July 2014: Meltdown in 30

Meltdown in 30 is Live!

Hellscape’s July Game of the Month.

The nuclear reactor is on the verge of a meltdown! Collect cooling rods and return them to the central cooling system before the whole place explodes!

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Play Meltdown in 30


  • Move with WASD or Arrow Keys.
  • Jump with Spacebar.

This months Game-of-the-Month was made for the Indie Quilt game jam hosted by Game Jolt, a collaborative game project for charity. Game developers submit games that can be completed in 30 seconds and the collection of those games are quilted together to make Indie Quilt the game. Get more info on the Indie Quilt Jam page.

Intergalactic Bubbles is now available on Desura!

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Intergalactic Bubbles is now available on Desura!

Hellscape Games has partnered with Desura to bring Intergalactic Bubbles to their digital game distribution platform. This allows many more people to discover Intergalactic Bubbles and all players of Intergalactic Bubbles will benefit from the great support of Desura’s trusted platform.

Get more info, check out more screenshots, and try out the free demo on the shiny new Intergalactic Bubbles page on Desura.
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Don’t forget that if you are a user of the Steam games distribution platform, you can vote for Intergalactic Bubbles to be added to Steam on the Greenlight page.
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Intergalactic Bubbles is still in Beta so there is still time to get your copy with the 50% early access discount. Please remember to send me your feedback, as it will be used to improve future versions of Intergalactic Bubbles as well as every other Hellscape Game.

June 2014: March of the Killbots

March of the Killbots is Live!

The killbots are swarming and you have nothing but an emergency teleporter!

It’s a good thing the bots are so dumb that they don’t even avoid each other.

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Play March of the Killbots

Instructions

  • Move in 8 directions with QWE ASD ZXC or 789 456 123 Keys.
  • Teleport to a random location with Space or number 0 key. (Danger!)
  • Make bots run into each other to kill them.
  • Survive as long as you can.

This game is in the style of the classic Robots, one of the game types that is very nostalgic for me. I played a version called Daleks (i.e. Dr. Who) on a black and white screen in the late ’80s. That memory is probably why I’ve made a few games with the same base mechanics over the years since then.

Intergalactic Bubbles: Steam Greenlight Announcement

Intergalactic Bubbles is Live on Steam Greenlight

You can vote right now to have Intergalactic Bubbles added to the Steam Store.

Thanks to all of Hellscape’s great supporters, Intergalactic Bubbles is ready to be on Steam, the largest digital game distribution platform on the planet. But I can’t get it there without your help.

In just 24 hours, we have already gotten to 12% with 698 ‘YES’ votes! Together we can get to 100%.
Log on to Steam and vote for Intergalactic Bubbles on the Greenlight page.

Many thanks to Indie Game Mag for their article on Hellscape’s Greenlight campaign! You can read the full article here.

Please share the news and join the conversation in the Greenlight comments section and on social media. You can also find Hellscape Games on Twitter and Facebook.

May 2014: Wanderlust

Wanderlust is Live!

Play as an adventurous spirit stuck in a small village in this experimental short story where “imagine” is a dialog option.

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Play Wanderlust

Instructions

  • Move with WASD or Arrow Keys.
  • Interact with Space, x and c or 1, 2, and 3.
  • Pause: P, Mute: M
  • Get to know villagers by helping them.

I hope you enjoy Wanderlust, and thank you very much for your feedback.


Created in two weeks for One Game a Month in May 2014.


Like this game? Try Hellscape’s long term game project, Intergalactic Bubbles.

April, 2014: Mimic of the Deep

Mimic of the Deep is Live!

A tribute to the mimic octopus.
The master of illusion, hiding what is beneath its visage.

The 29th Ludum Dare 48-hour game-creation event has just ended and Hellscape’s entry is Mimic of the Deep.
The theme this time is “Beneath the Surface”.

Play as an octopus capable of disguising itself to surprise prey and scare predators.

You can play, rate, and comment on the game right now on LudumDare.com.

Here are a few of the best comments so far:

“Ok, this was really great! One of the best games I played thus far. I really enjoyed the gameplay!” – Marcus_siactro

“I love switching between the different mimic modes and eating fish… The gameplay is just perfect!” – Linus Lindberg

“Best Mimic Octopus game I’ve played today!” – quill18

Instructions

  • Move: Arrow Keys
  • Turn off mimic: 1 (move faster)
  • Mimic Kelp: 2 (don’t scare food)
  • Mimic Lion Fish: 3 (scare big fish)
  • You are getting hungry
  • Eat small fish
  • Avoid big fish
  • Survive as long as you can

I hope you enjoy Mimic of the Deep, and thank you very much for your feedback.

Mimic of the Deep is hosted on itch.io. You can find and play a huge number of Ludum Dare 29 games on their dedicated page.

Like this 48-hour game? Try Hellscape’s long term project, Intergalactic Bubbles.

March, 2014: Intergalactic Bubbles Beta

Intergalactic Bubbles Beta Released!

Try the free demo!

Get 50% off the full version while in Beta!

Hellscape Games is proud to present the first public version of Intergalactic bubbles! This release coincides with Intergalactic Bubbles being featured by Indie Game Magazine as part of their Screenshot Weekly segment!

Check out the article featuring Intergalactic Bubbles on Indie Game Magazine for more info and screenshots.

You can play and download Intergalactic Bubbles right now on itch.io!
While in Beta, get 50% off the full version.

February, 2014: Crystal Canyon Dash

Play Crystal Canyon Dash

Speed through a canyon in space to blast rocks and collect energy crystals.

    • Hold left mouse button to move ship and shoot.
    • Avoid obstacles.
    • Break up glowing rocks to release energy crystals.
    • You get a bomb for every 20 crystals collected.
    • Launch a bomb by clicking the button in the lower left corner.
    • Bombs clear the screen and restore your health.
    • Levels get harder forever.
    • Retry your top level as much as you like.

January, 2014: CANDY & spiders

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      • Collect as much candy as you can, as fast as you can!
      • Reach a Sugar Rush and eat EVERYTHING!
      • Beware the Sugar Crash that follows… (hint: the cure is candy).
      • As your need for sugar grows, so does the spider population!

Play CANDY & spiders

Created for Global Game Jam 2014 and Candy Jam.
Ranked number 38 out of 457 on Candy Jam!
Themes: “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” and “Candy”

December, 2013: One Sky

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You only have one planet… and there is only One Sky.
You are a cloud and the caretaker of this little planet. Your job is to keep it healthy by collecting water from the oceans and then growing plants with rain.
Oh… there may also be some settlements popping up, you can ignore those, they’re probably harmless… <.<

“I. Love. This. Game. It’s so simple, at yet a lovely idea and so well executed in the 48 hours.” — Flyinpig5, Ludum Dare

“Really original idea for a fun strategy game. Rotation mechanic is really well done and the graphics well suited. Excellent.” — ashen, Ludum Dare

“Wow – really complex for a 48h job! Nice mechanics, impressive” — somepx, Ludum Dare

Play One Sky

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Created for the Ludum Dare 48 hour compo #28.
Theme: “You Only Get One”