Monday, April 28, 2014

Ascent: Indie Space MMO

I'm a sucker for space games, especially ones that have a focus on exploration.  A few days ago, a Massively post about a game called Ascent appeared in my Twitter feed.  I was not sure whether to click on it, but I am glad I did.  I found out about a new(ish) game called Ascent.

Ascent is a MMO developed by two intrepid and motivated gentlemen.  Unlike many games these days, this was not a post about a Kickstarter for some project in the future.  Instead, it was about a game I could play right now and was also free.

"Werit, I don't have time to read these paragraphs so just tell me what the game is all about in bullet point form."  You got it!

  • You start with your choice of ship, combat or trading.
  • Trade, Combat, Manufacturing, Research.
  • 270 Billion Star Systems.  Yes, you read that right.
  • Procedural Generated Star Systems and Planets. Real Exploration.
  • Build on these planets
  • Asteroid Mining, Gas Collection from Gas Giants
  • PvE Focused.
  • Build your own Star Base.

You can go play the game, for free, at: