The game

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, 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.

 

features

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.

Platforms
XBOX ONE & PC

 

Aurora44 

Founded in 2013, Aurora44 is an independent games studio based in New Zealand. We are a group of passionate developers who believe in creating quality, hand crafted experiences for players to explore.
Ashen is the first title from Aurora44.

 

IN THE NEWS

Every small thing you do and don't do, every person you ignore and fight alongside, even the times you give up and turn back home; it'll all be part of the experience that you forge and take away from the game.
- Chris Priestman, KILL SCREEN
Ashen sure looks pretty. And Ico-inspiried.
- Nathan Grayson, KOTAKU
One look at the bleak windswept plains, the pale air tinged grey with ash, the low-poly art style, I knew this was a world I needed to explore.
- Christian Valentin, INDIE GAME ENTHUSIAST
The art style somewhat reminds me of Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery, but in a beautiful 3D setting – awesome.
- Adam Gell, HITCTECH

The best Unreal Engine games of E3 - The small team that showed up in a big way.
- Dale North, VENTUREBEAT
Aurora44's Ashen continues to be a game I need in my life.
- Tom Sykes, PCGAMER
 

Media

You can download Aurora44 and Ashen logos Here