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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (60) - 96% of the 60 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (438) - 93% of the 438 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 12, 2022
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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 gain 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 for the major updates we want to release during Early Access. Our goal is to release them every ~3 months. They will contain new worlds, new bosses, new enemies, new spells, and extra progression through our innovative New Game+ system.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

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

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

“The 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
  • 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 story
  • Much more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Astral Ascent development started in June 2019, and since we have created a lot of content for the game. We wanted to have great game before giving 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, Early Access greatly helps us to make the best possible game so it feels natural to have a special price to thank these players. The final version price will be higher but the game will also be much bigger.”

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

“We highly value our community feedback in the process of creating Astral Ascent. 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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“With a brilliant cast, jaw-dropping visuals, exciting combat and magnificent soundtrack, it's almost impossible to fault Astral Ascent.”
9/10 – Gamecrater

“Astral Ascent promises a challenge at the level of the stars of the genre.”
3DJuegos

“I like it a lot!. It's really polished!”
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About This Game

Astral Ascent is a 2D platformer rogue-lite game 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.

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAYSTYLE


Unlock dozens of unique spells for your 4 distinct characters. Optimize your own build or try out new ones 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.

TWELVE ALMIGHTY BOSSES TO FACE


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!

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 STORY THAT OPENS UP, ONE PIECE AT A TIME


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

LOCAL CO-OP


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.

A VAST, COLORFUL FANTASY WORLD WAITING TO BE EXPLORED


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.

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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