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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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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Silentstrike46 Jan 12 2013 says:

Is there a control im missing? first 2d and 3d place is fine but on the 2nd 2d place you go to it is impossible to jump on to the cliff? (after the spikes)

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onionman Creator
onionman Jan 13 2013 replied:

You're missing a vehicle upgrade.

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onionman Creator
onionman Nov 16 2012 says:

Hey guys, as a fun little promotion, I'm going to make Helena The 3rd free through Sunday. Enjoy!

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zuckerchan Nov 18 2012 replied:

Cool! Thank you very much :)

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null. Nov 16 2012 replied:

Nice, going to check it out now.

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pysiu Nov 15 2012 says:

Hi, can we get better textures and a full screen mode ?

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sturmkoenig2k Nov 16 2012 replied:

Yep, fullscreen and an option to invert the mouse y-axis and the game would be perfect for me.

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onionman Creator
onionman Nov 15 2012 replied:

Helena is honestly just one of those games I work on for fun, for the amusement of others. There's no money in a game like this. I might add a fullscreen mode, but with no other artists dedicated to the game you'll have to take the art as is.

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drynwhyl Nov 13 2012 says:

Bought this on Indievania last year, which is still on version 1.17. Autoupdate doesn't even seem to work anymore. Is there the possibility of getting this added to my Desura account?

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onionman Creator
onionman Nov 13 2012 replied:

Done, and yes the autoupdate was a bust, and a bit hard to maintain.

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drynwhyl Nov 14 2012 replied:

Just logged in and got it added. That was quick! Thanks a lot :)

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Helena The 3rd
Windows, Mac, Linux
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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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