Post Thumbnail

Do you want to show off your ship while you're flying in Ascent: The Space Game? Because you shouldn't. People seeing your ship is the first step to people being able to shoot at your ship. Why not keep your ship cloaked at all times so that no one can see you and you can shoot them first? Seems lo...

February 2nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While it may look like a Photoshop paint smear effect, Ascent's new warp animation is certainly an improvement over nothing at all. The one-man team posted a short video showing various ships going through warp gates and bending the very fabric of reality as they lunge across the universe. Ascent...

January 1st 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ascent passed its Kickstarter campaign goal last week, for which I say, "Jolly good for it!" It's an ambitious little space sandbox that I'd really like to see succeed, if only for the size of the sole developer's eyes as he sits down to program an entire universe. Yet I doubt that I'll ever play i...

November 8th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The race to fund Ascent: The Space Game through Kickstarter came down to the wire, but in the final moments, the community came through and passed its $35,000 AUD goal by $334 AUD. This is obviously good news for the game's fans and for Fluffy Kittens Studio (and no, we will never get tired of typ...

November 2nd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When we last checked in on Ascent: The Space Game, the indie sci-fi sandbox MMORPG was already eminently playable, having launched on Desura and angling for a Steam greenlight. Now Fluffy Kitten Studios has posted a Kickstarter intended to fund specific upgrades for the game -- specifically, improv...

October 6th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The galaxy is now open to colonization in Ascent: The Space Game -- and there's plenty of room for everyone. Developer James Hicks has added in a colonization system to the sandbox MMO, allowing players to engage in a city-building sim among the billions of star systems. Colonization is intended t...

May 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Ascent: The Space Game before. EVE Online is the sci-fi sandbox dominating headlines, and Star Citizen and other upcoming games are breathing down its neck. Is there room in the genre for, well, an indie space MMO that isn't all about cutthroat politics or...

April 18th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

International jet-set elite, your new phone is here! That's right, Vertu and Ferrari have teamed up yet again to produce the phone that serves two important purposes: showing the world that you own a Ferrari, and showing the world that you don't need a phone that does much besides receiving calls f...

January 13th 2011 at 11:59am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Vertu's not big on press releases, so you'll have to forgive us for missing this a few weeks back -- but it seems that Nokia's little outpost of opulent, over-the-top luxury has just released an updated version of its time-tested Ascent range. The so-called Ascent 2010 features a 5 megapixel camera...

May 10th 2010 at 7:50pm 0 Comments