Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun and the natural light that exists comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it.
At its core, Ashen is about forging relationships. Players can choose to guide those they trust to their camp, Vagrants Rest, encouraging them to rest at the fire and perhaps remain. People you meet out in the world will have unique skills and crafting abilities to bolster your chances of survival. Together, you might just stand a chance.
The Game Features[edit | edit source]
- Passive Multiplayer - People you meet out in the world are players with their own agendas. It will be up to you to decide how to deal with them.
- Non-linear progression - No two games will ever be the same. This is a world that moves on without you. Simply being in a different place at a certain time will alter the story in dramatic ways.
- Open World Exploration - Your settlement is nestled in the mountains, surrounded by hand crafted environments as far as the eye can see.
- High Risk Combat - Each encounter, no matter how trivial seeming, has the potential to end in disaster. Knowing the land and being patient are some of the most valuable weapons available to a lone wanderer in Ashen. Sometimes it is best to turn and run.
- Creatures - The creatures of Ashen include rare, lonely giants and hungry, twisted inhabitants of the night. Despite the perils of the darkness, life always finds a way. This is a land teaming with a diverse array of flora and fauna.
- The Town - The town will be cobbled together from survivors you choose to bring to your settlement. They might provide you with help ranging from blacksmithing to foraging expertise.
- Items - A range of Weapons, Armor, Shields, Consumables, and other items to assist you in your journey.