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Astral Ascent

A roguelike action platformer. Astral Ascent tasks us with escaping an astral prison by defeating its guardians, the Zodiacs. The game supports singleplayer and local co-op.

Action | fantasy | platform | roguelike | 2D | for 2 people | crowdfunding | indie games | co-op | side-scroll | action adventure | splitscreen

Astral Ascent Release Date

14Nov2023in 2days

PC PS4 Switch

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Astral Ascent is a roguelike action platfrormer. It was developed by an indie studio Hibernian Workshop, also known for Dark Devotion, and was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter.


Astral Ascent is set in a fantasy universe, in the Garden - a prison watched over by twelve guardians representing zodiac signs. Our four playable characters all try to escape this place, while learning more about it, its inhabitants and themselves.


Astral Ascent begins with choosing one of four playable characters, all of whom differ in terms of weaponry and playstyle. Ayla is a dagger-wielding assassin, Kiran is a mighty warrior, Calie is a sculptor harnessing the power of magical gems, while Octave is a soldier dual-wielding ethereal pistols.

The game is a sidescroller. The world is made up of four biomes, each divided into twelve rooms. The areas are diverse and we traverse them by moving to the right, jumping on platforms, avoiding traps, fighting enemies and facing various challenges. There are also many arenas, where we'll face the guardians in boss battles. Each boss has different abilities and fighting style, strengths and weaknesses. To succeed, we must discover and exploit them.

Comabt is fast-paced, requiring good reflexes and making use of various spells. These are divided into three types: aside from common spells and defensive spells which all characters share, we'll also make use of character-exclusive magic. Attacks can be chained into deadly, effective combos.

We'll find more powers and gambits, additional effects for our spells, in chests, or purchase them from traders by spending gathered crystals. We'll also find altars and artifacts which provide us with various buffs. As we progress further, we become capable of facing greater challenges and customize our character to fit our playstyle.

Game modes

Astral Ascent supports singleplayer and local co-op.

Technical aspects

Astral Ascent features colorful pixel art visuals and an atmospheric soundtrack by Dale North.

Last updated on 16 October 2023

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode:   Player counter: 1-2  

Age restrictions Astral Ascent: 12+

Astral Ascent System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 250 / Radeon HD 5770 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GT 730 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10/11 64-bit
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