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Ashen Rift: A man and his dog
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 14, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Mar 3, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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New Ashen Rift Kickstarter and Greenlight campaign!
Ashen Rift Kickstarter
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Ashen Rift is a first person survival horror game for PC, Mac and Linux which places you and your canine companion Bounder in a world barely recognizable as earth, which has been twisted and drained of almost all life, Together you seek to stop the remaining life from hemorrhaging earth by disabling the “Rift” rumoured to be the cause.

You must find your own path and discover your own methods and get to the Rift alive.

All around you are the twisted, barely recognizable still-live husks of what use to be men, now known as Feeders, bent on devouring every last living thing on earth, including you and and your dog Bounder.

You must learn to use the weapons and world around you against the feeders while depending on the senses and strength of your dog Bounder as he depends on you.

The back story to Ashen Rift is to be gleaned through dialog and other findings from within the game, what will be made clear to the player from the onset is a vague recollection of the events from perspective of the games hero which have left the world an increasingly barren wash of Ash, the rest will become clearer as the story progresses.

Game Features:

AAA First Person Shooter Gameplay.
Multi Platform release – PC – Mac and Linux.
Companion Dog and Interaction system.
Heavily Destructible Terrain and Environment.
Melee and Ranged combat.
Use almost anything in the world as a potential tool or weapon.
Inventory for carrying extra ammo, weapons and found objects.
Multiple Paths and countless ways to traverse each.
3 to 5 hours of game time.
Complex and reactive Enemy AI behaviour.
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Mistberg Dec 28, 2015 @ 1:52pm 
a man and his couch

Marcuspenne Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:27pm 
nice work
Bets Troop Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:01am 
barrycollins  [author] Nov 30, 2014 @ 5:37pm 
@TheMightyElk - I've got a little Staffordshire Bull Terrier (mini pit basically), they're all the same, best dogs ever :D
barrycollins  [author] Nov 30, 2014 @ 5:37pm 
Hey, remember to head on over to the new greenlight for Ashen Rift - this is the "concept" greenlight, the actual game greenlight is live now!
TheMightyElk Nov 30, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
as a pitbull owner i feel it is my responsibility to play a game like this. as someone who absolutely adores the Quake series of games i feel drawn to play this.
OIYECHEEKYWANKA! Nov 29, 2014 @ 8:44am 
are there any other firearms other than a shotgun
OIYECHEEKYWANKA! Nov 29, 2014 @ 8:41am 
it seems like a nice game
Valka Apr 26, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
The kickstarter didn't make it this time around, but the support was impressive and growing, and I have confidence that it will fly next time. I'm looking forward to hearing some kind of update or news from Barry after the feedback he got from us following the kickstart campaign. Best wishes!
Johnrh Apr 25, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Love it! lookes awesome!