Ascendant Studios, an independent team of veteran developers with BAFTA and Game of the Year award-winning experience has now partnered with EA under the EA Originals Label to release its debut game, Immortals of Aveum.
Immortals of Aveum is a groundbreaking new single-player, first-person magic shooter that delivers a visceral, cinematic campaign experience. The game is set in an original fantasy universe engulfed in magic, rife with conflict, and on the verge of oblivion.
“I was the creative director on four big games in a row, the original Dead Space and three Call of Duty titles, and I had an amazing opportunity to start my own studio and build an incredible team that I’m lucky to work with every day. I founded Ascendant Studios to make original and epic games, and here we are, four years later, about to finish our first one. What started as a crazy, exciting idea has grown into a crazy, exciting triple-A game. I chose EA as our publishing partner because we know they’ll help Immortals of Aveum reach the biggest audience possible. I’m thrilled to have the expertise and resources of EA backing us and I can’t wait for everyone to play!”
-Bret Robbins, CEO and Game Director at Ascendant Studios
Studio founder Bret Robbins spent years directing some of the industry’s most beloved games and in 2018 began assembling a passionate and experienced team of storytellers to bring his magic shooter concept to life. Based out of San Rafael, California, the team at Ascendant is made up of industry-leading talent who have led award-winning and best-selling projects including Dead Space, Call of Duty, Halo, BioShock and more. Together, they are boldly re-imagining the future of big-budget, AAA video game development and defying what we’ve come to expect from first-person shooters.
EA Originals is a place where untold stories, unheard voices, and unseen worlds are discovered, and is working with several new studios on innovative projects being released in 2023, including Ascendant Studios’ Immortals of Aveum and KOEI TECMO’s WILD HEARTS. EA Originals is also working on an unannounced project with Silver Rain Games, a new studio from actor Abubakar Salim.