A tale of survival about two shipwrecked robots - ION and ANI - on their life-defining journey in this unique genre-mix of exploration, puzzle and survival.
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Mostly Positive (366) - 72% of the 366 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 7, 2017
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August 20

Community Sale

80% discount guys. :animad:

Get it while it lasts and try to phone home! :ion:

To celebrate the day we'll be broadcasting some of our favorite streams or let's plays on the store page. Watch it for a moment to see the beautiful world we have created. Enjoy!

Let me know if you know of any other great community videos to feature on our store page!
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June 19

Behind the Scenes

I found some old footage from our voiceover recording sessions back in December 2016 and made this little video clip for you. Beware, there are some German parts in there, but two thirds are English.

Hope you enjoy!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1416357437

Featured in this video:
Ian Dickinson (the voice of TR2)
Laura Cameron (the voice of Sister)
Till Hagen (the German voice on TR2)
Charlotta Bjelfvenstam (the German voice of Sister)
Neal Wach (the voice of the Aliens)
Peter Weinsheimer (he did the recording)
Juliana Hodkinson
Eric Hansen (Juliana and Eric assisted during the recording and checked that everything sounded great to the native ear)
Wolfgang Walk (story)
Not in this video is Markus Hoffmann, the German voice of the Aliens. The only reason for this is that I forgot to film.

I was filming, so you can only hear me at the end when I asked Wolfgang Walk what his favorite line was.

ANI: "Life should be more self-explanatory." :animad:
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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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