Simply put, the FLT release of this game won't start if you are offline or the game is blocked by a firewall. It calls home to check for updates, and if prevented, it refuses to start.
Sorry about the late date of this proper. It was done on request. Enjoy
Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman - Phoenix Online Studios
By the way, our version is newer too. Most data files are updated and exe version is 184.108.40.206817 vs. 220.127.116.11562