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)
Helena The 3rd goes on a week-long 90% off sale to celebrate the addition of online co-op!
Posted by onionman on Aug 2nd, 2012
Hello friends! After having spent months programming in my underground lair, I'm finally happy to announce that Helena The 3rd features online co-op! You can now play through the entire game with a friend, and to celebrate this, I'm putting the game on a week-long sale for 90% off! So stop reading this, and pick up a copy for yourself or a friend today!
Here's a teaser video of me playing the game with my best friend!
This multiplayer update is out right now! So to start a co-op game, the host will need to make sure that Helena.exe is allowed through the firewall, and you will also need to forward port 3000 .
If that's all said and done, then you can just host a game, and give your ip address out to a friend to connect to. Another option is for both players to use Hamachi and to use that ip address.
This shouldn't happen anymore, but if either player encounters the same bug as seen in the video above where you can't fit through a door, just kill yourself (in game) and when you respawn you should be able to fit through again.
In addition to adding in co-op, we will also be replacing many of Helena's in game tracks. MikeCharlesMusic is joining us as our new music composer and will be bringing a stronger melody to a lot of the different worlds in Helena The 3rd!
Check out his first work of art here, which is played when you first start the game
In addition to replacing Helena's tracks over time, I also have some more levels planned for Helena The 3rd, including an ice world and machine world, as well as many new abilities for the tank! Perhaps online deathmatch? That'd be nice!
If the game continues to do well in popularity, expect some cool updates down the road!