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HENOSIS™ is a mysterious 2D Platform Puzzler where players are propelled into weird and visceral worlds as they take control of a small, droplet of water while overcoming obstacles and enemies throughout each level.

The Player must venture through each level collecting and uniting precious water tokens in order open the exit portal and restore vitality to its drought-ridden home world.

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Features:

  • Traverse your way through 27 hand-crafted levels
  • Unique player mechanics
  • Battle menacing bosses across 3 distinct worlds
  • Original artwork & animation
  • Full controller support

Desktop & Gamepad Controls:


While it is possible to leverage a keyboard, player manoeuvrability does require a fair bit of accuracy so we recommend that you use an Xbox Controller or similar model instead.

ESC: Pause Game
Space: Jump
E: Fire/Plant Bomb
Q: Activate Time Slow
Left/Right Arrow Keys: Movement

Tips:

  • Patience is Key! Keep in mind that you only have 1 HP and much of your movement will depend greatly on timing.
  • Watch  the movement and speed of enemies or periodic bursts from vents.
  • Use the Time Slow ability to get around tricky obstacles.
  • Bombs help to take out weak structures and Bosses (full version only) 

Fact Sheet:

Developer: Odd Critter Games, Perth WA.
Status: In Development
Release Date:  24th July 2020
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
No. of Players: 1
Official Website: henosisgame.com 
Availability: Digital Download via Steam and Itch.io
Languages: English
ESRB: (TBA)
Full Version File Size: ~2Gb
Engine: Unity
Press Contact: info@henosisgame.com
Social: FacebookYouTubeInstagram, Twitter

Credits:

Andrew Gavin Taylor
Lead Artist/Director, Level Designer & Sound
agtgraphics.com.au

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

Dr Damien Rompapas
Lead Senior Developer, UX & Visual FX Director

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

Nadir Raza Khan
Designer

Travis Wood
Level Designer

Thomas Pettus
Level Designer
@Thomas_Pettus

Ghetty
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Sergmusic
Stock media provided by Sergmusic/Pond5

David W. Bateman
Stock media provided by Bateman Music/Pond5

Crypt of Insomnia
Stock media provided by Crypt of Insomnia/Pond5

Tonedock.com
Additional Sound Effects



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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.49 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Henosis V1.3 MacOS 363 MB
Henosis V1.3 WinOS 368 MB
Henosis V1.3 LinuxOS 368 MB

Download demo

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Henosis Demo WinOS.zip 203 MB
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Henosis Demo MacOS.zip 203 MB
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Henosis Demo LinuxOS.zip 105 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.

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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!