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An offer made. A pocket found. In search of a Prime Item, Magpie and her living mask Bellwether go into the dark.

Stranger Helix is a surreal first-person dungeon crawler inspired by games like Baroque and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. Dodge mysterious anomalies haunting a two-faced labyrinth. Collect Items and read their thoughts.  Put up with Bellwether's insults. Identify the Prime Item. 


  • Up/Down Arrow Keys - Move
  • Left/Right Arrow Keys - Rotate
  • Z / Enter - Confirm / Interact
  • X / Escape - Cancel / Open Menu
  • Spacebar - Wait for a Turn


Plugins used in the game made by Cutievirus, Yanfly, Galv, HimeWorks, RPG Maker Irina, Heroic Jay, Fallen Angel Olivia and VisuStella.

Art Assets from Degica, Game-Icons.net and Royalty Free Images

Music and SFX from Degica and Isiah Brighton.

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

StrangerHelix_Win_v0.1.1.zip 166 MB
StrangerHelix_MacOS_v0.1.1.zip 299 MB

Development log


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This was a really cool aesthetic and play language, thanks for making and sharing this!


Thank you so much for playing! It was a really interesting game to work on :)


I just got to playing ^_^
I Ireally enjoyed the lore.  I'd love to see more of this, or more of the characters in any other project!

Thank you for playing our game! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. The good news is that the team are fleshing out the characters and the lore in an expanded demo. Should be out in a few months :)


that's awesome news! Great to hear it ^0^

Really good experience, specially considering how short it is, definitely want to see a full fledged version to reveal the mysteries of this weird world.

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Thank you so much for doing a playthrough video! That was really kind of you and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. Team is looking forward to fleshing it out in the near future :)

This is a cool demo and has some evocative world building given how short it is. Lot of weird stuff. I'm curious where it'll go from here.


Thanks for playing and leaving feedback! We'll be patching in some more content that was planned but didn't quite get finished in time for the jam. The team really enjoyed working on this jam prototype and we are looking towards building a more polished demo in the coming months :)