It’s been a tumultuous journey, but the Fall 2019 demo is finally here! It’s a smaller and more focused demo than last year, featuring a single encounter demonstrating what will be the core combat mechanics of the game. You can download the demo from the itch.io page. I’m definitely looking for feedback on this one,… Read more »
Ascension III is far from dead, in fact it’s been my primary focus during the past couple of months. Most of the recent work has been on the framework code rather than the game itself, but I’ve been working through some things in the background. The concept is firming up, finally. It’s changed a lot… Read more »
After five years since the last update, I’ve released a new update to Ascension. Wait, what? And why? The 1.43 update is nothing big, mostly just a compatibility patch for newer JRE versions. Some platforms no longer have audio because of incompatibilities with the audio library, but this is at least handled gracefully now where… Read more »
It’s now officially 2019, which means it’s time to think about and talk about where we’re at and where we are heading.
After literal years of heming and hawing, a statement that it was not in production, and then a series of Twitter updates showing progress, I’m proud to officially announce Ascension III: Revolution. The long awaited (and still awaiting) threequel heads back to Rynn. Breaking from centuries of tradition, Emperor Edward Caesar I grooms his only… Read more »
Ascension III in its current state of development. It doesn’t look like much, but there’s quite a bit going on behind the scenes. I’ve mentioned Ascension III a few times on this site and elsewhere. I’ve even posted a few screenshots and bits of concept art here and there. But previously, I’ve stated that Ascension… Read more »
So, it’s time for a bit of a confession and a bit of a rant. I had grand visions for the Ascension series. One new game every two years. Leaps in scale and quality with each installment. Ascension was a text adventure, Ascension 2 was a 2D RPG. Ascension III would have been an epic… Read more »
Ascension 2 has been a long time coming, and I’m very excited to finally release it to the world. It’s been quite the effort, and it’s changed quite a bit through the course of development. It’s not perfect and I’ll be the first to admit it, but I think it’s worth playing. It’s free, and… Read more »