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Smelter by TheAscentProject, visual art

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • United States
  • Deviant for 9 years
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My Bio
Valhalla tower docking control to unidentified approaching vessel...

I have been a die-hard Descent'r since my childhood and, to make a long story short, thanks to projects like ReBirth I was able to relive those awesome memories. After beating both Descent I and II, I was so overtaken with nostalgia that I wanted... heck, needed to pay some form homage to these awesome games.

As a 3D artist I decided to put my skills to work and hence The Ascent Project was born as a complete modern remake of every single character model of the series.

It should be noted that despite having taken artistic liberties I make a point to preserve both the concept and “soul” of the original in-game models.

This project has become quite dear to me and I hope you enjoy my recreations as much as I have enjoyed creating them.



PS: I decided to start with the models from Descent II in order of appearance per the briefing screens of the campaign.

Favourite Games
Descent I, Descent II

Ascent to UDK by TheAscentProject, journal

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Descent is back!!
Great to see that Descent is still so loved! :) Nice work! Looking forward to seeing what else you make!
:wow: Busy! Busy! Busy! :omg:
Hey, so a couple things...

First, your models look AWESOME!! Great job!! would you like your models to be in a modern remake of Descent? There's a guy who just started making a new Descent using the Unreal Engine 3 and he needs content. I've already sent him a link to this site, so I figured I'd send you his way as well. Here's his site: [link]

Thirdly (so I guess technically more than a "couple" things), have you heard of Retrovirus? It's a new 6DOF game coming out and the developers are huge Descent fans :) Here's a link to it's site: [link]
Hey! Thanks for the links! You should read the journal I just published ;)
WoW! That is SO awesomely professional looking! Great work!