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Ascent - TheSpaceGame.com
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player
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Nov 11, 2013 @ 6:36am

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Description
Release date: Available now (web client), Windows client TBA on steam.
Ascent is a new space MMO set 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!)

We release a new major version roughly once every month, with the next version scheduled for December 1 to expand the in-game galaxy from the nine solar systems currently available, to around 200 billion (this is not a typo).

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). However, it is our intention to release a Windows build via steam, if we can get enough support from potential players.

Popular Discussions View All (3)
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Apr 6 @ 4:47am
Download version?
R4gegamingstudios
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Feb 19 @ 11:53am
Can I do a lets play?
R4gegamingstudios
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Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:54pm
Linux support?
krusT
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Gus/ Bellalune 17 hours ago 
The pve centric nature of the game has really caught my eye.
Lightblue Yoshi 18 hours ago 
'ey! I'm glad to see a PVE focused Sandbox out there in development. Tossing my thumbs up your way and sharing this to my spacey friends. I know most will give this a shot when it comes up on steam! Good luck!
Xathos Apr 19 @ 3:51am 
I <3 Mining !
atothus Apr 18 @ 3:56pm 
Finally, a developer that understands that not every sandbox player loves pvp. I loved the complexity that you could find in Eve. But even high sec space wasn't safe from griefers. Seems odd to think playing in a sandbox is all about smashing the other persons castle.
Susarian Apr 18 @ 2:10pm 
I like the fact that the focus will be PVE exploration.
Kuloth  [author] Apr 17 @ 6:18pm 
Hi target, can I suggest you check out the free version via the web player on our website? The PC download version is nearly identical to this so you could get a really good idea what you're buying from that.

Aside from the PC version, there are three kinds of premium access in the game which cost $1USD per month each. A good explanation for what they give you is on our wiki here[wiki.thespacegame.com]
TargetLost Apr 17 @ 10:37am 
Looks good but I dont see what you get when you buy it for 3.49 euro on your web page.
Can you elaborate what it costs to play it?
Kuloth  [author] Apr 16 @ 9:13pm 
Cryo - try the combat missions quest line - I would really value your feedback if you think it lacks challenge a few missions in. In my experience everyone finds a level somewhere in those missions where it's in fact really challenging.

Funny you mention the grav anchor, the most fun I had with the initial combat release was teaching the AI to grav anchor slide when in pursuit.
CryonicSuspension Apr 16 @ 1:02am 
Just the tutorial NPCs for the fighter ship. The space anchor was pretty cool / unique.
ThunderWolf409 Apr 15 @ 6:18pm 
this looks very good, graphics aside.