"Ascendant is a satisfying, chunky brawler with the hard decisions and narrow escapes of the roguelike genre."

"Ascendant is absolutely fantastic."

"The fact that I didn’t stop coming back to try again, though, is a testament to the promise that the game shows."

-Indie Statik -Total Biscuit -The Indie Mine


"The ancient power struggle between demigods has begun again. The mortal realm will be ravaged in the wake of their desire, their greed, their purpose. I am curious to see who will prevail."

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.

By exploring the world, discovering new weapons, spells, and Blessings, and learning how to survive in this brutal realm, you may have a small chance at winning.

A Brutal Struggle

The armies of your demigod rivals are relentless. When a foe cuts you with his sword, it hurts. If you slip into a pit of spikes, the blades leave deep wounds. If a bomb explodes nearby you will burn. Health recovery items are rare. Fight with precision, speed, and timing to survive. Dodge attacks and crush your opponent when he is off-balance to seize the advantage.

Loot the Treasures of the Gods

The gods hid their ancient relics in secret caches scattered around the world. Discover unique weapons, spells, and Blessings that grant mighty powers. Double jump, choke your enemies with a poison cloud, or jolt them to ashes with lightning. Equip and customize your Blessings to determine your own fate.

Death is Final

When your enemies defeat you, the game is over. No respawning. No returning to the last save point. You will need all your cunning and skill to win.

...And Much More

• Two is better than one. Conquer the world with another demigod using local co-op

Unlock new characters with distinct stats attuned for any playstyle

Enhance your weaponry to adapt and overcome the enemy swarm

Special events make each run fresh and memorable

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