ascendants1Ascendant’s smooth, almost spiritual, graphics give no indication of the brutally fantastic combat within.  When you watch the gameplay video on its Kickstarter page you’ll see a variety of vicious moves that seem at odds with the cartoonish visuals; and it’s great.  Slicing through hordes of enemies with a variety handheld weapons, sending bad guys flying using a variety of spells, and turning foes into allies to fight on your side; Ascendant looks like it may offer a lot for fans of side scrollers.  The rogue-like gameplay means you’ll be seeing not just randomized world events but also dynamically created environments.  The developers also promise dozens of weapons, a ton of enemy variety, and an in-game shop based around influence; which determines the amount of followers you can have fight alongside you.

The Ascendant Kickstarter campaign runs until December 1st, and is only looking for $10,000.  The funding is to help ensure the team can do everything above board software wise as quickly as possible so they can get the game out, which implies a lot of the heavy lifting is already done.

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