• Publisher: Playdek
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 167.3 MB
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (33)
App description: Ascension: Realms Unraveled expansion is all new. This new expansion introduces Dual Faction heroes and the ability to Multi-Unite heroes of the same faction for even bigger rewards! It also features 14 new Transforming Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters.

2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
iOS Boardgames Blog
iOS Board Game of the Year -2011
iPad Boardgame of the Year - 2011
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011 Best Online Multiplayer - 2011


Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: the Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.

Highlights
Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air running iOS 5 and up for free.
1st officially licensed deck building game for iPhone and iPad.
Over 50 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
Enhanced visual optimization for iPhone 4 and iPad using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display

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Artfoundry's comments:
Wow, amazed no one caught this yet. This looks amazing.


09-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Never played a deck building or trading card game before, but Ascension is really converting me to card games and even board games in general. A great implementation and a great game, cannot wait for the new expansion to make it to the app....
09-13-2012, 09:59 AM
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If anyone hasn't already seen the info about Solforge, go check it out! They're on their last week of Kickstarter and 4/5 of the way there. It's being produced by Gary Games along with Richard Garfield (of MTG fame), so it should be really good.
The game intrigues me but the "collectible" aspect then immediately dampens my excitement.

When I read some of the pledge prizes in their Kickstarter, like if you pledge over $100 you'll get $100 worth of game credit, it dawned on me that this is a game they actually think folk would spend $100+ on packs to stay competitive!

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09-13-2012, 10:16 AM
The freemium aspect of Solforge is why I'm not hyped for it at all.

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09-15-2012, 09:33 AM
i must be missing something, but i can't just start a game to play against a game center friend. is that possible?
09-16-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by putermcgee View Post
i must be missing something, but i can't just start a game to play against a game center friend. is that possible?
Hm, what do you mean? If you go to "create game", you can invite any of your GC friends that also own Ascension.

Now we are cosmic friends forever, ok?
09-17-2012, 10:46 PM
i think i figured it out. when i tap the other player icon, it just says 'open' and doesn't list any friends...but in the manual, it says the person must have connected to the online server previously. my cousin has only played a couple offline games, and hasn't connected online yet.
09-21-2012, 07:44 AM
In case my fellow players note abnormalities in my moves played on Sep 20th, some of the moves are made by my 14.5-month old daughter, even though she loves tracing your moves more.

Yes, I am training her to play Ascension from the very start and hope to beat every single one of you guys some day...

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
09-21-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
In case my fellow players note abnormalities in my moves played on Sep 20th, some of the moves are made by my 14.5-month old daughter, even though she loves tracing your moves more.

Yes, I am training her to play Ascension from the very start and hope to beat every single one of you guys some day...
Lol nice. My 5 year old daughter loves helping me play the game (dragging the cards I tell her to move). Hopefully she'll be seasoned by the time she's 7

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09-22-2012, 07:40 AM
Lucky enough to grab my iPhone5 on Friday, upgraded from my old 3GS, after 2 hours in line at a local carrier store. Installed the Ascension, RD is very nice, but the experience is still no match on iPad.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
09-22-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Lucky enough to grab my iPhone5 on Friday, upgraded from my old 3GS, after 2 hours in line at a local carrier store. Installed the Ascension, RD is very nice, but the experience is still no match on iPad.
Yeah. I feel the same way, I use my iPad for 95% of my gaming now. I still have Ascension loaded up on my iPhone if I have to check on multiplayer games with no pad around or if I'm doing cardio at the gym and I'm bored of reddit.

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