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Dungeon Ascendance

Postby baba44713 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:56 am

I've been waiting for DD to (hopefully) arrive for my Android device and in my process of googling for new info I stumbled upon this thing. From the looks of it it's eerily similar to DD, but for some reason the demo doesn't work on my device so I cannot really check in detail whether the similarities are superficial or the game is a true clone of DD (with merely cosmetic differences).

Does someone have additional info about this particular game? Is it different enough from DD so I can get it with free conscience, or is it a shameless ripoff which I should be actively advising people against?

Thanks for any feedback about this. Cheers!
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Re: Dungeon Ascendance

Postby dislekcia on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:43 am

No worries, Dungeon Ascendance isn't what I'd call a clone. It seems to bear a lot of similarities to a comment we got on QCFdesign.com ages ago about changing DD to have food instead of regen on reveal and a couple of monster ideas from that, so I'd say it could easily be inspired by that post, but it's definitely its own game. Quite fun too! I like the way it handles character abilities and spells too, stuff like "for the next three hits you'll do more damage", etc. That's neat :)

And yeah, we'll start working on the Android port as soon as we're done with the PC/Mac version. That's definite.

Did you find Dungeon Ascendance via the PocketGamer review?
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Re: Dungeon Ascendance

Postby baba44713 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:27 pm

Jayisgames, actually.

It irked me that they didn't mention DD in the review, even though they covered DD in a previous review. I was duped beforehand into buying something that was a blatant clone of somebody elses work (which I was unaware of at the time), so I am extra careful now not to repeat that mistake. :)
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Re: Dungeon Ascendance

Postby dislekcia on Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:14 pm

Well if you play DA it's actually a lot less like DD and more like a less feature-complete roguelike than it looks at first glance. Taking out DD's core mechanic will do that ;)

I check up on games I'm interested in too, sometimes something will stick out and feel like it's a copy of something else. Generally things are all right though, seeing as I don't play FB games and only really follow recommendations on iOS, so I don't get exposed to too much of the worst cloning spaces in games these days.
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