Ascent: The Space Game, a rather ambitious MMO/space simulator hybrid from indie studio Fluffy Kitten, has now gone live on Desura with a preview build available for download.
Sporting a rather larger 200 billion star systems to explore, Ascent: The Space Game allows players to build and customize their own ships, colonize faraway worlds, battle other players for currency and resources, mine asteroids, trade, and much more.
“Space is far from being ‘the final frontier’; it’s just the beginning,” says James Hicks, founder and CEO of Fluffy Kitten Studios. “Technology has allowed me to build a massive world literally on my own—an entire universe filled with 200 billion stars, planets, space stations, and other celestial bodies. We need Steam users to help us bring Ascent to Steam Early Access, which is the best way to introduce a whole new audience to the game’s unique take on space exploration.”
Making its debut on Steam Greenlight
in November of last year, the studio has revealed many changes since, including a new terrain engine that will allow players to spread out onto Earth-sized planets and vehicle additions to explore said planets.
For more on Ascent: The Space Game check out the official website
where you can purchase the game, and find the Desura client over here