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Ascent - TheSpaceGame.com
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player
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Description
Release date: Available now (web client), Windows client available on Desura.com, Demo Windows client available on the main website, and TBA o
Ascent is a PVE Space MMO with 270,000,000,000 star systems.

In a future where civilisation has almost completely collapsed, players must work together to prevent total disaster, and rebuild a new civilisation of their own choosing.

So far, completed features include:

  • Combat (fighter style dogfighting, and big ship broadside duels)
  • Trading
  • Mission system (combat, transport, passengers, courier, supply, demand)
  • Asteroid mining
  • Farming and mining on planet surfaces
  • Personal starbase construction
  • Research
  • Manufacturing (you can build and customise your ships, including custom color schemes)
  • Interaction with other players (you can see their ships in space, trade with them on the global market, and galaxy-wide chat is enabled)
  • Gas giant harvesting. (because sometimes you need things like hydrogen and oxygen!)
  • Exploration and Colonization in a galaxy of 270 billion star systems

We release a new major version roughly once every month.

In the beginning the game is crazily simple / easy to get into, especially if you choose the industrialist rather than combat-oriented starting position. However, the level of difficulty and complexity steadily ramp up and up, along with the rewards. See our design & vision statements on the website for further details.

Currently the game is playable on Windows and Mac using the Unity3d web client, directly through our website (http://www.thespacegame.com) and a PC client is available through Desura[www.desura.com], and hopefully soon Steam as well.

Popular Discussions View All (6)
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Nov 6 @ 1:26am
Nutshell first impressions
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Aug 19 @ 12:27pm
Download version?
R4gegamingstudios
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Oct 6 @ 2:09am
Steam key when buying on Desura?
Guhlius
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Quadcricket Dec 14 @ 2:52pm 
This would be absolutely great on Steam with friends!
yoshee1369 Dec 14 @ 10:36am 
playing this game give you the feel of being in the universe, jump gates at first then later you can add an jump engine to your ship and jump to places on you nav map. this game has many ships, star bases to buy/sell get contracts to complete. money to buy better ships can be made easily if you watch the contracts on the star bases. P.S. use autopilot to get to jump gates or star bases easily, or just fly around.
BlueGreen Dec 12 @ 1:24am 
Good luck with this it looks very interesting :)
kastuk Dec 5 @ 5:06pm 
Ah, renew ideas of Shores of Hazeron! Wanna detalised colonizing!
StrideWide Nov 25 @ 8:19am 
I read your gamasutra article, and wish you luck. I'll even try the game once the opportunity presents itself.
pbrp | goldluck Nov 18 @ 3:21am 
Hellz yeah!
Hawk Nov 17 @ 7:57pm 
Checkout www.gog.com for another distribution source if you are willing to release it without DRM.
massagevet Nov 8 @ 9:12am 
Just found this game, loving the free play in it, and the missions available. Think it is a awesome concept, would love to see you go further with it
Arclite Nov 7 @ 2:33pm 
It has certainly peeked my interest, voted
CarlosRegueraDJ Nov 6 @ 4:47am 
Voted! It looks great!