Choose one of four heroes and explore the Garden, an astral prison guarded by 12 powerful mystical bosses: the Zodiacs. Challenge them with dozens of unique spells and faithful friends by your side to unfold the story of this platform roguelite with lightning fast combat.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are building a large scope rogue-lite game so it felt natural to take the path that allows us to both keep working on the game as a self-publishing studio and improve the game as much as possible based on your feedback.

Balancing and bug-fix patches: Delivering as often as possible, these patches will highly beneficiate from our community as a good balancing require a lot of iterations before reaching the high level of quality we are aiming for.

New Zodiacs and major updates: We have a clear roadmap of major updates to release during Early Access. Our goal is to release them every ≈3 months and they can contain new worlds, new bosses, new enemies, new spells and extra progression through NG+ system.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Based on our estimations, we expect to launch final version of the game about one year after Early Access release. Again, this is only an estimation and sometimes, ideas are too good to not be implemented and this can delay the final version (we recently added a Constellation feature for exemple).”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Final version of Astral Ascent will contain all the features we initially planned to have in the game.

  • Being able to fight the 12 Zodiacs
  • 12 mini-games to unlock the Zodiacs summons
  • 4 Completely different worlds to explore with many unique enemies
  • The 4 main characters playable: Ayla, Kiran, Calie & Octave
  • 100+ different spells to use
  • 50+ unique gambits to use on spells
  • NG+ system
  • Conclusion to the game narration
  • Much more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Astral Ascent development started in June 2019, we created a lot of content for the game since then and we waited to have a great game before giving you access to it. You can expect to find everything that makes the game great including:

  • A solo or local co-op experience
  • 2 unique characters: Ayla & Kiran
  • Enemies & bosses to defeat in 2 worlds
  • Customizable spells
  • Many NPCs to meet
  • Much more!

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, any new player during Early Access greatly helps us to make the best possible game so it feels natural to release the game in Early Access at a special price to thank these players. Final version price will be higher than Early Access price but game will also be much bigger at this point.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We highly value our community feedback in the process of creation for Astral Ascent. We think there is so much do and create with the game and we invite anyone who wants to participate to join our discord server (visit page links list) that has a dedicated channel where community can suggest & vote for their favorite ideas. Of course, we will try to keep close to our initial roadmap but we also want to listen to our community as much as possible.”
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About This Game



Astral Ascent is a 2D platformer rogue-lite set in a modern fantasy world. As one of 4 Heroes with very different personalities, you must escape from the Garden, an astral prison guarded by 12 powerful and vicious bosses, the Zodiacs.

FIGHT YOUR WAY

Unlock dozens of unique spells for your 4 distinct characters. Optimize your own build or try out a new one to take down 12 powerful bosses. Get stronger with time to match up with your foes. Each run will test your skills and your reactivity.

DON'T GO ALONE

The weight of destiny is too heavy to carry by yourself? Don’t worry and bring a friend to play in our two player co-op mode. Fight and crush your enemies together in local co-op or online using the Steam's Remote Play Together feature.

AN ASTRAL THREAT

The Zodiacs are 12 experienced guardians dispatched over 4 gorgeous worlds. They’ll bring to the battlefield unique attacks, abilities, and patterns, backstories to uncover, and reasons to be fighting you. Get yourself warned!

NARRATION THROUGH REPLAYABILITY

Astral Ascent is a rogue-lite infused with narration. Replayability is part of our story which will be unravelled piece of piece. As you get stronger, you will discover more about the characters, their motivations, and the secrets of the world they’re trapped in.

A BEAUTIFUL MODERN FANTASY WORLD

Dash across gigantic landscapes. Explore original and hand-crafted areas. Discover the world created by our artists, with a gorgeous art and frame-by-frame animation.

4 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS


Unique characters. Unique weapons. Unique ways to play.
  • Ayla: The sole survivor of her guild of assassins, she uses her twin daggers to eliminate her enemies before they can react. Her speed and proficiency are unmatched.
  • Kiran: This orphan learned life the hard way. He uses his strength to deliver attacks powerful enough to create shockwaves. Brutal.
  • Calie: This talented sculptor wants her freedom back. She will use her magical gemstones to pierce enemy defenses and shred them to bits. She is unforgiving.
  • Octave: Trained by a powerful witch, this young fighter summons ethereal guns to attack his foes. When needed, he can conjure bigger weapons as well. Lethal in all cases.

A COALITION FOR HOPE

You can count on faithful allies to help you find your way out
  • The Merchant: This mysterious figure has the power to unveil your true potential through rememoring forgotten skills. Careful… it comes with a price.
  • Zim-Zim: Her greenhouse hides magical plants which can increase your abilities. If you can stand her whimsical and frankly immature behavior.
  • Oloon: The best stylist in the known universe is right here and available. Want to change the color of your clothes? Dye your hair? She has everything you need!
  • Papa Yalee: This old cat—he is almost 20!—will always have a good story about the foes you’ll encounter and your runs. The good news is that… most of them are true.
  • Sova: Once a powerful sorceress, Sova was cursed and must now serve the Garden. Her past is a burden of shame she carries in silence.
  • Ordan: De facto leader of the Garden, this fierce warrior helps the Heroes in their quest. Her might is legendary.
  • Ikki: Ordan’s ex-husband and a powerful warrior on his own, he is in charge of training the Heroes. His knowledge of the art of war is endless.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-540 or AMD Phenom II X4 965
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 5770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+ 64-bit
    • Processor: i3-6100
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 730
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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