Ascension: Arenas of War Closed Beta Launch
STAFFORD, UK, September 24th, 2012 – Ludorum Studios announce a closed beta for their début title, Ascension: Arenas Of War. In development since October 2011, it is set to be released later this year on the PC.

“With the targeted release date coming closer, we are now at a stage where we can roll out the game to more people to test. With this beta, we're all looking forward to getting more people playing the game and getting valuable feedback about the game”

“Registration and more information for the beta is available at and the first round of invites are being sent out within the next week”

About Ludorum Studios

Ludorum Studios is a brand new studio based in Stafford, UK. Set up by 5 students from Staffordshire University, the company is focusing on making fun, enjoyable games. We aim not to limit ourselves within a particular genre, but working upon the principle that a good idea is worth exploring.

About Ascension: Arenas of War

Ascension: Arenas Of War is Ludorum Studios debut title for the PC. It aims to mix the fast paced play of current FPS’s with skill based classes whilst encouraging a team dynamic in order to achieve specific goals. This team synergy is crucial to achieve victory in the numerous unique game modes that Ascension has to offer. With diverse design and aesthetics, Ascension offers unique game play within interesting environments.

Game Modes

Team Deathmatch:

Work with friends or other players and try to take down the opposing team. Use the player skills to help your team mates in claiming victory.

EMP Mode:

In EMP Mode, the attacking team has to work together to detonate 3 points across the map. The attacking team must be careful though, because the defending team can claim ownership of the EMP and defuse it. If this happens, the attacking team will have to spend team resources to acquire a new one.

Virus Mode:

With the team’s credits constantly ticking down, it is up to each team to upload a virus to one of a set of terminals located throughout each level. No one has control of these terminals and the race is on to upload a virus to leach more points from the opposing team. The more terminals a team owns, the faster the opposing teams score is reduced.

Upload Mode:

With a credit target to reach, it is up to each team to find the terminals positioned throughout each level and access them to start stealing funds. With the terminal location changing randomly, the teams must be quick to reach the new location to earn them a multiplier.

Character Classes


Slow moving and brutal in force, the Juggernaut is able to use his weapons to suppress enemies. His skill set allows him to effectively crowd control for the group as well as initiate assault on the enemies.


Agile and deadly, the melee based assassin is able to stealthily sneak up on enemies before dealing decisive blows with its deadly skill set.


Using his skill set the Technician has the ability to control key locations by constructing turrets and other mechanical devices to support his team.


The Scientist is able to use his chemical based arsenal to hinder the enemy players. He is also able to support his own team by revitalising his teammates.


The Hacker is able to use her skills to carefully pick off enemies from afar as well as using a combination of tactics and deception to hinder enemies.

Here is the announcement trailer:

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Twitter: @ludorumstudios