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2D platformer rogue-lite Astral Ascent presents new trailer and announces Kickstarter campaign 

Rogue-lite fans will explore hand-crafted fantasy worlds solo or with a friend. 

Angoulême, France. - February 23, 2021 – Hibernian Workshop, the studio behind Dark Devotion, announced today their upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Astral Ascent, a 2D platformer rogue-lite fantasy adventure coming to PC and consoles.

The French studio has released an announcement trailer that teases a rich universe that will trap the players in intense combats against impressive bosses. A free demo will be available in the coming weeks to allow players to discover and experiment the unique fluidity and rich gameplay of the promising title. 

Astral Ascent’s Kickstarter will launch on March 29. To watch the reveal trailer visit:
Astral Ascent offers a vast and beautiful hand-crafted pixel art modern fantasy world to explore solo or with a friend in local co-op. Choose your hero from four playable characters, unlock dozens of unique spells that can be improved by using modificators that will create infinite possibilities to match your own gameplay style, and create multiple ways to confront the enemies. 
Explore the Garden, an astral prison guarded by 12 powerful mystical bosses: the Zodiacs. Challenge these experienced and singular warriors and face them in frenetic fights while discovering four unique worlds with beautiful landscapes. Faithful allies that will help you unfold the story in a rogue-lite experience created in a frame-by-frame animation style. Replayability is the key to explore this setting and its characters, and unearth its secrets in each playthrough. 

Furthermore, pixel art fans will be delighted by a deep and intriguing story founded on beautiful artwork, stunning animation, and memorable characters.  Travel through the Garden, meet new friends and uncover the mysteries behind the Zodiacs. 

Talented game music composer Dale North (Wizard of Legends, Marble Knights) is creating fantastic and aerial melodies for Astral Ascent, making the journey through these environments a magical and organic experience that will make the adventure even more mysterious and immersive.

You can add Astral Ascent to your Steam Wishlist here, and follow the Kickstarter campaign here. Assets are available in our dedicated press room.

For more information, please visit the Astral Ascent official website, follow @hibernianws on Twitter, or join the official Discord channel here.


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About Hibernian Workshop
Hibernian Workshop is a French independent game studio based in Angoulême, in the South West of France. The studio is formed of self-taught game developers and artists that were able to turn their passion in their profession thanks to the support of their community through the Dark Devotion Kickstarter campaign. 

The success of Dark Devotion, allowed the studio to grow and add great talents to the small independent outfit. The studio is set-up for the whole team to work from home, giving more freedom for everyone to adapt their working hours to their lifestyle, knowing that the projects are organized to be crunch-free.