A downloadable game

Henosis is a mysterious 2D Platform Puzzler which leverages unique and surreal visuals.

Players are propelled into a weird and visceral world where they take control of a small, viscous blue blob as they must overcome obstacles, enemies and puzzles throughout each level while collecting tokens to open up the exit portal.

The game uses unique player mechanics and abilities in order to traverse around platforms.

Henosis is currently being developed by a team of independent designers and developers based in Perth, Western Australia.


Key Features:

  • Beautiful & Surreal 2D art style
  • Unique platform mechanics
  • Non-verbal narrative
  • Hand-crafted and immersive levels
  • Gamepad Support

Desktop Controls:


Space: Jump/Zip
E: Fire Bomb
Q: Activate Time Warp
Left Arrow Key: Move Left
Right  Arrow Key: Move Right

Gamepad Controls:

We recommend that you use an Xbox Controller.


Known Issues:

+ Platform colliders still require some tweaking. If you get stuck, simply hit the 'Replay' button at the top right-hand corner.

Fact Sheet:

Developer: Odd Critter Games, Perth WA.
Status: In Development
Platforms: PC
No. of Players: 1
Website: oddcritter.itch.io/henosis
Price: (TBA)
Availability: Digital Download
Languages: English
ESRB: E for everyone, USK 6+, PEGI 7, OFLC PG
File Size: (TBA)
Press Contact: andrew@agtgraphics.com.au
Social: https://www.facebook.com/Henosis-1890421167948499/
Instruction Manual:  (TBA)

Credits:

Andrew Gavin Taylor
Lead Artist/Director
agtgraphics.com.au

Nadir Raza Khan
Designer

Susannah Emery
Game Designer & Writer
linkedin.com/in/susannah-emery-5037a368

Damien Rompapas
Senior Developer
denkikitchen.com

Yaqoob Isaacs
Junior Developer
https://yaqoob101.wixsite.com/portfolio

Tanya Dovens
Music
https://www.jamendo.com/album/140075/end-welt










Download

Download
Henosis Demo V1.1.zip 91 MB

Development log

Comments

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I enjoyed checking out this demo, so I included a quick glimpse of its footage in my bonus games! It controlled well overall and the semi-surreal aesthetic is really cool. I'm interested to see how the design progresses with each stage. 

While I know it was your design choice to have the background sparse, I would have loved to see you do something visually stunning with it that complements the platforms.

The only question I had in the demo was with the bomb animation. I'm not sure if it's supposed to have sound and visuals when you use it? For me, the area I used it on just disappeared and I wasn't even near it yet. 

Thanks tenchfroast. 

That's interesting to note about the sound regarding the bomb. Yes, once you plant  the bomb or fire it at an enemy, there should be a generic explosion sound. We'll have a good look through the levels and see if we can replicate the issue you're having. 

I loved the art and the sounds in it. Found a few bugs. But overall it was enjoyable.

Really appreciate the in-depth video review Alanerd! Good to see players giving it a thorough test. I think there are more than a fair share of bugs in this initial demo but the dev team is hard at work amending these.

We'll release another version soon along with patch notes.

The art style of this game is straight up my alley, I love it! The game was very nice and it had that eerie music in the background that gave it a great atmosphere :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

Thanks for the feedback GDWC! :) We'll be releasing a major update within the next week, so stay tuned.

Haven't heard of the Game Dev championship but will definitely keep this in mind! 

Oh that's great! I'll make sure to check that out, thanks for telling me :D

Hey there. Just curious, are you not able to upload your game directly to itch?

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Of course tenchfroast! :) Our demo has now been uploaded directly to Itch.io

If you run into any issues, let us know.

Critique and feedback is certainly welcome :)

Thanks for letting me know, I'll check it out!

So I have to say, I love the art style and atmosphere of this. It really hits that creepy surrealism that works so well. However, there's some small issues with the movement and overall control and flow that stack up really quickly.

(+1)

Thanks so much for the review CoalFire - much appreciated! :)

With all of the feedback we’ve received so far, it is evident that the mechanics need significant improvement which we will be working on over next month. We hope to have an update soon!