Ascent is a beautiful dreamlike first person platformer where you try to stay alive as long as possible by jumping up floating islands that are descending into a volcano.
In Ascent you find yourself trapped inside a weird volcano with a calming dreamlike world above you and a hellish fiery void below you. You are surrounded by floating islands that are slowly descending into the volcano and you need to jump up them to stay alive.
There doesn’t appear to be any way to escape but you can try to stay alive for as long as possible and collect glowing orbs that help you jump further. The islands are far apart but thankfully you can jump vast distances in Ascent with a high degree of control as you glide through the air.
It’d be nice if there was an end objective (or at least a scoring system) but it’s a beautiful little game with a wonderful painterly visual style and a dreamlike atmosphere. It gives you a great feeling as you whoosh through the air performing your massive gliding jumps and the way the visuals change as you descend into the volcano dives a good feeling of descending into a nightmare.
Download Ascent Here (Windows)