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The Silver Lining

Second freeware adventure episode now available.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., September 18, 2010 - Phoenix Online Studios is thrilled to announce that "Two Households," the second episode of the The Silver Lining, has been released. Based on the classic King's Quest series, this fan-made episodic game follows protagonist King Graham on an all-new adventure to save his family from mysterious evil forces. Starting today, "Two Households" can be downloaded for free from

With a longer play time than the previous episode, more opportunity for exploration, and a number of inventory and logic puzzles, "Two Households" marks a return to the classic adventure gameplay of the bestselling King's Quest series. In The Silver Lining's premiere, King Graham learned that the curse that placed his children into a deep coma could only be cured by a complex spell. Now his quest to save Alexander and Rosella truly begins as he travels the Green Isles to gather the needed ingredients, all the while searching for answers about the cloaked stranger who attacked them -- a greater foe than any Graham has faced.

Upon its launch in July, called The Silver Lining "a homebrew labor of love that single-handedly resurrects a dormant cult classic." Since then, Phoenix Online's dedicated team has continued to work behind the scenes to bring fans the gaming experience they expect with the addition of several requested features, including an option for shorter narrations, widescreen support, and the ability to toggle between walking and running. These updates have also been incorporated into a new version of the first episode, "What Is Decreed Must Be."

To learn more about The Silver Lining, download the first two episodes, or join Phoenix Online Studios' vibrant community, visit

About Phoenix Online Studios

Established in 2004 and previously known as "Phoenix Freeware Online," Phoenix Online Studios began as a group of King's Quest fans coming together to create an unofficial sequel to the series. Their first project, The Silver Lining, has been called one of the most ambitious fan projects ever made and has garnered attention from publications such as CNN, PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, Game Informer, Edge, GamesTM, Kotaku, and Joystiq, among others. The team is excited to finally unveil the long-awaited The Silver Lining to the world.

Phoenix Online Studios is currently working on their first commercial endeavors. More information about Phoenix Online Studios can be found on the company's website,

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