With a classic gameboy-like appearance and smooth and satisfying gameplay, The Onus Helm, a game by developer B-Cubed Labs is on its way for release in 2018.
The Onus Helm is a randomly-generated action adventure game with Rogue-like elements, combining the best elements of several genres and making them into a unique and interesting gaming experience.
“The Onus Helm started off with a much bigger scope,” said the developer behind the game. “I knew that I wanted to replicate my favorite experiences from the 2D Legend of Zelda games, but with the gameplay of a fast-paced dungeon crawler, and the general look and feel of the game developed into what I think is best for the scope of the project.”
It begins with the protagonist awakening to find the cursed helm upon his head. The player must then wander the rooms in the game to discover the truth behind the helm and overcome its burden.
Throughout the game players will find weapons, discover secret areas, and gain new abilities that will allow them to fight off the mysterious creatures making up the world of The Onus Helm.
The developer behind the game noted that his most influential inspiration was The Legend of Zelda, and those inspirations can be clearly seen.
Paying homage to the titular series from Nintendo, the menu, graphics, and gameplay style are all reminiscent of Nintendo’s famous game.
The game will come with a built-in speed run clock, perfect for live streamers and will support both keyboard and game pads.
Like most Rogue-like games, permadeath will be an important feature, making each playthrough an important affair. It will be important to stay alive, especially when encountering one of the many bosses scattered throughout the rooms.
Luckily, there are countless amounts of items and weapons at the players disposal as they explore the randomly generated dungeons of The Onus Helm.
“I am really hoping to make something fun and challenging that can get players coming back for more,” said the developer. “I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the character art and atmosphere too.”
The Onus Helm is touted for a 2018 release and is currently a little less than a month away from the end of its kickstarter.