A THUG'S ASCENSION
A dark crime drama, out now on Steam for Windows and macOS
Money creates divide. Power creates divide. Ideologies create divide. A Thug's Ascension is the story of divide, and the chaos and death around it. It's the story of two people on opposite sides of this divide, of their rage that they hook on to like a hard drug, of their fractured concepts of justice and injustice, and of the fears and trauma that they carry deep inside their hearts. These are the two sides of a war for the nation's greatest city. There will be no winners, but for those who survive, they're Maratha's final hope of saving itself from fading off the map forever.
WELCOME TO THE STORY
Step into the dying metropolis of Maratha as the feared mercenary ‘Chief', and join his gang of outlaws in the war against billionaire industrialist Dr. Sarkar and his violent attempts to rebuild the nation's greatest city in his own image. This is a dark, grounded, character-driven crime drama, exploring the dreams, chaos, and mental turmoil of two broken men with clashing ideologies, brought up on opposite sides of the great bridge. It's the story of what it means for them to find the human inside them once again, and as painful as it may be, rediscover who they once were.
A Thug's Ascension is a narrative-driven low-poly action-adventure game set in Maratha City, India, circa 2023. In this epic four-hour-long campaign combining intense first-person shooter gameplay with deeply emotional storytelling, you explore, shoot, drive, and wreck your way through the slow-paced, dialogue-driven story delivered through the 47,000-word-long screenplay penned by writer-director Adi Chandra.
DIVE INTO THE GAMEPLAY
Under the story of A Thug's Ascension, there is a first-person shooter, offering combat, driving, exploration, and physics-based gameplay. With over nine guns, tactical equipment, and a collection of drivable vehicles, the game provides all sorts of brutal ways to take out your enemies. The environment, with falling ceiling fans, flying gas cylinders, hittable gas pipes, exploding cars, jerry cans, and oil barrels to name a few, is often your best weapon. Play through the fifteen intense missions which demand varying styles of gameplay, from trashing elaborate police raids and attacking a mob of marksmen to epic city-wide car chases and blowing up powerful fortresses operated by rival gangs.
Unlock better equipment, find hidden secrets, and take on powerful bosses to progress through the linear four-hour story and save your city from oblivion.