No More Robots and RageSquid have announced Descenders, an extreme downhill freeriding game for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, where mistakes have real consequences.
Scheduled to launch soon on both Steam and consoles, Descenders throws players into the high-octane world of downhill biking, where every jump, whip and scrub will earn Rep points for you and your team — but with the risk that you might lose it all with just one badly timed landing. A fully-fledged physics system allows players to string together incredible trick combos and Rep points, as you make your way down the mountain and attempt to reach the bottom unscathed. Procedurally generated worlds mean that no two runs are ever the same, and players will have to build their skill and keep their eyes on the prize if they want to lead their team to glory, and become the next legendary Descender.
Descenders also features deep team-based community features. Players are given the choice of which team to ride for — Enemy, Arboreal or Kinetic — and your team becomes your family. Apart from wearing your team’s colors with pride, players will also receive exclusive gear from their team, and can earn special prizes if their team is top of the leaderboards at the end of each month. Meanwhile, players will be able to hang out with their team-mates in the Descenders Overworld, practicing tricks together and checking the team leaderboards, before heading out to watch each other’s runs.
Players can sign up now for the beta by picking their team at the Descenders Discord.