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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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.


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!

New World New World

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

Online Co-Op With 90% Off Sale!

Online Co-Op With 90% Off Sale!

3 years ago News 0 comments

Helena The 3rd goes on a week-long 90% off sale to celebrate the addition of online co-op!

Co-op jumping tank Kickstarter campaign

Co-op jumping tank Kickstarter campaign

3 years ago News 9 comments

Helena The 3rd now has a Kickstarter campaign to add in multiplayer!

Announcing The Level Editor

Announcing The Level Editor

3 years ago News 2 comments

Hey guys, just wanted to show off Helena's level editor to hopefully get a few fan made levels in here.

Helena The 3rd Released on Desura

Helena The 3rd Released on Desura

3 years ago News 0 comments

Guide your tank Helena over rough terrain, battling hostile enemies, and occasionally needing to leave your tank.

Helena The 3rd Trailer

Helena The 3rd Trailer

3 years ago Trailers 0 comments

Available for download in case anyone wanted to post it elsewhere.

Classic Levels - Linux Version

Classic Levels - Linux Version

3 years ago 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

3 years ago Singleplayer Map 1 comment

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 Jan 15 2014 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 Dec 20 2013 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 Sep 7 2013 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 Creator
onionman Oct 9 2013 replied:

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

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Gn0meSlice Sep 8 2013 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 Apr 10 2013 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 Apr 5 2013 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 Creator
onionman Apr 14 2013 replied:

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

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mtober Jan 15 2013 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 Jan 15 2013 says:

I got quite far into the game, but then I fell of the earth (literally, I did not die, just kept on falling). I saved recently before, but when I loaded the save I found myself considerably farther back from my past save position. How exactly does the save system work?

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hamishwilson Jan 17 2013 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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Helena The 3rd
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Only Human Studios
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Released 2011
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

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

Jun 4 2011 by LiquidusWolf

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