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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YukoValis
YukoValis

The only reason I got this game is because I noticed something in the name. Sophia the 3rd, how can I forget that name, or that tank? I will try this game, and see how the concept has come along. I look forward to it. If anything it will let me remember blaster master all over again.

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onionman Creator
onionman

You probably won't be disappointed.

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onionman Creator
onionman

Okay! The multiplayer is really coming along and already starting to play quite nicely. Thanks to everyone who's stuck with the game so long! You shall be rewarded very soon.

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onionman Creator
onionman

Hey guys, we're now part of the Underdog Bundle or something, check them out!

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onionman Creator
onionman

I'm starting to think I need a break from our other project, and I might go ahead and put multiplayer into helena, it's so close.

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PenultimatePanda
PenultimatePanda

YAY! Too bad the KS failed but YAY!

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ClassyGamer
ClassyGamer

Thank you! Thank you for seeing the light! But will it be online multiplayer?

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onionman Creator
onionman

Splitscreen is already in the game.

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onionman Creator
onionman

Alright, finally started working on this today. I'll post a news update when it's out.

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ykola
ykola

Uhmm....On Windows 7 64 bit computer, I have no textures, just looks like line drawings really.
I havn't tested on my main OS yet (Linux). Anyone else having this, or knows how to fix it?

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onionman Creator
onionman

Interesting, turning off GL extensions should make things look better. Can you tell me your graphics card?

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ykola
ykola

I had tried that, but it didn't help at all.
My card is an Nvidia GT 220.
The problem has, for reasons unknown, resolved itself when I tried it just now, hoping it will stay that way.
Also, is there a way to change the key bindings? I am using a Dvorak layout, so WSAD positoning is a problem.
Thanks.

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onionman Creator
onionman

Sorry for the late reply, no way to change key bindings.

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PenultimatePanda
PenultimatePanda

Haha I love that using a Dvorak layout is the issue but to solve it can you use a keyboard emulator or not an emulator not sure what its called but I've used software before to change what my keys count as but also that's a tedious process it would certainly be nicer if there was a was to change bindings in game.

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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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