Phoenix Games was a European game developer and publisher. They are infamous for collaborating with the German animation studio Dingo Pictures, and featuring their films on their games, as well as producing their own slew of shovelware titles. The company was formed in 2002, and it began to develop titles for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Wii.
1st Logo (2002-2010?)
Logo: On a blue-orange gradient background, we see a blue shield containing a golden phoenix and the words "PHOENIX" above it. The shield has a golden glow around it.
- On King of Bowling 3 and the PlayStation port of Paradise Casino, the logo is on a white background.
- Since 2003, a still version of the next logo is used.
Availability: Seen on PlayStation games produced by the company.
2nd Logo (2003-2010)
Logo: On a black background, an orange line draws the image of the phoenix from before. Once its complete, the logo lights up and forms a realistic depiction of the shield from the last logo. The logo is set on fire for a few seconds before it dies down.
Variant: On PlayStation games, the logo is noticably slower.
Technique: Simplistic use of CGI, coupled with footage of fire.
Music/Sounds: A series of mellow synth notes, followed by a thud when the logo is formed. Sometimes, none.
Availability: Seen mostly on PS2 games produced by the company. Also seen on some Wii titles from Data Design Interactive and movies released by Dingo Pictures.
Legacy: Although this logo contains some rather nice animation, it can be seen as infamous due to the quality of the games that it appears on, most notably Snow White and The 7 Clever Boys.