This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

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Ashen Rift
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Ashen Rift is a first-person action adventure game. The gameplay is focused on the relationship between you and your only friend, a canine named Bounder, who together are on a journey to the Rift to save their world. The game will explore what life is like in a dying world.

You will be challenged and aided by the unpredictable elements which surround you, such as your faithful companion Bounder, the hungry, howling beasts known as Feeders, and the ever churning and changing world around you. You must adapt to whatever circumstance befalls you with whatever means you have available to you at the time.


For a decade, Earth has been at the mercy of a portal which has raged with impunity and has transformed the planet into an ashen wasteland. From the portal ushered forth monstrous entities which have roamed the Earth to devour its inhabitants.

The portal is alive as if it were breathing, a doorway from one realm to another; it destructively rips through the fabric of time and space. It Inhales the energy of Earth and the life it sustains, while exhaling those beings drawn to it from the other side.

No living person knows more than that the portal was not a natural occurrence. It is instead a byproduct of irresponsible and overeager scientific endeavors undertaken by the governments military; this event has become known as the Rift.

Those still alive have succumbed to corruption, apathy, or a life of barbarism. However, there are those who still maintain some semblance of who they once were, including a man accompanied by a dog who have been surviving among the wreckage of the American mid-west.

These two journey towards the Rift in hopes of saving what’s left of their home.

Popular Discussions View All (7)
Oct 6, 2015 @ 1:20pm
ashen rift
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:04am
Ashen rift
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:28am
Will this game be linear or open world?
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Krazedlion Feb 24 @ 3:58pm 
Dead game SMH
wkduffy Jun 26, 2018 @ 12:46am 
I gave this jerk money. In fact, this was a turning point when I stopped crowdfunding any game. Ugh.
Chris P. Bacon Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:28pm 
No update? come on ):
aubri Oct 8, 2016 @ 1:15pm 
Chris P. Bacon Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:08am 
UZBEDEAD Mar 30, 2016 @ 11:14pm 
Would like to know about an update?
javierucu Feb 5, 2016 @ 1:48am 
hi, i think Ashen Rift looks fantastic. I love dark games, hehe. Now i´m finishing the soundtrack in other game and it would be great to work beside such a promising team. I think my music could fit well in your project. You could listen here: What do you think? my email is: Thank you. Good Job.
Laniel Dee Nov 18, 2015 @ 12:00am 
wow how is it not made it on steam unbelievabe im drewling to get this game it looks top notch graphcs with a cute bulldog the game can't possibly go wrong thumbs up hope to see this game in top sellers by next 2017
VaanWuGaming Nov 9, 2015 @ 6:50am 
sad Game not yet on Steam:steamsad:
imhuge.dow Nov 5, 2015 @ 11:08am 
The dog's genitals jiggle. If that's not enough to greenlight it then I don't know what else is.