Ashen Rift is a first person survival horror game for PCMac and Linux which places you and your canine companion Bounder in a world barely recognizable as earth, which has been twisted and drained of almost all life, Together you seek to stop the remaining life from hemorrhaging earth by disabling the “Rift” rumoured to be the cause.You must find your own path and discover your own methods and get to the Rift alive.


All around you are the twisted, barely recognizable still-live husks of what use to be men, now known as Feeders, bent on devouring every last living thing on earth, including you and and your dog Bounder.You must learn to use the weapons and world around you against the feeders while depending on the senses and strength of your dog Bounder as he depends on you.


The back story to Ashen Rift is to be gleaned through dialog and other findings from within the game, what will be made clear to the player from the onset is a vague recollection of the events from perspective of the games hero which have left the world an increasingly barren wash of Ash, the rest will become clearer as the story progresses.Listen to the dialogue intro here:


Game Features:

  • AAA First Person Shooter Gameplay.
  • Multi Platform release – PC – Mac and Linux.
  • Companion Dog and Interaction system.
  • Heavily Destructible Terrain and Environment.
  • Melee and Ranged combat.
  • Use almost anything in the world as a potential tool or weapon.
  • Inventory for carrying extra ammo, weapons and found objects.
  • Multiple Paths and countless ways to traverse each.
  • 3 to 5 hours of game time.
  • Complex and reactive Enemy AI behaviour.
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8 comments by HyPer128 on Mar 27th, 2014

Barry here, In the main kickstarter video I mention "Terrain Destruction", and how that can be used in the game, But I don't really take the time to showcase that until now.

As you can see in the update video, you can break almost anything in the game and use those objects to kill Feeders and alter the landscape around you. This is just some of the stuff you can do in the game at this point, much more can be done with this as the game develops further.

Something else the video highlights is the ability to use almost anything in the world as a tool or weapon, even a simple rock in this case is used to break a fence and create noise, drawing a feeder into your trap.

At this moment we're at 1000 backers and over 17k pledged!!! My mind is truly blown!Lets keep this going! We're getting closer every day but Ashen Rift is really going to need more support, and soon if it is to become something we can all be proud of!

I would also really like to thank the guys over at Wasteland 2 for their constant support, you guys have made all the difference in the world! 

Thanks for the continued support and thank you for believing in this project, You're all amazing!


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Scripty Mar 17 2014, 8:49am says:

looks promising. I track now.

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Satori4 Mar 16 2014, 4:37pm says:

Nice work! A few people from our team (including me) have backed your project;)

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shakespub Mar 4 2014, 11:26am says:

Looks very promising and will be spreading the word to help with your kick starter.

Cheers & best of luck!

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Wookienator Mar 4 2014, 8:15am says:

Good luck with kickstarter :)

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gogolino Mar 4 2014, 3:14am says:

Good luck with Kickstarter campaign brother.

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zaka_akka Jan 13 2014, 6:03pm says:

so its like fallout?

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HyPer128 Jan 13 2014, 11:57pm replied:

ehh, not so much... no 1950s, no system heavy aim-assisting or anything like that. and not so open world, and a little more linear story.

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Borzi Mar 10 2014, 4:24pm replied:

I expected it to be open world, but from the looks of it, thats not a problem at all! Be sure to stick to the good old quake level design (lots of secrets and hidden items and many paths to reach your goal). Looks great, already backed your kick starter and am super excited!

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Supertmayne Mar 4 2014, 1:17am replied:

How about 16? Will def be in top 10 soon brother

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RT @Cliqist: Remember @AshenRift ? A Great #Kickstarter that missed funding. We examine why and chat w/ creator @BarryMCollins

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Been working on Ashen Rift quietly now for some time, got a big team together now and things are going well!

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@georgeb3dr Hope all works out, Speech may be off for now but typing seems good! All the best with your recovery man.

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