Helix by Smestorp

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  1. jonbro

    jonbro Well-Known Member

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    I have been playing the prerelease of helix by smestorp for the past few weeks, and really enjoying it.

    Smestorp made both glitch tank and zaga-33.

    Helix is more of a arcade style heavily skill based game where you need to destroy enemies by doing loops around them. Some of the enemies chase you, some don't, some require specific direction loops, and some require multiple loops.

    It is totally addictive, I have been playing it for 1.25 hour stretches on my train commute, and any downtime at my job. Each game lasts between 10 seconds and a minute, and you always feel like you could have just bested your old score.

    Here is a screen from it, it is kinda hard to not die while taking them though:

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    I am not really sure when it is coming out, but I wanted to post this up because it deserves a whole heap of sales.

    I got permission from smestorp to make this post, but I am not smestorp. He does live just a few towns away from me though, so I see him sometimes. Hopefully this isn't a conflict of interest.
     
  2. iharry

    iharry Active Member

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    Hey, any video available?
     
  3. jonbro

    jonbro Well-Known Member

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    Not that I am aware of. Is there an easy way to make videos without having a jailbroken device? I could try and shoot one using a camera, but I don't have a tripod, and I would be shooting off of a phone, which probably wouldn't show off this game too well.

    I can try to do something on monday though, I have an ipad at the office, and a camera with a tripod.
     
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  6. retr0spective

    retr0spective Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this. Anything by Michael Brough is a must have!
     
  7. jonbro

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    just want to top this thread and mention that smestorp is working on this again... it is so good, there is a new boss, maybe it was in the old version and I was never good enough to see it?
     
  9. Guise

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    Any status updates on this?
     
  10. jonbro

    jonbro Well-Known Member

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    well, I know that smestorp is still working on it, he showed it last weekend at rezzed, an indie and pc game expo here in the UK. I wasn't there, but there is a nice writeup of helix on indiestatik.
     
  11. Cynuyt

    Cynuyt Well-Known Member

    Want to see some video about gameplay, thanks
     
  12. jonbro

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  13. Michael Brough

    Michael Brough Active Member

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    i'm releasing this next thursday (16th)
     
  14. copaeci

    copaeci Well-Known Member

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    wow, cool... love the particle effect
     
  15. VaibhavChavan

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    Looks kool, awaiting the release!
     

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