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Ascendant
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
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Description
Release date: Mid 2014
"The ancient power struggle between demigods has begun again. The mortal realm will be ravaged in the wake of their desire, their greed, their purpose. I am curious to see who will prevail."

Ascendant is the unforgiving beat 'em up that challenges you with a new world each time you play. It utilizes a number of modern roguelike elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated environments. You are a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you. Only the most impressive warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts.

By exploring the world, discovering new weapons, spells, and Blessings, and learning how to survive in this brutal realm, you may have a small chance at winning.

  • A Brutal Struggle – The armies of your demigod rivals are relentless. When a foe cuts you with his sword, it hurts. If you slip into a pit of spikes, the blades leave deep wounds. If a bomb explodes nearby you will burn. Health recovery items are rare. Fight with precision, speed, and timing to survive. Dodge attacks and crush your opponent when he is off-balance to seize the advantage.

  • Loot the Treasures of the Gods – The gods hid their ancient relics in secret caches scattered around the world. Discover unique weapons, spells, and Blessings that grant mighty powers. Double jump, choke your enemies with a poison cloud, or jolt them to ashes with lightning. Equip and customize your Blessings to determine your own fate.

  • Agile Beat 'em Up Combat – Slam enemies into each other to deal massive damage. Pummel enemies with ground and air combos or launch a barrage of spells. Launch your opponents in the air with rapid dashing assaults making them helpless against your divine onslaught.

  • Death is Final – When your enemies defeat you, the game is over. No respawning. No returning to the last save point. You will need all your cunning and skill to win.

  • A New World Each Run – Each playthrough creates a new hazardous land for adventure. You will never know exactly what you will encounter in the next room, which hazards will be presented to you, what you will find in a chest, or even (in some cases) which boss you will be fighting next. Expect hours of replayability and new challenges.

...And More
  • Two is better than one. Conquer the world with another demigod using local co-op
  • Unlock new characters with distinct stats attuned for any playstyle
  • Enhance your weaponry to adapt and overcome the enemy swarm
  • Special events make each run fresh and memorable

Press
  • "Combat is deliberately tough, and your character isn’t overwhelmed with health"
    - John Walker, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

  • "It’s just an absolutely beautiful (albeit deadly) world that the developers have created, and I can’t wait to see more of the environments and monsters"
    - Brandon Schmidt, The Indie Mine[theindiemine.com]

  • "I love how the game is coming together"
    - Chris Priestman, Indie Statik[indiestatik.com]

  • "...this seems to be a Roguelike Guacamelee on crack"
    - Andrew Resnick, Overclockers Club[overclockersclub.com]

Let's Plays
  • "The controls in this game are beautifully crafted...They are tight and responsive. I felt like I had full control of the character the entire game."
    - BlueJayLPNation, New on Steam | Ascendant (Beta)

  • "This is probably one of the games I've played the most this week because once you have it, it's so addicting."
    - Noble Karizma, Ascendant - Beta

  • "Oh god these are bigger flies and those are some kind of squiggly things."
    -WillThGreat, SURPRISINGLY FUN | Ascendant
Popular Discussions View All (1)
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Nov 7, 2013 @ 7:42pm
Linux Support?
McMarius11
537 Comments
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Angluca Jun 10 @ 11:26pm 
Nice game, but role and action are not cool, I think sprites must remake.
A.H.K. May 3 @ 9:16pm 
Congratulations!
deebosher May 1 @ 6:05am 
gratz!
Hapa Games  [author] Apr 30 @ 9:02am 
YES! Thank you everyone for all your support! Finally made it :D
ACWraith Apr 29 @ 8:04pm 
Gratz!
Vampire Wombat Apr 29 @ 3:36pm 
Woot! Greenlit!
Luks! C.A.R.P Apr 28 @ 5:01pm 
Voted
MrMau Apr 28 @ 4:32pm 
It seems very good, really and i love the platform games, so, vote yes!
Aie ☀ Apr 28 @ 2:42pm 
Voted
Squigly Apr 28 @ 2:30pm 
Voted