Astral Ascent

Created by Hibernian Workshop

Astral Ascent, a 2D platformer rogue-lite on PC and consoles with four worlds to escape, if you can beat the Zodiacs, 12 mighty bosses!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Figure Reveal & Special Offer 🔮
over 1 year ago – Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 03:30:58 AM

Figure reveal + time limited offer! ⭐

Sharing with you the lastest pictures of the Kickstarter Exclusive Ayla figure!

Work in progress (arms & weapons missing)

Coming along so nicely, we are so hyped about it, we hope you are too! To celebrate this, we created a 72h time-limited offer for our Zodiac Tier (all physicals):

If you already backed the Zodiac tier you can switch to get the time limited discount!

Dark Devotion, discover the temple

Astral Ascent Kickstarter campaign created interest for our previous game: Dark Devotion!

We made a special offer to include a steam copy to your orders as an add-on for 50% of its price, it's the right time to try the game and it will allow us to get extra ressources to work on Astral Ascent.

Oloon the dreamer

Did you meet Oloon the stylist in our Kickstarter demo? She is often lost in her thoughts but she can help you to dye your clothes and hair, how cool is that?

 "Your foes are dangerous... and classy. Make sure you compete with them on both fronts!" - Oloon

Demo Update, a surprise is coming ⭐

Here is an hint for you -

I hope you come prepared...

Highlighting other campaigns

You can see time and dedication in this project, today we would like to talk to you about Blu, a 2.5D ninja metroidvania inspired by Dead Cells, Prince of Persia and other classics.

  The game has very promising mechanics and a free demo for you to try it out.

They are close to reach their funding goal so don't hesitate to support them!

- The Hibernian Workshop Team

Emi Evans collaboration stretch goal + Scorpio Reveal
over 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 11:07:47 PM

Stretch goal funded!

Zodiacs signature Spells Earth/Fire Stretch Goal is funded thanks to your help, prepare to use the incredible power of Zodiacs by yourself!

Kiran is all fired up!

Announcing Emi Evans Collaboration Stretch Goal

We are thrilled to announce this stretch goal, Emi Evans worked on amazing projects and we love her work. Having her voice on our final boss music will guarantee an unforgettable confrontation to remember for ages! 

Example of her work:

Scorpio Reveal

You voted for it and here he is:

Scorpio, from the Water World

Scopio aims perfection, he is a competitor and he likes to play with his preys. His long range and quickness combined create a very tough opponent on the battlefield, be careful!

You can vote for the next Zodiac reveal with the dedicated poll on our Discord Server.

Gameplay tips

Replayability is the key to us and we want you to be excited about what will happen in your next run like the streamer Vaesive who had 3 times the attack speed relic during one of his run

Speaking of attack speed, today we want to show you the potential of Electrify effect: when hitting an enemy, this effect adds chances to spawn an electrifying orb that bounces on near enemies. 

As you may have guessed, it becomes even deadlier when your attack speed is increased! But, be careful, if no enemies are around this effect potential is greatly reduced.

Kiran is patiently waiting...

A lot of you told us how calm and peaceful the exploration music is so it gave us the idea of making this special video:

Highlight other Kickstarter Projects

Today we want to highlight Scrabdackle, self described as hand-drawn action/adventure game about going exploring it is a delight for the eyes and it looks incredibly fun. There is only 3 days left on their campaign so be sure to check their trailer below while it's still time:

As always, stay tuned because we have exciting news on the way and we wish you an excellent day!

- The Hibernian Workshop Team

Announcing Zodiacs Signature Spells Stretch Goal! ⭐
over 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 04:00:17 PM

Extra Challenges Stretch Goal is funded!

This unlocked stretch goal means a brand new NPC in the Garden funded  thanks to your help! You will be able to get Extra Challenges and get rewards when you achieve them.

Extra Challenges stretch goal mockup

New Stretch Goal: Zodiacs Signature Spells Earth/Fire

This second one is called the "Zodiac Spells Earth/Fire" Stretch Goal, if we reach EUR 61,000 (about $72,500):

Virgo power used by Ayla
Taurus power used by Kiran

No, you are not dreaming! Unlocking this next stretch goal you will give you access to Zodiacs signature Spells but you will need to prove your worth before they give you access to their special move. This stretch goal is for Earth and Fire worlds Zodiacs: 

  • Taurus
  • Virgo 
  • Capricorn
  • Leo
  • Aries
  • Sagittarius

Missing Zodiacs signature spells to come in next stretch goal.

Giveaway Limited Run Editions

To celebrate Astral Ascent Kickstarter campaign, we are making a giveaway to win Limited Run physical copies of Dark Devotion (our previous game).

4 winners will be announced at the end of the campaign!


  • 2 copies of Dark Devotion - Limited Run Games - collector edition (PS4 or Switch)
  • 2 copies of Dark Devotion - Limited Run Games - basic edition (PS4 or Switch)

Click here to participate 👉 ・゚

Vote for the next Zodiac reveal

We had a great idea, we were supposed to reveal Sagittarius ♐ next but then we realized we could give you the opportunity to vote for the one you want us to reveal next!

The poll is happening right now in our Discord server so don't hesitate to come and vote!

Stunning pixel-art rogue-lite: final hours to suppot!

You may have guessed that we love pixel-art and rogue-lites so today we want to highlight a game that is in its final hours of campaign: Necromancer's gift. It Has stunning pixel-art and very promising game concept with monster taming, we cannot wait to see how far it goes, don't hesitate to check their Kickstarter teaser below:

Our Kickstarter campaign is just starting and we have more surprises on their way for you so stay tuned!

- The Hibernian Workshop Team

Revealing Aries ♈ and Ayla Figure preview
over 1 year ago – Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 08:48:52 PM

Don't forget to play the demo! 

It's the week-end and it's the perfect occasion to try out our Kickstarter demo, it will not be available anymore after the Kickstarter campaign so enjoy it as long as it is here! It is available for PC & Mac with co-op mode if you have someone to play with!

The feedbacks on it have been amazing so far and we cannot wait to hear what you think about it too! If you play the demo and like it: share it to your friends, it's free! 😊 

Zodiac Reveal: Aries ♈

We will be revealing Zodiacs, our impressive bosses, during the Kickstarter campaign and we are revealing you the first one right now!

With her giants gloves, Aries is a ruthless opponent capable of creating devastating shockwaves on the battlefield, be sure to not get hit!

Ayla figure preview

The Kickstarter Exclusive figure by Graphigaut is still very much work-in-progress but you can see the direction it is taking and we hope you are as excited as we are to see the final version soon!

Work in progress of the 19cm height Kickstarter Exclusive Ayla Figure

Highlight other Kickstarter games 

It's the tradition, as indie developers we like to help each others getting more visibility when we can! If you are into superb 3D worlds with a very fantastic mood and creative mechanics, you may want to check Breakwaters

Have a great week-end,

- The Hibernian Workshop Team

Exclusive Cover Art + Improving gameplay
over 1 year ago – Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 01:25:50 AM

Exclusive Cover Art

We have been discussing with our partner Limited Run Games about it and we can now announce you that all your Kickstarter orders will come with an Exclusive Cover Art!

Improving Gameplay

Our gameplay is aerial and dynamic but we received suggestions from our dedicated channel in our discord server about being able to auto attack not only horizontally butalso toward top and bottom and we liked the idea so check the gif below with Kiran to see how it works:

Bottom attack | Normal attack | Top Attack

Taking your feedback into consideration will be important for us, that is one of our main reasons to think that Early Access is the best way for Astral Ascent.

Gameplay Videos

We really wanted to highlight 2 videos today:

  •  Ink Of Knight - he greatly explains the game mechanics and his stream was very enjoyable to watch. Be sure to check his let's play.
  •  ExServ- for french speakers the studios founders Alexandre and Louis were live for 1h45 with ExServ to talk about inspirations, game mechanics and more! You can see the replay on youtube.

Do not hesitate to talk to your favorite content creators (youtubers & streamers) about the free demo!

Zodiac Reveal + Ayla Figure

We have received the first pictures of Ayla Figure by Graphigaut and it looks amazing! It will be a 19cm height figure very fluid and dynamic, we will reveal soon!

Our artwork artist Gaël has nearly finished Aries ♈ and she looks really really great,we will reveal her in the coming days too.

- The Hibernian Workshop Team