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  Rogue-lite Astral Ascent updates demo with new boss, more contents - Last days to support the Kickstarter campaign!
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Angoulême, France. - April 21, 2021 – Hibernian Workshop, the independent French studio behind Dark Devotion, has just launched an updated demo for Astral Ascent, a 2D platformer rogue-lite fantasy adventure coming to PC and consoles.

The updated demo is available for free on Steam now for a limited time only, it includes a brand new boss fight, and improved mechanics based on community feedback

Alongside the campaign is a new trailer showcasing the exhilarating boss battles and the lush, colourful world that players will visit during their travels. 
The Kickstarter campaign for Astral Ascent has doubled its funding goal with more than 1,600 backers so far. The huge support from the community has allowed Hibernian Workshop to unlock new features such as Extra Challenges and Zodiac Signature Spells.

Furthermore, Nier singer Emi Evans has joined forces with music composer Dale North for a special collaboration to produce Astral Ascent's final boss music.

A beautiful pixelated fantasy world like no other

Astral Ascent offers a vast and beautiful hand-crafted pixel art modern fantasy world to explore. Choose your hero from four playable characters, unlock dozens of unique spells that can be improved by using modifications that will create infinite possibilities to match your own gameplay style and create multiple ways to confront the enemies. 

Fight, dominate and discover the almighty Zodiacs’ weaknesses

Players will face 12 fierce warriors, the Zodiacs. Each boss battle will require a strategic approach to reach victory. Learning how they fight, dominating your skills and discovering their weaknesses will be the key to earn the respect of the 12 Zodiacs. Their unique attacks and special abilities make each combat unique, demanding, and intense. 

Explore, learn and replay!

Exploration and replayability will be key elements, as rogue-lite fans enjoy a mysterious world populated by foes, friends, and secrets. Heroes will travel across handcrafted  gigantic landscapes designed with gorgeous art and handcrafted animation, while unfolding stories set in a rich universe. 

You can add Astral Ascent to your Steam Wishlist here, and support 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 into 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.