[Game works best in fullscreen, please press 'F' or the bottom-right corner button to switch to fullscreen mode]

„The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies.“


  • WASD or Arrow keys to move.
  • X / Double-press a movement key to dash.
  • Space / Z to select / confirm.
  • Escape / backspace to pause, cancel or return (note: in browser use just backspace, as escape will exit fullscreen mode).

HellEscape is a 2D bullet hell with auto-fire and roguelite elements. Inspired by Magic Survivors and Vampire Survivors, but very different and missions-oriented in addition to pure survival.

Web Version / Full Version

The free web version is a demo version and won't be updated. It only have one stage and five heroes. The full version can be purchased at the bottom of this page.

The full paid version have five stages and thirteen heroes, and will receive continuous updates until the game is complete. It  also have a story.  Sort of. ;)

Note that you can start playing here, download a save file (from settings) and upload it to the full version, if you choose to purchase it later.


To install the full version, please follow these steps:

  • Download the full (paid) version.
  • Extract the zipped folder on your computer.
  • Run HellEscape.exe (with the Knight icon).
  • Upon first execution, the game might need to setup a Microsoft component called WebView2. It's completely safe and part of .net, you can read about it here.

If you have any issues feel free to contact me directly at ronenness@gmail.com or leave a comment here.

Paid Version Content

Last update: 18/08/2022

  • 6 Stages
  • 36 Missions
  • 13 Heroes
  • 26 Artifacts
  • 72+ Weapons / Skills
  • 40 Power Ups (total of 114 levels to unlock)
  • 50+ Monster Types
  • 232 Achievements


When updates are available, I will put them here as files to download and copy into your game folder. So once you buy the game and install it, you'll be able to get updates for free here.

Just keep in mind this is a love project I work on during weekends and some nights, so please be patient :)


0.1 [released: 18/8/2022]

Note: for this update you must redownload the whole game, there's no patch for it.

  • Added Scorched Earth skill.
  • Balanced some artifacts and skills.
  • Added snow stage.
  • Added new artifacts (sweater and ice cube).
  • Added Chickens.
  • Fixed summoned minions to update damage stats properly to the skill that added them.
  • Fixed damage modifiers to be 1.0 based.
  • Added killing spree titles.
  • Added new achievements.
  • Added new powerups.
  • Some minor bugfix.
  • Added option to open weapon stats from pause menu.
  • Added multipliers data to weapons stat.


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Hey! Fantastic game! I love the graphics and how it loads quickly! I had a lot of fun playing. And it comes from a guy who made a very similar game 😛


Thank you very much :)

I'm not looking for anything beyond hobby side projects at the moment so business inquiries may be irrelevant, but regardless here's my email:



Thanks for your reply! Please keep me posted about new projects!

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Please change the dash controls to have its own button instead of double tapping movement. The current setup has me dashing fairly uncontrollably while trying to adjust my movement, and any time my hand has a twitch that causes it to double tap the key.

Hi Xendra,

Thank you for the feedback. I will add an option to switch between double press and a designated key in the next update (and update the web version to have controls settings, which is currently only available in the full version).

Update: didn't implement full controls settings yet, but in the meantime I added a checkbox to disable double-press for dash + added X as alternative key for dashing.

So you can go to settings and uncheck the double press dash and use X.

Have fun! :)