Pilot a jumping tank through a maze of underground caverns and dungeons in search of new abilities you'll need to progress deeper into the levels. Each upgrade is hidden out of reach of your tank, and can only be obtained after exploring on foot. (This game is inspired by a certain NES game which I love) SPECIAL NOTE: 2 Free keys to anyone that agrees to make a youtube video of the game!

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0 comments by onionman on Nov 15th, 2012

If you've played the co-op of months past, you might have noticed the occasional odd bug here and there. Enemies wouldn't sync, sometimes two music tracks would play at once, and if you lost all your lives you might have found yourself spawning very far back.

Well, I wanted to let you know that the experience has been vastly improved. All those bugs have been fixed. Multiplayer would even occasionally crash while playing on Linux, and the source of that bug has also been uncovered and squashed.

If you haven't tried co-op out yet, you really should, it's very fun!


A New Ability


Helena the 3rd now has a new ability, which you can currently only access through the level editor, but once activated, pressing z will give you a temporary shield that absorbs all damage.
This will be used to get through the lava in stage 5, leading to the ice world of stage 6.

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After that, look forward to a grappling hook being added in game in the near future!

New Worlds


Along with these new abilities. We now have a new level designer! Keith Garry is joining us, and is already honing his skills by creating some bonus levels for the game!

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New Music!


Last but not least, our music composer has created new tracks for levels 3 and 4, the water and lava levels. Give them a listen! You can also check out more of his work over at Mikecharlesmusic.com


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Helena The 3rd Trailer

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Classic Levels - Linux Version

Classic Levels - Linux Version

May 5, 2012 Singleplayer Map 0 comments

These are the original programmer levels I created while the game was just a prototype. They are just for fun and do not represent the quality of the...

Classic Levels - Windows Version

Classic Levels - Windows Version

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Warning: These are the programmer levels I made originally while the game was just a very early prototype! I just thought it would be fun to upload. This...

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zzarko
zzarko Jan 15 2014, 7:59am says:

I posted these questions on forum, but didn't got answers... Is there an option to invert mouse Y axis, as I always play my 3D games that way? I simply cannot play this one with current settting. Also, is there a possibility to play the game in full screen?

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Only-Dave
Only-Dave Dec 20 2013, 8:52pm says:

I greenlighted it :D. good luck this game looks great. I loved master blaster when I went to my cousin house to play it.

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Gn0meSlice
Gn0meSlice Sep 7 2013, 3:38pm says:

Does this game not work properly with certain graphics cards or something? This is the first time I've tried it on my new PC, and I'm getting messed up colours. It starts out in black and white, and then goes to green and black after I move a bit to the right. Screenshot: I.stack.imgur.com

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onionman
onionman Oct 9 2013, 9:27am replied:

Huh. You could try disabling OpenGL extensions, looks like a shader problem.

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Gn0meSlice
Gn0meSlice Sep 8 2013, 12:42pm replied:

Interesting to note is that I managed to get my old, out-of-date indievania version working once I figured out how to disable the auto-updater (I guess the service for that is no longer operational?) and it looks fine. Strange. :S

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ColsterJ
ColsterJ Apr 10 2013, 3:48pm says:

This is a very neat game for Blaster Master fans. The "feel" reminds me of classic Nintendo 64 titles, in addition to the obvious NES Blaster Master influence.

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Gn0meSlice
Gn0meSlice Apr 5 2013, 12:21pm says:

Has the indievania version of Helena the Third been updated recently? This online co-op business sounds interesting, but they didn't give me a Desura key.

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onionman
onionman Apr 14 2013, 2:46pm replied:

I need to generate a Desura key for you. Send me a PM.

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mtober
mtober Jan 15 2013, 2:12am says:

Thank you Only Human Studios for a nostalgic reverie. Blaster Master was an awesome game, and this 3-D homage does it justice. Keep it up.

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hamishwilson
hamishwilson Jan 17 2013, 10:03pm replied:

Well, I have gotten past the first level, and I notice that you can only really save at the start of each level. Which is a bit annoying.

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A very nice "Remake" (Inspired a lot by old NES's Classic Blaster Master). We don't really see those a lot of games in the area as this one these days and this one owes a great 10/10

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