Project Ascension – a project to unify all game launchers
Project Ascension is an open-source, multi-platform game launcher by PC gaming fans on Reddit. It aims to unify all game launchers into one sleek and cool piece of software. It was conceived after Valve introduced paid mods into the Steam Workshop, which definitely had a negative impression on the PC community. Though the controversy was already resolved by Valve scrapping off the whole idea itself, the PC Master Race agreed to create an open-source game launcher for the community. One game launcher to rule them all!
While Project Ascension’s goal is to bring game launchers such as Steam, Ubisoft’s uPlay, GOG Galaxy, and EA’s Origin into one roof. Project Ascension is not attempting to replace any of these existing launchers. Instead, they are promoting competition through the unification of multiple storefronts, as stated on their website. Imagine all your friends and games in one interface. Lesser hassle of switching through different launchers right?
Project Ascension is currently supported by 18 volunteer developers each assigned in their own designated role. You can view them by visiting their “Meet the Team” page. While limited to only 18 developers, people can get involved by submitting ideas on their subreddit or pull requests to their Github repository. You might also want to check the “Community” page in their official website which showcases all the channels you can reach them.
The public beta will be available in Fall 2015. Till then, stalk them on their social media accounts or subscribe to their newsletter for updates. They just recently uploaded a video on their youtube channel showcasing Project Ascension’s user interface. Way to get us stoked guys! Well played.