of time with this translation and did extensive testing. And we hope that our Chinese followers will like this update as much as we do.

谢谢!❤

Furthermore, thanks to lostprophet and Patyek we can present a Hungarian translation of the game as well. To use one of the new languages, open the game properties and select the Language tab.

Celebrating this update, Phoning Home will be 60% off for a limited time.
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Reviews

“Definitely one of the best indie games I ever played.”
90% – TD Game Club

“Phoning Home is indie developer ION LANDS love letter to storytelling and boasts a tale that really is worth telling.”
85% – Keengamer

“I absolutely adored ION and ANI.”
Slickster Magazine

About This Game

You play ION, a young exploration unit on a mission to secure natural resources. When you crash-land on an alien planet your ship is almost completely destroyed. Not only do you have to survive in a strange new world full of dangers, but to have even a hope of escape you must find a way to contact your home planet for help.

With only your ship’s A.I. for company, you set out to explore your new home. On your journey you encounter ANI, a small, stranded service unit who identifies as female. ANI is the first to admit she’s a bit mad, but she is also a valuable resource, and it soon becomes clear that there will be no escape without her.

And so, the two of you begin a journey that neither of you is prepared for, on a planet where even the laws of nature seem not to apply. A journey in which ION and ANI must face the strangest of all possible challenges if they are to have any hope of living to tell their own story.

FEATURES

  • Explore a new frontier. Large open environments with realistic environmental effects – from time-of-day lighting to dappled forests and snow-covered mountains, to volcanoes, canyons, deep oceans and scorching deserts – you must find your way.
  • Experience a story with living (but not breathing) characters, brought to life by voice actors.
  • Survive harsh weather conditions and temperatures – and protect ANI at all costs!
  • An intriguing mix of exploration, logic and action gameplay.
  • Create portals to traverse the landscape.
  • Fight – or find ways to avoid combat.
  • Craft improvements and critical tools from resources found in the environment.
  • Discover the remnants of an alien civilization, decrypt their language and restore their technology.
  • Enjoy a beautiful soundtrack.

Be warned. Phoning Home starts easy, but gets quite challenging in the later stages of the game. Can you leave the planet?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU, NVIDIA or AMD, 1.5 GB video memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 / AMD FX-8350, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) / AMD R9 290 (4 GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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