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?
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (49) - 89% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (407) - 91% of the 407 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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June 21

Teams rework is here!

Hey everyone!

It's update time! We've overhauled the way teams/sponsorships worked, added a daily challenge mode, daily quests, and more! The road to sponsorship and the way you progress once sponsored has been changed. Therefore we've reset everyone's team. Your unlocks and Rep will not be taken away. It's a big one so let's get right into the changes.

  • Teams rework:
    - Obtaining a team no longer happens when reaching 1000 rep. Instead you'll have to complete 3 sponsor nodes on the world map instead before you get an offer.
    - Sponsor nodes now give you a choice; you'll be able to start up an Arboreal, Enemy, or Kinetic track, regardless of which team you're in.
    - Once sponsored you'll be able to complete daily sponsor tasks. These are refilled back up to 3 once per 24 hours. Completing sponsor tasks progresses you in your team, unlocking sponsor gear along the way.
    - We've added the much requested option to leave your team! When leaving your team your sponsor progress will be reset to zero. Your Rep will not be reset, and your unlocks will not be taken away, but if you obtain a Kinetic sponsorship you won't be able to wear your Enemy gear, until you switch back to Enemy.
  • Daily Challenge:
    - In the Ride menu, you'll now find the Daily Challenge option. This starts up a regular session, except that you only get one chance per day.
    - The seed for this session is the same for all players and changes every day.
    - Scores for the Daily Challenge are stored on a separate leaderboard and are viewable in the Standings menu.
  • Bonus objectives rework:
    - A common complaint was that bonus objectives often weren't doable on your current track. Our intention was that players could choose their next track based on the bonus objective they were given. In practice this didn't work very well so we shuffled some things around. The bonus objective will now be generated during track generation, it will randomly pick an objective from a pool of objectives that you're certainly able to complete on the current track.
  • New bonus level. By now you've probably found the construction site in Highlands, can you find the new one as well? This one features a new type of objective as well.
  • Session markers in freeride mode. Pressing 'T' or 'LeftStick' will plop down a marker in freeride levels, you can then respawn from there whenever you like.
  • Mixer plugin updates. Should fix performance problems.
  • Level generation build crew (all the yellow ones) are now included in level seeds. The old seeds will still work.
  • Switched a few keybindings around on controller. Check the keybindings menu for new bindings for: toggle UI, skip song, and reset camera angle.
  • Diminishing returns applied to stunts. Doing the same thing over and over will now award less Rep.
  • Initial game loading sequence sped up.
  • New team items added (by completing sponsor cards once sponsored).
  • New generic unlocks added to the random item pool.
  • Speedrun timer now in milliseconds.
  • Stoppie nerfed, Fakie buffed, Stoppies & Wheelies now have diminishing returns applied.
  • Construction site now has a separate finish line, so you are not forced to complete the objective.

Update platforms:
The update has been pushed live on Windows and Mac. Linux will be pushed live later today, or tomorrow at the latest. Xbox players will receive this update, combined with the next update, next month. This is due to the complicated and time costly nature of porting and updating on console.

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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“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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