You are a lone wanderer in a sunless land. The only light to be had sputters from an age-old lantern at your side.

There is a rumble in the distance, and then a light. Through leaking eyes you make out a peak on the horizon, choking the land in a cloud of ash. Nothing ever shone so bright.

The first dawn turns to dusk and finally recedes into familiar blackness.


By Aurora44


By Aurora44


This is the tale of a bygone world. Choose a path and hold on to those you trust.

Ashen is a 3rd person, action RPG about forging relationships.

Players can choose to guide those they trust to their camp, 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.

  • Passive Multiplayer

  • Open World

  • High Risk Combat

  • Non-linear progression

  • Giant Creatures

  • PC


The Team


The Team

Leighton Milne

Production Art

Leighton has worked on a range of feature films including The Hobbit and The Planet of the Apes. He brings a wealth of expertise as a 3D art lead to the team, having played an important role in developing multiple games and films.


Derek Bradley

Design / Code

Derek adds a wide range of technical and artistic experience to the Ashen team. He began his career in games and has since worked in advertising and film. His credits include Prometheus and The Avengers.


Andrew Pahuru


Andrew contributes his programming expertise to Ashen. He has collaborated on indie games as well as working at larger studios, shipping multiple titles.


Thomas Scholes

Pre-production Art

Thomas began creating concepts for Ashen in April 2013. He has provided the team with a rich tapestry from which to draw narrative and visual inspiration.

Yannick Gillain


Yannick brings a wealth of animation experience to the team having animated on films such as The Hobbit and Iron Man 3.

John Robert Matz

Sound Design

John's passion for games and music makes him an ideal candidate to create an immersive soundscape for Ashen. His previous projects include Artemis and Gunpoint.

Foreign Fields


Brian Holl and Eric Hillman of Foreign Fields will be creating the soundtrack for Ashen. Their music has a way of transporting the listener to another place, we plan to take players there.