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  • genre Action / Adventure / Roguelike
  • download size 428 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 28 user ratings.
  • release date May 13, 2014
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.0 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Hapa Games / Hapa Games
  • game modes Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • artbook
  • 3 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • A Brutal Struggle – Health recovery is rare and the armies of your rivals are ruthless. Dodge and strike when the time is right to seize victory
  • Agile Beat 'em Up Combat – Launch divine onslaughts with ground and air combos or launch a barrage of spells.
  • A New World Each Run – Each playthrough creates a new hazardous land for adventure. Expect hours of replayability and new challenges


Ascendant is the unforgiving beat 'em up that challenges you with a new world each time you play. It utilizes a number of modern roguelike elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated environments. You are a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you. Only the most impressive warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts.

Controller support: Ascendant fully supports the Xbox 360 controller.

Minimum system requirements: OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit), Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent (Intel i5 series or equivalent recommended), Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended), Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM (Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM recommended), DirectX: Version 9.0c, Hard Drive: 2 GB available space, Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later, Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 (2.66GHz Intel Core i7 recommended), Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended), Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent (NVIDIA GeForce GT 400 Series or Radeon equivalent recommended), 2 GB available HD space.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM Patched to version 1.1

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Fun and stylish

Posted on 2014-05-13 19:15:43 byMersadeon's avatarMersadeon:

This is pretty fun. I've sunk about two hours into it, so I can't quite talk about longevity, but from what I can see it does have a lot of replay-value even once you unlocked everything. The upgrades are well-thought out. The art-style is to my liking, the music is appropriate (if a bit to "loopy") and the combat itself is suitably tactical. All in all, a fun addition to the roguelightread more genre.
The only real problem I can find is the fact you can't rebind the keys at all, which is problematic. Especially since you can't rebind it to not use the mouse, making it hard to play on a laptop in a train, for example. Also, the resolution options are a bit lacking.
So yeah, a fun, well-designed rougelight 2D beat'em-up only held back by its lack of options.

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A fun indie title from out of left field

Posted on 2014-05-17 13:06:23 byKosherPikkle's avatarKosherPikkle:

Ascendant, so far, is quite an enjoyable game. The first thing that grabs you is the visuals - which I enjoy immensely. Second is the combat, fast paced enough to get you hooked but there's a lot there under the hood to keep bringing you back. Which leads to replay-ability - with the numerous spells, weapon upgrades, personal upgrades and unlockable characters you can get you will definitely get your moneys worth.

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Brawler meets Binding of Isaac

Posted on 2014-08-02 06:50:32 byAgnosticus's avatarAgnosticus:

In Ascendant you are playing as a demigod, who basicly has a melee attack, a dodge and a spell (=ranged attack) and you are trying to clear out one area after another (similar to the rooms in BOI), until you eventually meet a boss. After defeating him, you will get to the next, more difficult stage.
The areas are randomly generated and if you run out of hearts, thats it, you'reread more dead!
Much like in BOI there are shops, event and treasure rooms, which you'll often have to unlock with a key. In the different areas you will find various kinds of loot, which will make you more powerful: weapons, blessings (=weapon modifiers), spells and *forgot the name* (like the pills in BOI).
It is really fun to play and nearly as addictive as BOI as you are unlocking spells/blessings/characters as you progress, which is quite hard as the game is quite difficult.
The downsides imo are the poor physics in places, the hitbox, which is quite dodgy, but you'll get used to it and the unenjoyable platforming experience (which you fortunately can mostly avoid). Also the music is quite repetative, but otherwise passable.
The graphics, well, some will like, it some will find it ugly, so check you the screen shots, to see which side your on.

This game is basicly a brawler and BOI hybrid. which is quite unique and really fun to play. I would very much recommend the game!
PS: Works fine for me on linux mint 17 and controller recommended!

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