Ashes of Kanaka is a story of humanity’s struggle to survive. After Earth has been completely destroyed by over harvesting and an unchecked population growth, we looked to the stars to find a new home.
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Apr 25, 2017

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November 23

Ashes of Kanaka on IndieGala!

Hello everyone! Sorry for the radio silence, we've been busy working on future projects and expanding the Ashes universe! We wanted to announce that Ashes of Kanaka is in an AMAZING indie bundle! Find it here at!

For all of our new users from this bundle, Please let us know in the discussions if you have any comments of questions, we still actively work on improving Ashes and are trying to find what improvements we can make within the engine we were working with.

It would mean the world to us if you could write a review for Ashes of Kanaka, the more reviews we have the more likely we are to show up to new players and it is more likely for us to get into future bundles as well!

Since Ashes came out, we have been actively trying to find ways to expand upon what we have already created, however we have hit the max limit for what can go into an RPGMaker project. While it is great that we pushed the engine to its limits, it makes it very difficult for us to add new content. We have two options we are currently working on to combat this.

First of all, we have a spin off title, Static, that is coming out early next year ( Static is a psychological thriller that is a prequel to the events of the main game. We hope to have more to share on this with an independent Steam page soon~

We also have long discussed remaking Ashes of Kanaka in a more powerful engine, such as Unreal 4. This would be a massive undertaking as those of you that have played can see how large the game was as a 2D JRPG. Translating that into 3D, meeting the quality standards we strive for, and including everything we wanted in the base game, will take a long time.

However, want to make a point that it is happening, we are working on it, and we want to hear from you, what would you like to see in a 3D remake of Ashes?

We have a few ideas that would improve quality of life, and it would include a large amount of new content that we think will really improve the game.

Until we have more to show, we will still be here on the Ashes of Kanaka page, and will share more as soon as we have it!

Thank you so much for all of your support, we couldn't do any of this without you!


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About This Game

Ashes of Kanaka is a story of humanity’s struggle to survive. After Earth has been completely destroyed by over harvesting and an unchecked population growth, we must look to the stars to find a new home. Our story begins several years after our first arrival on Kanaka, civilization has grown and cities and towns can be found on every corner. You awake in intensive care, under the watchful gaze of the Order of the All Seeing Eye, an organization dedicated to keeping humanity safe and strong no matter who may oppose them. You must protect humanity from CODE, a technology advanced civilization of androids, and TERRA, an ancient civilization that claims to have reached the echelon of godhood. As you begin your first investigation, you become aware of a greater galactic tournament where ownership of the planet is transferred to the winner. Humanity needs this victory, but it becomes apparent that whatever is actually on the planet, is worth entire species to give their lives for.

 Ashes of Kanaka is made in a completely modded version of RPGMaker with custom coding and formulas made in house to push the engine to its limits.
 60-100 hours of gameplay, and with New Game +; it exceeds all expectations in length for an RPGMaker game.
 54 hand created companions to join you on your adventure----every companion will tweak how the story is presented.
 An expansive world that covers most every biome in existence. From the snowy fields of Norda Morlone to the dark jungles of Kushmala, to the vast deserts of Hayphon. Every region is unique and fully fleshed out.
 A comprehensive story that allows player choice, the player will decide the fate of not just individual actions, but as well the over-arching plot will be decided by how the player chooses to play.
 Dozens of fully fleshed out side missions that take place across the entire world, filled with a story in their own right that develops the world around the player.
 Fifteen different classes, each with three different weapon types for each. Along with the base weapons, the player will find legendary weapons for themselves and their party, which grow and can be customized to the player’s playstyle.
 A fully custom musical score done by producers from The A-Team, who have worked with big names such as Nas and Future.

Made by a team of fourteen dedicated video game fans who wanted to bring their passion to the industry. An effort of a year and a half round the clock dedication toward building a world for JRPG and traditional RPG fans alike.

A few extra notes,

Everyone at Dogwood Gaming is doing this because we love to make video games, purchasing Ashes is giving us support to build even more games in the future. We built Ashes of Kanaka to show the dedication and effort we could put into an engine that for the most part only produces 1-2 hour games.
We hope you'll love Ashes, and we all hope you will follow us to see what we produce in the future, as we move towards the Unreal Engine!

We are also selling the soundtrack to our game as an extra. We know you can access the music files in the windows version and just copy them from there, but if you wish to support our amazing musicians, and have the higher quality original files, the option to buy the soundtrack is here as well.

Once again, from everyone at the Dogwood Gaming team, thank you for greenlighting us, thank you for supporting us, and thank you for #preventingtheashes!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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