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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 9 2019
€1,200
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 9 2019

About


Jade’s Ascension is a local cooperative adventure – arcade game based on Chinese mythology. You can play alone or with your friends. You must coordinate yourselves to overcome different rooms using common and unique skills from each character to defeat the creatures. 

In the faraway land of Mojolonia exists a tradition. When their emperors must leave the throne “Jade’s Ascension” is started, a trial to select the rightful heirs. From every corner of the empire, no matter the origin, the candidates are gathered to continue the dynasty.

With a story mode and an unlockable arcade mode, three pairs very different among themselves will accept the challenge and travel to Jade Tower. Throughout the twenty floors, they will confront a wide variety of challenges, final bosses and mystical creatures where you will discover each pair, as well as their special abilities. 

  •  1-4 players local cooperative.
  •  Three pairs of heirs with unique abilities.
  •  22 enemies and 6 final bosses.
  •  4 different towers based on the six elements of nature.
  •  Upgrade your attack skills and life.
  • Multiple power-ups to help you in the game.
  •  Arcade mode to reach the highest you can. Don’t stop playing!

Three pairs very different among themselves will travel to Jade Tower. Throughout the twenty floors, they will confront a wide variety of mystical creatures, they will have to solve unexpected challenges quickly and even think about their past to reach a better future.  

In Jade’s Ascension, a wide variety of challenges will happen. Each room of the tower will have different enemy waves with several attacks and effects. You can collect money after defeating an enemy. At certain levels, the shops will appear after you succeed. You can buy objects or upgrades to improve your character.

 In the story mode, once you get past the first half of the tower, the final boss will appear. Once you defeat it, you will acquire the special skill of the character and unlock the rest of the tower. 

The game is inspired by the mechanics of different bullet hells such as Cuphead, Furi or Touhou, the visual aspect of films such as Ghibli Studio among others and the concepts of the elements of Airbender. 

We will launch the game on the platforms of PlayStation 4 and Windows for Steam

 The game will be available in Spanish and English. We would love it if our game was translated into all the possible languages. We need 50 backers to translate it to French, German and Portuguese. Don’t forget to share the campaign so we can reach this goal and add more languages! 

Jade’s Ascension combines the duality of adventure and arcade presenting two game modes.

Based on the story, a mode develops in levels with challenges, final bosses, varied creatures and power-ups. You will discover each pair in depth, as well as their special skills and the towers they investigate.

The arcade game mode has the objective of proceeding with the rounds, while the difficulty increases, for the best score. This option will be unlocked once at least one of the main stories has been beaten. The available characters will be added as the player ends their stories with the possibility of making different combinations between them.


The towers are inspired by the elements of Chinese nature. Each one contains two elements that set the story of the characters. Jade Tower, in the arcade mode, is decorated using Chinese ornaments, as well as the jade mineral.  

You will encounter around 22 enemies in the different towers and 6 final bosses. Three of them will be basic and appear in all the levels of the game. You must learn how to fight against them, each one with an attack and a special effect.

Prepare yourself to defeat the waves and fight against the final boss of each element!

Upgrade the basic skills of each character to confront the adventure. Make your own strategy combining all the possibilities. 

Qilin offers you all the upgrades to increase the power of your shots and your character’s life. 


The game contains some arcade concepts, like power-ups, in order to help you in the game. You can buy several items to use while fighting. Each one of them has different effects that can help you. 

Our treasured Pixiu will offer all the available items in its shop!

 Meiling and Yangyang 

Meiling and Yangyang are two siblings brought up in a monastery since they were babies. They have talent with magic, each of them controlling a different element. As the law dictates in the empire, anybody proposed as a candidate by a priest has a right to the throne.

 Yu yang and Bambang 

Yu Yang and Bambang are the daughter of the current emperor and a royal guardian trainee respectively, though they are near the same age and treat each other as best friends. The direct heirs have a right to the throne, but Yu Yang is the smallest one. Due to that, she stole the pass and run to the tower followed by Bambang.

 Ying Yue and Huojing  

Ying Yue and Huojing are a young married couple that ran away from their hometown because of the wars. After they arrived at the capital, they learned to make a living off their hobbies. They want the power to cut poverty in the empire.

 Pixiu 

Pixiu in a proud lion, master in the art of armoury. He will sell objects with different effects, which you can activate during the rounds. 


 Quilin 

Quilin is a charming amphibian with extensive knowledge of magic. He is considered a sage or a distinguished leader. He is fair with those who claim to fight for the Good. Therefore, when you talk to him, he will offer upgrades for your skills. 


We tried being as faithful as possible to Chinese colours and forms, adding our personal touch. These are some of our examples in the characters’ design, concepts, illustrations and sceneries that you will see in the final product. 

Traditional Chinese and Japanese music is the inspiration for the musical style of the game. Films such as Kung Fu Panda or The Last Samurai were used to create our soundtrack. 

Antonio Blas García Socorro is the person in charge of the musical composition in Jade’s Ascension. He will compose several themes to add life to the game. Below are some samples of his work.

Some of our rewards will be limited, so stay tuned to our Kickstarter page because there can be some surprises. 

How do add-ons work?

  • Press the "Manage your pledge" button on the top of this page.  
  • Remember to add the shipping costs for physical rewards (stickers or postcards): 1€ for Spain, 2€ for Europe and 2€ for the rest of the world. 
  • Remember to add the shipping costs for physical rewards (physical artbook, imperial scroll and 3D printed figure): 20€ for Spain, 40€ for Europe and 60€ for the rest of the world. 
  • Increase your pledge in the "Pledge amount" with the quantity needed to claim the add-on(s).  

Papas con Mojo Games is a small indie studio located in the Canary Islands, Spain. Our objective is to entertaining people without forgetting the fun moments that games have given us. 

We have developed several games in game jams to acquire experience. From that point on, we joined together to form our team. We’ve developed other games like Cyan Runner (PC) and Pixelord vs Dotzilla (Android). Jade’s Ascension is our biggest challenge thus far in every aspect.

We have been working over a year in this project, but our resources are limited. Even so, we want to make something wonderful about this game because for us this is a dream come true. 

The game will be launched for PlayStation 4, but we would love to see our game on other platforms. That’s why our main objective is reaching this goal and see the game in everyone’s hands. Moreover, we would like to invest even more to achieve all our expectations included in some stretch goals. 

There are many more reasons why we chose Kickstarter. But the most important one is YOU. We want you to be part of Jade’s Ascension and its development. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk of developing a video game is that it can never see the light. Nevertheless, we have been working over a year in this game to launch our Kickstarter campaign. We have gained the experience and organization to carry out our project. We want to share this incredible adventure with you.

Jade’s Ascension is our first big project because we have always developed games in games jams’ or short-medium due-date. Nonetheless, we rely on the support of a lot of people with experience to obtain a quality product and learn every day about this sector we love. Besides, we want to rely on your opinion and help to continue growing and learning.

We want our project in the largest number of platforms possible to share with you a game because we want it to be a memorable one. Forming this team and creating our first big project has been a long journey, but we want you to be part of it!

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