Developer Pyroclastic Entertainment has a kickstarter running for their upcoming game Ashen Rift.

Ashen Rift is a first person single player survival horror game series for PS4, PC, Mac and Linux created by Pyroclastic Games. The game places you and your canine companion Bounder in a world barely recognizable as earth, twisted and drained of almost all life, together you and bounder seek to stop all life on earth from slipping away by disabling the cause: the Rift.

Find your own path. Discover your own methods of survival. Stay alive and find the rift.

Ashen Rift is heavily inspired by classic shooters like Quake 1 and HeXen. The gameplay is centered on the relationship between you and Bounder as you journey towards the Rift in hopes of finding a way to end the decay of our world.


The story:

For a decade, Earth has been at the mercy of a portal which has raged with impunity and has transformed the planet into an ashen wasteland. From the portal ushered forth monstrous entities which have roamed the Earth to devour its inhabitants. The portal is alive as if it were breathing, a doorway from one realm to another; it destructively rips through the fabric of time and space. It Inhales the energy of Earth and the life it sustains, while exhaling those beings drawn to it from the other side.

No living person knows more than that the portal was not a natural occurrence. It is instead a byproduct of irresponsible and overeager scientific endeavors undertaken by the governments military; this event has become known as the Rift.

Those still alive have succumbed to corruption, apathy, or a life of barbarism. However, there are those who still maintain some semblance of who they once were, including a man accompanied by a dog who have been surviving among the wreckage of the American mid-west. These two journey towards the Rift in hopes of saving what’s left of their home.



The gameplay is focused on the relationship between you and your only friend, a canine named Bounder, who together are on a journey to the Rift to save their world. The game will explore what life is like in a dying world.

You will be challenged and aided by the unpredictable elements which surround you, such as your faithful companion Bounder, the hungry, howling beasts known as Feeders, and the ever churning and changing world around you. You must adapt to whatever circumstance befalls you with whatever means you have available to you at the time.

Here’s a trailer for a better look at the game:

The game will come to PS4, PC, MAC and Linux.

We are definitely excited about Ashen Rift and we hope you are as well. If you want to know more about the game check out their website or follow them on twitter. Follow this link if you want to support them on kickstarter.



Verocious is our contributor from The Hague and is an avid gamer since the day his father bought his first computer. He grew up playing games like Wolfenstein 3d, Duke Nukem and Tomb Raider. Although he loves all kinds of genres, he’s not really familiar with JRPG and Sports games. His favourite of all time is The Last of Us, and has a big love for Indie games.


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