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Posted: 12 weeks ago, last updated 6 days ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Solar Ash is a running and jumping game with a strong focus on fluidity of movement and combat. You play Rei, who is trying to reclaim her homeland. You swing and float your way through a vivid, surreal landscape filled with enemies of all shapes and sizes. It's a fresh take on classic 3D platforming games like Mario Odyssey, by adding a quick and intense combat system.

Set in the same universe as Hyper Light Drifter, this time you are inside a huge black hole, the Ultravoid. You play Rei, a daring void runner desperate to save her homeworld before it is consumed. You must defeat all the evil beings that have taken up residence on your planet, and face ever stronger enemies against overwhelming odds.

"At its core, Solar Ash is a game about movement", says developer Alex Preston, and this is reflected in the speed and agility possessed by Rei. You follow trails of colour and glide across huge chasms as you traverse the vast world in search of enemies. Fights are quick, but sometimes require complex timing and manoeuvres to beat. The fights gradually increase in difficulty and scale, and offer up a challenge even to experienced players.

Its fluid movement system, ethereal visuals and unique combat system make Solar Ash a unique game in the vast expanse of platforming games.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Platform

Developer: @HeartMachineZ


Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 11+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. With a simple style and easy to grasp game mechanics, Solar ash presents a challenge for children, but is not punishingly difficult or complex.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Solar Ash Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@HeartMachineZ) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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