2022 - The Pandovirus Unleashed Edit
An unusual virus discovered in melting permafrost excites the scientific community. It has a massive genome, and only 1% of its genes match anything in existing databases.
“What the hell is going on with the other genes?” asks researcher Jean-Michel Moreau. “This opens a Pandora’s box. What kinds of discoveries are going to come from studying the contents?”
The seas transform in something totally alien. Then the mutagens began to invade the land via an airborne microbial mist.
2047 - The Present Day Edit
The human population has been decimated. Survivors gather in isolated havens spread throughout the world. A few factions control most of the havens and resources, but they have radically contrasting ideologies and guard deep secrets.
The Phoenix Project Edit
The Phoenix Project is a worldwide organisation designed to be activated when the world is in peril. You control one cell of the organisation, gathering some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and soldiers. After your cell is activated, you realise that you have no contact with any other cells. You need to find out what happened to them.
The writing team behind Phoenix Point are Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything, The Talos Principle, Serious Sam 4) and Allen Stroud (Elite Dangerous world building and novelisation, Lead Writer on Chaos Reborn). More of their writing for Phoenix Point, including details of the factions, can be found on the Phoenix Point website.