Pledge your loyalty to one of the Three Gods – the chaotic goddess of darkness, the zealous god of light or the manipulative lord of the void – and pillage the land on their behalf. As you crush your enemies and spread your deity’s influence, other players will kneel before your rule.
Ascend: Hand Of Kul was a free-to-play 3rd person action RPG released in Beta to XBOX 360 Live Gold Members on Arcade in fall 2013. A Steam port of the Ascend Beta was released shortly thereafter. Fan reaction was very positive and the game reached well over 4 million players.
Despite Ascend's initial success agreement for a continuing support plan could not be reached. After a short time Ascend was delisted, never to be released out of Beta.
In September 2019 MSFT graciously returned the IP in its entirety to Signal Studios. Please check the FAQ for more information.