Dev Blog

Community Fashion #9

Hey guys, Its time for another backer highlight. This time we have something for all you passionate hunters out there. Backer ShadowX99 requested a trapper hunting hat with ear and neck flaps, to keep your head nice and cozy while stalking deer in colder climates. While hunting on Acheron you may be looking for more…
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Community Fashion #8

Hey guys, It’s time for a new backer highlight. This submission comes from Sitka, who requested a classic flat hat based on the one worn by silent film actor Buster Keaton. The ingame implementation lends your survivors an equally classic look, perfect for shooting some film skits of your own. Though we can’t guarantee you’ll…
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Summer Progress Update

Hey guys, its been a busy couple months for us since the demo release and I figure its time we give you an update on the current state of affairs. As you know, we released a first-glance demo to content creators to help grow the community and give people a first look at what AoA…
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Community Fashion #7

Hey guys, it’s been a while since our last backer update. We’ve had our hands full getting out the Content Creator Demo, and since then we’ve been working hard on bugfixes and upcoming features. We’ll be sharing a more detailed progress update soon. In the meantime we have a juicy new backer highlight for you,…
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Ask Me Anything (Tactically)

Hey guys, as you’ll recall, our original Kickstarter trailer featured the dynamic duo of Tactical Knight and Fast Food Boy presenting the concept for Ascent of Ashes. Some of you couldn’t get enough of them and requested more content, which is why our Kickstarter included an AMA tier where you could mail in your questions…
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Enemy Variety

Hey guys, It’s time for another dev log. Today, we’re gonna be talking about enemy design. Ascent of Ashes is a game built around tactical combat, and while having a solid mechanical base is important to give the player options in combat, it is just as important to have diverse and competent enemies that can…
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Community Fashion #6

Hey guys, time for another backer highlight. This week’s submission is a traditional tailcoat from big-time backer and Discord regular Ellidas. Not just the stuff of Steampunk fiction, this elegant coat is perfect for keeping you warm on a foggy night, or to impress your trade partners from the next settlement over with your sharp…
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Community Fashion #5

Hey guys, It’s time for another backer update! This week’s submission comes from a backer who requested an Altyn helmet made of rock beetle carapaces. Rock beetles have tough hides and wearing one can certainly protect your noggin from scrapes and bumps, plus they’re easier to get your hands on than proper military helmets. Just…
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Simulated Accuracy

Hey guys, Today we’re looking into the art of pointing a gun at people. Contrary to popular opinion, hitting someone with a projectile several hundred meters out is far more complicated than simply pointing a cross-hair at them. Spotting the Target It’s hard to hit what you can’t see. The first step is to spot…
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Community Fashion #4

Hey guys, In this week’s backer update we have a hat submitted by my good friend Dylan, who supported us during the Kickstarter. His submission is a bit more culinary oriented, coming in the form of a large hotdog hat you can wear overtop your other headwear. Doesn’t that just look delicious? Unfortunately all the…
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