Ashen looks like Microsoft’s answer to Journey

Flying whales

Microsoft spent a little bit of time on [email protected], its independent game initiative. Nestled in the middle was Ashen, a dark exploration game. In the trailer, a man gets impaled with a spear and a scary skeleton tree does a roar.

Later on, it looks a bit more serene and almost like thatgamecompany’s Journey. On a windy plain, the woman who survived the earlier attack meets a giant grassy whale. Neat.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.