By Logic Factory International Publishing Limited
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"The definitive hard core strategy experience on the iDevice." - TouchMyApps.com
"Control the universe from the comfort of your iPhone.” [or iPad] “An incredibly satisfying strategy title that just keeps giving and giving. Highly recommended." - Imagine Publishing, KnowYourApps.com
“...an endlessly customizable sci-fi playground.” “Excellent replayability.” - Slide to Play, Jason D’Aprile
“Ascendancy is a true classic in the turn based strategy genre.” - TouchGen, Torbjorn Kamblad
Create and control a space colonizing civilization. Manage your planets, research new technologies, design ships, explore small, medium, or massive galaxies, engage in combat, conduct detailed and nuanced diplomacy, and discover the cosmos. Once your people venture to the stars, they will encounter exotic spacefaring life forms.
Choose to lead any of TWENTY-ONE WILDLY DIFFERENT ALIEN SPECIES. Each one has its own personality, evolutionary history, theme music, and approach to diplomacy. Strange effects abound: each species has its own special powers, and technological advances allow you to bend the rules of the cosmos.
A universal app, just as much fun on your iPhone and iPad for a single purchase. True interactive 4X entertainment designed from the ground up for digital gaming.
Combat in Ascendancy is turn based and occurs within star systems. It ranges from encounters between a few small ships up to large battles between as many as seven species at once, wielding fleets of ships with varying hull sizes and capabilities.
The new technologies the player can discover in Ascendancy allow enormous battleships to maintain a wide variety of devices including weapons, shields, and specialty gizmos that can change the course of a war with a single well-timed activation. The player controls combat: ship movement, firing weapons, raising shields, invading planets, planetary attacks on ships, and setting up combinations of moves so key gizmos can be used at the right time. At any time, the player has the option to activate the autopilot feature and watch combat run on-screen.
Ascendancy offers extensive diplomacy, communications options, and trading between species. Players can win through clever means that go beyond brute force.
Be a diplomat or a warlord. Win by force or by unity. Can you lead your people to Ascendancy?
If you like big, rich games for a great price that don't try to interrupt your fun or make you pay in-game fees just to make progress, then spread the word!
No in-game ads, no "micro transactions," no non-game popups begging for reviews. Just Play.
Thanks to players of Ascendancy for the great reviews, ratings, and comments. Please keep them coming!
Check out The Logic Factory’s web site for videos explaining game play. And for personal responses to comments, suggestions, and questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to check out logicfactory.com for more information, and fans of fiction should look for the novel, "Space Pilot Connor Grant," which may, or may not, bring a whole new kind of gameplay into the Ascendancy universe.
What's New in Version 3.3.8
Species Art Update:
-Improved and increased resolution of species artwork, especially for iPad and iPhone 4.
-Increased resolution of some buttons on iPhone 4 and iPad.
-Improved management of artwork to reduce stress on memory.
-Improved data loading to speed app startup.
-Fixed a rare crash that occurred during ship target selection.
-Fixed a rare crash that occurred during diplomacy.
-Fixed a bug that allowed some ship actions to be skipped if the user exited the system view in the middle of an action.
-Fixed a bug with rotation in the research view.
-Fixed some minor user interface layout errors.
-Fixed a bug with tinting of system objects.
-Changed the resume game button to make its effect clearer.
-Made other improvements to increase the stability of Ascendancy.
Thanks for all the comments and reviews!
Detailed comments from customers help us prioritize the content of new updates.
As a small, independent developer every great review helps us keep improving our games. If you like Ascendancy please consider a favorable review or rating.
- The Logic Factory
One of the best stradegy games of all time
Now, I had gotten a game like this before that was way too complex, and I was hesitant to get this one. But when I bought it and started a new game, I was blown away. I love the colonizing abilities, and the ability to name pretty much anything you own in-game (ships planets ect.) I was a little confused at first with the combat system, but when I realized how basic it was, I was taking over whole systems within minutes. But I would really wish it would count how many ships by the number of colonies, not by entire systems controlled. ( it would be fun to have a lot of ships in a vacuous cluster ). Now I know the price may seem a little high, but for no advertisements at all, no in-game purchases, a great universe to explore, build, and conquer, and endless replay value. Also, to the people who say there are no tutorials, you are wrong. There are tutorials on almost every interface, accessible by the question mark button. Just because the tutorials are presented in a unique and interesting way doesn't mean they aren't there. Warning to new players: gameplay will be slow at first, but once you have a lot of colonies and a vast fleet of ships, it will get more than interesting.
There are two primary things that need improvement, the UI, and the need to toggle stuff on/off.
Why do I have to confirm that I selected a weapon, then select a target and CONFIRM that I want to fire? Let me just fire! And why does the game not just know if I'm fire an anti-ship weapon it can assume I'm not firing at a star, planet, or empty space????
If you are viewing a ship on a 3D system map you cannot just instantly tell it to go to a distant system. You must first navigate back to the 3D universe map and then re-find your ship which is difficult in a vast universe.
My biggest complaint though is that I have no idea how to use the various gadgets in the game or how to do things like attack a planet with defenses. I feel like I'm going through the motions of researching tech but really am not very engaged in what I'm getting. The help UI is helpful in what buttons do things but is awkward and gets in my way.
Finally, I have to agree with another reviewer. While playing it I feel like I'm overworked with detail, in a vast universe, or if I rely on AI, why am I playing????
The game is pretty, but I quickly got bored pushing buttons racing to the top of the tech tree without having had the chance to hardly use any of it even if I knew how.
Maybe it will get better with tweaks but at this point it does nothing for me.
Amazing blast from the past!
I played this game on the PC many years ago and it immediately earned a place in my heart as one of the most inventive games of it's type while being pitted against some of the industry monsters like Master of Orion. I loved the game then and it has aged wonderfully!
Edit: They keep updating the game, and it keeps getting better and better. Better graphics, improved UI, etc. Keep up the great work, Logic Factory!
The touch controls are not the easiest to pick up but after playing for a short time, everything falls into place. The graphics look great and all of the original (and amazing) music has survived intact.
If you like games like Civilization and are looking for a deep, space based colonizing and combat simulator, you truly cannot do better than Ascendancy.
I look forward to content updates but also am very happy to see The Logic Factory turning out new games! This truly was one of my favorites from the 90s and everyone who likes the genre and missed it then should snatch this up immediately. $5 is absolutely nothing vs. the amount of gameplay and content available in Ascendancy.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 27, 2012
- Version: 3.3.8
- Size: 71.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Logic Factory International Publishing Limited
- © 1995-2012 The Logic Factory Inc. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.