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Helsing's Fire - from Ratloop & Chillingo - This blight needs light.

06-12-2010, 01:41 AM
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Helsing's Fire - from Ratloop & Chillingo - This blight needs light.

Helsing's Fire is a new puzzle game for your iTelemophone. From IGF nominee (didn't win) Ratloop and kickin-rad publisher Chillingo.

Guide Helsing's brilliant torch and use Raffton's powerful tonics to pierce the shadows and destroy Dracula's horde.


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- Brand new puzzle mechanic. Not a match-3 variant! Wow!
- 90 Levels, randomly generated for a new game each time.
- Survival mode to battle an endless horde and compare scores.
- Quali-T story following Helsing and his assitant Raffton on their quest to clear the blight of evil.
- Some other stuff!


This started out as a really simple action game six months ago and morphed into the story-driven puzzle game it is now. I think it's pretty fun, even after having worked on it way too much. The puzzles are easy to understand and satisfying to solve.

We're putting some final polish on it and hopefully it should be out in a few weeks.


Lucas Pope

Last edited by dukope; 06-16-2010 at 10:21 AM.
06-12-2010, 02:00 AM
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Looks great Lucas! Love the art style and originality. I'm curious as to how you control the darn thing though.

Last edited by RiverOnFire; 06-12-2010 at 03:29 AM.

06-12-2010, 02:23 AM
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WOAH! That Dynamic Lighting as you drag your finger is amazing!

Can't wait for the release, must torch monsters now!

Speaking of IGF did ratloop do RocketBirds? The name sounds so familiar
06-12-2010, 03:07 AM
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This looks really interesting, looking forward to trying this.

Invaders Must Die.
06-12-2010, 04:05 AM
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Hi guys.

The torch appears wherever you touch, so it's not a line-drawing game. The trick is in manipulating the shadows to illuminate the right monsters at the right time.

VeganTNT, you're right! Rocketbirds is a Ratloop game, but that was made by a few other guys on the team. I made a drawing game called Mightier a few years ago with my wife. Mightier was also nominated for an IGF award, and also didn't win.

Lucas Pope
06-12-2010, 04:12 AM
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This game looks epic! I love the concept in the puzzle. I will review this asap when it gets released. I love puzzles
06-12-2010, 05:58 AM
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that looks pretty intersting actually!

Beta tester of 54 games
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.
06-14-2010, 04:04 AM
What an innovative take on a puzzler! I can't wait!
06-14-2010, 07:57 AM
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Oiy Lucas
Greetings from India!
Am Impressed with the gfx & the story line sounds apt. with 'nuff humor.

Could you quote the price on this bad boi?

Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Speaking of IGF did ratloop do RocketBirds? The name sounds so familiar
Check this

Originally Posted by GodSon View Post
The bottom two is where you can buy your bottom turrets.
Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
at this point I should say we're not looking for anymore guys

Last edited by ultimo; 06-14-2010 at 08:11 AM.
06-14-2010, 10:52 AM
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Random levels and original gameplay, I'm SOOO all over it!

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