Dash Hale fast-paced runner in a freely rotating world coming to Linux after Windows PC build. All due to further details from developer Flat Voxel. Due to make its way onto Steam this spring.
Dash Hale is a combat-based fast-paced runner set in a dynamic, freely rotating world. You can run faster or slower by changing the ground incline. Players can also turn it into a steep slope for sliding or drop to a free fall. While bringing your enemies down with you.
Solo game developer from Brazil, having previously working with web, mobile and console game programming for some years. Dash Hale is their third and biggest game. The music was once again made by the composer Bettina Calmon. But the developer also commented in the Discussions post to explain their plans.
I don’t have much experience with Linux, but will try a Linux version as soon as I’m done with Windows.
The games actual release is due in April 2022, developed is using cocos2d-x. But it’s a pleasure to see the developer taking the Linux build serious despite limited experience.
Dash Hale merges a carefree, ironic take on the “lone hero saves the world” trope. Randomly combining typical enemies and settings from the action genre, with an lively concept. Due to provide an as-yet-unseen twist in an solid genre, the autorunner. Doing so by allowing the player to rotate the game world and affect enemy behavior through it.
Dash Hale – Trailer
This way, it takes the “you never play the same game twice” a step further. Beyond the levels being randomly generated, as expected. Each one starts by combing enemies and setting in a slot machine. Each Dash Hale setting has some unique obstacles, allowing for many different combo’s. Gameplay is simple, but falsely so as it requires the player to explore several ways of changing the game world to defeat enemies more effectively. There are also bosses for every level, and a tense chase result before each one.
Weapons consist of a pair of guns and katanas bound together. Upgradeable separately after each stage completed. Every two stages the player will also choose one of two abilities. Including a blocking movement, counter attacking a blocked attack, double jump and more. These abilities change deeply the way you play Dash Hale. The fact they sort randomly for selection makes each playthrough even more volatile.
The name comes from the inhale/exhale QTE mechanic. That randomly allows the player to take short breaks and recover health.
- combat-based autorunner
- controllable game world
- action genre parody
Dash Hale will initially release on Windows PC, with plans of further port to Linux. Due to make its way onto Steam in April 2022.