The Ascent

Building a launch title for the Xbox Series X.

Windows · Steam · Xbox One · Xbox Series X

    • Developer

      Neon Giant
    • Publisher

      Curve Digital
    • Platforms

    • Credits

      Mat Carpenter
  • Overview

    Solo and co-op action RPG. Players modify themselves with cyberware as they explore a brimming vertical metropolis. Built by a studio of industry veterans with credits on Gears of War & DOOM (2016). Featured on the cover of Edge Magazine.


    • Consulting
    • Gameplay
    • Network
    • Tools
    • Build
    • Compliance
    • Optimisation
    • Bug-fixing


We brought on Phantom Key when there was a certain expertise we were looking for in-house. Within a short time they'd integrated themselves into the team via daily communication and off-site work. Always eager to help, they carried out a lot of very technical work. We'll definitely recommend Phantom Key in the future.

Arcade Berg

Co-founder & Creative Director, Neon Giant


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