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Descenders

6 months ago

Mountain biker Descenders is out in early access

Hello. If you fancy breaking your neck and tumbling downhill through a dense patch of conifers, you’re in luck. Descenders, the mountain biking game with roguelite undertones, is out in early access today. I wasn’t wholly convinced of its muddy cycling when I tried a preview copy but I did enjoy all the painful giffage that resulted in my doomed attempts to get past the…

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7 months ago

Feature: Falling with style

8 reasons to play Descenders (and some reasons to not)

I’ve been mucking about in mountain biking game Descenders. It’s a muddy, roguelite take on bicycles wot go fast, with the twin sticks of your gamepad responsible for steering and stunting on dirty downhill trails (keyboard controls aren’t in our copy but they will be when the game comes to early access on February 9th, we’re told). Here’s eight silly reasons to play it, based…

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Descenders rides into early access on February 9th

Downhill mountain biking sounds like a lark. What could be more pleasant than gliding down scenic valleys and weaving between the pines... at about 80kmh? Ah, yeah, I'd forgotten that bit. Downhill mountain biking sounds awful. Google tells me that's the top speed for real world bikers, but the ones in Descenders seem to eclipse that - as we'll get to experience firsthand when the…

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1 year ago

Descenders is a game about extremely brave bicycles

Like most people, I don't like falling down the stairs, so the prospect of falling down a hill or a mountain seems absolutely terrible. Incredibly, some people find falling very entertaining and they strap skis or boards to themselves expressly for the purpose of throwing themselves down slopes. Descenders [official site] is the new game from the creators of butt-sliding action racing game Action Henk,…

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