Ascension: Adventure (Based on Heroine Dusk)

Ascension: Adventure (Based on Heroine Dusk)

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This has been (mostly) finished for a while. I've held off on posting it here until the Android port and Countdown to Adventure companion were finished. Links are at the bottom of the post if you just want to try it right away.

Ascension: Adventure is a retro dungeon crawler. It is a sort of spinoff of Ascension, fitting between the first and second games with little connection to either. It is based on Clint Bellanger’s Heroine Dusk.

In other words, it's pretty much a bastardized version of Heroine Dusk, with identical game mechanics. Some of the art assets have been replaced, most of them have been edited. The engine is nearly identical to Heroine Dusk, so it will run in any modern browser. There is also an Android port, which puts the game inside a WebView and uses some interfaces between JavaScript and Java to handle things like audio.

I know the graphics are ugly. It's only been a few months since I did Ascension: Adventure, but I've already learned quite a bit. I may redo them in the future if I have time. I've used a mixture of Heroine Dusk's art and other art from this site. Music is mostly from here, but some is from Kevin MacLeod (

Like Heroine Dusk, this game is licensed under the GPLv3 (or later) for code and CC-BY-SA 3.0 (or later) for the art.

PC: Play Online | Download | Source
Android: Google Play | Download | Source
Countdown to Adventure (companion)