Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?
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Very Positive (43) - 90% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Feb 9, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Descenders is already a sizeable, solid experience in its current form -- if we hadn't labelled it Early Access, you might think it was already the complete package! Because this is a game with a strong community focus, we want to bring players in to help shape the final direction in which we take development of the game. Early Access allows us to take feedback from our players, and build on the features and content that our community truly wants.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“6-9 months”

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

“Throughout Early Access we plan to build on top of the current experience and inject more features, including content and social elements, as well as providing players with more unlockables and secrets to discover. We're talking new bikes, kits, worlds, tweaks, tricks, and more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As mentioned, Descenders is already a big game -- you'll find a breadth of features from day one, including a full single-player experience from start to finish, a dense rep/levelling system, unlockable kits and bikes, online leaderboards and competitions, unlockable shortcuts, team sponsorships, and a whole lot more.”

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

“The price will not change when the game launches out of Early Access.”

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

“The community will consistently drive the evolution of Descenders -- community feedback is the entire reason why we've chosen to label the game "Early Access". With each new update to the game, we'll be watching what the community is asking for and desires, and we'll be working with our players to make Descenders as great as it can be.”
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August 7

The Ring of Fire update is now live - 10% off!

Hey everyone!

It's time to turn up the heat! Introducing 'Volcano' as Descenders' new 5th environment! Getting there will be no easy task but once you're there it will take your breath away... or your health... that's up to you. Apart from the new environment we've made lots of other changes so let's get right to it.

Important note for Xbox One players: This update also includes everything that was introduced in last month's Steam update, patch notes for this can be found here. This includes the teams rework, daily challenges, and a rework to the way bonus objectives are generated, among other good stuff. Check it out.

  • Volcano:
    - A new 5th environment, a completely different challenge, and unlocked by playing the game in a very specific way - the only hint we'll give is that it involves fiery rings of fire. ;)
    - Volcano drops the 'stunts' parameter when generating a level and uses 'tectonics' instead. Hold on tight, this is gonna be a bumpy ride.
  • New Bonus level:
    - You've probably found the bonus levels we placed in highlands and peaks. This update introduces a MEGA interesting new one, see if you can find it.
  • New Freeride options:
    - People have been asking us to introduce the build crew to the freeride mode of Descenders, so that's what we did.
    - When setting up freeride parameters you can now go to a little menu with a dropdown list showing all of the build crew modifiers. note: you need to have used each specific build crew member at least once in a regular session before you're able to use that one in freeride.
    - We've split off the 'generate level from seed' and bonus levels and have given both their own place in the freeride menu.
    - Bonus levels can now be played from the freeride menu, instead of having to enter it's level seed. note: you need to complete a bonus level's objective before you unlock it for play in freeride.
  • New unlocks:
    - Added several new items of all rarities to unlock.
  • Misc:
    -Fire nodes are added to the world map, these are levels with their generation parameters maxed out to full intensity.
    -Changed a few keybindings that used the D-pad on controllers. They now have a modifier key to make sure that menus are still navigable by D-pad.
    -Daily sponsor tasks now auto-claim after you've completed them.
    -Daily sponsor tasks can be seen in the pause menu while in a session.
    -Added 3 new achievements.
    -Newsfeed now auto scrolls to next news story over time.
    -Upgraded the item unlock screen so that it now shows you a 3D preview of what you've gotten.
    -Greek translation added.
    -A couple of new bike particles have been added.
    -Pausing the game now fully pauses time as well.
    -(Steam only) Level seed history is now saved to a text file, you can find this file next to the game's executable.
    -Bugfix: leaderboard UI can now handle different alphabets and characters.
    -Bugfix: flashlight going off on the first night level fixed.
    -Bugfix: fixed a couple of small bonus-objective related issues.
    -Bugfix (Xbox One): leaderboard now fetches 10 items instead of 9.
    -Bugfix (Xbox One): flow leaderboard fixed.
    -Bugfix (Xbox One): friends/global leaderboard distinction fixed.
    -Bugfix (Linux): sponsor office no longer gives an empty screen when your computer is set to a different language other than English.

Known issues
  • (Xbox One) After completing the Volcano boss you should be able to play it in Freeride mode, a bug currently prevents the unlock. This will be fixed in a hotfix soon.
  • Braking at high speeds kills the sound effects.
  • No-path levels have a chance of generating bonus objectives that are very hard or impossible to complete.

If you want to keep up to date with the known issues and our current plans, join our Discord, or have a look at the Roadmap! As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Much love,
RageSquid & No More Robots
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July 31

The Ring of Fire Update: Coming August 7th

Hey everyone! Are you ready for the hottest update in Descenders history?

By now, lots of you have managed to whip, jump and scrub your way through Highlands, Forest, Canyon and Peaks, and are now looking for an extra challenge. That's where the Ring of Fire Update comes in.

Here's what to expect on August 7th:


With this new update comes a brand new world. Volcano is the 5th Descenders world, and it's, well... it's a bit tricky. Volcano drops the "stunts" parameter, and instead introduces "tectonics", making for a rather bumpy ride. Oh, and there's lava everywhere, in case you hadn't guessed.

The Volcano world is based around the Pacific Ring of Fire area, where earthquakes and volcanic activity are prevalent -- but the Ring of Fire name also doubles up as a hint about how to reach Volcano.

See, you can't just enter Volcano by beating Peaks. There are special requirements to complete during a run, and if those requirements are met, Volcano will open up to you. Just keep an eye out for those Rings of Fire, and maybe you'll figure it out :)

A New Secret Bonus Level

By now you may have discovered a couple of special bonus levels in Descenders -- one hiding in Highlands, and one hiding in Peaks. With this latest update, a third secret bonus level has been added.

What is it? Where can you find it? Oi, stop asking questions! We're pretty sure you're going to be mega fans of it, though.

New Freeride Options

You guys are always asking for new options to be added to the Freeride sandbox mode, and we are always happy to deliver.

The latest edition to Freeride Mode allows you to pick the crew members you'd like to take into a level, so you can crank your character up and take on some seriously extreme slopes with slightly less chance of death. Note the use of the word "slightly".

New kits, bikes, all that jazz

As per usual, with this new update comes new unlockables to, well, unlock. You'll find a host of new items that can be equipped to your bike and rider.

And that's about it! We can't wait for you to check out Volcano -- it's going to get pretty hot under the collar around here...

Love Mike + RageSquid
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“Downhill biking game Descenders could be the heir to Skate's throne”
PC Gamer

“If your life's been missing some excitement, [Descenders] might just be what you need”

“Descenders is fast and smooth... I like Descenders”

About This Game

From the developers of Action Henk, Descenders is a fast-paced extreme downhill biking game that's easy to pick up, but difficult to master.

A Modern Take on an Extreme Sport

  • Procedurally generated worlds: Take on different jumps, slopes and hillbombs every time you play
  • Freestyle bike controls: Control every subtle movement of your rider, with an in-depth physics system made for slick whips and scrubs
  • Rogue-Bike: Earn special mutators each time you play, and work out which abilities work best for your riding style
  • Build your Rep: A fully-featured online Rep system lets you show off your worth, and earn new bikes and threads
  • Fully licensed soundtrack: We've partnered up with drum & bass label Liquicity to bring you the perfect soundtrack for hitting the mountains
  • Become the next Descender: Can you survive the game in a single run, and reach the ranks of the legendary Descenders?

Pick a Team, Become a Legend

In Descenders, your team is your life. When you pick a side -- Enemy, Arboreal or Kinetic -- you'll be bound together with other players who choose the same side as you.

Grab your bike, pick your team, and attempt to live up to the legend of your Descender. Will you join the die-hard, trick-frenzy ranks of Team Enemy, the proficient, off-road stylings of Team Arboreal, or the high-octane, speed-is-everything Team Kinetic?

  • Wear your team's colors and apparel with pride, and receive exclusive team gear
  • Exclusive prizes are awarded to the team with the most Rep
  • Gain access to your team's exclusive channel on the Descenders Discord server

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 550/equivalent or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760/equivalent or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760/equivalent or higher
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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