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Overview

Ascendant is a brutal side-scrolling brawler where players take on the role of a demigod attempting to overthrow the reigning gods of the world. By exploring the depths of the expansive realm, gaining power, and battling the fanatics, zealots, monsters, and beasts there is a small chance of survival.

Gameplay

Ascendant is primarily a brawler-style game. It uses ground and air combos along with juggling to create an agile, mobility based combat system.

Combat

  • Combat is primarily focused around the player's proficiency with weapons, spells, dodging, and counterattacks.
  • The Ascendant can also juggle and launch objects and staggered enemies to deal massive damage.
  • Health is few and far in-between and If the Ascendant dies, the game is over. Learning when to dodge, when enemies are at a disadvantage, and when to counterattack are valuable skills that increase the chances of survival.

Blessings

  • Blessings are powers that the Ascendant can utilize to become more powerful. They can be socketed into either the Weapon, Armor, or Spell to provide new, unique abilities

Procedural Content

  • Environments in Ascendant are procedurally generated. This means that every run will consist of a different maze of environments to go through. Exploring these depths provides untold rewards for the Ascendant including weapons, keys, influence, and spells.
  • Other procedural content include treasure chest loot, random event rooms, enemy encounters in each room, and in some cases boss encounters.

System Requirements (PC)

Minimum

  • OS : Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Processor : 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory : 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 with a minimum or 512 MB VRAM
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Hard Drive : 2 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS : Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Processor : Intel i5 series or equivalent
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 with a minimum of 1 GB VRAM
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Hard Drive : 2 GB available space

System Requirements (Mac)

Minimum

  • OS : OS X 10.7.0 or newer
  • Processor : 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory : 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent
  • Hard Drive : 2 GB available space

System Requirements (Linux)

Minimum

  • OS : Ubuntu 14.04 / Mint 17
  • Processor : 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory : 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 with a minimum of 512 MB of VRAM
  • Hard Drive : 2 GB available space
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