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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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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September 18

The Replay Mode update is here!



Hey everyone!

We're back with another update! Being able to record and play replays has been a much requested feature right from the start of Early Access and we're now happy to say that we've added this to Descenders. We've seen some amazing stunt compilation videos and gifs already but this should definitely help creators push their flair to the next level, we can't wait to see what you all manage to create with the replay tool.
Let's get into the list of changes.

Important note for Xbox One players: This update is currently in the hands of the porting studio and will be available to you in approximately one month from now. When we launch the update on Xbox One it will also include the content of the next update, which we're currently working on. Somewhere this week there will be an update on Xbox One -- that's to fix the bug some people had with the broken sponsor office.

Changes:
  • Replay Mode:
    - In the post-game screen you can now choose to save a replay of that particular run.
    - Recorded replays can be accessed by going to 'Extras->Replays' in the main menu.
    - Replay mode features time controls, camera controls, and different interface options. Experiment with them and please let us know if you feel something is missing.
  • New Bonus level:
    - 3 out of the 5 current environments have had a bonus level added in the past. This update introduces a 4th! See if you can find it, it's definitely no child's play.
  • New unlocks:
    - Added several new items of all rarities to unlock.
  • Misc:
  • Forest boss jump checkpoint placement improved.
  • Forest boss jump ring of fire moved slightly.
  • UI for selecting build crew re-worked, preparing it for the addition of characters.
  • Several sound effects added and tweaked.
  • Moved the 'leave team' button in the sponsor office so it isn't pressed accidentally as easily.
  • Advanced Tutorial and Key Redeem options moved to the 'Extras' menu in the main menu.
  • Bugfix: audio dropping when braking at high speed fixed.

Community
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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September 13

SURPRISE! The Replay Update is coming next week



Hey everyone!

How are you finding the Ring of Fire Update? Managed to reach Volcano yet?

We've been hard at work on a bunch of new stuff for the game, and while some of it needs a little more time in the oven before it's ready (expect *another* massive update next month), we have some special stuff for you coming next week -- September 18th to be precise.

The Replay Update, Coming September 18th

When we first envisioned Descenders, we wanted players to have the tools to record and compile their own cool videos of their runs. With this new update, those tools are finally here.

From next week, you'll be able to save any replay at the end of a run, then go fiddle with it to your heart's content. Via the in-game Replay Browser, you'll be able to:

- Play back your replays
- Apply slow-mo, fast forward
- Move the camera anywhere you want
- Remove the UI for cleaner shots
- In-game photo mode

We can't wait to see the clips and photos that you lot have to share!

Oh, and maybe there's a whole new secret bonus level to find in the game. Just imaginate...



Descenders Community Day

Want to meet the Descenders team, hang out with fellow Descenders players, and be the first to play the Descenders multiplayer?

On Saturday October 6th, we'll be hosting the first ever Descenders Community Day at RageSquid HQ in Utrecht, Netherlands! You can expect the following:

- Hang out with the devs and ask them anything!
- Loads of free food, drink and great Descenders tunes
- First play of the Descenders multiplayer, only for attendees
- Goodies! Including some cool Descenders-branded bits and bobs, and a special in-game kit available only to attendees

If you'd like to come along, simply join the Discord at discord.gg/descenders, and ask us about details!



Descenders at PAX West

We were showing Descenders at PAX West earlier this month, and had tons of fans pop along to show us how it's done. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and thanks to everyone who hadn't seen the game before, and bought a copy on the spot <3

See you all next week for the next update!
Mike, Rosie, Roel, Lex, Elwin and Pip xxx
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Reviews

“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”
GameSpot

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

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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