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Ascender: The Enigmatic Journey
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Ascender has been Greenlit..!!
Description
Release date: 2016

Ascender is a 2D explorative puzzle platformer. The game is set in the open world of GOA's districts, and player will face many unique puzzles to solve. The game will implement day and night system, and jigsaw-based power-up with stunning hand-drawn visuals. Warning!! You cannot simply button-mash throughout the game :D


The story follows the enigmatic journey of Sky, an explorative artificial intelligence made by Professor Toro Hudo who lives in GOA, the world below. Sky was created to help Professor Toro Hudo in constructing kinetic system for his foster daughter, Ocean Hudo, a forsaken limbless child who fell from the clouds when she was an infant. Observe the mystical GOA, experience its astonishing adventure with formidable puzzles, swivelling plot, and bizarre habitat.


Open world of GOA

Explore the various districts of GOA, the underground civilization in the world of Ascender. The game uses an open world approach with metroidvania vibe that is very focused on puzzle.

Jigsaw-Based Power-Up

Creatively combine power-up to meet your need. Sky can equip itself with various types of onyx runes. Each onyx rune grants Sky with a new power-up. Combining different runes may also yield a new power up.

Day and Night System

Day and night is not just for decoration, some tasks and puzzles will be affected by time mechanics.

Various Tasks with Various Solution

Sky will face many hurdles in helping Ocean. There are various tasks with distinct ways to solve it. Some tasks can even be solved with different solutions.


Ascender is now on alpha stage. You can download the build for Windows PC, Mac and Linux below
[ascender.itch.io][gamejolt.com]
Compatible with Xbox 360 controller.


There are some features that haven't been applied in the alpha 0.2.1 but will be integrated in the release version of the game. We won't spoil out the details, but here are some of them:
  • Calendar system
  • Planting mechanics
  • and even more varied puzzles and power-ups

Stay tune on our [ascendergame.wordpress.com] for more info and updates...







What the media said?

"Ascender, puzzle platformer with great message" ~ TechinAsia ID[id.techinasia.com]*
"15 most anticipated game by Indonesian developer" ~ TechinAsia ID[id.techinasia.com]*
"Ascender, a puzzle game with cool artwork" ~ Nubigames[nubigames.com]*
"10 best games of Game Developer Gathering Prime 2016" ~ Duniaku[www.duniaku.net]*
"Ascender presents new perspective on puzzle platformer game" ~ Duniaku[www.duniaku.net]*
"10 most anticipated games by local developers" ~ KotakGame[www.kotakgame.com]*
"I can't wait to see what the game will look like once it's finally complete." ~ KeenGamer[www.keengamer.com]


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Popular Discussions View All (1)
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Jan 16 @ 1:43am
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Great game! just tried out the demo and it's very nice. Confusing at first..but as are all metriodvania games. I see high hopes for this game.
Delta_Thunder Apr 29 @ 12:29pm 
It looks fun, the demo's a bit confusing though (just where to go, what to do). The spelling and grammar errors kinda break the feel too, I hope you get someone to help you out with that. I'd help if you needed it.

OTHER than that, lots of potential, I'm interested to see where this goes!
greenherbal Apr 29 @ 3:04am 
woww this game is so anjink
GameChangerStudio  [author] Mar 15 @ 9:21pm 
@SyN thanks, we'll plan to release on may.. you've played the demo? maybe you have to play the beta version, we call it Public Preview
SyN Mar 11 @ 3:18am 
Waiting for the full-version release Already played the demo at balairung UI
dims  [author] Mar 1 @ 12:14am 
Yups @{TLFC} Chromulus , we've got greenlit after 2 weeks and for now we still developing this game.. Wait for the announcement this week, coz we'll publish beta version for user tester.. Anyway thanks for the support
ScarfGreninja Feb 23 @ 8:44am 
wait nevermind its been greenlit lmao
ScarfGreninja Feb 23 @ 8:44am 
Looking forward to this. Seems really awesome!
GameChangerStudio  [author] Feb 11 @ 8:12pm 
@javierucu thanks for the offer but we already have a team member who works on the sound and music.
★ Cata L ★ Feb 11 @ 12:48am 
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