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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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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October 29

Trick or Treat Update now live!



Happy Halloween!

Something we've been asked non-stop since the Early Access launch is if we could implement more tricks. Well, today is the day! We've worked on the animation system so that it can now handle tricks like No Handers, Supermans, Can Can, and others. While we were working on the animation system we updated bails and the character collision at the same time. Falling off your bike has never looked better.

For Xbox One players this update also includes the previous Steam update. (Replay system, Volcano Bonus level, and a new batch of unlockable items)

Changes:
  • Tricks:
    - Holding Left Shoulder Button (or C on keyboard) and point the Right Stick (Arrow keys on keyboard) to one of the 8 directions will trigger one of the new tricks. Tricks only work while in-air.
  • New Bonus level:
    - We've added a 5th bonus level. Each of the environments now has their own bonus level. It's the perfect place to play around with the new trick system, go find it!
  • New unlocks:
    - Added several new items of all rarities to unlock. This includes some special Halloween items.
  • Misc:
    -Character now has collision. Try not to bump your head on the Firewatched jump.
    -Bail system improved.
    -Advanced replay options (Steam only). Hit Start/Escape during a replay and enable the advanced settings from there. This enables keyframe and camera path controls.
    -Keybindings menu updated.
    -Several sound effects updated/added.
    -Shuffle music option. Currently the game has different music for each environment. Enabling the shuffle option in the audio settings mixes everything up.
    -Build crew persons added to the build crew selection/game over/loading screens.
    -Sponsor office leave team button moved so it isn't pressed accidentally as easy.
    -Bugfix (Xbox): Flow and Best Time leaderboards should work again.
    -Bugfix (Xbox): Friends/Global distinction on leaderboards fixed.
    -Bugfix (Xbox): Mph/Kmh distinction now added to the bonus objectives.
    -Bugfix (Xbox): On-screen keyboard doesn't cut off popups anymore.

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!

Spoopy love,
RageSquid & No More Robots
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October 26

New update Monday!

Hey all,

Just a quick heads-up / warning.

With the new update it is very well possible that your replays will not work anymore. If you want to save them I would recommend recording them with some third party software.

We're looking forward to the new update, see you on Monday!

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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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