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.

Shield

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!

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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

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

Announcing The Level Editor

Announcing The Level Editor

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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

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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

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

Classic Levels - Linux Version

Classic Levels - Linux Version

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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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Juanico
Juanico

I can play it only in windowed mode

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onionman Creator
onionman

Yep, that makes sense because I never programmed a fullscreen mode in. I don't think it's supported by wxWdigets.

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RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu

I might wanna play this with a friend, any chance on the multiplayer? ^^
EDIT: Nevermind, stupid comment, didn't check the options xD

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onionman Creator
onionman

I honestly haven't tried the splitscreen in a long time, if you give it a spin, let me know if it still works ;) If enough people demand it, I'll go through the splitscreen and make sure it plays proper.

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onionman Creator
onionman

We'll be starting a Kickstarter at some point to try to raise funds to put multiplayer in the game. If that's succesful, or sales do well here on Desura, I'll be adding in co-op as well as a deathmatch mode.

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RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu

oh and thanks for the awesome game, just bought it... now go back and work on Ensign-1 :3

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Carnival73
Carnival73

Thanks for the gift! I was kinda hoping to get this Desura copy along with the Indievania copy I bought just in case further updates to the game were done through Desura.

And just a note for anyone who hasn't played it yet - This is the sequel that Blaster Master: Blasting Again should've been. =)

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Dasaki
Dasaki

Blaster Master for the PS1. Good show.

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stinkytaco
stinkytaco

This game makes me happy. It reminds me of the long walks my and my fat wife used to take in the park.
Afterwards we would have a couple of drinks at the pub, and i would have to navigate her back to home port.

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Rustybolts
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I can see how it would....

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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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