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$ 6.99
Genres: [Entertainment | Simulation | Strategy]
Developer: Logic Factory International Publishing Limited
Release Date: Jan 05, 2011
Version: 3.3.8
Size: 68.15 MB
$ 6.99

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In the beginning, the Universe decides to play a game. Life, the dust of dust, is given a chance. The Universe does not change itself to suit life—the one rule of the game is adapt or die out.

From the perspective of the Universe, time is as still as space. The Universe is not limited to witnessing only one moment of time. Every action has a direct immediate effect on every other action. So the Universe watches life and sees a tapestry in time, a beautiful pattern from beginning to end.

Life, on the other hand, sees itself and events trapped in time. It cannot see the pattern. If life could comprehend the Universe's view of time, life might be envious of such vast perception. Perhaps the Universe envies the excitement of life's desperation. But neither can trade places and so each must accept its role.

Between the galactic core and the loneliest outer tendrils of a typical spiral arm galaxy there are nearly 300 billion stars. Density waves pack these stars into swirling galactic arms—a cosmic traffic jam that lasts for uncountable eons. Amidst this ocean of light ride passengers of inconsequential size: planets orbiting the stars.

20 billion of these planets can support life.

How many of them do support life? On how many has life evolved intelligence? How many species are there, looking outward, ready to leave their own oceans and explore the boundless ocean of the universe?

How will these species meet?

There are laws to the Universe, and life must try to learn them. Life is compelled to increase its understanding. Any new understanding, though it be only an atom in a sea of knowledge, could lead to a better existence, a better chance at growth. And every self-aware creature has its own way of learning, its own ability to piece through the Universe's clues, however sparsely provided.

The Universe does not care about the fate of life. For it, the pattern is all. And life can barely afford to feel slighted. There is enough to worry about.
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How to play

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User Ratings

Aug 26, 2014
(4★) Fun but needs more
I find that I die too fast or kill all the other races too easily. There should be more technologies and more interaction with
races and planets like a trade system would be great and add so much more
Jul 02, 2014
(4★) Nostalgic
Fantastic port, as good as an iOS port of a DOS game can be, at any rate. My only real complaints aside from the inherent
finickyness of the interface is the lack of any kind of volume controls, and
Apr 25, 2014
(5★) Just like the computer game
I played this a long time ago on the p.c. the Iphone version is just as good. Well worth the money.
Mar 14, 2014
(4★) Overall A Good Game
Overall I would rate ascendancy as very good. my only complaints are the sleep inducing music and the AI on the auto-manage option
is quite weak.
Feb 14, 2014
(4★) Good but…
Please make this for the iPhone 5
Feb 13, 2014
(5★) Just like the old PC version!
Thanks! I have had this game since Windows 95. I finally gave up on compatibility. This game has epic potential. I just finished
my first game. It lasted 2 weeks!
Feb 09, 2014
(5★) The best strategy game
The game play is really complicated, challenging, and fun, however, an update is necessary
Jan 26, 2014
(5★) Amazing Game! But.
There is no iPhone 5 optimization
Dec 26, 2013
(3★) Difficult
Great depth, but has a very steep learning curve and an enormous amount of micromanagement
Dec 04, 2013
(5★) Thank you, Logic Factory!
I bought Starbase Orion hoping it would be like Ascendancy, but I had no idea you released on iOS. I burned so many hours on your
DOS release. Thank you thank you thank you! For anyone needing help, g
Nov 23, 2013
(4★) Lots of fun
Tuff learning curve. But something to be learned every game. Lots of fun and replay value is good.
Oct 23, 2013
(3★) Hard to learn, but addictive once you do
I played and lost four games with a couple of google searches to figure out what happened before i figured out how to play this
game. Addictive tho.
Oct 19, 2013
(2★) Needs instructions
Looks really cool but a lack of instructions and complicated, unintuitive layout makes it completely unplayable.
Oct 17, 2013
(5★) I love this game!
If you have any patience, you can learn this game. There is plenty of explanatory text for everything.Excellent music.
Oct 12, 2013
(5★) AI is not challenging-need Antag patch
I still play the original game on my PC. However, the "Antagonizer" patch is a must for challenging AI. It appears this app does
not have the Antag patch included.it would be a nice upgrade to this g
Sep 11, 2013
(5★) This game rocks!
Used to love this game on my dos machine and I love it now. That being said, the tutorial was removed from the original game which
is really necessary for people unfamiliar with it. This game is one o
Aug 04, 2013
(2★) Bad Galactic Civilization clone.
While the concept is sound, there are a lot of flaws. Playing on a 3D star map is limiting and annoying, and the graphics are
amateurish. When compared to other games in this price range, it falls sh
Jul 05, 2013
(3★) Just like the original DOS game,Cnut with a better
Nothing more needs to be said, the DOS version was awesome and this version is even better. Love it.
Jun 30, 2013
(3★) Fun game but.
You need better UI! And a tutorial! When you have that you get five stars.
Jun 18, 2013
(4★) Great game but need something
It needs more options and I have no idea how to destroy a planets sheilds
May 20, 2013
(3★) Fun to play, needs mute
This is a fabulous game. The options and exploration keep it interesting for a long time. However I always listen to my own music
or books while playing games. This game turns off any other sound when
May 18, 2013
(4★) A great strategy game.
A slow, methodical and involved strategy game, with significant improvements from the DOS original, like ship templates. The music
and atmosphere is a big highlight. However, an iPhone 5 update would
May 01, 2013
(4★) perfect game, imperfect price
this is an unbelievable game. the definition, the diversity, the opportunities, sci-fi nerds or average gamers (like me) alike
will love it after winning at the easiest difficulty and will continue on
Apr 07, 2013
(5★) Very Immersive
Yes it is confusing to grasp at first but you catch on quick! Start with a test game till u get to kno it, look up tips. theres a
detailed help system in game. And it is intense gameplay if u enjoy si
(5★) Unbelievable
Beautiful game. Gameplay outstanding and unique. I could not ask more from this game, except an online capability to play with
your friends, because my friend and I think this game is amazing and woul
Mar 18, 2013
(5★) Takes a bit to figure out.
.but once it starts making sense its. well. damned addictive!
Feb 17, 2013
(3★) Not worth more than 5 bucks
The graphics are fair and it seems a bit too complex for its scope. Just sayin.
Feb 14, 2013
(4★) Good iPhone game
One of the best iPhone games I ever played they could make its a little more user friendly though
Feb 09, 2013
(5★) Awesome
Great game. Needs some instruction but for a 4x computer game its pretty great.
Feb 03, 2013
Very fun and addictive game. There are some aspects of the game however, that i wish i had more help with. Such as using
invasion modules right now. It would be more fun if I was sure of how to wor
Jan 20, 2013
(5★) For lovers of space!
Love the 21 species with their own home worlds and histories. Can play like a conqueror, a diplomat, or both. Great interface.
Great in-game help modes with overlay labels and how-to descriptions. My
Dec 20, 2012
(4★) A Classic; Modernized.
This was one of the most fun and unique strategy games ever made when it first came out on PC, and it still holds up today. This
game was really made for the iPad, but it works almost as well on the i
Dec 08, 2012
(4★) Um.
Great Game.Really bad graphics and I think needs multiplayer mode
Nov 15, 2012
(5★) Just what I was after
I was worried by some of the negative reviews, but this is just what I wanted. I have been hankering for SF turn based strategy in
the style of Alpha Centauri, and this meets that need. The tutorial s
Nov 08, 2012
(4★) Absolutely fantastic
Downloaded a dos immulator and got the PC version and i love it! So far, the app holds true, and that is AWSOME!
Oct 12, 2012
(5★) Like seeing an old friend in a new body
After googling "Ascendancy" yesterday and finding the iphone/ipod touch version, I did find the DOS version out on the web, which
runs nicely through DOSBox.The IOS interface is nice and quite navigab
Sep 08, 2012
(3★) Queue?!
Ok, I really like the flavor and premise of this game. But overall it became a bit tedious.This could be helped by the ability to
queue the build orders for your planets. As it stands, your choices
Jul 22, 2012
(4★) Great Space Strategy Game
Not for the casual gamer. I agree with other reviews, it needs a better tutorial. Hopefully the developer will give us a guide
either in game or online.
Jul 15, 2012
(4★) Hardcore 4x game
The way strategy is supposed to be! Please add multiplayer! Hot seat would work even! Game center support would also be pretty
Jun 28, 2012
(4★) Nice port of a classic Amiga game !
Thank you for letting me build my first Tonklin engine in 20 years ! Played this like crazy on the Amiga and this looks like a
solid port.Just add game saving on iCloud (easy API) and this game will g
Apr 27, 2012
(4★) LOVE IT, but a few issues.
Great, Incredibly deep gameplay. However, the AI is rather weak - the game is never truly challenging. Also, completing a game is
rather anticlimactic - no payoff or detailed score or high score.
Mar 20, 2012
(5★) like it
what more can you ask for? huge galaxy, lots of stratagy and crazy lookin ailens. but most of the species annoy me, like the orfa
are always
Mar 19, 2012
(5★) Amazing
So incredibly deep, and yet not overwhelming. Six stars for gameplay; minus one for the UI which could seriously use better
organization an
Mar 09, 2012
(4★) Great
Only one problem. It needs smarter AI.
Mar 05, 2012
(5★) Awesome!
Finally, a game that is meant to be difficult!I have been looking for a game that keeps forcing me to think.
Feb 28, 2012
(5★) Great game
I used to play this game as a kid. Still a great game.
(5★) Love it!
Strategy Space Logic Factory awesome!
Feb 27, 2012
(3★) Bad update
The "improved" graphics in this update look worse on my iPad 2.
(5★) Most complete 4x
This is the most fully featured 4x game in the market. The new art looks great, the developer is ac
Feb 13, 2012
(3★) Great game but crashes a lot
Great game, but crashes a lotUsually, recovers to a recent move after reloading, but on the most rec
Feb 03, 2012
(5★) A bit complicated for me
This game is a bit complicated for me to play around, maybe change the ui or set a tutorial to guide
Jan 24, 2012
(5★) Great strategy game port!
Wow Ascendancy running on my iPhone, too cool. I remember this game from back in the day. It is gre
Jan 23, 2012
(5★) Beast
Had a great game going but forgot to save and my IPad died NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Great game though.
(5★) Excellent game
Don't know what Andrew faehnal is talking about, this game is great! It's probably one the few that
Jan 22, 2012
(5★) Ascendancy
Great app. But for some reason can't open the app. It opens up to The Logic Factory and freezes ther
(4★) Good, but flawed
I have an iPad 1, and so that may affect my review, but i have a couple of complaints. The graphics
Total 56 reviews with 84.6% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 3.3.8 Upgrade Jan 5, 2011
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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Price History

Recent price drops and raises of .

  • $2.99 -> $6.99 Sep 29, 2014
  • $4.99 -> $2.99 Sep 25, 2014
  • $0.99 -> $4.99 Sep 20, 2014
  • $6.99 -> $0.99 Sep 10, 2014
  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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